Well here we are again with the next instalment
of the ever popular Sims series, this time diverting from the
regular flavour Sims 2 and creating a new engine that is better
suited to machines with processor capability such as laptops and the
like, which has meant some compromise but not one that really
effects anything with regard to gameplay.
This time round we are actually confronted with
storyline objectives, with unique stories that need specific tasks
carried out in addition to the regular gameplay that we are all used
to. There are a number of keyboard shortcuts that you can do in
order to facilitate simple tasks quickly and efficiently so that you
can get on with the main game.
One of the things amongst others that I like
about this game is the fact that you don’t have to constantly worry
about your Sims wetting their pants etc as finally they’ve seen to
it that now your little avatars can look after any bathroom duties
that they made need to undertake which in my books was a long time
coming and one of the few things that ever really annoyed me about
the whole series.
As with the other games in the series, the
graphics are neatly executed and are endearing to gameplay with
their cutesy animations and the general way that the avatars
interact with the world around them. Playing as Riley Harlow first,
you find yourself in a series of situations not disimilar to an
episode of Friends with romantic twists and rivalry that are sure to
keep you both amused and occupied for quite an amount of time.
Once you’ve made your way through that stories
chapters then it gets really interesting with you assuming the role
of Vince and taking the game on from the male’s perspective, which
truth be told, is still just an extension of what you have been
doing throughout the rest of the game.
The ease at which you can start playing the game
and really being proficient at it is something that will really grab
the attention of gamers who are thinking about playing the Sims for
the first time. This game, with its quick learning curve stands you
in good stead to then take on the multitude of games in the Sims
One of the only downsides to this title is the
fact that it does not support any of the other titles in the Sims
series which is a genuine shame as there are so many fun things that
could have been introduced with the add on packs that are readily
available. But all things said and done, this is a game that will
entertain and amuse for quite some time. Give it a shot!