Summary: i bought the game, waited about 2 hours for the game to load, and when it appeared to be done a message popped up saying the i had the sims running, confused i closed all pages other opened pages but the message did not go away. Getting frustrated i restarted my computer and waited ANOTHER 2 hour for it to download again and it still did not work! To make it worse there's no way to refund it!
Summary: But I was able to find the solution at EA. Hopefully since so many people have the same problem, Amazon will let the URL stay in my review. It is not an easy fix, so keep this in mind if you are thinking about the download vs. the actual disc. The answer is here: [...] I first had to manually patch Ambitions because the launcher wouldn't do it - the patch is on that page. Once I did that, I got the error message 'base game is not compatible with this new expansion.
Summary: For the price Ambitions offers far less than World Adventures did; the new careers are interesting for a while but seem to follow the same format as each other, picking up other 'new' careers has been a tedious exercise offering little extra amusement. There are very few new objects, clothes or haircuts etc - which The Sims & The Sims 2 expansions & addons all offered; The Sims store has put an end to that it seems.