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The Sims (Windows)

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Written by  :  Steve Hall (322)
Written on  :  Aug 26, 2000
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Brilliant game which fails where all other SIM games fail - it gets dull.

The Good

Massively addictive when you first start. The graphics and sound are wonderful, but it is the totally compelling nature of the game which keeps you playing.

The Bad

After a few weeks of playing, I realised that it just doesn't go anywhere. Create your families, get them promoted, build their dream homes... and then what? It's the same with all SIM games (especially SIM City). After a while you realise that there's no end to the game, no greater purpose, and it's very easy to lose interest. Every now and then (say 6-8 months) you can go back to it a re-discover it all over again, but it never has any long term appeal.

The Bottom Line

Brillaint game, but without an end-point it can get boring.