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The Sims 2 review for The Sims 2

The Sims 2

The SIMS is the best selling game ever and has the following of fans of all ages. This simulation of reality game, allowed players to control every aspect of their Sim’s lives from their relationships, careers, and entertainment. EA kept their fans pleased with the many expansion packs that players could add to their games. Now, EA has added a whole new game, a sequel to The SIMS, SIMS 2! SIMS 2 has everything that The SIMS has, includes most of the expansion pack amenities, and much, much MORE!

The innovation the SIMS2 has undergone is unreal. The graphics are incomparable to software games today; they have intricate detail in their facial expressions and even have stickers in the back of TVs and phones. They even have steam rise from the shower and images in the mirrors. EA has intergraded innovation with technology as well as the game play. The game play is basically the same as The SIMS, but with advanced options that a gamer can utilize. Now, the SIMS go from cradle to grave as they progress through infanthood, childhood, teenager, adult, and elder.

A memory log records major events in the Sim’s lives and determines whether of not the Sim lives a long and happy life. This memory log is available to the gamer for review and this log effects their wants, and fears. For example, when I was playing, a teenage girl’s grandfather was abducted by aliens and that event was logged into her memory log. After this event, one of her fears was being abducted by aliens. The Sims have wants and fears that change everyday as well. As long as you give your Sims what they want, your Sim’s meter stays yellow, but if they have a fear happen to them, then their meter goes into the red and they don’t feel self-fulfillment. Along with the meter, there is a life time achievement that the Sim has. Their achievement goal might be to be successful, have a family, be romantic, gain knowledge, and more. All of the Sims wants are directed to their life time achievement.

As you give you Sim what they want, you receive reward points that go toward purchasing special furnishings; such as a fountain of youth. The sound effects are another element that makes The SIMS 2 so realistic. A buzzer goes off when food is done cooking, the car honks when they pick you up for work, you can hear your Sims yawn. These sound effects allow you to know what is going on, especially in a house hold of mutable Sims. The innovation in the sequel to The SIMS is out of this world. The SIMS 2 includes the same game play as The SIMS, but with many more options and for the first time allows your Sims to tell you what they want and what they fear.

Overall, this is a game I was addicted to as soon as I installed it. For just fifty bucks, you can get SIMS2 which is similar to the original Sims, but includes most of the elements of all the expansion packs and has better options of interaction and graphics. I can’t emphasize enough how awesome the graphics are. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes simulation games. If you liked The Sims, then you will LOVE the SIMS2!

Added by: mlg1019
Sep 21st 2004, ID#5287


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