The game starts out with opening theme (of course). It gets you hooked up as the girl parties, people have their first kiss, and the artist tries to draw the fat rich lady. Then you get these three neighbourhoods, all with a story of their own. You may choose to continue with their lives, or follow the story. Better yet, you can create your OWN neighbourhood, and make it have its own story! Not only does it stop there. Sequels aren't just their for better graphics... Now your Sims have feelings! You cannot get married over-night anymore; you can tell which child is yours. Your Sims can WANT something now! Sims 1 did not look so fun without the wants. Moreover, the wants and fears can help in creating your story. That is what the Sims 2 is known for. You get to be God! Enjoy!