Review: The Sims 3

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Review: The Sims 3

Appeasing your inner voyeur-slash-puppetmaster has never been so much fun.

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How did it go.
The recreation. Do you have screenshots? Please. That would be the coolest thing ever if done well.

I'm thinking about buying this now. I think you've convinced me. Although I may wait until there is a stronger modding community before I leap into The Sims 3.
 

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Nice review, I like the game a lot but the graphical glitches (which are probably caused by my video card or driver) put me off big time..
 

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I tried to play this, but apparently my technically supported GeForce 9300M GS isn't actually supported.
Shucks.

Oh well, maybe some day. I love the idea of the open town. That's what really attracted me to this one.

More on topic: Good review. Love the beginning of the video supplement: 'It's the Sims.' *Credits roll*.
 

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The review cemented the stuff that I knew and hoped to know about the Sims 3, I have to wait till payday before I can cash in my bloody pre-order slip. (I've had it since February, when it was supposed to bloody come out)
I'll definitely enjoy getting my hands on my own copy.
 

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Glad o know that I'm not the only one with problems with the computer games. And it's weirder cause my fav sim to play is also a scientist
 

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Strange, the review completely ignores my favorite part from the Sims series; building your own stuff. Designing houses, parks, and in the previous Sims games vacation resorts, restaurants, etc etc etc was incredibly entertaining. The last 2 days I spend about 6 hours building a 50.000 bucks (plus interior, I didn't use cheats, yay for marriage) 2 story house. Living a Sim's life is fun, yes, but it doesn't beat the creative proces of building your own town. That is, imo.

PS: Yes the Sims looks like a meek game, but remember: it's the only game (I can recall) in wich you can torture children (without mods and stuff). So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
 

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Assassinator said:
Strange, the review completely ignores my favorite part from the Sims series; building your own stuff. Designing houses, parks, and in the previous Sims games vacation resorts, restaurants, etc etc etc was incredibly entertaining. The last 2 days I spend about 6 hours building a 50.000 bucks (plus interior, I didn't use cheats, yay for marriage) 2 story house. Living a Sim's life is fun, yes, but it doesn't beat the creative proces of building your own town. That is, imo.

PS: Yes the Sims looks like a meek game, but remember: it's the only game (I can recall) in wich you can torture children (without mods and stuff). So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
just yesterday i filled my house with a bunch of teenagers, brought then up to the second floor then deleted all the stairs and stuff.they all died a week later
 

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Assassinator said:
Strange, the review completely ignores my favorite part from the Sims series; building your own stuff. Designing houses, parks, and in the previous Sims games vacation resorts, restaurants, etc etc etc was incredibly entertaining. The last 2 days I spend about 6 hours building a 50.000 bucks (plus interior, I didn't use cheats, yay for marriage) 2 story house. Living a Sim's life is fun, yes, but it doesn't beat the creative proces of building your own town. That is, imo.

PS: Yes the Sims looks like a meek game, but remember: it's the only game (I can recall) in wich you can torture children (without mods and stuff). So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
Well, that's been a staple of The Sims since the first one. I tried to cover MOSTLY stuff that was new to Sims 3. But yeah, the building your own house thing is always fantastic.
 

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Assassinator said:
PS: Yes the Sims looks like a meek game, but remember: it's the only game (I can recall) in wich you can torture children (without mods and stuff). So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
I thought he did. Last time I heard, Jack Thompson hailed Sims 2 as a "paedophile training game", in which you could "Have sex with any character, however you wanted, and control every action - regardless of their age."



On topic, however, I'll certainly look into Sims 3 simply because it was neat to make a little Sim, but awesome to design your own home. I used to go through patches of not caring and then suddenly have a burst of playing-to-the-point-of-not-sleeping enthusiasm for the game. Sims games are plain weird how they do that; no other game like it interests me...
 

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So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
He did but it was mostly over the nudity mods or the censor removing mods. Something along the lines of pedophiles being able to see the unblurred fully barbied bodies...

Also the modding community have already descended on TS3, they learned how to tweak the skin alphas, remove slider limits and add their own patterns to the game. Joy ^-^

Dammit Anglo beat me!
... >_>
 

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I think I'm one of the only people in the world who HAAAATES the sims.

I tried to get into it. I made my own character and hoepd to have fun... but it was so tedious and boring. I spent thirty minutes listening to my guy mumble gibberish with a neighbor with nothing else happening I made the decision that this game can burn in hell for being the most boring waste of plastic in all existance. Maybe I'm being to harsh. Maybe it's just not for me.

I tried to return the game, but the dude just looked at me and tried o explain why it was the "greeteest" game evarr and after ten minutes of listening to this dork ramble on I broke the game disk in front of his face and left. That was satisfying.
 

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I'm wondering how making the Persona 4 characters actually turned out. Do you have screens?

Sims 3 is up there on the list of PC games I need to purchase. Just below Starcraft II.
 

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Having watched that im tempted to buy...however i know it will take over my life over the summer and i would rather that not happen.
 

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I'd enjoy this a lot more if the game wouldn't simply lock my entire computer up after after a while. According to the Sims 3 forums .. I'm not the only one. Here's hoping a patch will fix that. Or should I say.. expansion pack?
 

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Mariena said:
I'd enjoy this a lot more if the game wouldn't simply lock my entire computer up after after a while. According to the Sims 3 forums .. I'm not the only one. Here's hoping a patch will fix that. Or should I say.. expansion pack?
Oh come on, EA would never do that to u- You know what? Never mind. Carry on!
 

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The review concentrates too much on what The Sims is about, but I think that almost all of us already know that. It would have been more interesting to know just what differentiates Sims 3 from Sims 2. After reading the review and waching the video, Sims 3 looks almost exactly the same as Sims 2 with slightly better graphics. Is that really all?
 

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That actually looks pretty good, I might buy it. How well would a nVidia 8800 GT OC run it?

I liked the end "It's like looking into a mirror...."
 

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Symplify said:
That actually looks pretty good, I might buy it. How well would a nVidia 8800 GT OC run it?

I liked the end "It's like looking into a mirror...."
That's what I'm running on my rig :) so it'll look about the same.

Tiamat666 said:
The review concentrates too much on what The Sims is about, but I think that almost all of us already know that. It would have been more interesting to know just what differentiates Sims 3 from Sims 2. After reading the review and waching the video, Sims 3 looks almost exactly the same as Sims 2 with slightly better graphics. Is that really all?
The living town is totally new, and the mood gauge / wishes / careers / customization are all significantly deeper than in Sims 2. But otherwise ... dude, it's The Sims. They're not reinventing the wheel here :p
 

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I'll bet someone a kidney they end up popping something completely overpowered in for the last expansion pack. Any takers?

On a slightly less blood-filterly topic, the review has made me really want the game. But I just bought Empire: Total War. Accursed computer-monkies and their demands for actual currency. I will pay you in snail shells and you will like it!
 

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ye like Assasinator said, hte best part of the game for me is the creation side
i love making awesome houses (using motherlode mostly)
 

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I thought one of the big things was that Sims this time around would better be able to take care of themselves (which I think is what they said about The Sims 2 as well).

Are Sims noticeably smarter about not dying this time around?
 

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zoozilla said:
I thought one of the big things was that Sims this time around would better be able to take care of themselves (which I think is what they said about The Sims 2 as well).

Are Sims noticeably smarter about not dying this time around?
They are more capable of taking care of themselves. However, sometimes their AI gets screwed up and they neglect certain needs in favor of continuing some pointless activity. I've seen Sims stay on a treadmill for hours, only to pass out on the floor after getting off it.
 

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Assassinator said:
Strange, the review completely ignores my favorite part from the Sims series; building your own stuff. Designing houses, parks, and in the previous Sims games vacation resorts, restaurants, etc etc etc was incredibly entertaining. The last 2 days I spend about 6 hours building a 50.000 bucks (plus interior, I didn't use cheats, yay for marriage) 2 story house. Living a Sim's life is fun, yes, but it doesn't beat the creative proces of building your own town. That is, imo.

PS: Yes the Sims looks like a meek game, but remember: it's the only game (I can recall) in wich you can torture children (without mods and stuff). So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
I agree exactly with this. I only played the sims 1 and I loved building and furnishing my houses most of the game. The day to day life got boring fast but its nice to see they try to fix that with the lifegoals.
 

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As admiring and amazing this turned out to be, I wouldn't go ahead and buy it right here and now. Instead, wait a few months and see add ons to the Sims 3 just like Sims 2. Not to mention they will probably allow downloads to have amazing new looks and unreal items. It happened to Sims 2 after a few months it came out then added Sims Pets and Nightlife, so with this I think they will add more to it
 

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Where is the Foozeball table? I didn't know one existed in that game.
 

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Post the Persona 4 family!

PS: Solid review, which is really tempting me to go out and buy it.
 

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Internet Kraken said:
They are more capable of taking care of themselves. However, sometimes their AI gets screwed up and they neglect certain needs in favor of continuing some pointless activity. I've seen Sims stay on a treadmill for hours, only to pass out on the floor after getting off it.
I think they prioritise commands you've given them. So if you tell them to step on that treadmill, then they will stay on there until you cancel the command, no matter what else happens (even missing work or collapsing). But if they do it of their own accord then they'll usually stop if something more important comes up.
 

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Miral said:
Internet Kraken said:
They are more capable of taking care of themselves. However, sometimes their AI gets screwed up and they neglect certain needs in favor of continuing some pointless activity. I've seen Sims stay on a treadmill for hours, only to pass out on the floor after getting off it.
I think they prioritise commands you've given them. So if you tell them to step on that treadmill, then they will stay on there until you cancel the command, no matter what else happens (even missing work or collapsing). But if they do it of their own accord then they'll usually stop if something more important comes up.
Yeah but I was just observing random Sims that were not under my control.

But the bottom line is that the AI is more competent than in the Sims 2 and the Sims not under your control are capable of taking care of themselves.
 

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This review kind of blew.......hard. All that is talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. ITS A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? Completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game. Failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was the building aspect similar to the old or was it renovated what (besides the live town) differed this game from the past Sims...etc. Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or you were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going. The video mentions a few more points (and even those are only in passing) but spends an exuberant amount of time on creating your Sim just as the article, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping hole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
Assassinator said:
Strange, the review completely ignores my favorite part from the Sims series; building your own stuff. Designing houses, parks, and in the previous Sims games vacation resorts, restaurants, etc etc etc was incredibly entertaining. The last 2 days I spend about 6 hours building a 50.000 bucks (plus interior, I didn't use cheats, yay for marriage) 2 story house. Living a Sim's life is fun, yes, but it doesn't beat the creative proces of building your own town. That is, imo.

PS: Yes the Sims looks like a meek game, but remember: it's the only game (I can recall) in wich you can torture children (without mods and stuff). So why exactly didn't Jack Thompson trash The Sims yet?
Well, that's been a staple of The Sims since the first one. I tried to cover MOSTLY stuff that was new to Sims 3. But yeah, the building your own house thing is always fantastic.
Actually, you did fail to cover one brand new aspect of building in the Sims 3: applying "Create a Style" to your room designs.

Just as you can do with clothing, you can enter "Create a Style" and edit wallpapers, floors, and furniture. Wish your desk was made of wicker or metal instead of wood? Done. Or for that matter, make your desk leopard print or covered in silk or leather or make it just matte black or whatever. All of the patterns are re-colorable too, so if you want a blue and purple leopard skin print, go for it.

It improves the building situation dramatically... at least if building and aesthetics are fun/important for you in the Sims. Sims 2 was notoriously bad for including build objects that didn't match other build objects... for example, a lovely wine colored wallpaper but looked hideous with whatever you might choose for the floor or furniture. Trying to match wood tones from furnitures, walls, and floors was especially annoying. Being able to edit from "Create a Style" makes all of this go away. It's a very cool feature and definitely deserves mention.

A more minor "build" change would be the new ability to arrange furniture diagonally. Seemingly small, but a player of past Sims installations will appreciate this immensely.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
Symplify said:
That actually looks pretty good, I might buy it. How well would a nVidia 8800 GT OC run it?

I liked the end "It's like looking into a mirror...."
That's what I'm running on my rig :) so it'll look about the same.
Fantastic. How much CPU power and RAM do you have? I feel like those two hold me back (1.8 ghz and 2.5 gigs, respectively)
 

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Actually, you did fail to cover one brand new aspect of building in the Sims 3: applying "Create a Style" to your room designs.

Just as you can do with clothing, you can enter "Create a Style" and edit wallpapers, floors, and furniture. Wish your desk was made of wicker or metal instead of wood? Done. Or for that matter, make your desk leopard print or covered in silk or leather or make it just matte black or whatever. All of the patterns are re-colorable too, so if you want a blue and purple leopard skin print, go for it.

It improves the building situation dramatically... at least if building and aesthetics are fun/important for you in the Sims. Sims 2 was notoriously bad for including build objects that didn't match other build objects... for example, a lovely wine colored wallpaper but looked hideous with whatever you might choose for the floor or furniture. Trying to match wood tones from furnitures, walls, and floors was especially annoying. Being able to edit from "Create a Style" makes all of this go away. It's a very cool feature and definitely deserves mention.

A more minor "build" change would be the new ability to arrange furniture diagonally. Seemingly small, but a player of past Sims installations will appreciate this immensely.
I have a woefully underdeveloped style/fashion sense :(

Symplify said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
Symplify said:
That actually looks pretty good, I might buy it. How well would a nVidia 8800 GT OC run it?

I liked the end "It's like looking into a mirror...."
That's what I'm running on my rig :) so it'll look about the same.
Fantastic. How much CPU power and RAM do you have? I feel like those two hold me back (1.8 ghz and 2.5 gigs, respectively)
That... could be a problem. I'm running a 3.6ghz dual core, and 4GB of RAM.
 

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nativesoldier said:
This review kind of blew.......hard. All that is talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. ITS A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? Completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game. Failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was the building aspect similar to the old or was it renovated. what (besides the live town) differed this game from the past Sims...etc. Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going. The video mentions a few more points (and even that, only in passing) but spends an exuberant amount of time on creating your Sim again, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping whole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10
It's a little hard to take your writing advice seriously when it's packed full of punctuation errors and malapropisms.

While we're on the subject, did you sign up just to troll the reviews, or is it just a happy coincidence?
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
DeathQuaker said:
Actually, you did fail to cover one brand new aspect of building in the Sims 3: applying "Create a Style" to your room designs.

Just as you can do with clothing, you can enter "Create a Style" and edit wallpapers, floors, and furniture. Wish your desk was made of wicker or metal instead of wood? Done. Or for that matter, make your desk leopard print or covered in silk or leather or make it just matte black or whatever. All of the patterns are re-colorable too, so if you want a blue and purple leopard skin print, go for it.

It improves the building situation dramatically... at least if building and aesthetics are fun/important for you in the Sims. Sims 2 was notoriously bad for including build objects that didn't match other build objects... for example, a lovely wine colored wallpaper but looked hideous with whatever you might choose for the floor or furniture. Trying to match wood tones from furnitures, walls, and floors was especially annoying. Being able to edit from "Create a Style" makes all of this go away. It's a very cool feature and definitely deserves mention.

A more minor "build" change would be the new ability to arrange furniture diagonally. Seemingly small, but a player of past Sims installations will appreciate this immensely.
I have a woefully underdeveloped style/fashion sense :(
:)

Be that as it may, it is a major, brand new feature. Potential users, particularly those keen on the building aspect, will want to know about it--especially since it's also a primary source of user-made content. Most users who upload items to the official Sims Exchange do so with what they've made in Create-A-Style, and more ambitious modders have already made programs so players can make their own Styles and custom objects.
 

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nativesoldier said:
This review kind of blew.......hard. All that is talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. ITS A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? Completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game. Failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was the building aspect similar to the old or was it renovated. what (besides the live town) differed this game from the past Sims...etc. Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going. The video mentions a few more points (and even that, only in passing) but spends an exuberant amount of time on creating your Sim again, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping whole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10
It's a little hard to take your writing advice seriously when it's packed full of punctuation errors and malapropisms.

While we're on the subject, did you sign up just to troll the reviews, or is it just a happy coincidence?
And yet its better than reading "or" every other word. plus that's the only writing advice, that pertained to her actual writing style while the rest I talked about things that should have been included yet you only focused on that...

Call it what you will, but I have been visiting this site for some time and honestly just got tired of the poor quality of some of the reviews here and the only way that I could voice my objections and opinion was by....you guessed it... signing up.

Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand? It was a simple review of what else I would like (and I'm sure others would as well) in the reviews, nothing more. you however, try for blind judgment with no effort of constructive criticism. THAT seems a bit more trollish than what I did. sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope because you can ask any number of authors to punctuate a short story, or any other writing piece that isn't a formal essay or things of that nature and I guarantee you every single one would be different. So unless what I wrote was intended as an essay (which it wasn't) then I reserve the liberty of artistic freedom just as any other person. (Go talk to a creative writing professor and you will know what I'm talking about). good talk good talk.
 

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And yet its better than reading "or" every other word. plus that's the only writing advice, that pertained to her actual writing style while the rest I talked about things that should have been included yet you only focused on that...

Call it what you will, but I have been visiting this site for some time and honestly just got tired of the poor quality of some of the reviews here and the only way that I could voice my objections and opinion was by....you guessed it... signing up.

Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand? It was a simple review of what else I would like (and I'm sure others would as well) in the reviews, nothing more. you however, try for blind judgment with no effort of constructive criticism. THAT seems a bit more trollish than what I did. sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope because you can ask any number of authors to punctuate a short story, or any other writing piece that isn't a formal essay or things of that nature and I guarantee you every single one would be different. So unless what I wrote was intended as an essay (which it wasn't) then I reserve the liberty of artistic freedom just as any other person. (Go talk to a creative writing professor and you will know what I'm talking about). good talk good talk.
You intersperse hostility, metaphors, similes and sexual references in each of your 'review of a review' posts, and you've done it with seemingly no other reason than an attempt at wit. Additionally you include an arbitrary score, which, while perhaps meaningful to you, has no reference or bearing to anyone else. The overall antagonistic nature, combined with the poor quality of writing, make your posts resemble the 'pointless blather' you describe as trolling more than they resemble the constructive, well-thought-out criticism that you claim they are.
 

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Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand?
Not really. I'm a moderator as well as a news room contributor. I was getting the measure of you.

sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope.
I disagree. Creative license is one thing, basic errors are another. Just to be 'constructive', I've corrected your original post. You can find the edits under this spoiler tag.





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This review kind of blew ... (ellipses are three dots, not seven and there should be a space either side)hard. All that is you talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. (clumsy sentence there) IT'S (missed an apostrophe) A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? You completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game and you failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was whether the building aspect similar to the old or was whether it was renovated or (I know you hate them, but this should be an 'or') what (besides the live town) differed in this game from the past previous Sims games. (no need for an ellipse or the 'etc') Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going (not sure what you mean here). The video mentions a few more points (and even that then, only in passing) but spends an exuberant extraordinate amount of time on creating your Sim again, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping whole hole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10

Needs some work C-
 

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nativesoldier said:
And yet its better than reading "or" every other word. plus that's the only writing advice, that pertained to her actual writing style while the rest I talked about things that should have been included yet you only focused on that...

Call it what you will, but I have been visiting this site for some time and honestly just got tired of the poor quality of some of the reviews here and the only way that I could voice my objections and opinion was by....you guessed it... signing up.

Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand? It was a simple review of what else I would like (and I'm sure others would as well) in the reviews, nothing more. you however, try for blind judgment with no effort of constructive criticism. THAT seems a bit more trollish than what I did. sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope because you can ask any number of authors to punctuate a short story, or any other writing piece that isn't a formal essay or things of that nature and I guarantee you every single one would be different. So unless what I wrote was intended as an essay (which it wasn't) then I reserve the liberty of artistic freedom just as any other person. (Go talk to a creative writing professor and you will know what I'm talking about). good talk good talk.
You intersperse hostility, metaphors, similes and sexual references in each of your 'review of a review' posts, and you've done it with seemingly no other reason than an attempt at wit. Additionally you include an arbitrary score, which, while perhaps meaningful to you, has no reference or bearing to anyone else. The overall antagonistic nature, combined with the poor quality of writing, make your posts resemble the 'pointless blather' you describe as trolling more than they resemble the constructive, well-thought-out criticism that you claim they are.
If your reading hostility I assure you that is not my doing. Yes the score is meant for me in order to keep track for myself, and not for you so why are you concerning yourself with it or my post at all?
 

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nilcypher said:
nativesoldier said:
Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand?
Not really. I'm a moderator as well as a news room contributor. I was getting the measure of you.
Well now that makes sense.

nilcypher said:
nativesoldier said:
Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand?
Not really. I'm a moderator as well as a news room contributor. I was getting the measure of you.

sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope.
I disagree. Creative license is one thing, basic errors are another. Just to be 'constructive', I've corrected your original post. You can find the edits under this spoiler tag.
As I stated before, most of your 'corrections' are subjective. substituting past for previous and other ones ARE creative choices. Although now, I do see the other errors that I have made and I do apologize for that, and next time that I do edit my writing in this box I will make sure I delete all other parts from the previous sentence which I do admit was my mistake. So yes, I will thank you because I missed those. Thank you
 

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The sims is an addictive game. I played the first one and was hooked pretty quickly. However, my sims eventually started to get out of hand and eventually they were constantly late for work lol. I hope they slowed the game time a bit so you can actually get into town and get back and work on some other stuff. I don't think I will play this one. I eventually got bored of the first and resorted to building my ultimate bachelor pad. I do think this will be a welcome addition to the collections of true sims fans.
 

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screw the quote,enjoy my story of two stupid Sims whom straved because they couldnt go up than go down stairs.

I held a wedding party and by no intervention what so ever,two of my guests got stuck in my living room due to my overly complex house design(which makes the most sense out of other thoughts me and my friend had.The living room had a porch(fact:that was the first time I ever wrote(typed or otherwise) the word porch)which was fenced off and that you had to go upstairs than go downstairs by a different staircase,than go down the final smaller staircase bringing you to the front of the porch.

Three days later they both died,one of my Sims saw the first one die and was horrible depressed for quite sometime and while the other one died,I made damn sure the pregnant woman stayed well away from them.

Its not murder if someone straved to death because they go lost in your house is it?
 

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i want to gta the sims , with sims criminal empire add on , start out with stealing cookies and end up a don ,playing god or satan would be fun .... i prefer satan lol
 

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i am afraid of buying this... mostly because my wife will probably kill me for "having another family" hahaha

and yeah, loved the new "all time goals" gives a sense of "why?" in the game i never saw... in the GAME!!! :p

is it possible to have a guy married living with his parents???, and then making him move to a different place??? just to recreate my life story :p
 

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Undeadpope said:
screw the quote,enjoy my story of two stupid Sims whom straved because they could go up than go down stairs.

I held a wedding party and by no intervention what so ever,two of my guests got stuck in my living room due to my overly complex house design(which makes the most sense out of other thoughts me and my friend had.The living room had a porch(fact:that was the first time I ever wrote(typed or otherwise) the word porch)which was fenced off and that you had to go upstairs than go downstairs by a different staircase,than go down the final smaller staircase bringing you to the front of the porch.

Three days later they both died,one of my Sims saw the first one die and was horrible depressed for quite sometime and while the other one died,I made damn sure the pregnant woman stayed well away from them.

Its not murder if someone straved to death because they go lost in your house is it?
o_O... that would make a head line storie... "two dead guys FOUND after severall weeks of searching in the labirynt house of Teller (yeah, he´s got one)"

haha
 

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I love the Sims 3. The one really big complaint I do have is EA's marketing strategy with Sims games. They release the game, it has a few errors or compatibility issues. They then proceed to promise and release expansion after expansion. This makes them a lot of money because people fall for this marketing scheme every time (To be honest, its very clever. People say they'll wait until expansion pack no. 5 but they'll always feel taunted by the fact they're missing out on something they could easily have if they were prepared to pay a bit more a bit later for the expansions).

P.S. I'm sorry for any bad English there. I don't mean it harshly, but something about the Escapist forums just... does something to me.
 

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While the Sims is fun and all, I always found it incredibly annoying the amount of micro-managing to you had to do just to make sure that your Sim was happy and what not. The most fun I got from the entire thing was the customizing, and simply screwing around a disproportionate amount. In the Pets expansion, it was oddly fun creating a blue ragdoll cat with a plaid golfer hat and naming it "Mr. Bombpops." Also on my list of favorite things to do in Sims, I also liked to put a single person in a household then watch them descend into madness by keeping their social meter incredibly low. While I did play Sims, I probably didn't do it in the intended way. I always could never really fill up their meters, so I just toyed around with the game to bizarrely entertaining effect. Good times, good times...

nativesoldier said:
This review kind of blew ... (ellipses are three dots, not seven and there should be a space either side)hard. All that is you talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. (clumsy sentence there) IT'S (missed an apostrophe) A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? You completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game and you failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was whether the building aspect similar to the old or was whether it was renovated or (I know you hate them, but this should be an 'or') what (besides the live town) differed in this game from the past previous Sims games. (no need for an ellipse or the 'etc') Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going (not sure what you mean here). The video mentions a few more points (and even that then, only in passing) but spends an exuberant extraordinate amount of time on creating your Sim again, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping whole hole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10

Needs some work C-
Larry, is this your homework?
 

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Symplify said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
Symplify said:
That actually looks pretty good, I might buy it. How well would a nVidia 8800 GT OC run it?

I liked the end "It's like looking into a mirror...."
That's what I'm running on my rig :) so it'll look about the same.
Fantastic. How much CPU power and RAM do you have? I feel like those two hold me back (1.8 ghz and 2.5 gigs, respectively)
I can tell you that the game does just fine on midrange rigs. I've got a 2006-issue E6600 dual core (2.4GHz), an 8800GT, and 3GB of RAM on Windows XP and Sims 3 handles it like a champ.
 

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SimuLord said:
Symplify said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
Symplify said:
That actually looks pretty good, I might buy it. How well would a nVidia 8800 GT OC run it?

I liked the end "It's like looking into a mirror...."
That's what I'm running on my rig :) so it'll look about the same.
Fantastic. How much CPU power and RAM do you have? I feel like those two hold me back (1.8 ghz and 2.5 gigs, respectively)
I can tell you that the game does just fine on midrange rigs. I've got a 2006-issue E6600 dual core (2.4GHz), an 8800GT, and 3GB of RAM on Windows XP and Sims 3 handles it like a champ.
Ah, ok, thanks. I'm planning on getting a new processor this summer before my obsolete socket type becomes entirely unavailable.
 

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It's not a bad game, but it isn't a great game when figuring in that it is coming after 99 expansions for the previous sims. I always feel weird playing something that is obviously inferior in scope to its previous itineration.

Not like they wouldn't still have had 90 million clothing packs they could have made after. Well worth a look at though, not 50 dollars good, but easily 35-40 dollars.
 

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Sims 3 is one of those games you have to be a certain type of person to like. I personally don't like it however thats not going to stop EA from making a fortune out of this game.
 

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Sims 3 is one of those games you have to be a certain type of person to like. I personally don't like it however thats not going to stop EA from making a fortune out of this game.
Furthermore, when you're making your buying decision, you're pretty much asking yourself "am I willing to part with 35 bucks twice a year to get the full experience, and just how much do I like long-term game-building projects?" I've got 35 bucks to spare and I love games that build themselves over the course of long multi-year sessions of building stuff, so The Sims works great as I see it.
 

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nativesoldier said:
nilcypher said:
nativesoldier said:
This review kind of blew.......hard. All that is talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. ITS A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? Completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game. Failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was the building aspect similar to the old or was it renovated. what (besides the live town) differed this game from the past Sims...etc. Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going. The video mentions a few more points (and even that, only in passing) but spends an exuberant amount of time on creating your Sim again, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping whole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10
It's a little hard to take your writing advice seriously when it's packed full of punctuation errors and malapropisms.

While we're on the subject, did you sign up just to troll the reviews, or is it just a happy coincidence?
And yet its better than reading "or" every other word. plus that's the only writing advice, that pertained to her actual writing style while the rest I talked about things that should have been included yet you only focused on that...

Call it what you will, but I have been visiting this site for some time and honestly just got tired of the poor quality of some of the reviews here and the only way that I could voice my objections and opinion was by....you guessed it... signing up.

Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand? It was a simple review of what else I would like (and I'm sure others would as well) in the reviews, nothing more. you however, try for blind judgment with no effort of constructive criticism. THAT seems a bit more trollish than what I did. sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope because you can ask any number of authors to punctuate a short story, or any other writing piece that isn't a formal essay or things of that nature and I guarantee you every single one would be different. So unless what I wrote was intended as an essay (which it wasn't) then I reserve the liberty of artistic freedom just as any other person. (Go talk to a creative writing professor and you will know what I'm talking about). good talk good talk.
We could avoid this whole conversation/argument if you kept your opinions to yourself. You could have easily just said that you didn't like the video or review (or any "the sims" games from what I can gather) and left it at that. Only a troll would go through the effort that you did to make a huge deal out of this. So, would you mind not listing every, single, thing that you don't like? It would save me the trouble of typing this. (In retrospect, I could have easily just put: Tl;DR. And that would have said what I needed to say. :) )
 

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Ardus_Virgo said:
nativesoldier said:
nilcypher said:
nativesoldier said:
This review kind of blew.......hard. All that is talked about is the aspect of creating and controlling your Sim. ITS A SIMS GAME WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO, CUT UP THE CD AND EAT IT? Completely ignored a lot of the aspects of them game. Failed to mention things such as how the game ran, load times, was the building aspect similar to the old or was it renovated. what (besides the live town) differed this game from the past Sims...etc. Also, you don't need the word OR when separating, choices, ideas, decisions, OR thoughts between every SINGLE one. The video flows about as well as a truck going up hill on its rims. Whether you wrote it out yourself or were handed the material, read it a few times, get a rhythm that attracts people going. The video mentions a few more points (and even that, only in passing) but spends an exuberant amount of time on creating your Sim again, when it could be discussing other aspects of the game that get less time in the sun than an inmate in a high security prison, and has the gaping whole to attest to that.

Writing: 2/10
Video: 2/10
It's a little hard to take your writing advice seriously when it's packed full of punctuation errors and malapropisms.

While we're on the subject, did you sign up just to troll the reviews, or is it just a happy coincidence?
And yet its better than reading "or" every other word. plus that's the only writing advice, that pertained to her actual writing style while the rest I talked about things that should have been included yet you only focused on that...

Call it what you will, but I have been visiting this site for some time and honestly just got tired of the poor quality of some of the reviews here and the only way that I could voice my objections and opinion was by....you guessed it... signing up.

Further more, if I'm not mistaken isn't a troll someone who spams sites with pointless blather in effort to get a raise from the other readers? Well if I'm correct then haven't you just played RIGHT into my hand? It was a simple review of what else I would like (and I'm sure others would as well) in the reviews, nothing more. you however, try for blind judgment with no effort of constructive criticism. THAT seems a bit more trollish than what I did. sooooooooo on that note I don't think I will amuse you anymore unless you would actually like to constructively criticize what I have done by telling me what words I misused. I would ask what punctuational errors you think I have made but that's a slippery slope because you can ask any number of authors to punctuate a short story, or any other writing piece that isn't a formal essay or things of that nature and I guarantee you every single one would be different. So unless what I wrote was intended as an essay (which it wasn't) then I reserve the liberty of artistic freedom just as any other person. (Go talk to a creative writing professor and you will know what I'm talking about). good talk good talk.
We could avoid this whole conversation/argument if you kept your opinions to yourself. You could have easily just said that you didn't like the video or review (or any "the sims" games from what I can gather) and left it at that. Only a troll would go through the effort that you did to make a huge deal out of this. So, would you mind not listing every, single, thing that you don't like? It would save me the trouble of typing this. (In retrospect, I could have easily just put: Tl;DR. And that would have said what I needed to say. :) )
Oh I'm sorry i didn't realize you got to choose how much of an opinion I have or control what I want to write. call me what you want, I do what I want for me and not you. Again if I am a troll then aren't you only helping my situation and hurting yours? How does that make any sense?
 

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Artemus_Cain said:
I think I'm one of the only people in the world who HAAAATES the sims.

I tried to get into it. I made my own character and hoepd to have fun... but it was so tedious and boring. I spent thirty minutes listening to my guy mumble gibberish with a neighbor with nothing else happening I made the decision that this game can burn in hell for being the most boring waste of plastic in all existance. Maybe I'm being to harsh. Maybe it's just not for me.

I tried to return the game, but the dude just looked at me and tried o explain why it was the "greeteest" game evarr and after ten minutes of listening to this dork ramble on I broke the game disk in front of his face and left. That was satisfying.
Well Artemus.... The game is very much what you make of it.

I made 2 characters call Artemis Foul and Butler Bodyguard and although they are dead now, they wreaked havoc on the poor citizens of my Sim town, culminating in stealing the largest house in the neighborhood and their kids (Artemis Foul II) is currently working on the dual life goals of being an evil genius and the police cheif.

Nothing boring about the sims
 

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Where is the Foozeball table? I didn't know one existed in that game.
I believe it is in the same section as the exercise equipment. I only found it by chance. They replaced it with the pool table though which was a real shame.
 

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I ALREADY wanted this game lol. I'm a fan of The Sims for various reasons. It's fun, it's sadistic, and it makes a great multiplayer game.
 

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i dont really like sim 3 at all. it's so fucking frustating. many people loveit when they should be sorting there own life out. it's a good kids game. :)