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If you have enjoyed the characters in Animal Crossing you may find Kingdom as much fun. The Kingdom comprising of nine areas, which can only be accessed by playing the game and finding the minigames.
You are the main character, MySim, and as with Animal Crossing can design and buy clothes for your wardrobe. Three houses can be build by your Sim to live in and furnished. When you arrive the Kingdom has a problem and are asked to help them. An unknown menace has caused trouble and stolen all of the lands belonging, you are asked to rebuild the Kingdom. Once you have rebuilt their homes new characters move in and you can react with them.
In total there are 11 minigames to find and the challenge is to please the Town Mayor and get on with the mad Professor to find the mischief who is stealing from the Kingdom.
The game has a Multiplayer Mode to enable you to play with a friend who has the same game. This extends the fun by going head-to-head with the minigames, like the games of tennis, kayaking and ghost blasting
MySims Kingdom is quite a fun, cute game with an interesting storyline, however it is quite easy & you quickly get to the end of the main plot.
One of the nice things is that you get to customise your own character using various outfits & hairstyles. You can also customise their home with lots of different items of furniture that you buy in the game.
The main point is to follow the plot & help figure out why things have been going missing from the village. The story is interesting, however it is very easy to go through all the steps & find out what has happened, by talking to different characters & giving them items. It seems like you get to the end of the main game very quickly. The collecting of 'essences' from around the game & turning them into items to decorate the village gets quite boring & time-consuming.
One of the worst things about the game is how long it takes to walk between the different parts of the town. It gets annoying very quickly that there is no quick way to get to the different areas other than a slow run. There is a possibility to build heli-pads to use a helicopter but this is still quite slow plus it can take a long time of playing mini-games to get the heli-pad plans.
The mini-games, which are unlocked throughout the game, are actually quite enjoyable & one of the best things about the game. These include kayaking, fishing, tennis, snowball fight & ghost blaster.
This game is completely different to other Sims game, apart from the fact you can customise the character & their house. Your Sim does not have to eat, sleep or have any needs to fulfill like in the other games.
Buy this if you want a cute game that will entertain you for a short time.
I bought this game thinking it was a cute take of the usual sims game.
IT WAS NOT!
This is the most boring game I have ever owned for the DS (and trust me I have had some boring games!)
1) The gameplay was very slow.
2) Navigating was extremely fustrating and clumsy.
3) Some of the minigames seemed to be pointless and provided no challenge.
4) The storyline was a huge letdown. You anticipated what would happen next practically everytime.
5) I frequently got stuck as the instructions weren't clear, there is no help option and the game does not show you what you are supposed to do. Even when you have finally figured it out, it turns out to be something pathetic you were supposed to do and would never have guessed at it a million years (or it took 3 days at least anyway!)
6) There seemed to be no point to anything in this game.
Please don't consider buying this game, it really is one the worst I have ever encountered! I actually gave it away!
My Sims Kingdom was released on the Nintendo DS October 31st 2008. I love any Sims game since it had come out on the PC, So when I realised that a new Sims game was being released I had this for Christmas. When you first start playing the game you are set up with a name as you do in all the Sims game and then you are introduced to a few characters that will feature within the game. Once they have told you that the town that you will be staying in has lost all its flowers and things that make the town pretty, and because of this the town is unhappy. In all Sims fashion you, of course are the one to make the town and community happy again, and with that you are directed into the town where you have to walk around a few times to even guess what you are supposed to be doing. Once you understand what you are supposed to be doing by now, you should be running around the town sucking essences out of objects into your extractor that one of the characters had given you in your rucksack at the beginning of the game. Once you have done this you can mix some of the essences together and make new items for the town, like flowers and fountains. You have to do this through-out the game to try and get the town as it used to be with all the community being happy also.
Throughout this game you have many mini games to complete, that include ski-ing and tennis - although quite hard to get right these mini games are a great break from the actual boring game and are fun to play, if not a tad infuriating. This is the only thing in the game that actually makes it different from the previous My Sims release. It is an easy to complete game that took me three days to complete.
What I really do not like about this game is that it has no direction, the gamer never really knows what to do and you just keep on running around the town pressing buttons on your DS until something pops up or shows you the way, So I wish the makers took more time to tell you what to go in the tutorial beginning. The game also offers nothing new so it really is quite boring to the avid Sims fan. I would not recommend this game.
****MySims: Kingdom (DS)****
I really liked mysims when it came out so when this was published i had to buy it!!!
The main task in the game is to help king Roland (well the major Ellen ) fix the kingdom as some mysterious person is making things disappear and it is no longer the fab town that it once was.
You have to help the other sims and as you do they give you things to help you find out who is destroying the place and as the game progresses more areas and tasks open up.
There are quite a lot of these in this game and they include playing tennis,fishing,selling fruit and catching ghosts.When you play them it starts off easy and as you complete the levels it gets harder.A lot of these test your reaction time which i think is good as you want to play again to beat your previous score.
One of the mini tasks is to find the animals that have escaped from the zoo.When you find an animal you have to take a picture of it then show it to the zoo keeper who will then capture the animal.
Like mysims you have to collect essences .With the essences you use a machine you get from a professor in the village to create items to make the village pretty once again.
The background music in the game is the same as mysims ,just speeded up.
These are just some of the things you have to do in the game.One of the things i did not like was that there seems to be a lot of running around in the game.
I did like the game (its better than i made it sound,honest)but it is not as good as mysims.It is also a tad expensive at the minute so i would wait until it comes down.
MySims Kingdom sets you on a story-telling journey of discovery and exploration to help King Roland and his subjects revitalize the Kingdom. Throughout this epic quest you will hear new stories from old and new friends alike, discover fascinating new lands and build to the limit of your imagination. Your MySims Kingdom experience for the Wii begins in The Capital, the land at the center of your story-telling. After you have met King Roland you can venture off into the vast lands beyond. Newly-added building options will help you accomplish your tasks. And in true MySims fashion, everything is customizable, allowing every creation within your world to have a signature look! MySims Kingdom...embark on your own journey of discovery & exploration!