Summary: When adapting a big game to a handheld system, how much can be stripped away before the game loses its identity? The Sims 3 on the 3DS tries valiantly to retain the series' absorbing life management, serving up some of the easygoing dollhouse joy that Sims addicts have come to crave. Yet while the superficial fun is retained, the loss of certain features and the restructuring of others make The Sims 3 more predictable and hollow than it might have been.
Pros: Watching sims interact is always delightful, Unplanned and planned events alike can lead to hilarity
Cons: Lack of needs meters results in frustration, You are too frequently forced into mundane tasks, Strips out too many of the series' signature features
Excerpt: The Sims, poor schmucks, we toyed with this poor life forms countless times while growing up, we put them in rooms and left them with no doors, we put them in pools and with no ladders, watched them drown, and we even let them burn while trying to make pancakes. This ...