Gaming & Giving Back Challenge: Day 23

Buy a new game, play it for at least an hour and review the overall gameplay (sound, graphics, characters, story)

Sims 3:

I was debating purchasing this game. I bought it for the PC and spent endless hours building families and living their lives out. Usually games that are designed for the PC are better on the PC so I didn’t know if it would be worth it for the XBOX.

The graphics are in 1080p. It looks a lot prettier on the XBOX. Plus I’m playing on a 55 inch television, so that’s nicer than my 32 inch monitor.

The sound is classic Sims. The cheesy music that is repetitive. You will have the occasional blurps and quirks when your Sim wants something or is “enjoying” themselves!

The characters and storyline are whatever you want it to be. It’s the Sims. You create the character(s) and you watch how they interact with their environment. For people who haven’t play previous Sims games, they might find this amusing, but it’s really quite boring. I suppose if you play the game merely for the XBOX achievements, then it would give a bit of direction. I just can’t stand the idea of creating a character who subconsciously represents me and then living my life out through a game. I would rather live my life and spend any time I can playing a game!

I think the Sims were destroyed for me when I read Chuck Klosterman’s book “Sex, Drugs, and Coco Puffs”.  As he goes into explicit detail of the Sims and what it means to create one and live in the game. Really amusing analysis. The games just haven’t been as much fun to play after reading that book. Plus I’ve played way better games 😉

I played the game for just over an hour and I am sure it will grow dust on my game shelf. I think Best Buy might buy it back for half of what I paid. Nah, dust can grow…

Should you buy it? If you want to… but it’s really not worth it for me. I think it was a waste of $50.


One response to “Gaming & Giving Back Challenge: Day 23

  1. Lol, awwww. I still haven’t played more than 30 mins of this yet. Though I’m sure I will when time permits. I was totally addicted to the others, but this one just seems too big. I might get lost, heh. Oh well, back to Fable and Halo 😉

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