Excerpt: The Sims may have been a PC phenomenon, but The Sims Bustin’ Out just didn’t work on the consoles. Part of it is a difference in gaming style, for lack of a better term – console games – even the truly odd ones – are pretty goal-based and organized, as opposed to the free-for-all play of most PC successes. After all, the quintessential PC experiences are sim games like, well, The Sims, and the massive RPGs that date all the way back to Myst.
Excerpt: The name isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The Sims grew up – or down, as the case may be – and got hip. If the fun of the original Sims lies in recreating the challenges of daily adult life, the Urbz focuses on life as presented through your favorite MTV style show or trendy magazine. The Sims is reality TV; the Urbz is the Style channel.