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?
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.
Summary: We love the Sims, so you can imagine our excitement when we heard that Maxis was developing an expansion for . Not that it was unexpected though, after all, Maxis had developed more than a half a dozen expansions for the original Sims so was practically inevitable.
Conclusion: Steve: Of course, what else, you sick fuck!
Pros: New influence and want/fear system; new items, careers, and interactions; relatively wide choice of subjects for declaring a major; the Greek house system (fraternities/sororities); the streaking;
Cons: While some features reflect the students' life accurately, the general atmosphere makes the experience rather childish and not very varied, as there are simply not enough elements from the college life; you can't see your sims at the university.
The new college life experience is something of a letdown, but the new items and strategic options more than make up for it.
28 February 2005
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.
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
The Sims 2 is a great sequel and a great game in its own right, and it's recommendable to just about anyone.
14 September 2004
Summary: If you were wondering, The Sims 2 is a great sequel and a great game in its own right, and it's recommendable to just about anyone. For some, especially the devoted fans that have enjoyed the first game's open-ended gameplay, which was all about controlling the lives of autonomous little computer...
Excerpt: Les Sims s'emparent du campus universitaire avec la liberté de faire ce qui leur plait. Ils ne sont plus sous l'autorité de leurs parents. Ils peuvent désormais choisir leurs propres buts dans la vie. Ils font leurs propres expériences en gravissant les échelons de la vie d'étudiants, de...