The Sims 3: Pets Review – Starting From Scratch On Consoles
18 October 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Give your sims pets…again. At least you can control them this time
Graphics: I encountered plenty of slowdown and texture popping, but the level of detail on the pets is impressive
Sound: The extra “meows” and “woofs” mix right in with the classic Sims-style soundtrack
Playability: The controls work fine, though they are cumbersome compared to the PC interface (especially the camera)
Entertainment: If you have an unconditional love of animals – no matter where...
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Conclusion: Over all the achievements are all achievable and there are a few sneaky shortcuts to some of the longer achievements, so for all you 100%er's out there i would highly recommend this game. Well thats about it for my review you. If u like you can leave comments with any points you'd like to add or even just your favorite achievement? Anyway Happy hunting everyone!
Summary: The Sims 3 is the anticipated console port of 2009's remarkable life simulator. It's not an ideal way to experience the hypnotic joys of managing a Sims' lifetime, with menu-heavy controls and too many loading screens. Still, the core experience is wonderfully subtle and capable of creating its magic even within the limitations of the platform.
Pros: Core gameplay still mesmerizes, Fantastic customization options, Options to create and trade objects online
Cons: Controls can be awkward, Only one city to play in, Frequent loading screens
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Excerpt: The Sims 3 makes its HD-gen console debut in this impressive port that, despite long loading times and a few technical quirks, retains the addictive and enjoyable nature of its computer counterpart.
Pros: Easy to master console control scheme; Karma powers offer an additional set of tools for toying with/tormenting your Sims