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The Sims 3: Simulated Greatness (PC)
Okay so you were all probably assuming I would do a review for The Sims 3, and you were right. First off I have to say, any and every person would have fun playing this game. In case anyone is not familiar with The Sims, it's basically a simulation of life (or other peoples' lives), and just playing as if you were the character(s). You have to keep your status up such as eating, sleeping, showering, etc. So anyways back to the review:
This game was better than I thought it would be, and how the pirates who downloaded the unofficial beta described it. If you're familiar with The Sims 2, then you'll have no problem figuring out what to do. There have been some changes in the game, which are really phenomenal such as the ability to walk around town, buy your own **** for once, and join clubs. All of the NPC sims who live around you are now able to be visited by your sim. I found this quite relieving since other people don't need to be called from 2 damn houses away from yours. The biggest focal point to the sims you create now are traits. Traits are what your sim is good at, likes, doesn't like, and how they want to go through life.
The careers are the same, but you can now interact with what your character will do throughout the course of their work cycle for the day. One such instance from what I did was that I sucked up to the boss to get promoted faster...like that would ever happen with me in real life...HA. Anyways, the A.I. is also improved a bit; your sims actually know how to feed and pamper themselves. Also what I found clever was that if you go into Journalism, you are able to go to movie theatres and review the movies. All of these little things built vastly on what The Sims 2 tried to do, but never could, much less tried. Oh yeah, you are also able to move items and furniture at a diagonal now, so no more weird couch positions for you, mate!
And now the downsides of this game. There aren't many, but one thing that they could have done was at least add some more items. I know that this is the vanilla version but come on, at least give us some more than the basic needs for your sims. Sims still don't know how to get the hell out of the way for each other when walking through doors. They literally stare at each other for a good 5 minutes (game time) and say, "What the bloody **** are we supposed to do now, chap?" It's not that big of a deal, but I definitely caught that this bug was still in the game. Ultra speed is also quite slow, which can be a pain in the ass if you are only playing one sim and have to wait for him to get home or get out of bed...oh the agony!
(I don't want to give away all of the new features that are added, so I think that will do for what to expect.)
Overall I would have to say that EA did a great job on this game, even without the help of Maxis Studios developing it. The game is great, and if you're a Sim fan, I would highly recommend picking this game up, it got me playing for over 4 hours in one sitting. I would have to give this game a 9.3/10. Until the next review, ta-ta lads!
Alright, well to begin, the game sets you up in a tutorial to figure out how to interact with the enivornment, use your weapons, get cargo, etc. and so forth. The game isn't bad from the tutorial in the game, although it does isolate you from everyone else in until you're done, but never-the-less, I don't mind. Now this below is what I could not stand...
The biggest problem with this game is the fact that it takes so bloody long to even run into a real human being playing the game as well. I searched what seems to be 1 to 1:30 hours real human time before I finally met someone else playing the game. I mean, I thought the point of MMO's was to actually **** INTERACT with other players in the game.
Now, if you're a fan of this game, you might say, "Well, you can still use the chat system to talk to people around you and get their coordinates, etc." The problem I had with that was that no person ever helped me out in the chat, they all more-or-less said to me, "To hell with you, I'm going to wank in the abyss of space and let you figure out the **** for yourself." At this point I was beginning to get quite annoyed and irritated with the people who play this game.
Despite all of these actions, I still tried to give this game a second chance and play some more. Well, that was shortly ruined when I supposedly ran into some twit with too much free time on his hands who blew my ****-ass-of-an-excuse vessel down, taking me with it. That was the end of this for me.
I also heard from a few people that if you turn off the game, the computer will level up your character for you...as if there is any damn point in playing the game yourself. You can easily keep paying the $15 a month to let the PC level you up for about a year, come back, be a complete badass, and find out that everyone else met the same fate as I did and stopped playing the game all together.
I have no idea why this is considered an MMO when most of the time you're flying around with nobody for miles, and with people who refuse to help you out in the chat. If you want a good MMO or just an RPG in general, please find something other than this. I give this game a 3.8/10, just because the fighting was the only entertaining part of this entire game.
Okay, first of all I have to say this game is completely bad***. They kept all of the same features from the first one such as the chainsaw on the Lancer. There are also a lot of new additions to the game, such as setting mines, using mortar launchers and holding the Locusts hostage.
Another brilliant addition is, Horde Mode. This is where you fight the Locust army in 50 waves, and they get harder with each passing wave. My friends and I played it on the easiest setting, and it took us about 4-5 hours to finish, but it was amazing. The multiplayer in general is wonderful, despite the fact it can only have 2 people playing per TV.
I really couldn't find much wrong with this game at all. The only things were that it was relatively shorter than the first Gears of War, and having a plot line not that well thought out, but can easily be ignored due to how great the gameplay is. Also, some of the camera angles while on vehicles could have been better.
This was a great game and definitely worth picking up if you're into third-person shooters. Even though it's a bit short, there is still so much you can do on it after completing the game. I give this game a 9.0/10.