The Sims 3
70s 80s 90s Stuff
Although I'm a huge Sims fan, the latest
"pack" for the Sims 3 is a little lacklustre when compared to EA's
previous instalments. The add-on in question is the 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff
Pack which allows fans of this franchise to create some truly retro
environments for their Sims plus lots of retro interactions or glam or
grunge if that's your poison. <yes... poison was a nod of the hat to the
Whether you want a 70's dance floor, an 80's boom box or that glam 80's
hairstyle, than The Sims 3 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff Pack is your
answer. Although the new additions are fun, the gameplay remains largely
untouched, with a few tweaks here and there. Personally, I think the
franchise is getting a little long in the tooth and hopefully we'll see
a brand new Sims engine soon but until then, let's get to the "stuff
that said, this pack is definitely aimed at Generation X and although I
was too young to experience the 70's with flared jeans and platform
shoes, I was able to relate to the 80's accessories quite well in this
pack. It was almost like being involved in a bad 80's teen movie.
was wearing the latest glam clothes with a haircut that would make Def
Leppard proud. Unfortunately the clothes choices are a little lacking,
especially for guys. Apart from the limited groovy clothes, I also decked my house out
how I imagined it as an early teenager with posters, arcade machines and
super entertainment systems. It was as fun time!
away from the retro feel of the 70's and the glam of the 80's are the
90's... the era of grunge! This is where your Sim can wear ripped jeans,
facial hair and not have a care in the world. The radio stations are
quite cool with disco, rock and rap that even though is Sims inspired,
still sets the mood.
décor is also quite 90's inspired as well with the industrial look such
as the IndustroShelf or the El Grunge entertainment pack that comes with
a guitar. The 90's inspired objects did remind a little of the Diesel
pack but it's still fun.
me, The Sims 3 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff Pack was short lived and my
favourite recent add-on for The Sims was Katy Perry's Sweet Treats which
allowed for some true wackiness from cotton candy trees to pools. It was
like being inside Perry's mind and more importantly, you could do some
really fun activities.
Unfortunately this new pack goes through the motions again, without
adding too much validity to the franchise. On a brighter note, The Sims
3 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff Pack is quite affordably priced and if you grew
up in the 70s, 80s or 90s, it's still worth checking out but don't
expect to be blown away.