I was always curious about this game as I had heard good things about it from friends, when i finally got it i found that i wasn't completley disappointed. The graphics are fair considering it's for the gamecube and quite an old game (I bought this when i had the nintendo wii as they are compatible). It's one of those that at first i did think that i wouldn't get into it, but it's amazing how easily you can get sucked in, i think for me it was the creativity factor of the whole game. My only real quarrel with this game is that unfortunatley there are times where it can take a long time to progress to the next level and some items are quite hard to unlock, bearing in mind that you need to try to find a happy medium where you can provide fun, food, hygene etc to your sim in order to progress well within the game, like getting a better job, new friends. but apart from that i found this to be a very enjoyable purchase.
The main game itself is divided up according to different levels, supposedly as your Sim moves up in life. It begins with you living with your mother in a small house and by the end you are hopefully living in a mansion. Along the way you have to tidy the house, learn skills and get a job.
While the game is fun for a little while, I found it became frustrating as some of the tasks you have to complete to move into a better house can be boring and repetitive, not to mention the time you have to spend doing nothing while your Sim is at work (although you can speed it up). Moreover I found myself getting stuck in a routine and just repeating the same actions day afer day. However, there is another free mode of play which is much more open ended, and I did find starving my sim to death quite amusing!
i think this game is brilliant. basically the whole point of the game is to create your own family and work from the bottom up. first you have to build your own house and depending on how much money you start off with it may not be very big, and dont forget you need the furniture to go in it! the furniture all ranges in price and the more expensive the more comfortable it will make your sim. your sim also has to have a work life to keep the money rolling in, once again you start at the bottom and work to the top but this requires skills, so for example bookcases have to be bought to study cooking or mechanical or a guitar bought for creative skills!
oh and you need these skills for day to day life, if the sim has no cooking skills when using a cooker the kitchen could go up in flames! and if thats not tramatic enough for them on the worst of night you can be burgled or even a bear will come and eat your rubbish, but dont worry the services are just a phone call away!
when the money is rolling in you can then expand your house, have parties and much more and if you didnt move in with a family there is always chance of making a romance!
a great game very addictive!