Expansion pack allows Sims to explore exotic cultures.
Common Sense Media
17 April 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this is an expansion pack for The Sims 3, and players must already have a copy of The Sims 3 installed on their computer for the expansion pack to work. The expansion allows Sims to take vacations, and introduces new character traits, skills, items to purchase, and other add-ons.
Excerpt: (1 items) I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t review every Sims 3 expansion pack that comes out. The Sims, as a money-making enterprise, is brilliant. An addictive simulator with millions in sales that comes out with seemingly quarterly expansion packs for people to gobble up. As a gaming experience, the new stuff and new jobs that are available through the expansion packs usually don’t change the fundamental gameplay of the original release.
Pros: More of the same Sims stuff
Cons: Wonky movement controls, Boring errands, Unimpressive new sandboxes
Excerpt: Vacationing in The Sims 3: World Adventures is best done solo. While the base game is typically at its best when players divide time between an entire household of Sims, the expansion breaks from its dedication to the mundane. Sims can walk down sets of stairs into a tomb-exploring adventure game that requires players’ full attention, while any other Sims that came along are left to their own devices.
Excerpt: The Sims franchise has always been aimed at girls. No boy worth his salt will even come close to this game, and most will not even admit that it is a game at all. Let’s face it, playing with dolls cannot be described as a game. Neither can dressing people in pretty clothes, designing their homes with colourful decorations or making them go to the loo. And now with this expansion pack they also get to go to gay Paris. Every manly man’s skin must be crawling by now.