Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sims 3 - A Comparison

I am a huge fan of the original Sims game. I still have it installed on just about every computer in the house (except the newest one) and play it regularly, as I have off and on for going on 10 years. On the newest computer, I installed Sims 3. I just bought it the other night through Steam.

Let me first say that Sims 3 is a great, addictive game that has to be played to be believed. The possibilities are seemingly endless, especially at first blush. I am not sure what I expected, since I've seen games since the original Sims was released, but it wasn't what I got with Sims 3. It was a much more in-depth, much richer, game than I could have imagined.

I ushered a wannabe writer into authorhood and well through it. He became a millionaire through his work, though he never had a relationship. I managed to skip right over that whole part of the game by accident, since his job was so work heavy. He is now an old man and only days from death, so I am trying to pack in as much social time as I can before his end. He owns half the town, which is cool, but he never had kids and has no one to pass his great fortune onto. It's kind of sad in that regard.

Sims 3 is a deep, heady game that will suck you in and never let you go. I have logged at least 40 hours on the game since I purchased it. And even though that's clearly excessive, I didn't drink on St. Patty's Day this year - I played Sims 3 instead!

© C Harris Lynn, 2012
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