Summary: Create and control your Sims with new level-based and two-player modes. Or enjoy the classic open-ended gameplay of the original PC game. Customize your Sims’ personality and appearance then move into the neighborhood. Get a job, make friends and advance through your career and life’s big moments. Unlock new objects and bigger houses along the way. Meet, flirt and fight with a neighborhood full of wild characters.
Excerpt: I woke up this morning and headed for the bathroom. After finishing my business I jumped into the shower to get cleaned up. I got dressed and went on an interview in hopes of finding a new job. When I got home, I washed the dishes and then cooked some dinner. With a full stomach, I sat down to read for a while before watching a little TV. Isn’t my life thrilling?
Conclusion: Overall the gameplay is very good. Although selecting things with the analogue stick can be a bit fiddly at first, the way the control options and menus have been mapped to the joypad buttons works extremely well, probably better than the PC keyboard/mouse option. The sims interact well with the surroundings, even better than before, and have some amusing (if occasionally strange) animations, but I spotted the occasional glitch (like not being able to apply wall paper to...
Pros: You can create loads of little people, then watch their lives unfold., Neat control method., Nice animation.
Cons: Not the most action-packed of games., Unlikely to appeal to console gamers new to this type of game.
Excerpt: Suite au formidable succès qu'ont rencontré les Sims sur PC, les voici qui envahissent désormais les consoles. Les joueurs GameCube vont enfin pouvoir laisser s'exprimer leur âme de divinité virtuelle en organisant la vie de ces misérables tas de pixels !