Product Type: Electronic Arts PC games
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A whole new world
The Sims 3 (PC)
Member Name: blackviolets
The Sims 3 (PC)
Advantages: better graphics, choice of things to do,
Disadvantages: more bugs occur, system requirements are quite high.
The reason why I left Dooyoo is simply all down to this game. Rather than whittle away an hour or so writing I'd prefer to control a little virtual person. But hey, everyone has their own little addictions right?
The majority of you will already know the basics so, simply put, you are the ruler of a sim. Little people whose appearance, personality, goals and ambitions are all up to you. From what job they do or to the food that they shall eat. It's your choice.
With each new updated version of the game you get better graphics and just a lot more variety in things to do. Extras have been included when designing your sim. For instance you can opt to give them a face full of freckles or just have a more detailed physique. Actually making the sim is a process that I spend too much time on and although the amount of clothes on offer seem to of decreased you can now have footwear, accessories and jewellery available at your fingertips.
In the start up game there is only one town but you have a lot more access to it. When you leave your house to go to a community lot rather than having a loading screen you can follow your sim, whether they be on bike, walking or in a car. You can see your neighbours houses exterior rather than it just being your home isolated on a green or grey square.
Other activities include going to the gym, visiting parks, cemetaries or libraries. Some of the locations you don't have availability to the inside of such as the bookstore, theatre or maybe the stadium. But you never know, all within good time!
In the previous sim games you have a mood indicator but this time you receive points for doing little tasks. An example being when your character washes the dishes, earning you 500 points maybe. These all go towards your life time rewards which you can cash in to gain other qualities, maybe being a sim with increased fertality or being able to multitask. All of these can be very helpful in keeping your characters spirits up.
You could become a world reknown surgeon or an author, such is the choice of jobs which are available by looking in the paper or on the pc.
As each new game gets released the system requirements are going to be of a higher amount due to the graphics updates. (All of which can be found on the Sims EA website) This would be why I had to wait before buying the game having a computer which would probably of exploded under the strain.
In the options tab you can decide on the level of quality you want visually. Whether you want low to high in reflections, shadows of the details in clothing. Needless to say game play is affected by how high the quality you choose to have. I find that keeping each of the levels at medium gives a good balance. From time to time you may find your game picks up a bug but EA have updates given out, also known as patches, which when downloaded from the site can fix the errors.
Overall I am very impressed with the Sims 3. It has added choice which brings more variety and interest to the game. I have always found it very addictive and have spent many an hour wasting time playing it. Almost a year since I first bought it and I am still captivated, although of course I have expanded with the additional packs you can purchase. You can still get this from such sites as Amazon and Play