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The Urbz: Sims in the City

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MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
71
3.1
PlayStation 2
69
3.4
Xbox
71
2.5

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GameCube 3 3.1
PlayStation 2 3 3.4
Xbox 2 2.5
Combined MobyScore 8 3.1


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90
XboxMS Xbox World
I think this game is absolutely brilliant it has kept me playing all week buying clothes making friends and unlocking things. I would recommend this to anyone it is so addictive and I cant believe it is so good It is nothing like sims2 where you build houses and just live in them you just explore and live life in the city and live just like you would in real life.
89
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The
Yes, the Sims are finally packing up in the ’burbs and moving on up to the big city, and the result is a good time for city-slicking Sims players. The controls still remain on the uneven side (and frankly, because the Sims franchise was designed foremost for the PC, they may never be better than mediocre). But a New York City-sized upgrade to the visual presentation along with the inclusion of mini-games and more focused, goal-oriented gameplay should appeal to the urban-centric Sims fans that prefer console action to the PC.
89
XboxArmchair Empire, The
Yes, the Sims are finally packing up in the ’burbs and moving on up to the big city, and the result is a good time for city-slicking Sims players. The controls still remain on the uneven side (and frankly, because the Sims franchise was designed foremost for the PC, they may never be better than mediocre). But a New York City-sized upgrade to the visual presentation along with the inclusion of mini-games and more focused, goal-oriented gameplay should appeal to the urban-centric Sims fans that prefer console action to the PC.
85
PlayStation 2Armchair Empire, The
The Urbz takes the Sims series in a new and good direction and should appeal to a broad audience. While the game lacks some components such as online play, it’s still a good game that should keep you busy and interested for a while.
83
XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
The re-focussing of the gameplay makes it easy to pick up and play, and you can spend an hour or two with it without getting bored or feeling too involved. The mini-games, whilst repetitive, are fun, and it beats clicking the mouse button and waiting for a skill to increase. You won’t be sitting there for hours waiting for your Sim to sleep, or get home from work, or shower, and so forth. The goal oriented gameplay may put off hardcore fans of the original games that have all the add ons, as well as Sims 2 on PC, but I find the concept refreshing.
80
GameCubeN-Zone
Die Ausgangssituation in Die Urbz ist denkbar einfach: Ihr übernehmt die Rolle eines Jugendlichen, der gerade von zu Hause ausgezogen ist, um sein Glück in der Stadt zu suchen. Wie bei den vorherigen Sims-Titeln von EA ist man für Aussehen, Wohnungsgestaltung, Verhalten des virtuellen Alter Ego und viele andere Dinge verantwortlich, die seinen Tagesablauf bestimmen. Dabei geht es viel aufgabenorientierter zu als bei den Vorgängern. Es gibt nämlich elf Stadtbezirke zu erkunden, in denen eine Vielzahl von Aufgaben zu erledigen ist. Geld verdient man mit diversen, teils abstrusen Gelegenheits-Jobs, die in kleinen Minispielchen ablaufen.
80
GameCubeGameSpy
So, you might ask (or might not, if you're not the prying type), how do I feel about The Sims now? Well, after playing through The Urbz: Sims in the City, my curiosity is definitely piqued. It might not be as deep as its PC counterpart, but it's perfect for console gamers, who are generally looking for a more casual experience. By the end, my buddy was living the high life, and I was actually proud that my Urb was finally one of the popular kids.
80
GameCubeGamePro (US)
The Sims keep going on; now they have to keep on keepin' on. In the latest installment of the long-running relationship simulator, The Urbz: Sims in the City, the gibberish-spouting creatures have taken it from the relative safety of the 'burbs--provided you leave the ladder in the pool--to the buzz of the big city, with its neon lights and wide variety of city dwellers. As a result, the locations and other "Urbs" they meet have the tendency to be varied in appearance and personality, which isn't an unwelcome change from previous takes on the concept.
80
XboxGamePro (US)
The Sims keep going on; now they have to keep on keepin' on. In the latest installment of the long-running relationship simulator, The Urbz: Sims in the City, the gibberish-spouting creatures have taken it from the relative safety of the 'burbs--provided you leave the ladder in the pool--to the buzz of the big city, with its neon lights and wide variety of city dwellers. As a result, the locations and other "Urbs" they meet have the tendency to be varied in appearance and personality, which isn't an unwelcome change from previous takes on the concept.
80
XboxGameSpy
So, you might ask (or might not, if you're not the prying type), how do I feel about The Sims now? Well, after playing through The Urbz: Sims in the City, my curiosity is definitely piqued. It might not be as deep as its PC counterpart, but it's perfect for console gamers, who are generally looking for a more casual experience. By the end, my buddy was living the high life, and I was actually proud that my Urb was finally one of the popular kids.
80
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The Sims keep going on; now they have to keep on keepin' on. In the latest installment of the long-running relationship simulator, The Urbz: Sims in the City, the gibberish-spouting creatures have taken it from the relative safety of the 'burbs--provided you leave the ladder in the pool--to the buzz of the big city, with its neon lights and wide variety of city dwellers. As a result, the locations and other "Urbs" they meet have the tendency to be varied in appearance and personality, which isn't an unwelcome change from previous takes on the concept.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpy
So, you might ask (or might not, if you're not the prying type), how do I feel about The Sims now? Well, after playing through The Urbz: Sims in the City, my curiosity is definitely piqued. It might not be as deep as its PC counterpart, but it's perfect for console gamers, who are generally looking for a more casual experience. By the end, my buddy was living the high life, and I was actually proud that my Urb was finally one of the popular kids.
79
GameCubeGamesmania
Leider kein Hit: Die Urbz lässt einige wichtige Elemente von Die Sims außen vor und ersetzt diese teilweise durch Neuerungen. Dies klappt anfangs zwar gut, aber auf Dauer wird der Spielablauf trotz jeder Menge sehr witziger Gimmicks und eines tollen Comic-Looks recht eintönig. Trotzdem macht das muntere Sammeln von Klamotten und das Plaudern mit anderen Figuren durchaus Spaß, wenn auch hier sicherlich noch mehr drin gewesen wäre. Wer Die Sims 2 schon auswendig kennt, darf zugreifen! Allen anderen sei ein Probespiel der knallbunten Kaugummi-Lebenssimulation ans Herz gelegt.
79
XboxGamesmania
Leider kein Hit: Die Urbz lässt einige wichtige Elemente von Die Sims außen vor und ersetzt diese teilweise durch Neuerungen. Dies klappt anfangs zwar gut, aber auf Dauer wird der Spielablauf trotz jeder Menge sehr witziger Gimmicks und eines tollen Comic-Looks recht eintönig. Trotzdem macht das muntere Sammeln von Klamotten und das Plaudern mit anderen Figuren durchaus Spaß, wenn auch hier sicherlich noch mehr drin gewesen wäre. Wer Die Sims 2 schon auswendig kennt, darf zugreifen! Allen anderen sei ein Probespiel der knallbunten Kaugummi-Lebenssimulation ans Herz gelegt.
79
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Leider kein Hit: Die Urbz lässt einige wichtige Elemente von Die Sims außen vor und ersetzt diese teilweise durch Neuerungen. Dies klappt anfangs zwar gut, aber auf Dauer wird der Spielablauf trotz jeder Menge sehr witziger Gimmicks und eines tollen Comic-Looks recht eintönig. Trotzdem macht das muntere Sammeln von Klamotten und das Plaudern mit anderen Figuren durchaus Spaß, wenn auch hier sicherlich noch mehr drin gewesen wäre. Wer Die Sims 2 schon auswendig kennt, darf zugreifen! Allen anderen sei ein Probespiel der knallbunten Kaugummi-Lebenssimulation ans Herz gelegt.
78
XboxGame Informer Magazine
The sophomore release of the console Sims games, Bustin’ Out, unquestionably proved that the ultimate simulation game is more than worthy of couch-surfing gamers’ free time. Back for another attack with The Urbz: Sims in the City, EA and Maxis are shifting perspective to city life with mixed results.
76
PlayStation 2Fragland.net
The Urbz: Sims in the City tries hard to separate itself from its bigger brother, and succeeds in that goal for a great deal. The original concept and the cliché subcultures will keep you busy for several hours. Too bad the game has some flaws that decrease the replay value. Long loading times, no variation in missions and the sometimes irritating music cause that you won't be replaying the game any time soon. But everybody in search for an afternoon of brainless fun, will love this sim. But do keep the target group in mind a bit.
75
XboxPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
We genuinely don’t know where EA are going to go with the next incarnation of The Sims. Maybe it’s time to take a break until the next generation of consoles? The game play has been honed; just about every object imaginable is included in all three versions. They have been in the city and thrown parties - The Sims franchise really has been exploited. If you've never played a Sims title before (have you been hiding under a rock?) then The Urbz is worth playing. But, we do really recommend that only hardcore Sims fans pick this up unless.
75
XboxGame Shark
All this fits together fairly seamlessly as the gamer plays – but there are some problems. Interacting with the other Urbz is just not that interesting. They have the personality of a door knob. Way too much of the player’s reputation rests on just owning the right clothes rather than in choices made during interaction. That seems rather shallow to me. The game also holds the player’s hand a little too much and actually outright tells the player what he needs to do to succeed. In the end there are just not enough player options. It becomes way more scripted than this type of game should be.
75
GameCubeIGN
The Urbz shakes up the the Sims formula by adding a dash of attitude and streamlining the experience for console gamers. What it doesn’t do is successfully bridge the addictiveness of the Sims with the kind of gameplay the average console gamer appreciates. It lacks the challenge to keep you engaged and forces you down very specific paths to succeed. In another game this kind of linearity may be ok, but the Sims franchise has always been about one thing: options. Choose your career, choose your friends, choose your furnishings, etc.
75
XboxGameZone
The Urbz: Sims in the City tries to be different and succeeds but its repetitiveness keeps the fun from being both fresh and stimulating. The Sims fans will appreciate the socializing outside the usual home setting and making friends, lovers and enemies in a city with much to do. Yet even the most hardcore fan (you know who you are) will find changing fashion styles to fit the type of people you’d like to befriend gets pretty old. This is a game long-time fans should definitely check out.
75
XboxIGN
The Urbz shakes up the the Sims formula by adding a dash of attitude and streamlining the experience for console gamers. What it doesn’t do is successfully bridge the addictiveness of the Sims with the kind of gameplay the average console gamer appreciates. It lacks the challenge to keep you engaged and forces you down very specific paths to succeed.
75
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
The Sims has been a cash cow for Electronic Arts. It seems that people love to play games that are based on… well… life. The Sims 2 reached all new heights in the series. And now people are aching for a Sims 3 game. But for now Electronic Arts has taken the Sims out of the suburbs and into the city. But sadly the transition is not as good as one might think. The whole basis of The Urbz: Sims in the City is that you start out with a character and your main goal is to become popular. It is a popularity game literally. It sounds like realfun doesn’t it. If you are a fan of the regular Sims series then you should feel at home with this game.
75
PlayStation 2IGN
For the most part, console gamers tend to lean toward the hip side of the gamer spectrum. Not that console gamers boast high maintenance looks (although they can) and form the cornerstone of a particular city's social elite (although they sometimes do,) but on average, they're younger and more inclined to boot up Tony Hawk's Underground than Myst.
74
XboxTeamXbox
The Urbz: Sims in the City has been taken down in a few areas when compared to past Sim titles. The game felt easier just because of the fact that it holds your hand throughout the journey, and acts like a set of training wheels until the end. That doesn’t mean the game isn’t fun though. Players looking to forget about their lives, and control the bathroom habits of a little pixel person are sure to have fun. The Urbz retains enough of what makes it a Sim experience, (customizing the Urbz, interacting with other characters, the control to rule every part of your Urb’s life), yet adds enough new material to set it apart on its own to feet, (such as the ability to go to work, 12 different districts, overall cleaner visual style.)
73
GameCubeGameSpot
The Urbz: Sims in the City is the latest title based on developer Maxis' incredibly successful PC game The Sims. And instead of restricting itself to tiny neighborhoods, the new game takes place in the big city. Maxis' bold changes to the original formula set forth by The Sims aren't all for the better, but they make The Urbz a very distinctive and surprisingly solid game. The removal of some aspects of the series and the emphasis placed on other areas suggest that The Urbz might be best suited to a specific audience, but it retains enough core elements to appeal to most any fan of The Sims.
73
XboxGameSpot
The Urbz: Sims in the City is the latest title based on developer Maxis' incredibly successful PC game The Sims. And instead of restricting itself to tiny neighborhoods, the new game takes place in the big city. Maxis' bold changes to the original formula set forth by The Sims aren't all for the better, but they make The Urbz a very distinctive and surprisingly solid game. The removal of some aspects of the series and the emphasis placed on other areas suggest that The Urbz might be best suited to a specific audience, but it retains enough core elements to appeal to most any fan of The Sims.
73
PlayStation 2GameSpot
The Urbz: Sims in the City is the latest title based on developer Maxis' incredibly successful PC game The Sims. And instead of restricting itself to tiny neighborhoods, the new game takes place in the big city. Maxis' bold changes to the original formula set forth by The Sims aren't all for the better, but they make The Urbz a very distinctive and surprisingly solid game. The removal of some aspects of the series and the emphasis placed on other areas suggest that The Urbz might be best suited to a specific audience, but it retains enough core elements to appeal to most any fan of The Sims.
71
PlayStation 2GameZone
First came Sim City, a game that revolutionized strategy and resource management entertainment. Then came The Sims, a game with just as much revolutionary content, but focused on the lives of individual humans, not one gigantic city.
70
GameCubeGame Over Online
The Sims may have been a PC phenomenon, but The Sims Bustin Out just didn't work on the consoles. Part of it is a difference in gaming style, for lack of a better term console games even the truly odd ones are pretty goal-based and organized, as opposed to the free-for-all play of most PC successes. After all, the quintessential PC experiences are sim games like, well, The Sims, and the massive RPGs that date all the way back to Myst. Now the Sims are taking on the consoles again and the big city in The Urbz: Sims in the City.
70
XboxGame Over Online
The Sims may have been a PC phenomenon, but The Sims Bustin Out just didn’t work on the consoles. Part of it is a difference in gaming style, for lack of a better term “console games” even the truly odd ones are pretty goal-based and organized, as opposed to the free-for-all play of most PC successes. After all, the quintessential PC experiences are sim games like, well, The Sims, and the massive RPGs that date all the way back to Myst. Now the Sims are taking on the consoles again and the big city in, The Urbz: Sims in the City.
70
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
The Sims franchise has traditionally been about building homes and nudging your little virtual people toward eventual overall happiness, in a sort of ever-evolving, hyper-spatial suburban Skinner box (where everybody shops at Old Navy). The Urbz; Sims in the City, on the other hand, is set in a sprawling (and almost desperately "funky") urban landscape, and gives players a much more hands-on approach to... well, getting Urbz of various stylistic "sets" to like their characters.
69
Xbox4Players.de
Auf dem Papier hören sich die neuen Features wie die 24/7-Teilnahme am Leben der Urbz, die aktive Job-Teilnahme und das permanente Bedürfnis, seinen Ruf zu steigern, allesamt interessant an. Doch bei allen Neuerungen hat EA vergessen, eines einzubauen: Abwechslung. Die Aufgaben, die euch in jedem Distrikt erwarten, sind größtenteils identisch und unterscheiden sich bei den Jobs z.B. nur in den Mini-Spielen. Dank der umfangreichen sozialen Interaktions-Möglichkeiten und der ebenso vielfältigen Möglichkeiten, seinen Urb auszustatten und weiter zu entwickeln, kommt dennoch einiges vom typischen Sims-Gefühl auf, das allerdings durch die Ladezeiten einer kleinen Geduldsprobe gleich kommt. Grafisch und akustisch gut, wirken sich die neuen Ideen leider nicht als die erhoffte Spielspaßsteigerung aus, sondern machen die Urbz eher zu einem Mitläufer und bislang schwächsten Mitglied der großen Sims-Familie.
69
GameCube4Players.de
Auf dem Papier hören sich die neuen Features wie die 24/7-Teilnahme am Leben der Urbz, die aktive Job-Teilnahme und das permanente Bedürfnis, seinen Ruf zu steigern, allesamt interessant an. Doch bei allen Neuerungen hat EA vergessen, eines einzubauen: Abwechslung. Die Aufgaben, die euch in jedem Distrikt erwarten, sind größtenteils identisch und unterscheiden sich bei den Jobs z.B. nur in den Mini-Spielen. Dank der umfangreichen sozialen Interaktions-Möglichkeiten und der ebenso vielfältigen Möglichkeiten, seinen Urb auszustatten und weiter zu entwickeln, kommt dennoch einiges vom typischen Sims-Gefühl auf, das allerdings durch die Ladezeiten einer kleinen Geduldsprobe gleich kommt. Grafisch und akustisch gut, wirken sich die neuen Ideen leider nicht als die erhoffte Spielspaßsteigerung aus, sondern machen die Urbz eher zu einem Mitläufer und bislang schwächsten Mitglied der großen Sims-Familie.
69
PlayStation 24Players.de
Auf dem Papier hören sich die neuen Features wie die 24/7-Teilnahme am Leben der Urbz, die aktive Job-Teilnahme und das permanente Bedürfnis, seinen Ruf zu steigern, allesamt interessant an. Doch bei allen Neuerungen hat EA vergessen, eines einzubauen: Abwechslung. Die Aufgaben, die euch in jedem Distrikt erwarten, sind größtenteils identisch und unterscheiden sich bei den Jobs z.B. nur in den Mini-Spielen. Dank der umfangreichen sozialen Interaktions-Möglichkeiten und der ebenso vielfältigen Möglichkeiten, seinen Urb auszustatten und weiter zu entwickeln, kommt dennoch einiges vom typischen Sims-Gefühl auf, das allerdings durch die Ladezeiten einer kleinen Geduldsprobe gleich kommt. Grafisch und akustisch gut, wirken sich die neuen Ideen leider nicht als die erhoffte Spielspaßsteigerung aus, sondern machen die Urbz eher zu einem Mitläufer und bislang schwächsten Mitglied der großen Sims-Familie.
68
XboxMygamer.com
So, EA has simplified The Sims format and come up with a streamlined version called The Urbz; their intention being to create a more console friendly version of The Sims franchise. For gamers who've never played, or perhaps didn't favor previous Sims titles, EA's mandate may have succeeded. For anyone who has played and loved previous Sims games, this one will most likely disappoint. The whole point of The Sims franchise is to endow the player with seemingly endless options as to what their sims can do. There are massive clothing options, and you choose your belongings, your house, your job, and your friends. In The Urbz, you get to choose your clothes from a strictly limited selection, and some of your friends. With The Urbz, EA has trimmed down the general Sims formula, removing more in-depth options along the way, but, in doing so, they've also cut away the very captivating essence of the franchise.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Pour être méchant, on pourrait dire que le principe des Urbz reste aussi superficiel que le sujet traité (les fringues et la cool attitude), mais c'est davantage le manque de renouvellement au fil du jeu qui dérange. On finit par toujours faire la même chose, d'où une lassitude qui se manifeste bien trop tôt. Dommage, car il y avait de quoi faire, en incluant par exemple des objectifs plus variés entre chaque quartier.
65
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Pour être méchant, on pourrait dire que le principe des Urbz reste aussi superficiel que le sujet traité (les fringues et la cool attitude), mais c'est davantage le manque de renouvellement au fil du jeu qui dérange. On finit par toujours faire la même chose, d'où une lassitude qui se manifeste bien trop tôt. Dommage, car il y avait de quoi faire, en incluant par exemple des objectifs plus variés entre chaque quartier.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Pour être méchant, on pourrait dire que le principe des Urbz reste aussi superficiel que le sujet traité (les fringues et la cool attitude), mais c'est davantage le manque de renouvellement au fil du jeu qui dérange. On finit par toujours faire la même chose, d'où une lassitude qui se manifeste bien trop tôt. Dommage, car il y avait de quoi faire, en incluant par exemple des objectifs plus variés entre chaque quartier.
65
PlayStation 2FOK!games
De Urbz: Sims in the City is een vermakelijke titel, al zal het voor de 'die-hard' gamer veel te makkelijk zijn. Door de nieuwe opzet is het een hele nieuwe spelervaring geworden, maar ook weer meer van hetzelfde. Dit komt de levensduur van het spel niet ten goede, omdat spelers van het vorige deel het al snel voor gezien houden. Spelers die compleet nieuw zijn met dit spelconcept zullen er iets langer plezier aan beleven, maar het grootste probleem zit in de moeilijkheidsgraad van het spel. Het spel kan in ongeveer tien uur worden uitgespeeld en biedt een tweede keer spelen geen vernieuwing.
60
XboxX-Power
Conclusies trekken is niet altijd even gemakkelijk, maar bij deze game kan ik erg kortaf zijn. Het feit dat Maxis ons – consolegamers – hip en cool noemt charmeert me echt, maar deze lovende woorden zorgen jammer genoeg niet voor een game van hetzelfde niveau. Maxis wou blijkbaar graag de markt veroveren met een vernieuwende en originele hit, maar in die opzet zijn ze duidelijk niet geslaagd. Het eerste uurtje kan voor heel wat speelplezier zorgen, maar alles wat daarna komt geeft een "déjà vu" gevoel.
60
PlayStation 2Gameplanet
Overall, The Urbz is another formula release in the Sims series. This one has some new environments, and much more emphasis on style and appearance than previous versions. There is wide appeal for teenagers and die hard Sims fans wishing to live and work on the other side of the tracks, and enough of a differentiation from previous games to justify the excursion, particularly at its budget price.
60
GameCubeCubed3
This really comes off as a nice idea, but one that is not quite as polished as it should be. Perhaps The Urbz 2 will rectify some of the issues found here? My advice, rent it, certainly do not buy...
60
GameCubeBoomtown
All together this makes The Urbz a game to be bought only if one is a fan of the series or of games that last. It provides the classical Simmer gameplay, with minor changes to accommodate the hand held format, but do not hold your breath while searching for any major innovations with regards to the DS side of things. Nor should you look long at the technical aspects as the game falls some way behind other launch releases.
55
PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Finalement, après avoir passé des heures sur les précédents opus console et plus récemment sur les Sims 2 sur PC, le fan que je suis des Sims est déçu par les URBZ. Tout est simplifié à l’extrême, rendant du même coup le gameplay très répétitif et lassant. Le jeu se résume du début à la fin à vaquer de quartiers en quartiers, à adopter un look bien défini et à discuter avec d’autres sims pour gagner en réputation. Même les jobs se jouent de la même façon qu’il s’agisse de préparer des sushi ou de servir les verres au bar (et ce quel que soit le niveau de difficulté). Si c’est marrant les premières minutes du jeu, c’est très lassant à la longue. De même, malgré des dizaines d’objectifs, la durée de vie est très courte : on boucle le jeu en quelques jours et contrairement aux autres opus, il n’y a pas ici de mode libre. Autant dire qu’après le mode scénario, il n’y a plus que l’anecdotique mode deux joueurs pour passer plus du temps sur le jeu. Une vraie déception…
55
XboxExtreme Gamer
The Urbz: Sims in the City is best suited for the casual gamer who likes to the core gameplay of the Sims. The Urbz has puts a heavy emphasis on dress up which reinforces its shallow values. The Urbz isn't a bad experience and it's fun on certain levels, but it is severely repeative. but so was the Sims. I would have to strongly suggest renting this game before buying, and see if you have what it takes to live like an Urb.
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XboxX-Box Gamer
Un Sims-like sympa se situant une fois n’est pas coutûme en ville et ayant pour thème la mode mais qui s’enlise dans un gameplay très répétitif et une lassitude avoisinante. Dommage qu’EA ait pris si peu de temps pour boucler son jeu, sans quoi les fans auraient pu être comblés. En dehors de ça, un jeu bâclé qui ne satisfera que les fans de la première heure.
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PlayStation 2Boomtown
Upon completion of your mission to wheedle into the role of top banana in every alternative lifestyle, you’re given the keys to the penthouse of the coolest guy in town (which is a little bit ironic given his penchant for nylon tracksuits and thick gold jewellery). Then told to go ahead and decorate it to your heart’s content. By that time, though, the need to show any interest in your character has waned and you’re left sitting in your ivory tower with nothing to occupy you except where to place your sofa. A little bit like life, I suppose.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
The overall style of the game is, as you'd expect, polished and cool. The animations when you interact with other Urbz are funny and keep you entertained the first few times you see them, but they soon dull. New ones are introduced fairly regularly, so this aspect of the game is kept reasonably fresh. For some reason though, the game suffers from horrible framerate issues. We have no idea why. There really is no need.
40
XboxGamekult
Les URBZ est un titre trop limité et faible techniquement pour s'imposer sur un créneau où les Sims restent la vraie référence. Malgré quelques rares bons moments, le jeu se montrera vite répétitif et seule la possibilité de relooker à volonté son personnage pourra à la limite séduire un certain public, l'espace d'un moment. Les joueurs confirmés et prudents se tiendront pour leur part bien à l'écart, surtout en cette période de fêtes de fin d'année où les véritables hits affluent.
40
GameCubeGamekult
Les URBZ est un titre trop limité et faible techniquement pour s'imposer sur un créneau où les Sims restent la vraie référence. Malgré quelques rares bons moments, le jeu se montrera vite répétitif et seule la possibilité de relooker à volonté son personnage pourra à la limite séduire un certain public, l'espace d'un moment. Les joueurs confirmés et prudents se tiendront pour leur part bien à l'écart, surtout en cette période de fêtes de fin d'année où les véritables hits affluent.
40
PlayStation 2Gamekult
Les URBZ est un titre trop limité et faible techniquement pour s'imposer sur un créneau où les Sims restent la vraie référence. Malgré quelques rares bons moments, le jeu se montrera vite répétitif et seule la possibilité de relooker à volonté son personnage pourra à la limite séduire un certain public, l'espace d'un moment. Les joueurs confirmés et prudents se tiendront pour leur part bien à l'écart, surtout en cette période de fêtes de fin d'année où les véritables hits affluent.