Summary: As a former die-hard Sims 2 fan, I have the base game and all the expansion packs. Free Time is the most fun since Open for Business, because it gives Sims new things to do and new places to go. It also gives them new abilities based on their accumulated aspiration points, like being able to invest in the stock market and being able to make a chicken soup that cures colds. Yes, a lot of fun.
Summary: This is a good expansion pack. In fact, I'd say it's one of the better ones that the company has put out. It has some flaws, of course...some game crashes and bugs and all...quite a few of them, in fact...but that seems to happen more and more since EA took over Maxis. (They don't 'polish' their games; they get them on the market as fast as possible.) However, I do have two major flaws that you should know about before you buy this: 1.
Summary: Freetime, like all of the previous Expansion Packs (EPs) adds new and interesting functionality to The Sims 2. Sims as young as toddlers can stumble upon an activity that they find particularly appealing and get additional fun and perks while engaged in it. Hobbies include science, nature, music, cuisine, tinkering, sports and fitness.
Summary: It's been very hard for EA Games to top the Season's expansion in way of activities and good game content for the Sims 2 game franchise, but they come pretty close with their new expansion Freetime. The big draw is the new hobbies that are available for your sims to do in their spare time. And while this can certainly keep your sims extremely busy, often it feels like there's never enough time to do it all in.
APPARENTLY THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH FREE TIME
28 February 2008
Summary: This is the...7th expansion of the SIMS 2, so one has to ask: was there ANYTHING not done yet? Well, apparently yes. Our Sims are given a choice of 10 hobbies (ranging from dancing and sports to...video games - Sims playing the SIMS 3? Yeah...deliciously ironic) which not only improve their mood but also their job skills if compatible.
Summary: I enjoy playing The Sims a great deal. I had The Sims before I got The Sims 2, and I did have all the expansion packs for it. Some of them were fun, others, like "The Sims Unleashed" I didn't do much with. I'm having fun with this game and the Free Time expansion pack, and I've been considering other Sims 2 expansion packs as well.