The Sims FreePlay
The Sims FreePlay review
The most popular life simulator is now mobile as well. The Sims, the game that imitates the everyday social and personal life the best way ever, is available on your Android and iOS devices.
What It Is About
The Sims is a game where you can create various simulated characters (sims for short) and control their lives. Choose their appearance, dress them up, make homes for them, find jobs, start relationships – that is, live another life with them. Sims have basic needs to be satisfied, namely hunger, bladder, hygiene, energy, social and fun. Keep an eye on these parameters; don’t let your alter ego get hungry, too tired, or so bored.
As you start, all you can select is gender, skin tone and the outfit for your character. Then you get to your house and garden, work, and all the needs listed above. Unlike Avakin Life and other rival life simulators, The Sims Freeplay is not so party-and-fun-centered; it simulates life with its highs and lows.
How It Feels Mobile
In the beginning, the game offers you a brief tutorial on how to move the camera, zoom in, select objects and use them. The tutorial starts with installing and using the toilet; thus, you are prepared that no side of life is avoided by The Sims. Then you’ll build your home, explore the town, and build the life you want to live.
The game is extremely rich in objects to decorate your life. Clothes and complete outfits, furniture and garden equipment, jewelry and hi-tech – everything for your sim’s life can be found in the store. You can earn simoleons (the local currency) for completing quests, get as daily rewards, or just buy them for real money. The latest is the most efficient, but it may become addictive.
The SIMS Mobile is the only installment in the series; instead of issuing new releases, EA develops updates for the existing core game. It requires a constant connection to the Internet. Your games can be saved in the cloud.
The Other Side of the Sims
First of all, the game is very addictive. If you start living the life of your sims as if it’s your own, you may get really concerned, and the game even won’t let you sleep at night. On the other hand, if you need a tool to visualize your perfect life, your ideal home, the work of your dream, the relationships to make you happy, The Sims is just what you need.
This game is made for everyone, regardless of age, gender, and preferences. It’s the role-playing game made into such an art that you recognize yourself in this mirror.
Some players may find a special pleasure in ruining your Sims’ lives. Not that we approve on this. But it’s better than doing the same to real people. Anyway, it’s not worse than killing virtual opponents in, say, Call of Duty.
- The richest life simulator ever;
- Great visuals and sounds;
- Constant updates;
- Low system requirements;
- A great tool for visualizing dreams.
- Progress may require real investments;
- The game may become too addictive.