Summary: I had never played sims when I bought this game, and honestly this game put me off towards the sims franchise. When I first started playing, I liked it, although I felt I couldn't do what I wanted. After I played for a little while, I started getting really bored. After that, I bought Sims 3 and loved it. If you don't like this game because you get bored and you don't like the guidelines, then you should get Sims 3.
Summary: Got this game when I was 12, fun creative outlet. But, it is "chibified" in the sense that they all have the same body, and almost the same faces. Still, I would play it for hours at a time as a kid.