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The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff (PC)

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Genre: Simulation - Life / Video Game for Windows XP / Parental Guidance / Release Date: 2007-11-09 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      23.08.2012 21:08
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      A great add on for teen Sims, though not worth more than a fiver.

      I bought this add on pack for Sims 2 a while ago after investing in a few of the expansion packs.

      I tend to download a lot of clothes and hairstyles for my Sims 2 but I have found the internet is lacing somewhat in clothes for teenagers. Dressing my Sims up is one of my favourite things to do so finding a pack that gives me the opportunity to do this more for my teeny Sims seemed like a great thing for me.

      Here are some details of what you get and how they can be used in combination with your Sims 2 game:

      - Sims -
      You get some six new teens to add to your neighbourhood in the form of roving socialites. By that I mean, they aren't playable they simply roam around and are there for your Sims to befriend. There are two 'all america' teens, two 'goth' teens and two 'alternative' teens. Each of these pairs is one boy and one girl, they are pretty useful during your Sim's teen age because they need to find someone to have their first kiss with and sneak out of the house for.

      - Furniture -
      To match your super cool new teens there are some added sets of furniture. Including what I would say are princess, surfer and goth bedroom sets. There are also teen appropriate things like a notice board, cd stacker, posters, dirty piles of clothes and skins for computers. These all help create the look of a teenager's bedroom.

      - Clothes -
      There are quite a few new clothing pieces to add to your teen's wardrobe. Many of these are in the styles of the six new Sims which definitely helps to give your teen a little bit of personality. I find the boys clothes the most useful as these are tricky to find online to download.

      - Price -
      This expansion is around £10 new and around £4 used. I would definitely opt for the used one, as long as you buy from a reputable seller it should be fine. Though I really like this set for 60 items it's probably not worth more than around £5.

      Overall, one of my favourite 'stuff' packs though not worth more than about a fiver.

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      25.12.2011 09:03
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      The Sims 2 - Teen Accessories

      Whats the Sims 2 about?

      Sims 2 is all about creating so-called sims, which you can control. You control their lives in making friends, getting into a relationship and having a career. This is the same as the first part of this game. But the biggest changes were nevertheless that Sims could be really become old and the woman really pregnant. Back to Part 1 they maintained the same age and people could only have children, after much together in a romantic way interacted (kissing and hugging). The woman was therefore not pregnant, but the phone rang asking if you wanted a child. Not realistic. In Part 2, your Sims can actually get pregnant after they have gone to bed together and allows your baby to grow up to an elderly person and even death.

      The Sims 2 - Teen Accessories

      You want teenagers to distinguish themselves and do not dress like their parents. Very logical, but unfortunately the basic game The Sims 2 does not meet these requirements. Funny enough your teenagers do not really show this need and show no emotion as the fact what they wear, so it's totally up to you. If so, then this expansion pack may be something for you.

      What you get with this expansion pack

      New clothes

      You get basically two types of additions. First you get new clothes. Your teen Sims can dress like a la Paris Hilton, such as the popular girl or a gothic in dark clothes. You have all kinds of hats and other accessories for your teenagers to distinguish themselves. Again it is really more for yourself, for the sims themselves will not respond to it.

      New objects

      Besides, you also can get new objects primarily for in the bedroom to make it a teenager bedroom. So you have objects like a small dark bedroom closet or a dark purple mirror for gothic teens. And of course for the Paris Hiltons you have pink objects as radio and a pink bed.

      My opinion

      If you're looking for your teenagers to distinguish themselves from their parents and other teens this is a nice package. You get some new clothes and objects, which is always nice to rearrange a room. But it does little else, and that's definitely another missed opportunity for this game. Two stars.

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      03.08.2008 20:06
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      Some great items for teens (and children). A little expensive though.

      Teen Style is a 'stuff' pack that consists of a number of new objects and outfits made exclusively for teens and their bedrooms/game rooms, and also features a few new teen outfits based upon social groups such as 'goth' and 'socialite'.

      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

      The sims 2 Teen Style, as the name suggests, provides items exclusively designed for teens. There are a number of themed bedroom sets along with co-ordinated outfits. Themes include dark and gothic to pink princess.
      Pictures of all of these items can be found on thesims2.com.


      -Clothing

      The clothing provided in Teen Style is only available to teen sims and no other age groups will see any other benefit from this pack.
      The clothes are themed to suit specific social groups such as socialites, goths and sporty teens. Pictures of all clothing 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 like sim teens and I have quite a few of them running around in my game. While I've never considered there to be a lack of objects for teens, you can never have enough of a good thing. I love some of the new items, particularly the gothic themed objects (although I'm not a goth myself) because they seem to have been invested with the most creativity.

      Although a lot of items such as wardrobes and beds are designed specifically for teen bedrooms, a number of the items - such as chairs and tables - could be easily implemented to other areas of the house and I have done so quite successfully.

      The only thing that bugs me is the pink furniture; it seems more suited to a child, a barbie obsessed lunatic, or a fluffy-brained playboy model (see; barbie obsessed lunatic).


      -Clothing

      To be honest, I wasn't terribly impressed with the clothing section of this pack. Although aptly themed clothing was provided, there isn't enough for each theme, and it would be silly to dress every single goth teen in the same outfit; especially since the whole point of having the pack is to gain more choice. The outfits that are in the game are very good and it would appear that a fair amount of design work has gone into them; unfortunately there just aren't enough of them. Ultimately, the pack is nice if you make sim teens, useless if you don't.


      -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.
      I absolutely adored the goth themed items and I don't know how I would build sim houses without them these days.
      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 (5.98 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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        29.01.2008 17:56
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        Save your cash and visit the fansites

        As a huge Sims fan I have every expansion for the first Sims series and for the Sims 2 series. Which is far too many, it seems that every week there is yet another pack on sale... but that's another story!

        This, in my humble opinion, is not worth the money. Yes, you get some shiny new wallpaper or carpets for your teen sims bedroom. You also have some new hair styles to choose from and a few new outfits to dress your teens in. These are new additions - Yes, but exciting additions - no. They make no impact on the game other than make it look a little bit prettier, although to be fair it doesn't claim to do anything other than that.

        Its only saving grace are some of the furniture you can buy. New beds and computers make it feel like a teenagers bedroom and I love the corkboard and posters that surely every teenager has on their wall.

        I can't help feeling though that if I visited one of the many sims fansites I could get content like this (and possibly better!) for free and save my £8.99 for the copious amounts of coffee and chocolate I consume whilst playing this highly addictive game!

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