Bridgeport - the New Sim City - The Sims 3: Late Night
Traditionally each expansion comes with a new town, and in the case of Late Night, that town is called Bridgeport, and unlike all of the previous towns we have been provided to play in, it is closer to the big city than anything else, and that means it comes with all of the problems that are commonly associated with that environment -- land is scarce, people live in apartments in high-rise towers, and public transportation is generally the preferred method for getting around -- which means riding the subway.
If your Sim bought a scooter or bicycle in one of the other countries that is a boon to them since they don't have to have space to park that, it just goes into their inventory...
The Sims who live in the city are a lot different from those you knew in the more country-like towns of the previous expansions and base game -- there are in fact some rather entertaining characters to be found if you happen to be a Sim watcher... Just saying.
It seems that the Sims who live in Bridgeport like to party. Or rather Par-tay! There are plenty of venues to get your groove on in, and plenty of celebrities -- and vampires -- if you learn where to look. In addition to the new fashion looks you will notice that the Create-A-Sim app now includes some new and interesting body types -- of which you will see plenty in the city -- and some other aspects of the game enhancements will be evident on the party scene, from Mixology skills to new musical instruments and the ability to form bands in which to play them.
A whole new environment for your Sims to live, work, and play
Late Night includes a lot of new and interactive objects -- including hot tubs, neon lights, fancy art and way more than we can (or should) fully cover here... But some of the items are too irresistible not to cover briefly, and they include:
-- Elevators (Lifts) that are fully functional and necessary!
-- New musical Instruments (Each with their own skill to develop) including:
- Drum Set
- Bass Guitar
-- New Sim-playable games including:
- Darts (via the Dartboard Item)
-- The Bubble Bar
-- Hot Tubs (three unique models)
-- A Vampire-inspired Bed
-- A Vampire Altar
Living the highrise life replaces town and country
-- The Hidden Impact of Fame --
As we have already mentioned, Fame plays a major role in the game, but in addition to the actions and effects that are directly associated with it, it also has some hidden additions or content that was added as the result of Fame being part of the game, and these include:
- The Film Career Track
- Part-Time Teen Celebrity Track (exclusively for the children of famous Sims)
- The Bouncer NPC
- The Butler NPC
- The Paparazzi NPC
- The Mixology Skill
- The "Band" Grouping
- New Instruments (as mentioned above) for the band members to play
- A new "Gig" action to provide your band with venues in which to play and gain fame
- The establishment of the Vampire as the epitome of celebrity
With all of that we can never say that Fame is overrated again, since it gives us so much stuff, actions, and things to do in The Sims 3!