Summary: Only reason one star is they gave me no hazels with a refund and did not have to return the useless item.t. Was really looking forward to getting this game to add to my set. Opened the box and instead of apartment life its nightlife and only one disc so useless. Very frustrating.
Summary: I love The Sims 2, but I refuse to buy anything containing SecuROM. EA, stop pretending that this BS actually helps prevent piracy (we've seen the piracy figures for Spore) and remove your malware from your games, then I'll buy from you again.
Summary: First off, let me thank those people who have alerted me to several issues, especially the need for Internet Access for the automatic authentification issue that the program requires. The laptop I use no longer has internet access because of the security issues SecuRom generated. As for those who have commented that the SecuRom issues are not real, and are only being generated by software pirates, to you I say you need to research you issues before you comment.
Summary: I have bought every single Sims to date (back till the origninal sims) but I will NOT buy this one. I will not buy from EA until they remove manditory SecuRom downloads with their games. SecuRom will slow down your system and cause problems with other games, NOT just Sims. It is very comparable to Malware, and once it gets on your system dont expect to remove it unless you are very proficent with computers.
Love the game hate the invasive spyware installed with it!
J. Ross "quantumleap", Amazon
10 September 2008
Summary: I have been a fan of The Sims since the original version came out all those years ago. I have bought every single expansion pack and stuff pack for The Sims and The Sims2....but low and behold I find out that EA has decided to install SecuRom/DRM on their games now. I don't want that installed on my computer and didn't ask for it but to play the game you get it. BUYER BEWARE>>>RESEARCH SecuROM BEFORE you purchase any games by EA!!!
Love the expansion pack. but it's not worth the DRM hassle!
Jaydax "John Chapman", Amazon
10 September 2008
Summary: I purchased two copies of this expansion pack because both my son and my wife are Sims 2 addicts. Both of them loved the extras BUT then the problems began! As a 'PC expert' I was called in when my son's copy would not load. It seems that he had re-installed the game at least four times because he had installed corrupted custom content on his new Sony Vio laptop. He then found he could not get Apartment Life to work at all.
L. Jonte "Artist, Writer, Flibbertigibbet, Ed..., Amazon
9 September 2008
Summary: Thanks to the SecuROM sidecar (just like with SPORE, but without the 3 install limit) and the numerous bugs (see the Sims2 BBS for a list of those) I won't be buying this expansion pack. I've been a loyal Sims customer since the very beginning. I LOVED this franchise. But EA has taken that loyalty and thrown it down the sewer. I've watched as buggier and buggier EPs were released, with patches far too long in coming.
Summary: So far I have found this game unplayable. None of my families will load anymore. I have heard of several others experiencing the same problem and I can't really believe EA Games would bring out a game that can be so unworkable.