Very fun game, but not a real good replay value.

User Rating: 6.5 | The Sims (DVD) PC
I played this game a couple years ago when everyone had stopped playing it. I wanted to see what all the hype was about. So I bought it, d/l it, and started to play. I've played many Maxis games like Sim City 2000/3000. After about 2 hours, I was so surprised I was getting bored. You create your Sim(s), create your house, get a job, and play the game like it's the very life you want. You can practice skills like cooking or mechanical, or work out to impress the ladies. But although this sounds very fun, once you speed about 2 weeks in this world, it's boring (much like real life sometimes). You come home from work, get the mail, pay bills, cook dinner, eat, study, bed. You get promotions if you're in a "good" mood when you go to work, but it's extremely hard to get all 8 catergories into green. All-in-all, if you're into creating a new life in a video game (such as World of Warcraft), this may be the buy for you. But as for me, I need a little more action in my gaming.