Summary: Parents need to know that this Sims is definitely for more mature teens. Sex, language, free-for-all behavior is easy to have, speak, or do. And these Sims now have driving aspirations, such as romance or fortune -- and corresponding wants and fears. As soon as a want is achieved, another one appears. It's pretty relentless and materialistic. Anything is possible from wanting a little "wooHoo" roll in the hay to being cool or cruel to fellow Sims.
Excerpt: The Sims 2 has completely redefined the graphics in The Sims genre. The Sims are now in 3D! Every object within your Sims world is completely in 3D and fluently in place. To describe the look of The Sims 2?s new graphics engine, hmmm, stunningly amazing. There?s no more pixilated arms, houses, or objects. With the new 3D engine comes a new character customization interface.
Excerpt: As with many platformers out on the market, a lot are sequels of a series that started on a previous platform. Ratchet & Clank is one such franchise as it got its start around five games ago on a Sony platform. The latest release, entitled Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, is the duos first appearance on Sony’s next-generation console.
Conclusion: You won’t just be shooting and smashing your way through the levels though as most have at least one alternate gameplay mechanics that you will have to take part in. You will of course have the grind rails; the rail platforming mechanic that has been a staple of the series since the first game, as well as the space shooter sequences and arena battles.
Excerpt: Requires: The Sims 2 (CD or DVD version) Just in time for Christmas we have what can only be termed as a mini-expansion pack for The Sims 2. As the title suggests this is a seasonal expansion pack that includes 40 new items and objects that will allow your Sims to enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities. There's not really enough here to do a full review so we thought we'd just give you our opinion of this seasonal mini-expansion.
Excerpt: The Sims 2 is the long-awaited sequel to one of the best selling PC game franchises ever. The original Ã¢â‚¬Å“SimsÃ¢â‚¬? had an incredible seven expansion packs, meaning if you want to play the game to its fullest, you have to be willing to fork over at least a few hundred dollars. The Sims 2 contains a lot of what the original Sims had, but also lacks a lot. There is no dating simulator like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hot DateÃ¢â‚¬? expansion, nor are there Ã¢â‚¬Å“VacationÃ¢â‚¬?s or pets.
Excerpt: Finally, after four years of waiting, the much-anticipated sequel to the blockbuster smash, The Sims 2, has finally landed on shelves of retailers everywhere. Can The Sims 2 live up to the promise/hype that has kept fans waiting for years? Well, I've played The Sims 2 for the past 10 days and here is my review. For those that never heard of The Sims, it's a life simulating game where you control a "sim" or a family of "sims".