Posts Tagged ‘the sims 3: world adventures’

Sim Raider: EG Review Action

By Alec Meer on November 27th, 2009.

‘Tis a quiet day indeed in RPS’s musty central brain-chamber. More Friday words by one of the hivemind nodes can at least be found over on Eurogamer, where they tasked me with reviewing the first Sims 3 expansion, World Adventures. It’s far more conceptually interesting than you might expect from this much-milked series – but is that entirely appropriate for the Sims? Find out here. Includes words such as these:

My Sim had traipsed through a Chinese tomb, suffering a near-death experience with a firetrap halfway through. Upon finally emerging into fresh air, I duly ordered him to head over to the buyer of rare goods in order to spend all the ancient coins he’d collected. What I forgot was that a) it was about 3am in-game at that point, b) I hadn’t ever met the buyer of rare goods yet, and c) the firetrap mess meant my fat, bad-tempered Sim was now virtually naked and caked in ash. The second this frightening apparition turned up at a stranger’s house in the dead of night, they fled – a screaming, arm-waving Chinese merchant running away from his own house in absolute terror.

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The Sims: New Moon Parody

By Jim Rossignol on November 20th, 2009.


It’s a moderately amusing trailer for World Adventures, by way of parodying vampire movie, New Moon (see below). Teenage girls should consider themselves mocked.
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World Adventures: Virtual Virtual Tourism

By Jim Rossignol on November 13th, 2009.


The World Adventures expansion pack for The Sims 3 is released on November 17th, and it’s looking like a fairly ambitious idea: holidays for your Sims, complete with multiple locations, places to explore (Egypt, China, and France), and things to bring home such as an… ancient Egyptian mummy? It’s going to be interesting to see where EA go with these expansion packs from here, frankly, because the new game is ripe for expansion both inwards and outwards. I’d quite like to see the career side of things developed, as some of the stuff your characters do at work (which is largely hidden from view) sounds a good deal more interesting than what they get up to in the rest of the game. Trailer ‘neathward.
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