Customer Review

56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun, but not worth $30, September 12, 2011
By 
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: The Sims 3: Generations [Download] (Software Download)
I have been with The Sims franchise since the very first game and I have every installment, expansion and item pack. This is a fun expansion pack, but unlike Nightlife and Ambitions it does not contain an additional world or additional careers. It does allow additional activities such as Prom, Graduation, learning to drive etc. but you don't actually get to see any of them, only some commentaries during.
The newest addition, boarding school, is probably my favorite add-on as I love having big families, but after awhile they can be a bit tiring, now I can just ship them off to one of several boarding schools that will grow specific talents like logic, athleticism, art/music etc.
You can also create an imaginary friend that, if treated properly, can even become a controllable player and member of the family.
I like this expansion, but it isn't one of my favorites. It is definitely not worth $30. I'm very glad I used a coupon that took off $15 otherwise I would feel very cheated.
My advice is to wait for Sims Pets to come out before you purchase this as there will be a price drop on Generations since it won't be the "new one" anymore.
If you're a Sims lover like I am you'll definitely want to add this to your collection, but if you're only a part-time gamer I'd just skip it and get either Nightlife or Ambitions because they'll give you much more bang for your buck.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Apr 15, 2012 4:49:54 PM PDT
Charlotte H says:
Nope. Pets have been out for a while, and Showtime is even out... yet this expansion is still $30 + ;o)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 11:04:34 PM PST
beebee says:
Seasons is even out now and it's still more than that! I don't get why, either. I like it, yes, but there's nothing THAT special about it. Not enough special-ness to cost $30+. No thanks. Lol.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 8:11:12 PM PST
D. R. Silva says:
The reason is simple: It's EA.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 3:42:20 PM PDT
Christie says:
Welp! Its $19.99 now.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

3.6 out of 5 stars (191 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (90)
4 star:
 (34)
3 star:
 (17)
2 star:
 (9)
1 star:
 (41)
 
 
 
$19.99
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 216,049