June 12th, 2009


Sims 3 ate my life

I was taken by surprise by just how much I loved the new game. At the moment, I find it really hard to imagine going back to Sims 2. This may change once the "new car smell" wears off. There certainly are many things in the expansions that are not included in the new base game. On the other hand, there are various new things that I would miss, like the more relaxed career approach where you can compensate for being asocial by raising your skills, or compensate for poor skills by working harder (at least up to a point). Ghosts being more sociable, not single-mindedly intent on sacring everyone in sight. (Not quite my proposed Afterlife expansion, but it beats having entire families slain by their kindhearted grandmother just because she happened to be dead now.) And the personality traits. I wish these would be at least partly inheritable, but if your sim kids are happy, you get to choose their traits so you can decide that by yourself. If they are less than happy, they will choose traits at random. If outright unhappy, they may get negative traits like insane, mean-spirited or kleptomaniac. Combining different personality traits give unique personalities that are just disturbingly lifelike. (For instance, my first character was a Good Unflirty Loner Genius Computer whiz, like myself. Even when having the best computer in the game, my sim would still roll the want to buy a computer, just like me. ^_^

Anyway, I hope to report back and tell whether this journal will continue. Right now, I just don't know. I am still kinda shocked myself.