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First brief Sims 3 thoughts:

-Considering how old my system is getting, I'm surprised the game runs this damn quickly and smoothly on it. Huh. (I shouldn't jinx it, I guess?)

-While I mention "quickly," this isn't as far as the clock speeds go, but I don't *think* that's because of my machine, I think they've just got the fast-forward on not-very-fast setting. :/ Which kinds sucks when my sim is sleeping and I'd like to just, y'know, get to the next morning.

-The whole seamless neighborhood thing is pretty niff, although I'm not sure yet if I'll like this compared to Sims 2's system better or worse. I mean, in the previous game I liked playing different families at different times, but then again I was starting to drive myself nuts with my huge population and trying to keep track of everyone. :p This'll be different, at least...

-As a part of the above though, NOT having to load every damn time you go somewhere is wonderful! Definite A++ for that.

-Some of the new in-depth stuff is pretty neat. Like being able to choose what you focus on at work, that sorta thing. Haven't really got that much into the game though to see what all's available.

-But damn, the Sims this time around are ugly! What's with the small number of choices still? I can't even give my Sim some curls? (I'm just hoping they finally added some decent long-hair options for guys, since I haven't checked out the male create-a-sim stuff yet.)

-Speaking of which, it looks like they went from having all the Sims too thing last game, with no really truly heavy Sims, to not having any skinny ones this time. Which I guess if you *have* to have one or the other, this way is perhaps preferred, but neither is optimal.

-Please tell me there's something like in the last game that you can use to reverse your Sim's aging. I like to have aging on in general, but I don't really want my "main" sim to grow old and die. :/

-Wonder when the first expansion will be out... and what it will include, since they included some of the normal expansion-type stuff right off the bat...

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stormfeather
Jun. 2nd, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
I actually saw this, and found it so far beyond lame it's not even funny, but it's a bit moot anyhow because even if I were willing to spend real money for really basic crap, they don't have much in the way of variety there, either.

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stormfeather
Jun. 2nd, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Although they do at least give you $10 worth of points free, when you buy the game and register it. So that's at least... somewhat less heinous. But still! Charging for hairstyles and other basic crap that should be part of the game! Blargh.
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stormfeather
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I suspect that's their reasoning.

What I suspect what *will* happen is that the real Sim addicts will probably buy stuff from the store, but would have anyhow. And that the more normal, sane people (I'm including myself here in relative terms) will basically use the free points for things that they really especially want from the store, and then never probably use the store again, just making do with the free downloads of stuff that other people make.
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