Gurls and boyz, this game is FUN. The Sims I created for me and my husband are way less bratty and indignant that any Sims from the original, 2, or 3 ever were. What I mean is they are open to earning skill points more often, have smarter free will (they actually WANT to solve their own problems, imagine that!), and seem to want to succeed in life. It’s actually kinda inspiring to watch them try to achieve their dreams even when I just want them to go to sleep. Cuties.
I was prepared for the worst, because this game has been dragged through the mud by some of my friends and some review sites. I would be brutally honest if I were disappointed, but so far it’s my favorite Sims title yet. Call it the LOW expectations I had, or being a late adopter, but I’m shocked and delighted by how polished and fun this game is. It doesn’t feel like an incomplete base game thirsty for expansion packs, like all the other The Sims base games felt. So while I’m excited to see all the expansion packs to come (the current one out, Get to Work, doesn’t strike me as worth the money), I think I’d be fine with just the base game. I’ve been playing for four days and have only scratched the tip of the iceberg (is that how that phrase goes? Honey, I don’t know…). This game comes highly recommended.