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3.0 out of 5 stars game would be great if not for a few big technical issues, October 24, 2011
This review is from: The Sims 3: Pets - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Sims 3 pets for XBOX 360 needs to be patched by EA.
EA's not trying to fix console issues right now, because EA said that not enough people are bringing the 'console' game issues to their attention.

Here's what i noticed right away in just a few hours of gameplay:

-Fine Control doesn't work, by pressing RT and rotating objects in buy/build mode, you can only turn object in 8 directions, you can't turn and place object in just any angle anymore, and you can't place object any spot other than the spot it locks on, on the grid automatically. This option was supposed to be in this game, it even sais so in the manual in tutorial. And Sims 3 for XBOX 360 could do it.

-Game is unusually quiet, because i noticed that the sims' objects television and computer has no sound at all.

-(An issue for Canada version players is that they didn't get the 12 hour clock like the United States did. They got the 24 hour military clock like the UK instead, with no option to swich it. (And Canada Always Used To get the 12 hr clock like the U.S. in all previous sims games.)

-Sims clothes in live mode look dull and faded, and i noticed jean material to be kind of blurred.
-Game play seems kind of slow, feels like a bit of delay when you click to do anything.
-Fast forward can make a bit of stutter or can send my sim flying across the room or float across room sometimes.

-If sims click on pet and select 'ask to follow' sim, that command doesn't work.
-A pregnant NPC had a stomach on bottom but flat on top, like a pouch, so you could see inside her.
-My sims character lost her voice and i had to replace my lot to get her voice back. nothing else could fix it.

-Glitches from Sims 3 for XBOX 360 return in Sims 3 Pets for XBOX 360, you still can't place picnic baskets on community lots, and if you place it at home, it glitches the spot on the ground it was placed on. - Also you still can't stand on swings even though the option to click it is there.

Now for some good things:

-We have hot tub and sectional sofa objects now.
-Not a big amount of new objects in this game, but the new objects are great.

-Lighting is more realistic in this game, everything but clothes seems more clear, without everything being so dark, glowing or blurry as much anymore. Now I can see the tops of beds, carpets and counters more clearly, and walls, floors and objects look better in this new brighter lighting.

Also the sims faces, make-up and hair are much more clear.(and hair is glossy). In sims 3 for console lipstick used to appear mostly red and black, but not in this game.(And if you zoom in in live mode you can even see their eye color now.)And thats with composite cables on a standard tube tv. Another thing though is, night time can appear kind of dull colored if you don't set some lights in the house to 'high'.

It would be nice if they make a patch for 12 hr clock, fine control, and the silent TV and PC's. That's the only way the game would deserve 5 stars.


-April 2 2012--just updating this review several months later, to let people know that there's a 'Huge, HUGE' serious BUG that can happen in the game that you can't recover from, and deleting the whole game and replaying the disk won't even fix this:(i've checked the internet and found others that are having this same game bug too and they couldn't fix it no matter what they did either){also, i cleared cache AND by the way, the game wasn't on my harddrive, its just normal disk play. still this glitch remains}

Here it is: all of a sudden now, for any new game started, or continued, the inventory's "backpack", is already 1/3 full in orange, even though 'Nothing' is in your back back, nothing in your inventory, and nothing in your offsite storage.
It wasn't doing this before. the only thing that i could see that might have started this game breaker glitch, the thing different i started doing when i noticed this is:<[1.-i used offsite storage for the first time. 2.- and, i saved unlocked story items to a lot and started a new game save and loaded it there, and took those items to other lots. 3.- and, i moved to every house and replaced all houses with another house in the game.]>...(now i can hardly put anything in inventory without it filling saying theres no more room, then getting stuck on that screen because it doesn't let you press B button to go back when this happends.)

I wonder how the bug is staying because as i said i deleted Everything,the whole game, cleared cache and started again. usually deleting the whole game or deleting all items saved in game, replacing house, moving, or reseting with mailbox, should have fixed any glitch, but not this one for some reason. this bug is Staying. EA needs to look into this, because This Thing Definitly Needs a Patch upate.(its the worst bug since game freezing on save, which by the way happened to me once in this game too.)

--just a heads up to other players to not do the 3 things i did in case thats what starts that bug, because you won't be able to get rid of it, and its no fun when you can hardly fit anything at all in your backpack. i USED to be able to put lots of stuff in there. this sucks. i may as well go back to playing sims 3 again instead.
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