Summary: Bon Voyage expansion pack was released in 2007, now being 2014 I was still kind of leery about downloading this to my laptop. My laptop uses Windows XP, I didn't have any issues with the downloading or any effect with my DVD player. However, having only Sims season, this expansion deleted a lot of my custom data, why I don't know. I was so excited to send my sim families on vacations! Got the disc and immediately started to play.
Summary: Well, this game is honestly fun at first but then it just seems to get boring! I get so bored with the vacations that i end up leaving early! And this last time i tried to leave early the game wouldnt let me leave at all. I had to start completely over with a new family. It was quite frustrating. Also it kinda slowed the whole game down as soon as i installed it. I dont know if its just my computer or the game but still im going to say its really not worth it.
Summary: To begin, I'd like to point out that Bon Voyage, compared to its The Sims 1 predecessor "Vacation" is definitely a superior product in terms of not only its visual elements, but the depth of play and exploration value. However...compared to the rest of The Sims 2 expansion packs, BV ranks as one of the lowest, not only for the extreme technical incompatibilities that still haven't been resolved for a lot of users, but moreso for the fact it doesn't realllly add a lot to...
Summary: Ok so first off a warning: Apparently there is a programming glitch going on with this game where instead of re-using NPC (no-playable characters) like tour guides etc, it just creates new ones. Im not computer savy, but this means tons of new characters are being created everytime you play and thus taking up more space and memory on your computer. Theres a big discussion on the sims2 board.
Summary: After the breakthrough of Sims 2 seasons, I found bon voyage a bit of a let down. In order to really get to the action you need to gather your sims family and take them to one of several vacation destinations. There, your sim checks into a hotel and has a 'vacation.' He/she has several new 'wants' and 'desires.' (Including the desire to pick up the local lingo, go on a tour, etc).
Summary: I didn't like vacations much on Sims 1 and for Bon Voyage it's the same case. It doesn't have as much "replay value" in it as one would want for paying 30 bucks. The best things about it are the following: *A multitude of new ways to dance (such as hula and slap dance) *The beach locale is pretty cool to look at (the ocean looks really neat!) *The ability to purchase vacation homes at the 3 locations. However, overall, it's just isn't too exciting.
Summary: For those of you who can get the game to work without crashing, freezing, or slowing down, I hope you're having a good time. For everyone else, welcome to the club. I have all of the expansions to The Sims 2 and, until recently, considered the game to be very stable as I never had a problem with it. Not even a crash or error message.
Excerpt: Voyager coûte malheureusement assez cher, alors il vaux mieux bien gagner sa vie et surtout la rallonger au maximum pour pouvoir en profiter! Je ne suis pas fan du fait d'envoyer mes sims en voyage car ils dépensent beaucoup d'argent pour ne faire que manger, dormir et se distraire...un voyage quoi! Bon ils apprennent des nouveaux trucs (recette, danses, activité,...)mais cela reste trop cher quand même surtout pour les familles nombreuses.
Excerpt: Les destinations sont sympas mais on reste un peu sur sa faim. Les activités sont limitées, chaque changement de terrain fait l'objet d'un chargement, les nouvelles tenues sont très spécifiques et importables en dehors des vacances. On peut toutefois offrir à nos sims des résidences secondaires de rêve.