Reviews and Problems with The Sims 3: Island Paradise
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Fun but laggy
AMC "~A", Amazon
26 July 2014
Summary: It's fun, adds more elements to the game, but because there are so many issues with sims getting stuck all around town from poor editing on the developers behalf, the game quickly becomes glitchy with lots of lagging. I do like the added resorts and the way a sim can own them. I like my sims making money their own way rather than rabbit holes. The house boats are fun and the castle was really cool.
Summary: The game is beautiful. As someone living in a Caribbean country I thought the neighborhood looked very much like what cities in The Caribbean looked like. The features are amazing, the hair and content is amazing as well. The only problem I have with this game is that for the most part, to appreciate this expansion you're limited to the town Maxis has created for this expansion. For example, I can't use a lot of these features in Riverview as it has no beaches.
Summary: I'd like it more if my computer didn't minimize every 10 minutes with it on. "not enough memory" even though I barely use the memory on my computer. (external drives, duh). Other than that... This is a great expansion pack. From houseboats to uncharted islands to mermaids to owning a resort, this pack is neat. I am a little bummed that there isn't much in the way of clothing. Some cool swimsuits and accessories but all in all maybe 25 new CAS items.
Summary: Island Paradise is a great expansion over all, but there is one big bug in the expansion that may or may not be patched now that the Sims 4 is in the making. With the expansion, you get every thing that has to go with a tropical theme. This means you get boats, houseboats, palm trees, jet skis and so on. This is also the second to last expansion pack that was released, with Into the Future being the last expansion pack.
Summary: Pretty much the only reason why I got this one (besides the fact that I have to own every single Sims game) are for the mermaids. I love playing a mermaid. The biggest problem is that my computer (which is only a year old, mind you) has a tough time rendering the ocean waves and other ocean effects, so it has the tendency to glitch up badly. I can't even play the island world because it just gets super slow and glitchy.
Summary: This expansion pack is lots of fun especially if you are into things having to do with the ocean, some of the stuff on Isla Paradiso can also be used in other neighborhoods (ex: Windsurfing, snorkeling) It's well worth the cost however there is one very annoying glitch, when you are in Isla Paradiso the sims will freeze unexpectedly while this only lasts for a few seconds it does continue to happen more and more often as you keep playing.