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Old June 4, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Just curious as to whether anyone's played this yet & if so how is it?

I've never even been slightly interested in the Sims franchise, but my wife loved Animal Crossing on the nintendo & the Sims seems kinda like a grown-up version of that so I was thinking of picking it up for her.

Or is that a bad idea that could result in me never being able to access my computer for the forseeable future?
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Old June 4, 2009, 12:10 PM
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As with Sims 2, I got bored after a few hours. It just feels like work to me. But she will love it, total girl game TBH.
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Old June 4, 2009, 12:46 PM
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Give me a PROPER SimCity (not that crap they released last year) and I will be happy.
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Old June 4, 2009, 12:59 PM
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i got this for my 5 yr old and she'll sit there all day and build and decorate lol. ive played all the original sims never played the second one but i did have to give it a go and do some building and stuff. for me it was fun for a laugh for a cpl hrs but then its just bla...... the hardcore sim fans out there they're all prolly jizzin in their pants over this one lol. but if u into this kinda thing i'd recommend it, there is a hell of alot more u can do then in the original sims
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Old June 4, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Yeah Im the same, I just like building cool houses and stuff but when it comes down to playing the game I just dont find it fun. A couple of my friends (that are women) have it and its all they talk about. They like the decorating and going on dates and all that crap.

I agree on simcity, much more fun. They just did a reaaally shitty job on the last one. It probably still has that memory leak.
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Old June 4, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Girlfriend loves it. Looks like an upgraded version of Sims 2. The character creation and house customization is well done, but the rest the game : same thing as sims 1 and 2, imo.

I'm like all of you : where is Sim City??!!
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Old June 4, 2009, 02:25 PM
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The modding community is still going to town on the last TRUE SimCity (NOT "societies").
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Old June 4, 2009, 06:33 PM
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SimCity Societies.... what a failure.I am part of a large amount of people who got the crash after 2 minutes of gaming. Not a big loss, i know.
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Old June 4, 2009, 07:30 PM
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I bought the Collector's Edition after playing the "leaked" version. I'm not afraid to admit that I like the Sims. And this time around, Sims 3, blows its predecessors out of the water. You can customize everything, from your own clothing, furniture, cars etc with different colours AND fabrics. And also your sims themselves. They don't just have to have one colour hairstyle, it can be multiple colours. Plus you're not confined to just your house, you can explore the WHOLE entire neighbourhood. You can loot through your neighbours trash, steal items from them etc. You can also take any kinda of picture in game with your in game cell phone and make a picture out of it to hang on your wall in game. If your sim has a high enough skill in painting you can paint portraits of sims in the game. You can jog anywhere in town, or ride a bike or drive a car.

There is so much to do in the new Sims 3. I personally think they did a great job this time around. The only thing I am disappointed about is the EA Store for Sims 3. It's nothing but a money grabbing scheme. You have to purchase "sim points" to download new clothing, furniture etc for the game. And it would easily cost you at least $250 worth of sim points to download all the items, which in my opinion should have been included in the game in the first place. They do however have a few free items to download.
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Old June 4, 2009, 09:07 PM
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Welcome to the era of micro-transactions no_pulse.
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