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The Sims 3 "Create-a-sim"


The physiognomy-warping face sliders of the character creation screen are one of my favourite things about modern videogames. Needless to say, The Sims 3 does not disappoint in its capacity to inflate the cheeks or rotate the ears of our simulated caricatures. EA meanwhile are even more keen on getting across just how much you can do the same kind of fiddling with the personalities of your Sims. How you generate the persona will define the goals they have in "life" and give you various power ups as they achieve their ambitions. One of these, the trailer explains, is "Steel Bladder". This means that your Sim will never have to use the toilet again. A lifetime of excreta pressurized into a small bladder? Your Sim had better not getting into any violent accidents...

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