Excerpt: The Sims have been around on the PC for some time, but have recently made their way onto console systems. In the PC version of the game, your goal is simply to do well in life by advancing in your career, accumulating wealth and a nice home, and developing and maintaining relationships with those around you. As long as your sim is happy you’re doing well in the game.
Excerpt: The world's best selling game is bound to spawn a few incarnations on different formats. The Sims is no different, The Sims: Bustin' Out is the second Sims title to appear on a console. The first title introduced console owners to the basics of The Sims . The viewpoint was updated and the transition from PC gaming to console gaming was smooth. This version of The Sims is good enough to please veteran Sim fans and encourage new gamers to the world of The Sims .
Conclusion: The Sims has done it again, with an engrossing title that takes all that was good about the first game and builds on it comprehensively. The gameplay remains as addictive as ever and the game will last you a long while before you get bored. I can see it appealing to an equally wide spectrum of people as before and I have no doubt that this game will have a lengthy stay at the top of the charts in the next few weeks.
Conclusion: As the first handheld game of its type to hit our shores, I think this offers something quite different to anything else on the market, and carries it off quite well. It lacks the polish of certain other titles on the platform, but at least offers a nice twist on the series without making the game absolute rubbish; the approach taken for brining this game to the handheld is excellent.