I have to admit, the sims have definitely improved since the last one, karma powers, your sims change from babies to elderly througout time, you have a neighborhood and you can be pregnant and have babies; all things that we could not do in sims 2 on console. There is more detail, as the sims 2 felt too simple. But, this game is sooo addictive; once you play you cannot stop! However, I am slightly disappointed with the amount of houses we can buy at the beginning, with only a choice of two houses. Also I don't really like many clothes you can use on the sims. Apart from that, it is a great and addictive game lol!