Expansion lets players dive into Sims’ professional lives.
Common Sense Media
5 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Sims 3: Ambitions is an expansion pack to The Sims 3 (the original game is required to play), and that it contains the same sort of violence, sexuality, and questionable behavior as its forebear. New professions provide fresh opportunities for getting into fights, stealing, and flirting, but the depictions of these activities are no more graphic than they were in the original game.
Excerpt: (1 items) It’s hard not to be fond of The Sims franchise: If you’re anything like me, you grew up playing SimCity and its many derivatives (SimCity 2000, SimCity3000, etc.), and may even owe your entire understanding of civic engagement to that superlative computer game. While it doesn't re-invent the wheel, Ambitions does offer some nice features that are new to the Sims mobile franchise.
The Sims 3: Ambitions Review for iPhone and iPod Touch
18 September 2010
Excerpt: EA Mobile is back with a new expansion for their mobile version of The Sims 3 called Amibitions . In Ambitions, it is your job to lead your sim on a career path and down the road to success. Along the way, you must cater to your sim’s desires to create short-term and long-term goals, ultimately building up a successful life for them.
Summary: Can you put a price on a good job? Would you rather toil in a nondescript building each day, or take on a more exciting, if less financially-sound job? Well, The Sims 3: Ambitions makes this last question easy: I can't recommend shelling out thirty or forty dollars to make the work aspect of your Sim's life more enjoyable.
Excerpt: Some people will never be happy with their lives. They always need a little bit more. More excitement, more money, more love, more time. Not often do you hear someone complain that they need more work. It’s normally the opposite, people complain they have too much work. It is a bit peculiar then that the Sims has always been a successful franchise because in order to enjoy the game properly, your Sim needs to be employed. As if real life was not hard enough!
Excerpt: Ambitions is the second expansion for The Sims 3, following on from the World Adventures pack. Both expansions have focused on adding more genuine "game" elements to an otherwise unwinnable sandbox. World Adventures did it through giving you quests to explore ancient Egyptian tombs but Ambitions does it with "professions" - not to be confused with the existing "careers" despite the inherently confusing nature of their choice of words.
Pros: Great humour, Not just for kids, It's a game now!
Cons: Needs a patch quickly, Longevity issues?, Where's my Twin Peaks?!
Review: The Sims 3: Ambitions- Not Ambitious Enough
11 June 2010
Excerpt: When The Sims 3 launched and I loaded it up for the first time, I experienced a rather unpleasant revelation. I played around with The Sims 3 for a little while, and while I liked what I saw, it also seemed like the game contained fewer items than its predecessor. At the simplest and most obvious level, The Sims 2 had 3 towns while The Sims 3 had just one. Then I saved my game and checked out this “Store” thing they were advertising on the game launcher.