Summary: Since Portal and Portal 2 graced consoles and computers around the world, the ‘alternative’ puzzle game has hit the gaming world full force. Instead of your rudimentary puzzles of slotting A into B to make C happen, or making shape Z fit into slot X, these games brought spacial awareness to the...
Excerpt: A year later and it’s just as good It has been over a year since the release of The Sims 3 on the PC, so of course the console versions of the game have to come out now. The Sims 3 on consoles, is there anything new or different? Well, not really.
Pros: Just as good the PC version, easy to control on console
Cons: Certain additions seem not needed, slightly expensive for the same game that came out a year ago
Summary: It's not hard to understand the popularity of The Sims - the chance to play God, create characters and use them to tell stories has a certain appeal. While it's fair to say that it's a 'love it or be indifferent to it' kind of game, The Sims 3 builds on everything fans love about the franchise.
Excerpt: You can hardly need reminding of The Sims series' past. It's common knowledge that EA got to the point of saturation (or perhaps even broke through it) with Will Wright's franchise. With this in mind, can The Sims 3 really reignite the world's passion for the little people?
Excerpt: How the hell do you write about The Sims 3 , or at the very least, squeeze it into around 800 words? At base level, it is ostensibly the same game as the two that came before it, and their many, many expansion packs, and it is only when you get into the nitty gritty – the real detail – that The Sims...
Excerpt: Entertaining but much of the same The Sims is like the abusive uncle of the gaming world, it tells you it loves you but then horribly takes advantage of your trust. As I am myself a fan of the series, I find myself constantly falling for the promises of the next installment, I let my inner...
Pros: * Free roaming world adds alot to gameplay, * More careers and choices overall, * Improved needs system, urination isn’t a must at parties any longer
Cons: * Not at all that different, * Seems like a glorified expansion pack, * No previous expansion content
Summary: A truly superb God Sim, this third game in the series brings a plethora of touches that enhance your simming experience. Just don't expect a revolution. This is still The Sims and that's not a bad thing.
Conclusion: ”The new engine and technologies in The Sims 3 are designed to unleash the player’s imagination with realistic looking Sims who have distinct personalities and a seamless living neighborhood for them to discover,” added Ben Bell, Executive Producer on The Sims 3.