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The Sims (PC) review


"To have the oppurtunity to marry your one true love and have children. To own a bachelor pad with your friend, and enter the dating service. To get your dream job and become an international spy, an Astronaut, or even a superhero. This is what dreams are made of, and Sims lets you work your dreams in this simulated world. "



To have the oppurtunity to marry your one true love and have children. To own a bachelor pad with your friend, and enter the dating service. To get your dream job and become an international spy, an Astronaut, or even a superhero. This is what dreams are made of, and Sims lets you work your dreams in this simulated world.
Does anyone honestly never played Sims at one point or another. Sims is a game in which you simulate the lives of individuals, and control what happens. This review will be on the Sims series in total, and not just the first game, for I cannot remember where one game ends and the next begins.

STORY (10/10): You control how the story develops. You have a dozen of carrer paths, which lead to hundreds of jobs. You can marry a simple girl of the community, or the hottie in the mansion. It all depends what you want to happen. Man, wouldn't it be cool if it was this easy in realy life!!!

GRAPHICS (8/10): Sure, these are subpar graphics but they get the job done. All the faces look different, and the houses look realistic. So what should there really be to complain about. Nothing that will stun your eyes, but they are pleasing.

SOUND (8/10): Just like the graphics the sound is fitting. The Sim talk is humorous, and fits the game very well. The background music is fitting, but nothing great. Once again this gets the job done.

GAMEPLAY (47/50): A simple point and click option game. Nothing too complex in the controls, and yet there is so much to do. You earn money by holding jobs, and you use that money to buy interesting items, which there are thousands of, and they all do different things. Sims have happiness categories, which depend on friendship and items and such. And just like real life it is hard to have a friendly relationship and a job at the same time, but it must be done. The 3 missing points come from the fact that they can so easily improve upon the game so easily from game to game. Sooner or later this will become the perfect fantasy world. I would also prefer if you could visit other communities, but that has not been developed yet.

REPLAYABILITY (19/20): To think of all the hours I have placed into this simple minded series. Controlling myself, and my friends through are dream lives. And to think, if I so desire I could also make them go through the life of hell. There is so much to do in these games, and I love it!!! Only problem is it does sometimes get repetitive, but then there is always another expansion pack for that!

DIFFICULTY (NA): It all depends on how hard you want it. It can be tricky, but just to dedicate times. Make your people happy, and it is not difficult at all.

OVERALL (94/100): These is one of the few PC games I own, and yet it also may be the best non-Final Fantasy one. I love this game more than you think, for I have married my girl in it, and lived a desirable life in which I ended up a judge. I have my bestfriend living in a poor community, and searching for treasure through trash. There is so much to do in this game, especially with the expansion packs and the internet downloads. In my mind Sims is definitely the ultimate simulation game!!!!

Rating: 9.4/10

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