Review by FeralCats
"A Great Game-though not for everyone"
The Sims 2, after a long wait from its fanbase, has finally been released. Was it worth the wait? The crowd yells, YES!
If you don't know how the gameplay for the Sims 2 works, you've been under a rock.
It's a life simulation, but it's so much more.
The game comes with a built in story for each town- they can be entertaining scenarios, but the real fun is in making your own character.
The variety of options is stupendous.Whether you're desiging your family or your house, it's quite vast. If you've played the previous, you'll notice some parts are lacking (Only 2 computers?3, if you download that one off of Maxis website).
They're probably holding back for the expansion packs.
From going on dates, to having children and going to work, this game is quite fun.
However, it's not quite for everyone. For instance, some people don't like the idea of having to tell these people everything you want them to do. It may seem tedious to some. I'd reccomend, if you're not sure, buying a old copy of the original sims (Its very cheap without expansions right now) and seeing if you enjoy it.
The graphics are gorgeous. Sadly, their tend to be some hiccups every once in awhile. Artifacts may come as well. Other than those, which you may not even encounter, the graphics are very pleasing and defenitly do not hurt the eye.
The sound is very good. The language they speak-simlish- gets what it was designed to do very well. It never sounds repetitive, they we hear the same thing all the time.
The music is very good as well. It's catchy, and fitting.
You can also place your own music in the game, which is a very nice touch.
If you enjoy the game, the lifespan is endless. With so many different combinations of people,houses,firniture...you'll never get tired of it. And besides, expansion packs are bound to come out eventually.
Added Features since the original: 10/10
They added DNA- your children actually look like their parents now. It is very cool.
Wants/Fears- These make the game more goal-oriented. In the previous, you could waste hours away, and then wonder "What was the point of today? I didn't make any money." Well, this is for those days.
It is a magnificent game, and worth a look. If you didn't enjoy the first one, it may bot be for you. It is extremley fun, though not for everyone.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 09/19/04
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