It seems ironic that, in a medium of entertainment often perceived as synonymous with the phrase "waste-of-time," one of the most popular and revered franchises is that which is entirely focused on simulating the life we all otherwise could be leading ourselves. From a backseat perspective, it's difficult to understand just how directing a human-shaped mass of polygons to use the toilet can be at all entertaining. Those in the driver's seat, however, have likely never questioned their enjoyment of the series, and for good reason.
The Sims 3 is, as you may have already guessed, the third sequential installment in a series originally developed by Maxis as the single requirement needed to fulfill their wish to legally print money. Given that The Sims 2 and its subsequent expansion packs have consistently placed highly on monthly PC sales charts since 2004, I think it'd be an understatement to say that a lot was and is expected of this highly anticipated sequel.
Does The Sims 3 measure up to the legacy of its predecessors? Playstyle Gaming knows the answer.