Conclusion: If you want X-rated content, go buy Lula 3D or other such games, if you want The Sims 2, buy that game too. A combination between those two is a pretty nasty crossover that leaves a sour taste in your mouth. If this would have been an add-on for The Sims 2, things would be alright, but as a standalone game, Playboy: The Mansion sucks.
Excerpt: Playboy: The Mansion is a “god-game,” where you play from above, controlling Hugh Hefner first and foremost. But you also have direct control over building, remodeling, and upgrading The Playboy Mansion . Think of it as Hugh Hefner meets The Sims . The models are nicely detailed -- not overly so, but well enough as the game is primarily played from an overview vantage point.
Excerpt: Ahh, Playboy magazine. With its biting articles and broad coverage of topics, is it a magazine for the more sophisticated gentleman that just so happens to have pictures of naked women in, or is it one for the Dirty Macs brigade? The purists would argue that it is too arty to be porn (i.e.
Excerpt: Playboy: The Mansion is not a sexy game. Sure, there are lots of enormously breasted girls in thongs who randomly take off their tops with no Sims -style censorship getting in the way. It’s just that the actual act of sex simply involves dry humping or something that seems straight out of a dirty cartoon, such as the scuba mask in the hot tub gag (use your imagination).
Excerpt: Since The Sims is one of the most successful gaming franchises of all time, it's not surprising that many companies have tried to cash in on the game's unique formula. The latest company to rip-off The Sims and try to make a buck is Playboy, who has teamed up with Arush Entertainment and Cyberlore Studios to put you into Hugh Hefner's slippers.
Conclusion: One part of the game which seemed pretty shallow in comparison to the rest of the game was the romantic relationships you could spark between people. After getting a woman drunk enough, and by flexing your muscles at her, it’s pretty damn easy to jump into bed with her, or the sofa, or the shower, or pretty much anywhere that’s available.
Pros: Great game premise., A lot of technical detail., Good music., You play as the Playboy King!
Cons: Graphics aren’t too great., Sex relationships are a let-down., -, annoying AI.
Excerpt: First off take note that "Hugh" seems to be rather... unrealistic. Yes. This game takes place at the beginning of the "empire" so he should be young, but does he age during gameplay? I bet not! Second note that your "World" is the most limited thing you've ever seen! You have the Mansion grounds, and later unlockable "sections" of the mansion, but then again you don't need to leave... the world will come to you.