1 - SimCity 4 is one of the obvious
examples of the widescale
SLG (that is, the simulation of several
lives on a wide scaled locale,) as are some of the other Sim games from
Maxis / EA.
2 - The Princess Maker
games are an example of the narrow scale SLG, in which you tend to one simulated
life (sometimes more, though not on the scale of the widescale
SLGs.) These tend to be more detailed as far as character growth is concerned
(details may include habits, mood, state of body, etc.
(b) Social Life Game
A game in which you take control of someone's social life. While The Sims
could fall under this category, this definition truly pertains
to the ren'ai
gaming style (the "love sims" if you may) that include most visual novel
s and practically every dating sim