Product Type: Electronic Arts Nintendo DS games
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The Sims 3 (DS)
Member Name: MikeBorry
The Sims 3 (DS)
Advantages: See review.
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
==The Sims 3 DS==
For those who are unfamilar with the game The Sims it's basically a virtual reality game in which you get to pick a person, design them to your liking and move them into a house with or without a family, get them to make friends and live a life.
The Sims 3 opens up like many of the other Sims games and you are greeted with a bright green diamond shape, a symbol used throughout the game.
Upon loading the game you get through to the start menu and are greeted with ' Welcome to Beacon Bay' in the top screen, the bottom touch screen has three boxes allowing three profiles on one console.
If you so wish to do so you can take a tutorial here which will give you the basis of the game.
Buttons X and B allow you to zoom in and out, Y and A allow you to rotate the screen left and right. The + shaped control pad is used to move the camera/or pan the camera up, down, left and right.
I find it really easy and the controls are easy to get used to.
The menu bar can b found at the bottom of the screen and pressing the little tab will bring up the different options in the menu.
===Making your Sim===
This is like making an avatar or character to represent yourself, you can make them however you want with the options available, I think this is what makes The Sims such a popular game.
Of course the basics of making your Sim must first be to choose male or female, a name, body shape, and skin tone.
After this you can move onto the appearance of your Sim by choosing a face shape, hairstyle/hair colour etc, then it's down to clothing, theres a good few options of clothing to choose from. After this you then choose the personality for you Sim, it's this that will affect them and how they find their lives. You also have to choose a lifetime wish and there is a choice of four to choose from.
When you are happy with your character it is then time to begin playing.
===Moving you Sim in!===
After making your character it is time to move them in to the neighbourhood, The Sims 3 has a much bigger choice than the previous Sims games and you have a choice of many houses. As usual your Sim will start out with 20,000 Simeleons (Sim money). Use this to buy somewhere to live, you can choose furnished, unfurnished or just a plot to build on.
Your Sim will thank you for having a nice, well furnished home and you will find they don't get so miserable as quickly!
Having a good home will increase your Sims mood.
Your Sim will have wishes and aspirations which you will need to fullfill. You will see these in the bottom of the screen and clicking on each item as it pops up will let you know what you Sim needs/wants.
The basis of the Sims is great and it is a very enjoyable game that does move with the times, now there are so many more options in how to play the game it brings more to what was a brilliant game anyway.
The fact that you can design everything in a way you want to makes it interesting and means you can pretty much play the game how you want to, you need to get your Sim to work, go to the toilet, eat etc but if you like virtual reality games then this is a game you will enjoy, the graphics and movements are so much more clearer than they were in previous games and it is so easy to pick up where you left off after each save.
I really like this game and what it has to offer.
Summary: A great follow on game.