MySims Kingdom for DS ultimately fails because it never really lends itself to any one solid gameplay philosophy. As an adventure game, it is sorely lacking in story and character development. As a social game, it never establishes an interesting setting or meaningful connections with in-game characters. As a Sim game, it fails to offer compelling customization features. The final product actually works fine when it comes to the core mechanics but that matters little when the game design is so uninteresting. MySims Kingdom has few compelling features that simply playing the game becomes a chore and is downright boring.