By Jim Rossignol on July 17th, 2008 at 9:34 am.
“Just imagine if you had lived your whole life inside your house.” Yeah, thanks EA. I do get out occasionally, FYI.
Electronic Arts, Electronic Arts, sims 3.
26 Comments »
17/07/2008 at 10:30
Gap Gen says:
That pan-out of the town reminds me of Pine Valley in World in Conflict…
Where’s the button to fire the naval guns on the beach?
17/07/2008 at 10:46
Still don’t see the appeal of The Sims.
You just doss about. Where’s the game?
17/07/2008 at 11:16
I’ve got a feeling I’d go back inside if among the first things I saw were a senile old woman complaining and some blatantly gay guy giggling under a lawn sprinkler.
17/07/2008 at 11:29
You just doss about. Where’s the game?
Indeed. It’s like playing WoW without the killing.
17/07/2008 at 12:20
Sims are my guilty pleasure. There’s not that much content without the expansions though, irritatingly. And I’m not prepared to buy any on principle.
But, still. I enjoy the creation side of things.
17/07/2008 at 12:27
El Stevo says:
I’ll wait until the nude mods are out.
17/07/2008 at 12:33
I’ve been playing a lot of Sims 2 recently. Wright’s praising of the Open for Business expansion pack caused me to try it out. It is actually really well done with the way it balances the dolls house creativity with the gamey goals and challenge.
17/07/2008 at 13:11
Kieron has written articles about the Sims that are published on RPS if you’re interested. I’m personally a big fan, can’t wait.
17/07/2008 at 13:39
@itsallcrap: that’s the point of sandbox games, you can do anything you want. it’s all about non-linear gameplay and user-generated content. it’s exciting for some people to be able to create the game, rather than follow someone else’s firmly set path.
didn’t you ever make forts when you were a kid? :P
17/07/2008 at 14:15
I will not buy the sims 3 I will not buy the sims 3 I will not oh who the fuck am I kidding /cries
17/07/2008 at 14:35
If I can rob all their houses while they’re at the concert, I’ll be impressed.
17/07/2008 at 14:37
I played sims 1 when it was released a lot.
Played sims 2 for 10-20 minutes and didn’t like. Not that it was anything wrong with it. Just it wasn’t appealing anymore (sims one either. haven’t touch it for years)
nor is sims 3. had my fun with that concept. Doesn’t interest me anymore.
but i wonder how sims 4 will look like.
17/07/2008 at 14:45
Shame there will most probably be a ton of loading screens everywhere, like in true Sims tradition.
17/07/2008 at 15:07
@Michael; that’s just one of the many existing problems that has supposedly been fixed and done away with.
17/07/2008 at 15:44
I look forward to The Sims: Colonies.
The sims set on colonies on the moon.
17/07/2008 at 15:47
That would be cool, integration with Spore for the win.
17/07/2008 at 19:22
michael: I think highlighting the removal of loading screens was the point of that trailer.
17/07/2008 at 21:06
The Spirms! Wait…
17/07/2008 at 21:17
Name (required) says:
anyone whos interested in sims doesn’t deserve to live…
17/07/2008 at 21:21
Now with extra emo ;-p
17/07/2008 at 23:48
I’ll probably pick this up, as every so often I indulge in a bit of Sims 2, if nothing more than to build the odd minimalist mansion for my Sims to debauch themselves in. However I can’t say the Sims shown here actually look that much better than in Sims 2 in terms of their features etc tbh. I’m kind of hankering for character creation as versatile as that shown in APB in a recent feature:-
That’s the sort of toolset Sims 3 should be shipping with…
17/07/2008 at 23:59
*untranslatable conversation about trains and snakes*
*untranslatable joke involving sumo wrestlers*
*craps on sofa*
18/07/2008 at 03:49
“That pan-out of the town reminds me of Pine Valley in World in Conflict…”
exactly. Run the whole trailer as is, then suddenly a nuke flash, shock wave, and fire storm sweeping up town as art style changes to World In Conflict II with amphib tanks rolling up from the sea.
I would pay to see that. I wouldn’t pay to play Sims.
18/07/2008 at 07:37
Erlend M says:
I don’t. This came as a revelation!
18/07/2008 at 11:24
Speaking of destruction, the beginning reminded me of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and I was half-expecting the house to be bulldozed at any moment.
20/07/2008 at 15:26
The music is still awesome.
Open the door
Time to SHOVE EVERYBODY
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