Has its own appeal despite not being as good as the computer version
Alice Fielding "kangarunitarian", Amazon
21 September 2005
Summary: While I like the computer version, which is tailor-made for nerds like me, better overall, the xBox version is not without its charms. The eye candy is incredible. The houses are so realistic! And the character creation is so much fun! (though, oddly, I can't get my characters to look quite as lifelike as I can on the computer) And it is such a kick to get to see my Sims on the big screen. Plus, you can have as many neighborhoods as you want.
Summary: Warning: highly addictive... I bought this game awhile ago...and it's highly addictive..I've had oodles of fun playing this game. While it's not perfect (what game is?) I liked it. The game looks quite simple, but after a few hours of gameplay..you begin to figure out that this is not the case. One has to juggle their personal needs with building up their stats (logic, fitness, etc.), having personal relationships, their jobs and their health.
Summary: Better on the PC by far. The controls are combersome, the graphics aren't that great. The only part better than the PC version is the zooming and free rotation which is being added in The Sims2. If you've got a high end computer, save your money for The Sims2.
Summary: When I purchased this game, I couldn't wait to play after hearing so much about the PC version. After I turned it on, I played it for a couple of minutes and quickly became bored. I tried it a few more times, but was still bored. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I would not waste my money on this game.
Summary: I love this game on the PC and I love it on the Xbox. The load time is much faster on the Xbox and the graphics are just great. It was just as addicting on the console as I played it for hours when I first got it. My only gripe with this Xbox version is the two player mode. This great feature can only be unlocked after completing several "scenarios" within the game. For those of us that are all too familiar with this game, unlocking that feature is tiresome and boring!
I'm not a regular gamer, but this is what I think....
Brooke Pennington "Renaissance girl", Amazon
7 April 2003
Summary: I admit that The Sims is the only video game, on PC or a console, that I have ever played with any regularity. I suppose this review is mostly intended for people of a similar mindset, since I have no idea how to criticize the ease of controls compared to other games, or whether the load and save times are relatively fast or slow. I found the Xbox version of the Sims to be extremely entertaining, with some new additions that were fun and inventive.
Summary: When my little sister first got this game, I thought it would be like any other Sims game I played. Play it then get bored in 10 minutes. You see, I never really fell in love with the PC Sims game. Maybe it was because of the snail-slow loading times, maybe something else. But I am highly suprised with this game. PROS: 1. The Sims are on XBOX! 2. Some good 2-player mini games 3. The Get a Life mode is a great addition. 4.