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The Sims 3- A fun but time consuming game
The Sims 3 (PC)
Member Name: catrocks03
The Sims 3 (PC)
Advantages: Fun, So many ways to play the game
Disadvantages: Time goes by very quickly when you play it
I've always been a big fan of the Sims games ever since i discovered the first Sims game around 10+ years ago. The first Sims game was released in February 2000, it quickly became one of the best selling computer games.
It was followed by the Sims 2 which was released in September 2004 and then the Sims 3 released in June 2009.
The great thing about the Sims is theres no one way of playing it, you can do all different things. My boyfriend likes to use the money cheat and build these amazing houses. He spends ages making them look like real houses (mine are more box like!). My current way of playing the game is to see how well I can do with no cheats- climbing the career ladder, starting a family etc.
You can make your own fun storys- making a serial cheater, a poor family, a filthy rich but evil family, a picture perfect family with a rebel teenager etc. Some of my friends like to make sims of themselves, friends and family.
One of my favourite things about the Sims 3 is how different you can make them look- not only can you now choose hairstyles and clothes but you can even alter their facial dimensions, giving them tiny or huge eyes, mouths etc. You can make them skinny or fat, muscly or not and a range of different skin tones.
There are lots of skills you can have your sims gain from painting to gardening to athletics.
One thing I like about the Sims 3 is you can now go to other peoples houses and all around town. This can be quite fun. Sometimes when I'm doing no cheats but havent managed to give my Sims some of the necessities I send them round other Sims houses to do things like sleep in a good bed or have a shower although my Sim sometimes get kicked out for bad behaviour- apparantly its bad ettiquete to use other Sims showers!
The Sims always release lots of expansion packs- The Sims 3 current expansion packs are:
They also have stuff packs which give you new items and clothing. These packs are:
High-End Loft Stuff
Fast Lane Duff
Outdoor Living Stuff
Town Life Stuff
Katy Perry Sweet Treats
The only bad thing about the Sims for me is it is a time consuming game. Not in a bad way but that you'll play it then realise 2 hours have passed by in the blink of an eye! This is why I dont play it as often as I'd like to, more in evenings when Ive done all my chores and want to relax.
You can currently buy the Sims 3 on Amazon for £19.01 (no idea why the random 1p!) this seems to be the cheapest place other than ebay!
Although I do know some "naughty" people who have downloaded perfectly working versions online. I think £20 is a decent price for a game which will provide endless hours of fun though.
The Sims is probably not for EVERYONE. Some people like an "ending" in a game and one solid goal to be working with. I go through phases with the Sims- I get really into it for a while then I just can't be bothered for a while.
There is speculation that a Sims 4 will be released but perhaps not for another couple of years. It will be great to see what kind of features they have in the next game.
Summary: A great simulation game which the majority of people will enjoy!