1. I know I've said before that Final Fantasy is the only time that 6 > 7, but I think that The Sims is having a similar run with 3 > 4 !vgp

    Monday, 31-May-21 22:00:57 UTC from web
    1. @scribus I would even take that a step further and say that Sims 2 > 3, simply because the reputation system in 3 - which you can’t opt out of past a certain update - makes some parts completely unplayable.

      Monday, 31-May-21 22:15:01 UTC from web
      1. @zeldatra I really don't remember 2 all that well... I think the biggest thing I recall about it was that work wasn't every single day for every single job, lol

        Monday, 31-May-21 22:53:37 UTC from web
        1. @scribus With all expansion packs, it’s IMO the easiest one to actually enjoy. The sequels are so cluttered with extra BS, and the UI gets more and more unintuitive over time, which should not be the case in a game whose primary input function is a mouse, that I feel like it ruins the simplicity that I think should be the focus in a game like this.

          Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:00:38 UTC from web
          1. @zeldatra Gee, maybe I'll regress further... heheh, de-make it for Atari, maybe :p

            Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:10:45 UTC from web
            1. @scribus Generally I think people fall into one of two camps - people whose first game was The Sims 3 or 4 prefer those games as a whole, while the the people whose first game was 1 or 2 prefer 2. I had 2 back when it first came out, but a lot of my friends started with, and prefer, 3.

              Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:34:59 UTC from web
              1. @zeldatra Even after all of the updates and finally putting pools into the base game, I just cannot stand Sims 4. They're too dumb, and they're too bad at listening to the User. The multitasking is cool, and they don't clutter at stairs and doorways as badly as 3, but really.... That's about it, gameplay-wise, for me. Otherwise it's like they traded one graphical step forward for two or three game steps back. I hire a babysitter, I go to the bar with my wife, I come home at 3 AM and the toddler is unfed in the backyard playing around in a dirty diaper and that was about when I decided the game was literally unfinished and in Cimmeria, by Crom, pushing unfinished software to market would cost one's HEAD!! lol

                Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:43:00 UTC from web
                1. @scribus I should probably mention that The Sims 2 runs on a pretty much identical game engine to The Sims 3, with the big differences being that create-a-sim is more detailed in 3 and, of course, the interconnected neighborhood with no load screens. If you’re used to 3’s clutter it’s PROBABLY the better game, I’m just not.

                  Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:53:37 UTC from web
                  1. @zeldatra I am accustomed enough to not see it as clutter... lol

                    Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 01:23:20 UTC from web