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Want to go snowboarding, bob for apples or enter a hotdog eating contest? Now you can!,
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The Sims 3 Seasons is the expansion pack so many have been waiting for, and it's everything I hoped it would be, and more! Every season is packed with new objects, clothing, interactions and community lots to visit. The changing seasons and the weather give the Sims 3 world a whole new life, and bring back that same magic from years ago, the first time we saw it snow in the Sims 2.
After installing this pack, the first thing you'll notice is all the new community lots. A new Festival Grounds will be placed in your town, with many more lots also available to add. There are new homes in addition to the community lots ( several parks and different festival grounds). These new community lots are designed with all the new fun activities for your Sims to try out, for each of the seasons. There are over 100 new items, including things like kissing booths, dance floors, concession stands, eating competitions, photo booths, snowboards half-pipe, snow-cone machines, new grills, face painting and tons of new decorative items like Christmas lights and new building items.
With your new seasons, you can also change their length and frequency in the "options" menu. There are 4 seasons and you can set them to be as short as 3 days or as long as 28 days. Each season can be set accordingly. You can also uncheck the box for a particular season, and completely skip that season all together. You now have a temperature and season icon on your Sims main panel, that lets you know the current temperature and how many days until the change in the season. You can chose to have this displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit.
As the seasons change so do the activities your Sims will be able to participate in. Playing soccer, ice skating, roller skating and yes....even making snowmen are all options for your Sims to partake in. When your Sims are outside and the temperature is cold, you can even see their breath in the air. And to go along with the new seasons, there's new clothing. The new outfits in this pack are about the only thing there is just a moderate amount of. There is a new tab in the clothing screen where you choose your Sims outfits, for outerwear. All of the sweaters, vests and coats that were already in the clothing options have been moved to this tab, with the addition of a few new coats. There are also new snow pants, a few new bathing suites, gloves, goggles (summer and winter), boots, water shoes, face masks and some new long-johns for sleep ware. While there is a handful of new clothing items, there's not as much as other expansion packs in the past have had, like The Sims 3 Supernatural, which was overflowing with new clothing and accessories.
However what this pack is lacking in new clothing, it makes up for in so many other ways. The seasons and weather are beautiful. While this pack has all the most well loved aspects from the Sims 2 Seasons pack, there is also a ton of other new and fun content as well. There's so much to do and new surprises around every corner, it will take weeks to explore everything. Whether you want to bob for apples, ice skate in a blizzard or go tanning in a Sims tanning booth to get that perfect summertime glow, you can do it now, with the Sims 3 Seasons.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 9:30:13 PM PST
Thanks so much for this review, very helpful. Sims 2 Seasons was my favorite expansion pack and I'm glad that this one seems to be just as good!
Posted on Nov 14, 2012 2:08:40 AM PST
Linda P says:
Just wanted to thank you, for taking the time to put together a really detailed review! It is such a big help! Now I am super excited to receive my seasons!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 2:14:08 AM PST
You're both very welcome! I'm happy to hear my review was able to be of some help. :)
Posted on Nov 14, 2012 2:22:40 AM PST
Inspiring Insomnia says:
Thanks for the great review!
One question for you, assuming you pre-ordered. Were you able to add the Ice Lounge to your game? I redeemed the code, and it appears I've installed it successfully, but when I look in the Lots under Edit Town, I don't see it. Is it somewhere else.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 8:10:22 PM PST
After you downloaded the lot, make sure you've checked the box for the lot in the Sims 3 Game Launcher (where is was downloaded to) and then told it to install it into your game. The lot isn't labeled as an ice lounge in the game (which I would have assumed it would be named). It shows listed in the community lots as the first one, named Community Lot Hangout. From the menu, it looks like a large square glass building. Hope this helps! :)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 5:48:15 AM PST
Inspiring Insomnia says:
Thanks so much! Yup - it was there all along. I was expecting it to be named "Ice Lounge," too, or to at least have the Seasons icon.
Pretty underwhelming lot for all that trouble. I don't expect to be visiting it much!
Posted on Nov 17, 2012 9:45:46 AM PST
Great review and thanks so much for your time.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 11:15:49 AM PST
Your welcome. I'm very happy to hear it was helpful for you. :)
Posted on Dec 1, 2012 11:56:49 AM PST
After reading the review, I had to wonder: Did you even play the game before writing this? Your review sounds exciting and nearly everything you commented on can be verified from advertisement and game previews, but, your post is leading people astray because you didn't mention the glitchs, freezes and crash that some are experiencing. One can truthfully state that they've never encountered glitches or stability issues only if they have no previous game running. This far into Sims3, that isn't likely to encompass many players. I'm just saying that this glowing report is based on concept and should not be taken seriously by avid players who are not willing start fresh.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 12:11:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 12:20:42 PM PST
Yep, I did play the game before reviewing it. And have also played it after reviewing it. And no, I haven't had issues with glitches or freezes, which it why I didn't say anything about any in my review. My games never crashed once. There are lots of other people who also played and reviewed this game who don't mention having glitches, freezes or crashes either. I would check to make sure your computers stats match what this game requires to play it, specifically the graphics card. Also if you have any custom content downloaded, I would suggest looking at that as a possible reason for your problem, as it's a known issue that custom content can cause game conflicts. If neither of these are the cause for your game issues, than I certainly hope during the next game update that's released, they are able to provide a patch to fix the problems you find you are having with this expansion pack.