Excerpt: A new feature at EdutainingKids.com, our Buyer's Guides help make buying choices easy for consumers. We test hundreds of children's products and strive to keep up to date on the latest releases. Of course, every family is unique. We can't please everyone. However, we are able to select some special titles that are at the top of our "edutainment" list--those that have that extra edge in the categories of design, entertainment, education, and play value.
Excerpt: With its chunky and colourful visuals, this Nintendo exclusive version of The Sims is obviously aimed at a younger audience. The game sends a message that life is cheerful and colourful, well that’s all a lie, as it’s not. We believe it’s possible to sue for false advertising, as this is certainly a fake advertisement for life.
Conclusion: My initially cheery mood disappeared soon after I started playing. I wish I could say that the game had some other redeeming factors but it would be easier to fill a page with some more bad qualities than it would be with good ones. The graphics are ‘soooo 2002’ and the I in AI surely must stand for Insignificant. Using the interface is a struggle and definitely among the worst interfaces I have experienced in the last five years. In the end, the game is rather shallow.
Excerpt: Look up ?money tree? in the dictionary and you?ll likely see a picture of Electronic Arts? The Sims franchise. Considered one of the top-selling gaming franchises in history -- spawning three official games, innumerable expansion discs, as well as console and handheld versions -- The Sims has ballooned into a pop culture phenomenon for EA, breaking through to young and old, male and female, and bridging the gap between seasoned and newbie players.
Conclusion: naughty aspects of The Sims, like whoopee-making encounters. There’s still a socialization facet that drives relationships and helps raise your humble town to a five-star locale everybody wants to live in. As you attract more and more MySims to your new municipality, the town’s rating will increase, with the goal being to increase the town’s “star power” to five. That will attract a multitude of new MySims to town, including an Italian chef, kickboxing instructor and DJ.
Excerpt: It probably took about five minutes for someone at EA to decide to put The Sims, one of the best selling PC franchises of all time, on the Wii, the hottest selling new console on the market today. Oddly, the game hardly resembles its PC counterpart -- to its detriment.