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Ok, so basically this is the same format as the first Sims for Xbox, so in some places you will find it slightly repetative. The graphics on this game are miles better than the first sims for Xbox. For example you have alot more freedom when creating houses in build mode, and can have lots of lighting without going over the building restrictions. You can buy all sorts of new items, like a plant incubator and climbing wall. There are lots of locations for you to visit or live in story mode. Including Club Rubb, the gym or a haunted house...all very fun. The overall aim is to get to live in Malcolm's mansion, which is pretty snazzy with tall white columns, fish tanks and swimming pool. In this game you can have children and get married. In story mode the can only have children when you get to thr mansion and then a goal is to get them to go to Prep school with staright A's. The overall goal of this game is the complete all the career paths, but this does mean moving back and forth from the mansion to smaller houses, which is quite annoying but you do get to take your spouce with you. You have greater freedom in this game because you can move from location to location on your own wheels. Available are numerous sporty cars, a limo, moped and rainbow coloured buggy. I would certainly encourage anyone to buy this game if you enjoyed the first Sims becasue this an advancement on that. So emjoy ! RRP- £19.99
It's a pretty well known fact to anyone with the slightest interest in computer games, that The Sims is the best selling video game ever. So clearly with those kind of credentials, EA (the game's publishers) are going to milk it for all it's worth. So here we have a second installment of the people simulator on the XBOX. First off, this is better than The Sims in everyway. Not that the first game was bad, no, it's just that, well once you've played this one, you probably be a little miffed that there is so much missing from number one and you'll end up thinking "why couldn't they have done that in the first game?" So, what's new? Well as the title suggests, this time the sims are not confined to their homes. Oh no, they can actually go and visit relatives, girlfriends/boyfriends you can even go to their place of work (but since my sim could only get a job cleaning toilets at the local army base, I wasn't exactly thrilled to accompany him to his nine to five!). This gives the whole game a much more open ended feel. The loading times to get to these locations are horrendous though. Graphically it's much the same but have a lot of new objects to toy with and the create a sim has been spruced up a lot. All in all, if you own the first game, think twice. But if you've never played the sims before, this game is definately one to look for.
Much like the original game, The Sims, The Sims: Bustin Out lets you create one sim or an entire family of sims and move them into a house you build and design. Bustin Out features improved higher-resolution graphics, new hairstyles and clothing, new character animations, new unlockable objects, and a modified multiplayer mode. Most importantly, your sims will now be able to leave the house and visit their neighbors whenever they wish.