Excerpt: Date: 11/7/2005 For a large percentage of The Sims 2 players, the game’s social interactions are the most enjoyable aspect of gameplay. Let’s face it, going to the bathroom and taking out the trash are not nearly as exciting as trying to score with your hot neighbor.
Excerpt: The PC game of virtual people from EA, The Sims 2 , is back with another big expansion! The Sims 2: Nightlife lets you take your Sim downtown for a date in your stylin' new car and maybe even meet a vampire or two. What's the deal? We review this new video game expansion pack right here.
Excerpt: The Sims 2 Nightlife is the second expansion pack to the award-winning PC game, The Sims 2. The expansion adds an all-new "pleasure-seeking" life goal, as well as dating mechanics and an "attraction system" that will give the original game's quirky, gibberish-speaking characters even more ways to...
Conclusion: game screen in the "date meter" when you're interacting in a romantic way with another Sim, then there's chemistry there that could lead to a more serious physical relationship. If there's no bolt, the electricity's not there - yet.
Excerpt: The Sims 2 Nightlife, an introduction. With the fabulous success of The Sims 2 it was inevitable that a string of expansion packs would be released for the game. Part of what kept the original game interesting was the regular release of expansion packs that added new themes and contents.
Summary: Watching little computer people act out their daily lives for your amusement is at the heart of Maxis' Sims games, most recently the sequel, The Sims 2. And with the second expansion pack for The Sims 2, Nightlife, you can now watch those same little people go out for lively nighttime family outings...
Pros: New group outings and date gameplay add more-focused goals, Drivable cars are a useful, if minor, addition, Vampires are an amusing gimmick, if hard to find, As much personality as ever in expressive animations and sounds, Plenty of content for fans of building with the new downtown lot
Cons: Sims still, Does not fix sluggish performance issues