Reviews and Problems with The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay
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Only good for all the Pirate stuff
Agent Double M, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: I admit I was psyched when I first heard about Barnacle Bay. A new town? A new PIRATE town? Count me in! Alas, it's really not that good. The town was too spread out and sparse to have much fun. The layout was poorly planned. There ended up not being a whole lot to do in Barnacle Bay after all. (Wasn't this place supposed to be a secret resort or something?) Only reason I am glad I own this was because of all the pirate gear you end up with. Clothes, decor and items.
Summary: My wife is the Sims fan in the family and she was pretty disappointed in this latest offering. When she opened the package we both did a double take and thought they forgot to include the disk! Having to use the download code, which involved remember her password to the EA store/Sims site was the first hurdle and then waiting for the slow download speed (not on our end) was the next. Then once the expansion finally installed she had to sit through a newly released patch.
Summary: I was excited to see that I could get this on DVD since I do not have a good enough internet connection to download this from the Sims 3 site. Unfortunately this is just a CODE for the download. I am returning it since I cannot use it. I am extremely frustrated. Neither the packaging nor the website (at the time of writing this review) say that this is a download only game expansion pack. Hopefully they will fix this soon.