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The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff (PC)

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Genre: Simulation - Life / Video Game for Windows XP / ESRB Rating: Rating Pending / Release Date: 2006-09-01 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      23.08.2012 16:38

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      One of the better add on packs for Sims 2.

      I bought this add on pack a few years ago for my Sims 2 game. I have quite a few expansion packs and some of these add ons as they add another element to what is pretty much the only game I consistently play.

      With this pack you get 60 items so here is a little bit of information about them:

      - Furniture -
      You get a selection of new furniture which are part of a 'Well Bred & Co.' collection. These are elegant and stylish new pieces which are great for Sims and homes that need something a little extra. I like to use them for families that have a lot of money to create a really swanky looking home.

      - Art -
      You also get a selection of expensive art which make a nice addition to a wealthy Sim's home. I have also in the past made a community lot that is a museum/art gallery for my Sims to visit on social outings and dates.

      - Accents -
      There are also quite a few additional accents for your home, like extra lighting, new mirrors and sound systems. These are all the height of Sim luxury and so great again for Sims with a bit of cash to splash.

      - Clothes -
      There are a really nice selection of clothes that come with this pack. Aside from getting a few new formal suits for the men and boys there are also a few new regular clothes with a smart, stylish edge. You also get some really nice silk pyjamas which help to create that extra illusion when making a rich family. The best things are probably the expensive looking formal dresses and fur coats you get. These are really nice and have loads of detail which are nice.

      - Price -
      You can buy this add on pack for as cheaply as £2 if you buy it used and for about £5 new. I bought mine used and there is nothing wrong with it, though you just need to make sure you go to a trustworthy seller.

      Overall, this is probably one of my preferred add on packs for the Sims 2 as it comes with great furniture and clothes. I still think 60 items isn't much for the price of the pack, but it is better than others.

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      22.12.2011 09:47
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      The Sims 2 Glamour Stuff

      The Sims 2 Glamour Stuff

      After the release of the original game The Sims 2, many expansion packs have been released including this Glamour stuff. These 'Stuff' packs are minor expansion packs and add just objects. The other expansion packs also adds new districts and for example characters.

      This expansion is easy to install. You simply put the CD-ROM into the computer and installation takes some minutes. When you have installed the game, you can start the game right away where you will find the new objects in addition to the existing objects in the menu. You get over 60 new luxury items for the bedroom, living room and dining room. For example you get some interesting pop art sculptures. But you also get new lighting and carpets.

      Most of the new clothing is evening wear, but there are a few daytime outfits and silk pajamas. There is also a fur coat for women. There are a couple of teenage outfits, but not for children. That's it really. The whole idea of the expansion is that you can show how rich you are. So an expensive fur coat for women and a nice suit for the man and an expensive stereo system. It might sound nice but it really adds little to the game itself. An expensive suit is nice, but no sims can react to it. You are also probably the only one who wears such an expensive suit, while the rest is in normal clothes so it just looks funny.

      The expansion is definitely small when you consider that all kinds of new items and clothing are for free to download from fan sites. New items that fans themselves have designed. This way you can have new items without having to pay!

      Expansions are great, but when you consider that you have paid the ten pounds for 60 new objects, it is a bit too much. They should just have offered for free to download . As mentioned earlier, you can easily download great new objects on the many fan sites so you don't have to pay anything! Therefore, two stars for the 'expansion'.

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      21.11.2008 18:27

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      you play with the little people

      PC Requirement
      1 GHz processor, 512 MB memory, VGA 128 MB, 600 MB HD Space
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      See the success achieved by the successful The Sims 2, EA Games and Maxis continue improving the quality of this game. THey are not satisfied yet.

      Nice Graphics

      Because, this game isn't the original game, only a special pack, so there is no change in the graphics. The Sims 2 graphics only can have two thumbs up. In addition to the visible sims's model impresses, design houses are also visible. Moreover, the design objects that you can buy all the visible objects and fine detail. This game may not require an increase because the graphics are beautifully since the beginning.

      It's still nice, although there is no improvment in graphics and game system, it just has a little change in the sound. New objects and new costumes is included too.

      Sounds alerts
      It is not the graphical improvement, but for the sound quality, there are few changes. If you don't like music when you are on the "loading screen" or bored because you have often listening to it, so now you can listen to new music that has been provided by the Glamor Life Stuff. Music accompanied loading screen has been replaced with a new music that is heard more good music than before. That's a great game. have fun with this one.

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      02.08.2008 16:17
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      Your sims can finally show off how much money they have, but if you want the pack then you will too.

      Glamour Life is a 'stuff' pack that consists of a number of new objects and outfits themed on the super rich.
      All stuff packs are far smaller than actual Expansion Packs and contain much less content; however, they do fill a niche that is left out in the actual expansions.
      These packs are quite expensive so it is all down to consumer choice; whether or not the niche that is being filled is important to you or not.

      Like my other stuff pack reviews, I will explain the 'facts' surrounding the pack first and then follow up with my personal opinion.



      -The Facts-


      -Specs

      The stuff pack requires at the very least:

      OS: Windows Vista, XP, Me, 2000, or 98

      Installed: The Sims 2 for Windows

      CPU: 1.0 GHz or faster

      RAM: 256 MB or more

      Disc Drive: 8x or faster CD/DVD drive

      Hard Drive: At least 350 MB of free space

      Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible

      Video: DirectX 9.0 compatible
      Video card must have 32 MB or more memory and one of these T&L capable chipsets:

      ATI Radeon 8500 or greater;
      NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS or greater


      -The Order

      Although not necessary, all eps and stuff packs should be installed in the order of the date they are released. This is because each pack contains a patch for the previous game.


      -Buying & Building

      Glamour Life provides objects themed around the super-expensive styles that sims veterans may remember from 'The Sims: Superstar'. The pack includes items that are both decorative and functional featuring new bedroom, dining room, and living room sets.
      Pictures of all of these items can be found on thesims2.com.


      -Clothing

      The clothing provided in Glamour Life is equally aimed towards the 'rich' theme. The clothing in this expansion pack is largely formal wear, great for classy dinner parties or balls. Pictures of all of these items can be found on thesims2.com




      -My Opinion-


      -Specs

      As mentioned in my H&M review, the specs listed on the box can be deceiving. Meeting the minimum specs alone will not allow for decent gameplay, if at all. In my experience, the sims 2 requires a computer that is as powerful as possible. It is common Sims 2 community knowledge to take the specs they give you and multiply them to provide the 'real' minimum specs. Below is a more accurate estimation of the specifications you will need:

      OS: Windows Vista, XP, Me, 2000, or 98

      Installed: The Sims 2 for Windows

      CPU: 2.0 GHz or faster

      RAM: 1 GB or more

      Disc Drive: 8x or faster CD/DVD drive

      Hard Drive: At least 1.5GB of free space

      Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible

      Video: DirectX 9.0 compatible
      Video card must have 32 MB or more memory and one of these T&L capable chipsets:

      ATI Radeon 8500 or greater;
      NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS or greater;



      -The Website

      When considering buying a stuff pack, the Sims2.com website proves especially useful. It provides individual pictures of most items contained within the pack so it can help you decide whether or not the stuff pack will meet your tastes or requirements.


      -The Order

      Personally, I insist that my games are all installed in the order that they were released. This ensures that the patches are linear and should help to avoid bug problems. While this isn't entirely necessary, I would advise doing the same if possible.


      -Buying & Building

      Personally, I love to build mansions and - as I use no money cheats - I like to reward my sims with the best possible items available if they finally strike it rich. I would, however, like to have seen more items in the theme as not all rooms are provided for. The items that are there, however, I use frequently and I am very happy with them.


      -Clothing

      A lot of the new clothing is very beautiful; especially the new dresses for females. Unfortunately, many of these outfits are classed as 'formal wear' which requires your sims to specifically change into them; this means that your sims can't wear these outfits on a daily basis.
      Also, all of the clothing items cost the same as every other clothing item in the game, so arguably there is something wrong when your sims can buy a fur coat for the same price as a t-shirt and jeans.


      -Conclusion = So is it fun?

      As mentioned earlier in the review, the purposes of stuff packs is to fill a niche and their worth depends entirely on how interested a player is with the contents of the pack.
      Like all stuff packs, I felt myself wanting more items and clothing than were provided; however, I was able to find the pack relatively cheap (5.65 from ASDA with free delivery); I doubt that I would have been impressed had I paid the full 9.99 recommended retail.

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        29.08.2007 13:02
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        Worth it if you like fancy clothes and decor!

        This game is part of a series of Sims 2 Stuff packs which aren't as big as the normal expansion packs. They simply add new items to the game such as clothes and decorations. This Glamour Life pack gives sims stylish decor for their homes and new clothes, which are mostly formal wear. I bought mine after getting the H&M Stuff pack and being very impressed with it. However, I was a bit disappointed with this one.

        This was the third stuff pack to be released, and it was released in Europe in August 2006. I only bought mine a couple of months ago though. The cover just shows pictures of some of the items this game adds to the game, such as the new dresses and a water fountain. One good thing about these packs is that they don't take long at all to install since they aren't really proper expansion packs like University or Nightlife. Once you load it on, this is the disc you're supposed to use when you play the game to load everything up, however I have to use my other stuff pack which I loaded earlier. I don't know if this is a problem with the actual disc or if it's just my laptop, but if it doesn't load with this disc after you install it, use the disc you installed before it in case it does happen on all computers. Unlike bigger expansion packs this doesn't add any special features to the game so you'll only notice a difference when you buy new clothes for a sim, or buy them new items such as a new hi-fi system that changes colour.

        I was expecting there to be a lot of new glamourous outfits available for men and women sims in the everyday category, which is the clothes they wear all the time but all you get here are a few plain outfits that look not unlike ones already available apart from the womens coat. There are however, some lovely formal outfits such as three colours of an egyptian style dress that has jewellery on it, and many colours of another shorter dress. Although these outfits are lovely, sims can only wear them when you get them to change into their formal wear and even if you make them wear it all the time, it doesn't appear on the family description since it isn't their everday outfit. The game does add on some new house items such as a new art-deco style bed and a square shaped water fountain with water coming from all sides (shown on the cover). It also adds on some nice decor such as carpets and pop-art for the walls. Other than that, there isn't really much else I can say about it!

        Overall, I wouldn't say this is a must have for the Sims 2 since it doesn't really add a lot to the game. It does however glam up their lives a little so if you want some pretty gowns and nice decorations it's worth buying. If you're not bothered about that, then it's not really worth buying. I paid £9.99 for mine but have since found it for £7.99 online and there'll no doubt be cheaper ones elsewhere. Just don't pay £10 like I did!

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          19.02.2007 16:28
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          Add-on for serious Sims fans

          The Sims 2 is a huge game franchise. It originated on the PC as just The Sims and added on six expansion packs until the Sims 2 was launched with better graphics and game play. The Sims have also expanded to consoles. This is a stuff pack adding on new items rather than more game play. Before I continue, however, I am going to mention a little but about The Sims 2 for those who are not familiar with it. If you are familiar, feel free to skip the next paragraph.

          The Sims 2 (and the original version) is a God-Sim or people management game. There are no levels to complete, you set your own target for the sim or just try and meet their needs and aspirations and keep them happy. Sims have different personality aspirations such as wanting marriage and children, a promotion, more money or many lovers. It is up to you if you want your Sim (who is played as part of a family unit that you create either at the beginning or by getting them to marry and have children) to achieve their aspirations or whether you want to set your own goals for them. The game has much more to it than can be mentioned here, as this is not the right review, so I will move back onto the Glamour Life Stuff pack.

          This is a Stuff Pack as opposed to an expansion pack (like University, Nightlife or Open For Business) and does not add anything to the game other than new outfits, furniture of accessories. Other stuff packs include Christmas Party Pack and Family Fun Stuff. You need to have the Sims 2 installed on your PC in order to play this game, though it is not obligatory to have any of the expansion packs or other stuff packs. You also need a 1.0 Ghz processor and an additional 1GB free hard disk. Once you have installed this disc it is the one you will use to play your game with from then on (or until a new expansion pack is installed). It is advised that you back up your existing game in case you should wish to uninstall this pack for any reason.

          For a RRP of £9.99 you don't actually get a lot. The disc is in a yellow and purple DVD case with the distinctive white and green Sims 2 logo across the top and some pictures of the new items contained within and announcing '60 Glamorous Items' on a mock sticker. Inside the case is a 16 page brochure with installation instructions, game tips (which are nothing new to experienced players) and pictures of a few of the new items.

          The disc itself it straight forward to install and takes just a few minutes. Once installed it can take you straight to the game where you can find the new items which are kept with your existing items of the same type in the menu, they are not kept separately. The 60 items include some new room sets for the bedroom, living room and dining room, plus some interesting Pop Art and sculptures. There are also new light fixtures, rugs and a stereo. Most of the new clothing is evening wear, although there are a few day outfits and silk pajamas. There is also a fur coat for the ladies. There are a few teen outfits but not children's outfits. Um…that is about it. Not a great haul when you consider that some fan sites share outfits and furniture they have created themselves for free (although I have had problems installing these so don't tend to bother).

          This does seem a bit greedy of EA (Electronic Arts - the game's manufacturers) to try and get even more money out of loyal fans of the game and then offer them very little content but with millions of people across the world playing it, I am sure they will continue to do well and be a regular money spinner especially if they carry on releasing two or three a year in addition to the expansion packs. This loyal fan feels a bit cheated.

          Websites:
          http://thesims2.ea.com/
          http://www.sims2.co.uk/

          I purchased my copy for £7.99 (delivered) from Play.com

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