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Jun. 10th, 2009

The Sims 3 Review

I must say, I am vaguely disappointed in this new version of my all time favourite game. Perhaps I was hoping it would renew my interest in spending hours upon hours gaming. I don't think it's gonna do it for me.

There seems to be more of an emphasis on game playing, achieving goals. But with the neighbourhood aging and progression, everything just seems to be out of your control. Your characters adopt babies while you're tending to another family. And when you get lost in trying to achieve a characters lifelong goal, all your other Sims age and die and their children end up with crappy personalities because they weren't brought up well. Irritatingly, you can increase lifetimes of your active household, but this doesn't apply to anyone else? What's the point in that?

Also, to add to this, there seems to be no influence of genetics on personality traits. I think the creators of the sims have decided to take the nurture side of the argument, instead of nature. Sims don't inherit any personality traits from their parents. Weird don't you think?

The graffics, furniture placement and customisation, and interactions are 100 times better than before. I particularly like being able to place furniture on angles, and changing every pattern on their clothing, however the look of the actual characters just isn't right. While everything around them appears to be so real, they remain flat in the face and pudgy looking.

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