It has been a long and arduous journey to bring the Sims series up to this point and it is a real shame to see a single game tear it all down again. There are a lot of really good ideas behind this game, but very few were actually brought to fruition...or perhaps the rest were just taken too far, since the core of this game is rotten. This game has a variety of flaws, which I have outlined above, but none of them can compare to the fact that this game trips over its own feet every few minutes. Despite it all, it is still worth mentioning that this game offers graphics, sound, even some mini-games and, above all, a great story, all of which the DS is in serious need of in a single package. Pity you won't be able to play long enough to enjoy them.