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For Sims that wanna bust a move!
The Sims 3: Late Night (PC)
Member Name: Mama-Q
The Sims 3: Late Night (PC)
Date: 21/06/11, updated on 21/06/11 (23 review reads)
Advantages: New careers, vampires, hotspots, night life to enjoy.
Sure, house parties and guitar singing on the beach is all good and well for the 'Burb loving Sims, but my Sims were feeling a little cooped up inside their quaint little two bed/one bath homes - they wanted to burst out onto the night scene.
Of course, there was no option for this before the Late Night expansion pack, so with the addition of this expansion pack came several options that I'll run through now;
*Living in an apartment. Since Apartment Life there hasn't been the addition of apartments in The Sims, until now. Choose to live down town in crowded and a little run down apartments to the forgotten once happening apartments or if your Sims are really swanky (and rich) then why not take an apartment in a glitzy penthouse? The options are endless. The only downside to living in an apartment is that you can't add windows to the outside of the building, nor can you knock down walls on the outside of the building. You can still add paintings, light fixtures, wall paper or paint and you can add or take away doors (just not the main door to the apartment!)
Another perk of apartment living is the secure entry buzzer system - your guests will be asked to be buzzed in before you let them into your place, so no more nosey neighbours appearing from nowhere. Then there are the lifts and the options to "WooHoo" and "try for a baby" in the lifts - with comedic sound effects.
Don't worry, though, if you get bored of apartment life then you can choose to move back into the 'Burbs in the town or to one of the Hollywood Hills style mansions across the bridge.
*Hotspots, Celebrity status and Vampires. Yes, it's true you can become a vampire with this expansion pack. O+ (O Positive) is a popular hotspot - you just need to gain access by reaching a decent celebrity status. Becoming a vampire has it's perks; your Sims learn skills faster, their mood settings stay up for longer, but of course, there are downsides. Just like Vampires of the movies Sim Vamps can only go out at night and will become ill (and if not rushed in doors) and can also die.
The more friends you make, the higher your celebrity status goes up. Perks of being a celebrity include getting cars, fridges, TV's etc and gaining VIP access at hotspots.
*Cars: Your Sims can now drive in style - or not ;) - but there are possibilities to own better cars and even a motorbike with an engine your Sim can tune.
*New careers: Have your own band, get together with other Sims and form a band. Practice enough times and you'll be contacted for gigs. Director/actor career branch. Mixologist (bar tender.)
*Misc feautres: New hairdos, give your Sim ladies bigger or smaller breasts, new clothes, bigger or smaller muscles for all Sims and two bars you can place in any of your towns.
System Requirements to run this expansion pack:
OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
CPU: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista and Windows 7) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
RAM: (XP) 1 GB RAM; (Vista and Windows 7) 1.5 GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 300 MB of free space (6.4 GB if installing with The Sims 3) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games.
Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible Video Card with 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 2.0
Recommended for lovers of previous expansion packs like "Hot Date" and "Sims Superstar" as it comes with most (and more) of the features from these games.
Summary: Get your groove on.
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