Summary: The Sims return and want nothing more than to flirt their way into your heart.
Pros: Colorful and cheery presentation will have you bopping along with the game., The items and unlockables you can acquire will keep you busy for weeks., Two-player mode allows for enhanced interaction, and not just in the game.
Cons: The control really isn’t suited for anything outside of a mouse., You’ll feel like you’re spending half the day eating and using the commode. If only you could eat on the commode. . .
Excerpt: Having a pet in video game form has become all the rage. Since Nintendo unleashed Nintendogs everyone and his dog (excuse the pun) wants in on the action, so it's no surprise that the legendary Sims series wants in. The Sims 2 Pets on PlayStation 2 and GameCube plays like last year's The Sims 2, but adds pets into the mix and features some nice AI improvements that help improve the overall console Sims experience.
Excerpt: The Sims is a behemoth in the PC gaming world. The series has sold copies by the truck load for years now, and The Sims 2 can now be experienced on consoles. I'll admit to being more than a little down on the game a few days ago, but after a brief conversation with an old colleague I felt I should give it one last chance.
Excerpt: All My Sims' Children. Sven Sanfrengensen moved from his native Norway to Pleasantville in search of what all Europeans who come to America desire" easy American women. Moving into a modest pad and living the slacker lifestyle, it didn't take long for Sven to meet the voluptuous Nina Caliente, but she was soon followed by numerous others.
Pros: Life Cycles, Wants and Fears, Family Interaction, Vastly improved graphics, Isolated Sim development, Missing concepts introduced in expansions, Load time and annoying bugs
Conclusion: När jag i somras besökte tillställningen EA Studio Showcase i San Francisco så gick det inte att undgå att Maxis (och EA) slog på stora trumman för de nya The Sims-spelen till konsol. Nu skulle vi äntligen kunna glömma de halvtaskiga tidigare försöken och få en ordentlig och välfungerande Sims-upplevelse även i vardagsrummet. På mässan demonstrerades både de stationära versionerna liksom de handhållna och jag fick även chansen att snacka mera med båda spelens utvecklare.
Pros: Trallvänliga melodier, ett i grunden bra spelkoncept
Cons: Hemskt ful grafik, taskig design, jobbiga menyer, i stort sett menlöst