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Genre: Simulation - Life / Video Game for Nintendo DS / ESRB Rating: Everyone / Release Date: 2007-09-20 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      05.11.2011 15:00
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      brilliant Sims game that will never fail to keep me entertained

      I have to say I absolutely hated the Sims games for Xbox I thought they all seemed really pointless and it wasn't a game with any sort of objective. My sister bought this for DS along with a few other Sim DS games, she convinced me to give it ago and when I did, I was completely hooked on this for weeks. The objective of this game is that you move into a run down seaside resort town, you have to do up the town by doing favours for the mayor, and making shop owners happy, by doing this you encourage more people to move to the town and open up shops and eventually you get tourist's coming to visit.

      Game Play.

      Starting this game you have to first off design yourself, such as clothes, eyes hair etc, this can be quite fun as you can make yourself look like a really cool kid or the geekiest person if you want this can take as long as you want to spend going through all the features of this, it is very basic and sticks to - skin tone, eyes, clothes, hair, and colour of eyes and hair. This is fine because this doesn't have to be really technical
      you just want to get started on the game.

      Once you have completed the first step you are automatically in the mayors hall where she is briefing you on how bad the town is and what she wants you to do, all the way through the game if you have completed your last task, go and ask the mayor and she will give you hints and tips about what to do next.

      Through this game,you have to help the flower shop by planting flowers in all the flower beds all around the full resort to make the place look brighter and pretty rather than dull and boring like before, also you have to help help by making "lei" this is like a mini side game for you to get bronze, silver and gold medals in, she then will give you a free one every time you complete one, once tourists start to come, you can speak to them and cheer them up and give them presents, the "lei" is classed as a present, this makes them really happy.

      There is the clothes store and the gifts store that open up, both are feeling very down so you need to talk to them all the time to eventually find out what's wrong and help them cheer up, the local police officer also asks you to do something for him which is just to take some picture for him. The young boy in this, keeps asking you to play racquet ball, you need to do this on all the courts, once you get great high scores, all the tourist are attracted to see the best racquet ball player in the town (you) A cake shop also opens up and you have to buy the cake to distribute to all the tourists to make them happy.

      Once the town is almost complete, different parts start opening up such as the forest, highlands and the mountains, also the ferry starts to arrive to take people over to the other island where you can buy a house and you also have some tasks to do there.

      Some of the tasks throughout the game are decorate the highlands, mining in the mountains for money and gems, feeding the animals in the forest to attract the wildlife back. while doing all the tasks there are mini games you have to complete such as hand gliding, scuba diving, fishing, and skydiving. All these are really fun to play and yet frustrating when you can never beat your last score, but entertaining non the less, you also get money for all the side games you play which is how you earn your money.

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      You level up through the game with gold stars, that's how you know fi there is something you still need to do, or someone you still need to speak to if the gold stars are almost but not quite completed, you can furnish your house with items from the shop in the forest, I didn't really bother with this,I just bought a bed and I bought a wardrobe and some new clothes so I could change, you can buy lots of cute dresses, I also wore a black flowered dress with big ear phones on and bright pink hair, this was a cool look for someone helping a full town and resort in my opinion. this is mainly touch screen so you use the stylis almost all the way through this, you can walk, but I'm inpatient and that's to slow for me so I always ran around, the bus eventually becomes available again where you can go to all the different areas which was handy because it took ages running every where.

      You have a suitcase with you, you click on that and that opens up your items, you can have several pages of 10 items, this allows you to buy lots of cake or collect lei's and once to give to 20 or more tourists at once, or when catching the fish it allows you to catch and carry loads at once to save you going backwards and forwards to log them and sell them. You get money for doing pretty much everything in this so you never have to worry about having to earn it by doing extra things.

      Graphics.

      This isn't like the other Sims games, this is very cartoon-y as it is aimed at the lower ages so it isn't human like and the characters seem slightly squared, I think this is great because I detest the other Sims games so this to me makes it bearable to look at, this is very brightly coloured which is a great attraction when picking up the game in the shop. The scenery isn't the most detailed but you can tell what is water and you can tell what is the rock mountain side and that to me is all that matters, this isn't slow and it doesn't lag even when running around everywhere or when you have 50 items carried around with you so that is brilliant.

      Replay value.

      I have played this a couple of times since completing it, it is very addictive I find and takes a good few hours to complete this, possibly around 20 hours or more depending how much time you spend getting gold in all the mini side tasks which I can't stand not getting all the achievements in the game so I spend a lot of time on this. This is a really fun game to play and I get excited over the little things like finally seeing dears running around the forest because you put all your time into feeding all the cats and dogs. Very enjoyable game and one I will play again this winter in front of the fire all cosy.

      This is aimed at children of course, but it doesn't mean adults can't play it either, although they may find it a little to easy if they already play Sims but honestly this is a great game and I think I'm going to start playing it again now. You can but this these days really cheap usually just over £10 in any games shops, or you can even do a search on ebay and see if any come up.

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        15.08.2010 15:27
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        MySims ok to start with

        I have never played any sims games on the pc so I went into playing this one with a open mind. it can be purchased from Amazon for around £12 it is quite old now it was released in 2007 so you may find it even cheaper.

        The story behind the game is the main town has a good population but the seaside village where you are based for the game has been struggling so it's down to you to get people and business into the town.

        First off you design your own sim customizing hair eyes nose etc. The sims are quie cute with there little round heads and funky clohing its not like the 'real people' style of the sims games I have seen in the shop for the pc. As you play the game you build your own home and have a wardrobe so you can change your sims apperance when you want to.


        You then walk round the town looking for someone to speak to to find out what you need to do next and find out what the locals want from their town i.e bakery, clothes shop, flower shop etc. Whe you speak to the locals you have to react in different ways depending on what they are saying to you if you get a selection of reactions right you may get a gift, you need to make sure the people in your village are happy else they will leave. Once you have found people to talk to you set about customizing the town and its buildings. This in turn attracts more people to live in the village and then slowly the tourists start to come. On my journey I discovered different areas like the mountains, forest, port and also played mini games including fishing and scuba diving if you do well in the mini games you get special items to go towards the town.

        The graphics on the game are good clear bright and simple the characters are all unique so you can tell who is who as you play. The game control is also good a mix of the stylus and controller which is easy to manage. The music does get a bit annoying its after a while its a bright and happy short sequence of notes which when repeated over and over again get stuck in your head forever more but its ok you can turn the volume off so thats that problem solved. You don't actually need the volume on because when the sims talk they actually just make a funny little noise to each other and the writting of what they are saying comes up across the bottom.

        I did enjoy this game to start with and got quite far but once the village was set up I found I was spending alot of the time wondering around the village without a purpose playing the same mini games over and over again. I think somewhere I missed what I was suppost to do next but no matter how many people I spoke to I just couldn't grasp what was next which is a shame because I was nearly at the end. I will give 3 stars because I did enjoy it for a good few weeks before I lost interest.

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          17.10.2009 13:59
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          A cuter version of the origional sims game

          This My Sims game is definately a totally different version of the usual Sims I am used to even though it is still made by EA. The main differences of this version of the game are the graphics and how you control the characters.


          In this game you are ONE person and go about your business. I guess when this game came out in 2007 they were re-thinking of the brand of the Sims and thought they needed a new way in order to attract more customers. In this new and different version of Sims game, the graphics seem to be more cartoon and 'cute' like. People are shorter and less human like.


          You start off in My Sims as a newcomer to the town and get to know the locals and solve some small mysteries in order to progress on in the game. You also like the old version Sims games, get to redecorate and customise your home. This allows you to feel like you have a whole new (albeit a small) life. In this game you must improve the town's reputation and contribute to helping the community in order to attract more residents. Throughout the game there are a number of mini games (which is kinda like your job) where you get the chance to earn some money. With the money you can buy new furniture for your home and eventually a new home. You can even buy new clothes and customise your character which is pretty cool.


          This game is probably targetted at younger people as the game is pretty simple and older people may get bored of it pretty quickly as there is not much stimulation.


          Throughout the game as you bond with the towns people and improve the overall community of the town, the towns rating gets higher. The town is rated by stars. In the way that this game is similar to the older version of the Sims games is that you still get tired and do need to sleep and you do have daily tasks in which you need to fulfil.


          Overall this is a good game for young ones, but once you have completed all the tasks and got the town to be at its 5 stars, there isnt much to do thereafter apart from buy furniture for your home or clothes for yourself. This to me means that once you have completed the game, there isnt much use of keeping the game. This game is only 1 player and could have been a nice idea to have been multi-player.

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          14.05.2009 18:13

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          would recomend

          i was intregued about this game when i first saw it in the shops as it looks completly different to the usual sims games. I thought i would get it to see what it was like as i am a huuge fan of the normal sims games. Instead of having to look after the sim constantly and wasting lots lof time having to feed them and entertain them the sim is constantly in a good mood and only has the option to sleep and this is only really to pass some time as other sims in the village sleep.

          The idea is to try and become more popular as the game goes on by talking to various characters, earning money and playing mini games. These are extremley fun especially fishing.

          I really enjoyed the game and though the grafix didn't need to be hugely advernturous they were very good and the town is very colourful.

          I got very adicted to the game wich is the first game i have every really enjoyed that much apart from the normal sims. The only problem with this game is that i doesn't take long to complete and once completed there is not much to do except play the mini games but as there is no goals to work towards its a bit pointless.

          Overall it is a very good game but doesn't last long. i would definalty recomend.

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          17.11.2008 16:02
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          A great introduction fun introduction to sims for children

          I love the Sims series and I'm a self confessed Sim addict! While I like My Sims it is very different to the other Sims games and is definately aided at the younger generation of Sims fans.
          Like all the Sims series at the start of the games you get to design your own character but this is very basic it comparrision to the other games, you then travel to an Island where you are to try and increase tourism on the Island you do this by helping the local residents by playing fun mini games., which include designing your own clothes to feeding the local animals!
          The game play is fun and the graphics have a cuteness charm to them but due to the simpleness and repeativeness of the game and the basic graphs I would highly recommend that this game is only really aimed at children and not the older sims fan.

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            02.11.2008 17:19

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            Alright!!!

            The sims is a really good game,but sometimes the game is really very boring.It is sometimes boring because you can hardley do anything because the shops only open from a certain time to another time and sometimes there is nothhing to do in the town so sometimes you have to go back to your house sleep and then the shops will open again.

            So sometimes it is really complecated.But sometimes it is realy good because you can play little mini game and you can also buy new clothes and some new furniture for your house.

            The mini games are tennis,football and lots and lots of other games.

            The other things are endless so i dont know what else to say really apart from that it is really really really really very very awesome.

            AND ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE THIS CAME SHOULD STOP WHAT THEY ARE DOING GO OUT AND BUY THE GAME!!!

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            02.11.2008 07:51

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            A great game but gets boring very quickly.

            I have always loved The Sims on PC and was very happy when a Sims game was to be released on the DS. This game is very fun and is like The Sims but is easier and not as complicated.

            You can create a character and then have to get yourself known. After that, you have to make the town really well recognised around the world.

            The graphics are very simple 3D graphics and don't look very good on the DS. The soundtrack is great and is perfect for the game. The game has some framerate issues but this doesn't ruin the gameplay.

            The game is very simple to play and has lots of great minigames that are very fun and exciting. After making your house the game does get very repetitive, it is minigame after minigame and gets boring after awhile. The controls are very easy so the game can be played by anyone. Some minigames are ok but many are a chore to play.

            Overall, this game is fun at first but after awhile you will get bored of the constant minigames. However, the game is very simple and easy to play making it great for children. The game is available on the cheap making it a great purchase for any children with a DS.

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            31.10.2008 12:43
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            Great game for adults and kids.

            I have always loved playing Sims games but often felt quite frustrated that you had to do absolutely everything for them as it took the fun out of the game. My Sims however is fantastic, it is easy to play. You take control of a character and use the character to help people in the village. This includes many mini games like fishing, making flowers, paraglidng, tennis and even playing games at the casino. I have spent hours on this game as it is totally addictive, you can buy many items in the various shops to make your own look beautiful and the more you buy the more items become available. Don't forget to talk to the visitors as this keeps them very happy and helps bring the towns rating up. This game would be easy for children to use but is also enjoyable for adults. I would highly reccomend this game to all ages.

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              23.10.2008 16:44
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              Not very Sims-ish, but a good game in its own right, especially for kids

              It's probably worth noting that I was put off buying this game for a long time because although I am a big fan of The Sims games, I was rather taken aback by the completely different look of MySims on the Nintendo DS.

              Sooner or later, however, my Sims obsession ensured that I caved in and ordered this game from Amazon!

              Gameplay

              MySims is very easy to play, and could be compared to the Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon games. MySims focuses far more on the adventures of your individual character and the town he/she lives in, rather than the traditional Sims focus on building up a household or family. The goal is to increase the popularity of your town, which is done by wandering around the town, speaking to the friendly townsfolk, fishing, decorating your home, buying clothes as well as playing numerous minigames - including my favourite, Paragliding.

              One advantage of stepping away from the usual Sims type gameplay is of course... you don't have to constantly feed your character, you don't have to wash them, you don't have to spend ages forcing them to clean up, and you don't have to send them to the toilet! It's quite a relief to be controlling a bouncy, cheery Sim all of the time, rather than a house full of cranky, tired Sims constantly bickering and wetting themselves.

              Unfortunately after finishing the game (which is quite short), although you are then allowed to wander around freeform, I found that there was little motivation really to carry on. Maybe young children would still get enjoyment at this stage, though.

              Graphics & Sound

              The graphics are ace - really cartoony, the characters look like playmobil toys with big heads! The whole feel from the graphics and sound is colourful, vibrant and cheery, which matches the fun gameplay.

              Overall

              Without a particularly Sims-like feel, or even similar gameplay, I would recommend this not to Sims fans in particular but more to those who like Animal Crossing type games / minigames. However if you have never played a game like that, or have kids between 8 and 13, I would recommend at least trying MySims out!

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                20.10.2008 21:48
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                really good game although its more for children that adults

                My partner bought me this as a present for my birthday and it came with the ds. I have always loved sims game and have collected all the ones for the pc and playstation so i was hoping that this would also live up to similar expectations.

                I found it really hard to get into as instead of builing or buying your won house and decorating it etc you are choosing more about your little character. You are given a house straight away. The greaphics were really good an once id played for a little while i did get a little more into it and spent quite a while playing it.

                The storyline to this game was good as you begin by doing errands for the mayor, however this game does say clearly on the front from 3 years plus i dont feel a child that young would be able to get anything from this game apart from maybe some of the little activities.

                I think a lot of ds games are geared more towards children however around 10 years old, it wasnt a game i would play again however i would recommend i think it just wasnt for adults, everything seemed very young.

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                  16.10.2008 19:42
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                  I wouldnt recommend for people who think its going to be liek the normal sims.

                  I bought My Sims for the DS as I loved playing all of the several games on the PC and PS2 so I thought this would be a huge upgrade to the normal sims and espcially on DS I thought it would be very exciting. I played the game for a few hours and I found it really confusing. You couldnt do anything with your character like on the normal SIMS. you have no control over your character apart from travelling. For example you cant cook,clean,dance and play etc. I think the whole point of the game was abit boring. It just gives you a few missons to do and a few minigames but I am very disappointed with the game and will certainly will stick to the normal sims. I completed My Sims withing 5 hours of playing so it really wasnt worth it! Wouldnt recommend for the sims lovers!

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                    11.10.2008 20:47

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                    Don't buy if you are expecting 'The Sims'

                    I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with this game. I love The Sims range of games and thought that it would be like that.

                    I started to play this game and it held my attention for a few days, but I soon got bored with it. There is not as much flexibility as there is in The Sims games in terms of controlling the characters, buying them things etc. You have to complete tasks and expand on the world that the Sim lives in but there is no where else to go once you have completed the game (which doesn't take long).

                    Unfortunately, this game is more for kids and if you are expecting it to be just like The Sims, as I was, then please don't buy it as you will get bored. However, your kids or younger members of the family would probably love it.

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                    18.09.2008 09:29
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                    Overall quite good.

                    I have enjoyed playing Sims for a number of years, on my pc and mac and so my husband new he was on to a winner when he bought me the Sims game for my DS lite. I do really enjoy it and if you are a fan of Sims then I would recommend it. However, I am not 100% pleased with it and actually preferred playing on the pc and mac versions.

                    Rather than creating a city or an environment for your sim, you start off by customising their appearance. This is quite good fun for kids but to be honest, as an adult, I just wanted to get on with playing the game rather than designing when my Sim looked like. But having said hat, this was one of the first games I had and so I was not used to the controls on the DS. It might have seemed more effort because of this.

                    The new concept in this game is that you are on a mission, set by the mayor, to regenerate tourism for the town you are in. I really liked this concept. After years of playing at creating individual Sim lifestyles and creating massive city sculptures, it seemed like a fun twist on the Sim concept. I was not disappointed in this element of the game. It really gave you something to think about. Although as it says it is suitable for children aged 3 and onwards, I find it hard to believe they would be able to get as much out of this element of the game.

                    The graphics are cool and work well. At its heart the game is a typical Sim concept - you have to keep everyone happy and healthy, as they are in your control.

                    Quite an enjoyable game but I preferred the earlier versions I played on.

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                    18.09.2008 09:19

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                    Good game for children, buy something else if you are not a child!

                    As a big sims fan I decided to give this game a go, but I was quite dissappointed with the game, after reading many good reviews on the internet I was expected something much better!

                    The game starts by you customising your sims hair, clothes etc, then you board a boat to the town that you are going help out.

                    When you arrive in the town you are sent to visit the mayor, who asks you to help bring back tourists to the town, rather than building a house and family like you would in the original sims.

                    As the game progresses you have to keep making your fellow sims happy whether they be tourists,residents or shop owners, by helping them acquire more business, finding items for them etc.

                    Overall I would say that the game would be good for children, as it is a lot easier to control than normal sims. If you are a big sims fan, buy one of the sims 2 games you can get for DS.

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                    08.09.2008 18:29
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                    Very fun game, and a town completely unique to you!

                    This is a role-playing game very much in the style of The Sims in which you take control of a character and help to make the town you just moved into more prosperous. One of the main difference from The Sims are the graphics, they have been completely revamped, moving away from the realism of the older games and using a much cuter, cartoon style that's vaguely reminiscent of Animal Crossing. The game makes full use of the Wii's controls with the remote used to pick up, rotate and drop objects and buildings with ease. This is quite a deep game with players able to completely customize their dwellings, from fridges to the bed their character sleeps in. There are also a lot of mini games to play like making flower necklaces for the florist in town, paragliding, sky diving, racquetball and much more besides. All in all a very enjoyable which will keep you glued to your DS for hours!

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                  This laidback resort town has it all - a soaring mountain, ferry sea port, lush forest, and lively entertainment district. But the seaside village has been struggling a bit lately. However, with some creativity and a little help from the locals, you can restore this once fashionable resort to its former glory. Get to know the town residents to find out what they want and need. Then enhance the town so that everyone can live life to the fullest. Make improvements around the resort and attract new tourists and residents- from Charlie the Baker and Joseph the Fisherman to Nicki the Scuba Instructor and Ewan the Police Officer. Explore the town, customize its appearance, enjoy the wide range of fun activities, and watch it flourish under your care.