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The Sims have always been a favorite of mine. I started with the first games that came out and really enjoyed it right away so I kept playing every game I could get my hands on. I found that this game is fairly easy, not too complicated or hard. The instructions are very easy to follow and I was able to figure things out right away. I got it some time ago and I still play it. My ten year old niece can even understand how to play, we really do like it. I'm looking forward to buying more Sims games and this is definitely one of my favorites. I recommend buying any Sims game! If you like control and easily played games, you will absolutely love this one. Try it out for yourself, you won't be disappointed! All in all, I give it a twelve out of a ten.
I bough this game second hand from game for £15, and I have to say, although cheep, it wasn't a £15 well spent. Firstly you have to design your sims. As the graphics on the psp are so small all the faces to choose from look virtually the same, so the only differences you can really make are the skin and hair colour, and the profession (which dictates which closes they wear). The game then starts with your chosen sim waking up alone on a beach. Here you have to start completing tasks and collecting items. The items you collect help you make stuff to use like tools, huts and clothes. You also need to take care of your sims needs like relationships, food, toilet, entertainment etc. The relationship need can be satisfied in the beginning by talking to the local chimps (which are quite cute - especially when you give them a hug). Eventually you meet the other sims, you created, on nearby island to interact with. There are lots of varied tasks to complete, however most of my time was spent trying to keep my sim happy by keeping its needs met. The main problem with this game is the cut scenes - they take ages. So while your sim is collecting leaves you are sitting there doing nothing for a minute or two. The load/save times take forever too. This was so incredibly boring and tedious I have to admit I never completed the game, and am going to trade it in this weekend. If you are a sims fan you will probably enjoy this release, but I would recommend getting the ps2 or PC version as the graphics are poor on the psp. However, if you are looking for an exciting new game stay well away.
With still not a peep out of The Sims 3 on PC, Electronic Arts are certainly keen to keep reinventing the franchise on consoles. This all new game is not for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and, as you might guess from the name, involves you being shipwrecked on a desert island. The concept is basically the same as Konamis Stranded Kids/Lost in Blue series although you start off completely alone with each of the different sims you create washed up on a different part of the island. Obviously your first task is to find something to eat and drink and a place to sleep, with the initial parts of the game recalling the early episodes of Lost (except without the smoke monster).