"THE SIMS 3 IS BEAUTIFUL, ANYBODY THAT DOESN'T AGREE CAN GO DIE--"
The Sims 3 is an addition to Will Wright's The Sims series, minus Will Wright. As with the previous games, it's a life simulation game which lets you control little people...
These 'little people', unlike their predecessors, are rather bland yet clichéd. Bland because of they're repetitive. Clichéd because of the new personality 'Traits' system ('Evil' Sims cackle madly, for example. Would sound funny and caricatured at first, however trust me, it gets old. They will repeat this at least 20 times a 'Sim' day.)
Not even your Sims' appearance can be interesting, thanks to their new bubbleheads. To change their faces even in the approximate way you want them to look, you might as well spend days.
Now, with the removal of the Body Shop (a tool that came with The Sims 2 to allow you to create and edit genetics in the game), it's even harder to create unique and interesting content. Every time you download a game patch, you have to wait for a patch for your favourite hairstyles and hacks.
Another bad move courtesy of EA is the premade Stepford. I was perfectly happy creating my own dystopia, with its towering buildings, slaves, rebels and SECRET BLOODY POLICE. Now they come along and say "Don't worry, in The Sims 3 you'll have a new town to play with, it's called Sunset Valley and nothing interesting happens."
I would love to praise the new 'open neighbourhood', but why bother for such a mediocre game?
The Sims 3 is an amazing new game. With your own little Stepford to clog up your hard drive, now you can quickly and easily bore yourself to death!
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