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The Sims (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
89
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  erseN akçay (27)
Written on  :  Aug 22, 2007
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Biggest Money Trap of Gaming History

The Good

The game is very promising. It has a great idea, a "people simulation" is one of the best simulation ideas ever.

The Bad

However, making a "people simulation" is a great challenge. A "person" is much more complicated than something that walks around doing "some stuff" to get by. They made the game really really restricted, to a bunch of activities and a couple of houses where you can't even leave the tiny neighborhood, so that they could publish numerous expansion packs to collect more money for the big fat zero their game offers. And what really pissed me off is the stupid time concept which leaves you without enough time for ANYTHING in the game. You get up, and that's 15-20 minutes even though you KNOW you have to go to work in half an hour. Every meal is about 30-60 minutes. Walking from a room to another is at least 5 minutes. So, basically, if you want to have a breakfast and go to work at 9 a.m., you have to get up at 5 a.m. so you can make it.

The Bottom Line

This is not a game, but a toy. People you control are not interesting at all and get boring really easy. Especially because they're too stupid to be human. So, you don't do anything, you just play around. If you're interested in watching someone miserably trying to live, then you might have fun, like many people worldwide who made this stupid game the best-selling computer game in history, breaking the record of a legendary game like Myst...