ONM writes: "It's pretty unusual, to say the least, to play a Sims game without any actual Sims in it. Sim Animals features no human characters whatsoever. Yet somehow it's immediately recognisable as coming from the same stable as Will Wright's incredibly successful creation.
The way you manipulate the game world from the outside, interact with its residents, the intuitive and simple controls - all classic Sims staples. And the animals you're dealing with certainly have personalities that are true to the series, acting in a slightly exaggerated way that makes them feel real but gives them human-like characteristics. Every creature has its own foibles, and that's part of what makes Sim Animals such a joy to experience."