Summary: First off let me say that this is a great expansion for a great game. The problem is that generations adds stuff that you use once, it's cool, you're done. I mean yes treehouses are cool. But after you put it down, play in it, pull a few pranks...you're pretty much bored of it. If you are looking for a better experience with kids I guess it's okay but I would much rather go with late night or something that adds a LOT more stuff than this.
Summary: I'm pretty torn on this one. I used to play on my brother's computer; now I have my own and I don't have Generations anymore. Honestly, it's hard to say whether gameplay is better or worse without it, but I'm leaning towards better (with a caveat). Good things: -There are a lot of new interactions and milestones. Throwing bachelor(ette) parties, going to prom, learning to drive.
I think everyone must be playing a different version than I am
Cedric "Washu", Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: If you play legacy or otherwise have children, yes, you should get Generations. However, if you play Big Brother, the Insane Asylum Challenge, or otherwise an adult-only game of Sims, you'll see almost no content. The only feature of Generations I regularly use with my adults are the bunk beds, so I can cram in eight Sims into a smaller house. The sleeping bag *is* useful for your World Adventure explorers, so they can sleep in to sleep more easily than the tent.
Summary: Sims 3 Generations definitly doesn't qualify to be an expansion pack- you don't get a new town, any major changes to game, or any new buildings. It just comes with one park that's pretty ugly and doesn't fit well with Sunset Valley or Riverview. I would classify it more as a stuff pack. It gives you plenty of clothes and new furniture. The new actions that it provides you with are boring and even a bit annoying.
Summary: This game would be good (not great, but at least amusing), but it has far too many bugs in it. As of patch 1.22.9, this game is crippled beyond repair. Everything will run fine at first, but after enough time has passed, Sims begin to vanish, turn invisible, or worse, vanish from the world forever. I have personally started over six times, and it always ends the same. One day, Sims in your household disappear, then reappear somewhere else on the lot.
Summary: I usually buy the game itself but I thought I would download it this time, Big Mistake! I'm not saying this would happen to everyone but for me it was disappointment after disappointment. I have a 15" MacBook Pro and all the specifications for this download including high-speed wireless internet, and the download took 6 hours!
Summary: Game does not change much of the play. There are new scenes, but they really do not change much. I bought the product because I thought that it would have either a new town or a lot of new items. This is not a Maxis game anymore so since that happened I have not seen the same quality of the games. If you compare the game to my other extension packs, I think it lacks in that area. The Sims can do all these things this expansion pack just gives them props to do it.
Conclusion: This expansion has less 'in your face' features than any others. Upon installing, I started a new family from scratch. After 5 or 6 hours of play time I am yet to notice a difference between this and the base game. That said, a friend of mine who has an established neighbourhood has enjoyed the subtle changes this brings to each life stage.