Summary: I never had a chance to play game, I bought for my daughter for Christmas and when we tried to install it was as though there was nothing on disk. I tried to install on a couple other computers with same results. I didn't know how to get a refund !
Save Your Money...and Possibly Your Computer's Functionality
Jfed142 "Jfed", Amazon
30 October 2007
Summary: Two words: Bugs and SecuROM v7. I'd have a lot more fun with this game if I was actually playing it. But as usual, this EP shipped with a bunch of gameplay bugs and also an ugly, potentially dangerous form of copy protection by Sony called SecuROM. A Brief on Bugs: - Game shipped w/a programming error that created Tour Guide after Tour Guide, unchecked. Too many character files in a sim 'hood means too many opportunities for them to corrupt and your 'hood to go boom.
Summary: As much as I enjoy The Sims 2, this particular package has ruined the experience for me. Don't get me wrong, the game is great, but it is NOT worth the headaches SecuRom has caused. SecuRom is an anti-piracy software that comes packaged with the game and is installed on your system WITHOUT your knowledge. If I had but known the problems it would cause, I would not have installed it.
Summary: I'm pretty sure I might have had fun with this expansion pack if it hadn't shut off my CD drives (its not just that, my printer doesn't work either) and let me play my game. When I installed Bon Voyage I wasn't aware that a program called "SecuROM" was also installed along with it, and thanks to that, my CD/DVD burners are no longer functioning.
Summary: I was looking forward to Bon Voyage, and HM Fashion Stuff. I have them sitting on my desk ready to install for the last 3 weeks! Thank my lucky stars I did not install either one. I was waiting for the patch. I was waiting to see what people thought of the patch. If I would of known that Maxis was putting SecuROM in the games, I would not of purchased either one of them. I will have no choice but to box both games up and send them back to Amazon for a full refund.
Summary: Unbeknownst to you, this particular Sims 2 expansion pack will install SecurROM (a rootkit style copy protection created by Sony) to your pc and you won't be able to get rid of it. It's been known to screw up hardware configurations left and right. Nasty!
Summary: First of all I totally agree with La Coccinelle's review. I have plenty of memory, graphic cards and anything else that this game needs to run and it is terrible, the graphics in my opinion are cheesy, it took forever to load and as my person on Twiiki Island was actually having fun it all crashed on me. I have unloaded the game and now my computer is happily running how it always does, great..