Excerpt: The Sims was followed by seven expansion games after its release, so it’s not surprising at all that we already have our first The Sims 2 expansion in The Sims 2 University. While the first The Sims expansions were primarily collections of new objects and décor for the game, University instead adds an entire new element of gameplay to The Sims 2.
Excerpt: The Sims 2 University is the first expansion pack to the sales-record-breaking The Sims 2 ( review 93%) game. This expansion pack adds a new College Town for your Sims to study. Yep, the Sims are going to college! Wild parties, skipping class, streaking at will... college is great, isn't it? They enroll into university before turning into an adult, and they attend to their classes in the "Young Adults" age.
Summary: Parents need to know that the Sims in this game are college students who drink, have sex, and even streak around their dorm and town (in addition to going to class and studying, of course). Players can also use their influence to pressure their peers to pull a prank or kiss another character.
Excerpt: The Sims 2 University, an introduction. Last year we looked at probably the most anticipated PC sequel of all time, The Sims 2. The Sims sold an incredible amount of games and its everlasting appeal was down to its expansion packs more than anything else. The sheer variety on offer with its expansion packs was amazing. Not only did you get new locations, new items and new professions you also had subtle changes in the game itself.
Conclusion: have to focus on schoolwork. And you thought those long nights from your own life of writing term papers were gone and forgotten! But you can also use the “influence” gameplay options to lift the burden of homework from your young shoulders by getting other Sims on campus to do your work for you. So, work on that popularity, because if other Sims are doing your work, you’ll have more time to play to your Sims’ heart’s content.
Summary: There are three things you can count on: death, taxes, and Sims expansion packs. We can do without the first two, but we'll happily take the latter. The original The Sims received a whopping seven expansions, and now The Sims 2 receives its first pack in the form of The Sims 2 University. Cynics might argue that this is all overkill, but when a game is a huge creative and commercial success like The Sims 2, who wouldn't want more?
Pros: Lots of intriguing new strategic options, Great new music, Engaging new items, New careers and career rewards
Cons: Bland depiction of college life, lame pranks, Slowdowns and more tedious loading screens than ever, Fails to adequately address some existing issues
Conclusion: Правда, рано или поздно прозвенит последний звонок и сим вернется в большой мир. Тогда-то вы и поймете всю прелесть и силу высшего образования. Закончивший вуз молодой специалист при работе по специальности начинает восхождение к вершине карьеры сразу с середины пути. Но стоит ли ради такого "счастья" гробить время и деньги на тоскливое существование в The Sims 2: University?