For the people who's been playing the sims it came out, the series has come a long way since it's birth. Each installment improve the quality of the game overall but the PC users got more of the cake than the consoles consumers. After the sims 2 came out on the xbox and playstation 2, i had high hopes for the series itself since it was a huge improvement from the original sims. Finally after years of waiting, we finally have The Sims 3 introduce to our next gen consoles. Was the years worth the wait? Find out with this brutally honest review of The Sims 3.
In the original sims, you started at your mom's house where all you did was loafing around doing nothing while your sim mother was up and about doing her business. In the sims 2, you started off with roommates. Now in the sims 3, you dont have a mom around you nagging to fix the tv or get a job (sounding like somepeople life) or roommtes right away. You have the option as always to make a family of your dreams. Where exactly? A place call Moonlight bay where dreams can either come true or utterly draw back on you. In the Sims 3, there is no story mode. It's more of a free mode. I'll explain it...
If you want to create your very own family, you have the option to have your sims to a toddler to being an elder. The clothing is update and you have the option to create your own style and upload to the EA server which has a sim store where other players upload sims, houses, styles, etc. You can customize your sim's face, pick his personality traits, a dream wish (have up to six kids, become a spy etc). You can have up to six people in a family. Note: if you want to start as a toddler, consister having a young adult in your family since you need someone to take care of the toddler sim. If you do a great job of raising the toddler, you will receive benefits (a extra trait for your sims personality). Do a bad job of raising your child and you will receive negative traits. Also if you can careless about your child, child services will come to your house and take the baby away (sounds like today somewhat). After your done making your family, you have the option to buy a house furnish or unfunish. Depending on your income, you can choose to buy one of two houses they provide for you.
When you first start off, it will be extremely difficult. Money will be an essential since you have to pay bills. You have the option to have a full-time job or a part-time job to your pleasure. A range of jobs include, police officer, journalism, medical, military, etc.
When you first start off, you'll notice on the top right of the screen that you will see boxes that are call wishes. These wishes are your sim wishes that want to be fulfill. You can either accept them or deny them if you want. An example of a wish is your sim wishes to workout and completing that you will get 300 lifetime points which are points that you can buy to have your sim have the option to slack during work and still get paid, fast cleaner, etc. The more wishes you complete, the more lifetime points you get and to unlock hidden items.
The old school sim controls are back. They took out the sims 2 movement where you dont have the large yellow or green light as your cursor. The green light is back. A minor drawback since the controls for sims 2 were great. I was disappointed that they didnt have the option to have the controls for the sims 2 in the game. Now for the karma powers, they are new to the game. You have your good karma and your bad karma. Some of the good karma includes, being smart for a couple of hours and learning skills easily, take out all negative moddlets, being lucky for a couple of hours etc. The more you use them, the more chances you have to have a negative karma happening. Think of it as balancing the game. The bad karma includes firestorm (where fire shoots down from the sky causing your house to burn down), epic fail (where your sim or sims in the town will have bad luck for awhile).
- Can have mulitple levels in your house
- The new wish system keeps the game intertaining
- Numerous ways of creating your sim
- Clothing options has expanded
- Have the option to move out of your house
- New challenges that will keep you busy.
- The Store
- Loading screen takes forever
- No two players
- No online mode
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