I'd heard about the sims and from what i saw, it was boring- is having to tell your character when to go to the toilet fun?! However, i heard of this and thought "here we go again" but after i saw the adverts, i realised it was totally different. You can chose what your character looks like, decorate your own house and even buy a second one later in the game (how many people do you know of these days who can buy a second house?!). All the sims have different personalities and the more money you earn, the more you can buy and as you progress, you open up more areas and meet more interesting people, so even when you have filled up the star meter, you still have many more tasks to complete the game! I love how colourful it was and it just makes you feel really happy- in two words: pure escapism.
However, don't think this game doesn't have it's faults, hence the four stars). As much as i love this game, there are a couple of things you should know about:
1) the game content- when i saw the advert, i thought it was for the ds version, but i found out after i bought it they were advertising the wii version, so no building houses or making pizza, which makes me sad. They have since changed the adverts to say it's for the wii. However, there's only so much room on a cartridge so that can't be helped and more the fault of the advertisers.
2) stumped- the only task i'm having trouble with is the sky diving game- i can't get the bronze, even when all the jewels are collected and doing loads of combos, so this may put younger gamers off.
Those who say the game is repetitive are missing something- your sim has to collect money to buy certain items, so you need to go back over challenges to earn money.
Overall, this game is great- it's better than the sims because mysims is colourful and a lot more fun to play, and although it has it's faults (what game doesn't?) i really enjoyed playing it, especially the second time round as a boy! I will be buying mysims kingdom when it comes out.