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
Excerpt: Anyone who was blessed or cursed (delete as appropriate) with a little sister might know that there is a certain innate charm about a doll’s house. A little snapshot of life that takes place within the mind of the child who plays there.
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.
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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.
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
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
Conclusion: It is no small accomplishment what the developers managed to do with bringing The Sims 3 to consoles as for the first time in the series I actually feel like the controls are well enough designed that you can actually really enjoy playing The Sims 3 on consoles.
Conclusion: The laid back nature of The Sims 3 transfers to consoles almost effortlessly in this new age of HD gaming, and if it wasn’t for some serious issues on the older generation Xboxs, it’d be scoring much higher.