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The one downfall both Sims 2 and 3 had is that the time moves too quickly, so you have little free time to do anything with your sims except to make sure they're fed, make sure their hygiene is good, and get them to work.
Actually, it is the opposite that is true. It's much more easy to keep their needs met in the sequels than in the original. The first was like that, but it moved more away from that second, and more so in the third. That could be one reason why the "needs" bars are moved away from the primary panel and are in the last tabbed secondary pane now. Maybe they want you to focus more on other things than just watching their needs 24/7.

I knew of the series from before when it was hugely popular, but right before the third came out, I said "forget it, I'm going to buy it and try from the start what all of the fuss is". I tried the first and loved it, but didn't see the appeal of spending 24/7 of my time, and all of the money, on a base game a million expansions and such. I jumped on the third when it came out (and got a special deal on the second a few days before to get me up to speed on the formula), and I have loved it since. I now own every expansion and stuff pack, and some store content. It does add up to be expensive for casual users, so it's a bit tough to recommend it all, but you don't HAVE to be a mindless obsessive girl to like the game, and you don't HAVE to buy all of the extras.

The base game could be found on sale here and there (was recently on Steam). It's worth the ~$20 when it is for just the base game. The expansion packs add SO much more, but are admittedly not as offering for the value as the base game is (especially since it's dropped in price). Thousands of people buying up all of The Sims stuff means EA overprices it.
post #32 of 35
Lol the sims...

Other than doing crazy things for fun (like some suggestions above) and for building cool houses that you'll never own...

The game is otherwise quite crap... Its cleary designed for girls...

But like I said building houses is cool... I install it every now and again use the motherlode cheat, and build an epic house... Takes me a few days to build the house and then once its done I usually try play the actual game... But get bored quickly so bail..

Although one time I had my character inpregnant 5 different girls at the same time, I then married one of them and invited the other 4 to the wedding lol there grumpy faces was quite amusing lol.
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Nothing really wrong with the game, except the obvious bugs. Losing the ability to load saves, crashing to desktop and frequent stalling when dealing with big families. I can't even count the amount of times I've had to reset Sims when they freeze in place, must have been over 20 times an hour, and that was with only one family My girlfriend has the ability to crash my PC after 4 hours of gameplay. So it's a good game. But beware, don't get too attached to your saves.
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Although one time I had my character inpregnant 5 different girls at the same time, I then married one of them and invited the other 4 to the wedding lol there grumpy faces was quite amusing lol.
that almost sounds like it would be worth the price alone lol.

so what do you do just like walk around your neighborhood and knock on ppls doors or what? i still dont really get how it works. maybe i should read a faq or something.
    
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The only thing I enjoyed in the game was being the sadistic bastard that I am. And that gets old after 30 minutes. Set the house on fire, remove the toilet, try trapping that clown dude, have a baby removed, etc... It's a boring and tedious game, if you ask me.
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