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Old 08/04/2009   #6916
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xAerith wrote: Oh...

Nah, it's okay to wish for that. *o* And do you know much about how Sims 3 is already?
Well enough. They did away with the Wants & Fears system and implemented this new Wishes system. They added moodlets which involve certain events (both negative and positive) that can affect your sim in a positive or negative way. Yeah that's as much as I know about it.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6917
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Remember when "Sim" stood for "Sim City" and it was Maxis's best selling series?

It sure would be nice if they put that much effort and ingenuity into their other franchises. But its all about the Sims now so...fuck it.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6918
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Sim City was an amazing series and better than 99% of the games mentioned on this site.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6919
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Mako Eyes wrote: Remember when "Sim" stood for "Sim City" and it was Maxis's best selling series?

It sure would be nice if they put that much effort and ingenuity into their other franchises. But its all about the Sims now so...fuck it.
OMGZ iknorite?

Okay in all actuality I can't even make a valid point about Sim City since I was introduced solely to the original The Sims game by my cousin. She didn't own any of the Sim City installments (which kind of sucks because I'm digging the concept of maintaining your own metropolis and everything; who wouldn't want to do that, I mean seriously?) so yeah . . . I don't know whether it was great or not per se.

But the concept sounds really interesting. I'll have to pick up one of the installments if I can manage to find any copies still. Erm but I think that The Sims is a very innovative series in itself--it's Life Simulation at its coolest. You get to make or break your very own family unit that's pretty damn epic. It's like controlling play dolls except it's in a video game and they move around and stuff.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6920
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Lymle wrote: Sim City was an amazing series and better than 99% of the games mentioned on this site.
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Better than 99% of the games mentioned on this entire site? You do realize you're on the forum site now and a lot of games have been mentioned and talked about here.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6921
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Desudesudesu! wrote: OMGZ iknorite?

Okay in all actuality I can't even make a valid point about Sim City since I was introduced solely to the original The Sims game by my cousin. She didn't own any of the Sim City installments (which kind of sucks because I'm digging the concept of maintaining your own metropolis and everything; who wouldn't want to do that, I mean seriously?) so yeah . . . I don't know whether it was great or not per se.

But the concept sounds really interesting. I'll have to pick up one of the installments if I can manage to find any copies still. Erm but I think that The Sims is a very innovative series in itself--it's Life Simulation at its coolest. You get to make or break your very own family unit that's pretty damn epic. It's like controlling play dolls except it's in a video game and they move around and stuff.
That's a shame that you only know the "Sim" name based on just.."The Sims." There's so much more to Maxis than the Sims. You definitely should try out their game that made them even something worth mentioning, which was Sim City. I'd recommend Sim City 2000 or 3000.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6922
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Mako Eyes wrote: .....

Better than 99% of the games mentioned on this entire site? You do realize you're on the forum site now and a lot of games have been mentioned and talked about here.
Yes. I am aware.

I stand by my claim
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Old 08/04/2009   #6923
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Mako Eyes wrote: That's a shame that you only know the "Sim" name based on just.."The Sims." There's so much more to Maxis than the Sims. You definitely should try out their game that made them even something worth mentioning, which was Sim City. I'd recommend Sim City 2000 or 3000.
Thanks, I was thinking of going for that however I still hold onto my claim that their Sims series was innovative at the time of its release and DID further popularize them.

But yeah I'll be sure to check out those two games that you mentioned when I have time.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6924
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Lymle wrote: Yes. I am aware.

I stand by my claim
...Wow. Umm...well you must be a big city simulator fan.

No offense to Sim City, since I love it to death, but I'd thoroughly enjoy playing RE4, Mario Bros, or a bunch of other games, than that. I only play Sim City now when I feel the urge to play God and flex my neural muscles.

...Or if I'm feeling destructive and want to rain down hell on the people in the form of a natural disaster or monster invasion.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6925
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Too bad I haven't played Sim City. It would have been nice.
But I grew up with Sims. And that were good old times playing that game.. It feels like Sims 2 and 3 have ruined it. It's not like it used to be. I don't have the same feeling about the new ones. Well, they are still pretty amazing games, but still...
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Old 08/04/2009   #6926
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"The Sims" is the most boring shit I've ever played.

I don't understand how anyone finds that shit amusing.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6927
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xAerith wrote: Too bad I haven't played Sim City. It would have been nice.
But I grew up with Sims. And that were good old times playing that game.. It feels like Sims 2 and 3 have ruined it. It's not like it used to be. I don't have the same feeling about the new ones. Well, they are still pretty amazing games, but still...
Mm I see what you mean there. The Sims had this charm about it--it was so simple--the concept. You managed your Sims' moods, made them all green, tried to keep them there, and get them promoted to the next level of their job. There were no additions then. You didn't have to worry about Wants & Fears and how it could change constantly when they woke up, or getting a special tonic so that your Sims would stop aging (or just constantly turning the aging 'on' and 'off' when it was necessary). There was no need to worry about kids' grades or managing their skills from when they were toddlers. Days didn't pass by like how they did in real life.

The Sims was real and yet not totally so. The Sims 2 added realism but added in weird material in order to compensate like vampires and plant people (really wtf?). So both of the installments have their weak points and their strong points. I just feel that the Sims 1 is more realistic in a lot of ways.

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Old 08/04/2009   #6928
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Dacon wrote: "The Sims" is the most boring shit I've ever played.

I don't understand how anyone finds that shit amusing.
I don't get it either. The "playing God" aspect of it gets old after awhile. And while I love making customized characters and shit, it can only be so much fun making a person, live a mundane existent, when you have your own mundane existent to live

Some of the quirky, unusual and fun stuff they add to make the game appealing and "different" is good, but that too gets old. Making yourself or a roommate a zombie or Frankenstein monster is fun but yeah...what do you do next?

At least with Sim City, there was a mental/puzzle aspect to playing god and ruling a city. How do you keep everyone happy? How do you promote growth? How do you balance the budget and collect taxes fairly? There's so much mental strategy and planning that it never gets old. But the Sims doesn't really offer that.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6929
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Mako Eyes wrote: I don't get it either. The "playing God" aspect of it gets old after awhile. And while I love making customized characters and shit, it can only be so much fun making a person, live a mundane existent, when you have your own mundane existent to live

Some of the quirky, unusual and fun stuff they add to make the game appealing and "different" is good, but that too gets old. Making yourself or a roommate a zombie or Frankenstein monster is fun but yeah...what do you do next?

At least with Sim City, there was a mental/puzzle aspect to playing god and ruling a city. How do you keep everyone happy? How do you promote growth? How do you balance the budget and collect taxes fairly? There's so much mental strategy and planning that it never gets old. But the Sims doesn't really offer that.
Mm and THIS is why I play games like StarCraft and WarCraft after a while.
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Old 08/04/2009   #6930
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Girls find Sims more amusing, while you guys.... play Sim City and watch porn.
And I admit it, it can be boring just to sit and watch a sim go on the toilet. But what I think is funny is when you can show your creativity with the body, face, colours, and building houses, etc.

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