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- Control your Sims through all of the fully customizable locations - each one unique per platform
- Create thousands of your own food recipes, clothing designs, potions, inventions, and even personal music tracks and paintings
- Tell your own stories and directly control your Sims lives to build their worlds, excel in their careers, and fulfill their wants while avoiding their worst fears!
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The point of this game is that you are hired by Daddy Bigbucks (remember him?) to star in a reality show called Strangetown. Actually, your character and a band of aliens are the only ones who know about the reality program. All the other characters are living their normal lives running organized crime, operating a nuclear power plant, etc. Ratings is your goal. Basically, you have to keep the four Goths watching your show happy by: completing the mission, running an errand, discovering and carrying out the hidden want, and succeeding in five conversations that fulfill your character's aspiration (friendly, intimidating, or romantic). There are 10 episodes of varying difficulty ratings (actually, the ones with higher ratings seem easier to me) and an 11th episode that requires a second game boy. Here is how this game compares to "Sims Bustin' Out" with pros and cons so, even if you haven't played the first game, this review will be useful.
1. Awesome graphics!! Aluminum cans actually LOOK like aluminum cans instead of D-batteries. Your character is better looking too. Only in the facial expressions of the other characters and the extras you can buy for your place do I prefer Bustin' Out.
2. Time is not a factor in this game. Places like the saloon, pawn shop, recycling center are opened 24/7. The only limitations are that some of the side games cannot be played between 11:pm to 1:am for some reason. That is not much of an inconvenience.Read more ›
The overall strategy was different, the plot kind of weird, and the dialogue lame. But it's a pretty good addition to The Sims series. I'd still recommend it for a play or two.
- WHAT HAPPENED to all the meters? Instead of toilet/hunger/exhaustion/etc. meters, you just have one long bar. You have no sense of your sim's needs, and it seems that randomly they will complain about being tired/hungry/etc. You can't preemptively take care of their needs-- you just have to fulfill them as they pop up. (And actually I've had instances where I have my sim go to the bathroom...only to have them complain about having to use the bathroom a short while later)
- Conversation/character interaction is tiresome and also random. Instead of choosing conversation topics, you choose conversation "actions" (for a friendly conversation, you choose from "Chit-chat," "Entertain," "Hug," etc.). And if the other character doesn't respond well to your selection, your health bar drops, sometimes significantly. If a conversation goes poorly, you risk your sim passing out. And you can't really get a sense of how the other character will react to what you say!
- Shopping is limited! Only one store, and the catalog of things to buy isn't impressive at all. What happened to all the bizarre and funky items you could buy (like the skydiving machine in the Urbz?)???
- Storyline seems way way way too forced and uninteresting. By "forced," I mean that it felt like I was just running one errand after another.Read more ›
here, we'll start with the pros:
-it's a Sims game
now on to the cons:
-horrific story line
-tasks are too easy to figure out and extremely predictable
-hard to read/manage Sims character (meters, wants, desires, needs, personality, relationships, etc...)
-despite what other reviews might say, graphics are not that great
-not much opportunity to decorate the house, or items to decorate with
-overall premise of interaction with other sims characters a failure, they tried too hard to change it from past games, but there was nothing wrong with the way they interacted before, if it ain't broke guys...
-can't even complete all the levels of the game w/o having a gameboy link, or whatever that is, one gameboy is all i've got, one gameboy is all i need...
this is definitey a result of EA trying to put a game out too quickly and not taking enough time to develop it. seemed to be a grab at making a quick buck...unfortunately i fell for it! shame on you EA!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was one of my favorite games as a kid so I bought it again to play. Glad I did, good memories, great game!Published 5 months ago by Sara Knight
I bought this product like a week ago. It came so i immediately slip it into two different gameboys that both usually work and the game just froze. Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by Nick Schulz
it was in great condition and my brother loves it he plays it all the time now before and after schoolPublished on January 7, 2014 by Alison Greene