The Sims 3: Standard Edition (PC/MAC DVD-ROM)
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Courtnay, . 6 June 2009
This game truly was all I expected. While there are fewer items than when we left off with The Sims 2 (TS2), the new features of gameplay more than make up for that, and certainly leave room for more expansions.
Graphics are smoother, and more detailed than before and gameplay loads much faster than before. The neighbourhood gives you lots of great scenery and there is always something to look at and something new to find.
The sounds are much like TS2, but you are now able to choose a voice for your sim and tweak the pitch via a slider, making each sim more unique and creating more diversity within your community. Some of the music is enhanced from TS2, but still has a great nostalgia to it.
The game itself has so many new features, and adds a whole new feeling to the gameplay. There are collectables lying around town (ie bugs, rocks/gems, insects, etc) and sending your sim to work seems like a whole new action now that you can select how your sim spends their time. Whether you Word Hard, or Suck Up To Boss, or even Sleep On Counter, everything has a consequence so choose wisely!
The new Create-A-Style brings a whole new dimension to decorating both sims (clothing, that is), household items, and building materials (wallpapers, floor tiling, etc). Now simply EVERYTHING can match!
This game is certainly worth purchasing! There are so many paths you can take in this game, that playing hours are virtually limitless and there is surely something for everyone, whether you prefer to create families and happy-endings, or achieve goals one after the other, or simply enjoy creating houses and buildings. Go on, get simming!
Christopher, HOUT BAY. 25 June 2009
Why are people complaining about a good game? Most of the complainers are the ones that downloaded the illegal pirated version or have not met the min. system requirements.
The game is charming, the sims are sweet with their new traits, each new trait adding to the uniqueness of each sim. The hair does move....if you have a your graphics set right, hell you don't even need an expensive graphics card...I have got a NVidia 8500 with 2gb ram and 2.2ghz pros. and my game is working just fine on high graphics settings with no lag at all.
The whole concept of the open nieghbourhood is what sold the game to me. The fact their are rabbit holes (where the sims dissappear into buildings) is a good thing, just imagine the amount of memory and rendering and loading our games would need with all that extra detail. So before you dis rabbit holes stop and think please. The sounds are cool, even if some of them are a reworking of some of the sims 2 sounds. The music is nice, but as one review said, there should have been a next song button.
What is annoying, is people bad mouthing the game before they even give it a chance. EA did the best they could with all the presure we, the sims fans, were putting them under. Every game has its bugs, nothing can be perfect, we can't have everything people. So please....I beg you, stop moaning.
Waldo Luís, BEACON BAY. 15 June 2009
This game is the embodiment of awesome.
The graphics are not hardcore, but improve a lot over the Sims 2 and they remain true to the nature of the game.
The sound is recycled Sims 2 music but it fits in perfectly and there is some soothing rhythm to it, while being nostalgic.
This game will keep you busy for many many hours and brings so much more fun to the game as well as extremely innovative features.
The collector's edition is even a bigger bonus since the downloadable car is amazing, the R114 (1000 Sim Points) will come in handy and the 2GB Flash Drive is really cool. It's also a nice package to put on display and has a 3D look to it that can't be shown in pictures.
If you are a Sim-o-holic, now is the time!
(And it comes at a very low premium for the Collector's Edition, only a measly R45 more than the Standard Edition at such a benefit.)
Conradt, South Africa. 15 October 2010
In my opinion The Sims 3 creators would win a medal for being extremely lazy
The hair of the Sims don't move like in The Sims 2
They simply show up in the car or taxi, they don't even use the car doors or even call for a taxi and the cars don't pull out the driveway like they did.
The music and sound quality is horrible you can't hear it as good as in the Sims 2, you can't click on a next button to go to the next song. The Sims voices aren't as entertaining as in previous versions, you can't really hear them speak
Your Sims face on the panel looks very unclear, the awards objects are also mostly gone, so are the career rewards
And you can't even go in most of the buildings like the Diner or Shop, this could be done in the first Sims
why not in the third
I admit there is some good stuff in this game but it's totally overshadowed by the bad.
Khululiwe, South Africa. 28 June 2014
this game was not what I expected it to be it was just really disappointing
Marius, South Africa. 3 November 2014
Great game, great price
Leonie, South Africa. 28 August 2014
Make sure when you buy the game you have internet,you have to create an origin account to register youre game on before it will download on youre pc.then you can play the game.its still a great game.i will recomend it to everyone for hours of fun!!
Thanx takealot for the info.