I bought My Sims the day it came out and couldn't wait to try it out. When I did I was a little surprised at the style of the game, however over a little time I came to love it!!
The game begins with you coming to a town that has been destroyed and you have to rebuild it with your excellent building skills. I found this a little difficult to get use to as it is a big change from the other Sims games, anyway I kept an open mind and as the game progressed I progressed to like it. In my opinion My Sims is like the better bits of Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon and The Sims for the pc (without all of the expansion packs that can cost from £12.00 to £25.00 each), you have to wonder why it took someone so long to do this.
From the word "go", the attention to detail, style and polish is there in spades. Your first task is to create a character, a job that introduces you to the game's fantastically simple but extremely effective creation system. It offers a huge range of different clothing designs, hairstyles and facial expressions; you can even for the first time change the pitch of your Sims voice!!! You can also change your clothes any time you like as well!!
And now the reel thing begins, where you are told by the mayor that the town could do with someone to fix it up (yes that's you). First things first though you will need a base of operations if you are going to do anything around here. And so you are introduced to the workshop, a place where you will be spending an awful lot of your time. It is here where you will be building and creating items, from chairs, to cupboards, to beds, to baths and even to full- blown houses, your workshop is your main method of getting people back to the town.
The graphics of My Sims are also something to watch out for, the cartoon style graphics actually suit the game and for me they are a nice touch. You can also choose who you want and don't want to live in your neighbourhood- very useful!!!
Overall My Sims is an adorable little game in one sense but a very well thought out game in another sense that caters for the creative and caring personality that hides away in all of us. And never fear if you're completely evil then My Sims caters for that too. Be demonic and go around causing trouble if you must- there is a different side to this game for all you mischief-makers as well. EA has taken several little genres and moulded them into a rather charming little game.
- Superb workshop system.
- Lovely style of graphics
- Good mix of gameplay styles
- Oh so so so addictive
- No online sharing option (hence why it didn't get the full 5 stars)
Workshop System: 9.5/10