Excerpt: A player of all-things-Simlish, from the original SimCity, to the micro-managment of the little Sims themselves, I have to say, the whole daily routine and need fulfilling was beginning to grate. The only updates were starting to look like an Ikea store crossed with that party place on the corner. From the first trailers of The Sims:Medieval, though, that little sparkle of excitement began to show again, and deservedly so. The Sim Studios have outdone themselves.
Pros: Rich graphical world compared with previous EA Sims games, adjustable AI levels, fewer mandatory daily tasks
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.
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.
Conclusion: I tried to play The Sims Medieval in as many different ways as possible to find the one that fitted, but I couldn’t find it. The game seems promising at the start as it offers adventure, political intrigue, duels to the death and medieval banquets. It soon develops into a mundane set of tasks that becomes fairly easy and unrewarding, and any deviance from this is punished until you do it the way the game wants you to do it.
Become a knight or an assassin in story-based quest sim.
Common Sense Media
2 July 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
2 July 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.