Conclusion: Still, this is a highly enjoyable experience. Granted, If I could have my way, The Sims: Medieval would simply be The Sims 3 (as in the set-up) but in a medieval town instead of a modern one, but this isn't a discourse on what we wish it could have been. It's got a few kinks to work out - both in technical terms and in the way some elements are implemented, but we'd happily recommend this to both Sim fans and newcomers to the franchise.
Conclusion: EA has gotten much better over the years at making expansions that are worth the cost of entry but Pirates and Nobles doesn’t fit the build. There is a lot of new content both in terms of objects and the new quest which can add a lot of gameplay hours. On the flip side there isn’t anything that pushes the series forward but really just more of the same.
Excerpt: Product Description The Sims Medieval Pirates & Nobles Adventure Pack introduces new quests, treasure hunting, and hundreds of new objects for your medieval kingdom! Your epic story starts when the Pirates of Aarbyville and the Nobles of Tredony arrive in your kingdom, followed quickly by sword fights, love affairs, grand adventures and mysteries. Go treasure hunting to uncover hidden objects. Embark on new quests to help your kingdom achieve a new ambition.
Become a knight or an assassin in story-based quest sim.
Common Sense Media
29 June 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Sims Medieval has the same shell as previous games in the Sims franchise, but it is packaged in a completely new way. While it is still up to the player to write his or her own story, there is more structure to this title than the previous entries. Players are presented with specific tasks and goals, which ultimately lead them to being able to rule the kingdom.
Add-on expands original game into treasure-hunting quests.
Common Sense Media
28 June 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is an add-on pack to The Sims Medieval . It requires players to already have The Sims Medieval installed on their computer. This add-on is provides players with new story objectives and quests, though there are also new items, outfits, and gameplay tweaks as well.
Summary: The Sims Medieval places the Sims characters into the Middle Ages and brings players robust, compelling gameplay never seen before in the history of The Sims, letting you create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every Hero Sim character in the land.
Conclusion: If you can get passed the too-linear quests there is some fun to be had in building and living your kingdom. I’ll also give EA points in trying something different with the theme. Still, the game has it’s problems; some of which will be fixed with a patch. Once that patch comes feel free to give the game a 7. Right now though the bugs knock the game down a point.