We received review code for The Sims 3 on Friday, so I have spent the last few days messing around with it. The review embargo is still more than a week away, but while you patiently wait for our final word, I thought I would share with you a few screens from the last few days. All these shots are from the city that ships with the game and includes no downloaded content. It's worth noting, however, that when you register the game you get an entire town to download for free; I will show off some screens from that city when the review goes up.
On Tuesday, I'll post a whole bunch of video as well, and try to sate any hunger you have for all things Sims 3. In the meanwhile, some updates on my Sims:
While I put him through a few changes afterwards, this was my Sim in progress. Handsome fellow. Oddly enough, I named him Kevin. He's a big guy, but a but more in shape than me. An interesting addition to the Sim creator allows you to create your own clothing designs. As you can tell, this black t-shirt didn't get much attention!
This is the Sim version of GameSpot's own Lark Anderson. The game allows you to give each Sim up to five behavioral characteristics. Upon Lark's request, I made his Sim insane and evil. For good measure, he's also a kleptomaniac, inappropriate, and neurotic. Oh--and I made his wife Britney Spears. Together, they have a child. Called Trollbo.
Conversations with Lark and Britney are a little bizarre. Lark makes all sorts of moody noises, and got pissed off when I straightened up that pink flamingo that had fallen over. I apologized and he seemed fine, but I decided to be rude to Britney in retribution. I then took my leave. Can't wait to see what kind of brat Trollbo ends up being!
I also made Sim versions of Justin Calvert and Sophia "Freaking" Tong. In my alternate universe, they are married. They're both quite chatty, though Sophia rudely took a cell call while I was hanging out. Justin's more friendly, but all he wanted to talk about was working out.
My wife's name is Ursula. And she's quite the hottie, I may add. Here you see us just prior to a romantic interlude. Oddly enough, Ursula's been feeling sick the last few days for "unknown" reasons. My guess is she's got morning sickness. Is there a little baby Kevin on the way? God help us.
I'm a musician; Ursula's a scientist. The upside is that we work opposite shifts, so it keeps the gameplay moving. The downside is that I forgot to pay a bill. So here's the repo man, sucking up my only living room chair (fortunately, he left my love seat alone). I eased my pain by heading to the park and playing guitar for the folks there.
More often, however, I practice in the bathroom. I don't know why Sim Kevin prefers to play guitar next to the commode. Acoustics?
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