The Sims

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  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    I'm getting a new computer in a few weeks. After years on this 133 I'd like to play some of the game released in the past five years. Since The Sims gets high scores every

    where I look, I thought I should pick it up. Is it really that great? I hear it has unlimited play without getting dull. How are the expansion packs? If you could only have one, which one? Does the game come with everything I need to customize my character? I've heard on the net about user created clothing and items. Do I need do download anything to create them? What are some good The Sims web sites?

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  2. Gary King

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    Before you run out and buy The Sims (+ an expansion pack), I'd recommend you think if it's really something you want to play, since it's not a game for everyone. It is micromanagement to the extreme (telling characters when to go to the bathroom, when to talk, when and what to eat, etc.). If that type of gameplay sounds like something you'd enjoy, The Sims will offer you more than enough features to keep you enthralled for months.

    My sisters love it. I'm not sure which expansion they preferred; however, I know that they really enjoyed all the ones that they tried (Livin' Large and Hot Date).

    Most of the user-created content is downloadable from The Sims website, I believe (a link should be added when you install The Sims).
     
  3. Travis Olson

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    This is kind of ironic reading this since I just sold my copy of the The Sims as well as the first Expansion Pack because I was tired of it. But, I remember thinking when I first bought it how cool it was. It is definitely in a genre of it's own, that's for sure. The thing I found boring about the game is the routine it follows, granted there are a whole bunch of different things to do, but it is just too dragged out and doesn't really go anywhere. About the whole clothing thing, well, there are a ton of web sites out there with custom skins and items for your characters, just do a search on Google. I would recommend getting The Sims if you like playing a game for a long time because that is what The Sims is all about.
     
  4. Mark Evans

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    It's great if you really get into it, and there was a period of a few months a year or so ago where I played it constantly. And that's some decent playtime for a game these days. It's a people simulator, and yes you do have to tell people what to do a lot or they won't eat, etc, but it's good fun. The customization options are staggering and really let you have a ball if you're feeling creative.
    But, if you don't want anything like that, I'd recommend SimGolf, which I thought was more addictive than crack and involves golf course designing. It's not a golf simulator at all, though it does have a simple interface for playing on the courses you build, and you get to watch the people walking around your course. You might like that as well, hard to say [​IMG]
     
  5. Dan Brecher

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    It's neat, but I never got addicted like I was lead to believe I would. I actually made the most out of it when a bunch of friends would come over and we'd mess around playing the game. I go back to it now and then, I never got the expansion packs.

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  6. Kelley_B

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    The best part about the game was getting to build the sim's house...other than that it was just way too much micromanagment.
     
  7. Dan Brecher

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    Yes, the house building bit was fun... Built my sim a nice home theatre I must admit. [​IMG]
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  8. John Berggren

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    I've really enjoyed the Sims. I only have the first two expansion packs, and I'm very interested in the last two. However, with my GameCube, and Diablo II, I haven't played in a while.
     

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