Behaving Like a Sim3pleton
Lena bought the Sims 3 for us to play on her iPhone and my iPod Touch a few days ago. I figured what the hell, it’s something to do while she’s in the bathroom at Zaxby’s, and I’ll be back to Solitaire soon enough.
I am afraid that I severely misjudged my threshold for spending my real life playing my fake one.
Sims 3 for the iPhone is a solid game, and an awesome deal for $10. The iPhone version kicks the pants off of Sims 2 for the computer. (For me anyway. Sims 2 never caught me at all. I tried to play it, but it seemed too technical somehow. Not as much fun.) I’ve only been playing intermittently for a few days, but I’m already a master fisherman, City Councilman, and am sleeping with my boss… which helps you get promotions!
The game is simplified considerably for the iPhone, but it is still more than deep enough to keep someone like me plenty occupied. The skill-ups in the game come with cute little mini game style challenges for the player, like swinging your lure around to catch fish, shaking pots back and forth on the stove to cook, and replacing circuitry to repair. They aren’t exactly challenging, but they make pursuing the skills a lot more interesting than watching your sim read a book.
Mostly I think what I love is the thought of a portable Sims game. I probably would have put up with a few faults in the gameplay to have that. Happily I didn’t have to!
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