MTV - 'Sims 3' For Consoles Review - A Life More Or Less Ordinary

MTV: Maxis has yet to give us a great lean back version of "The Sims." I feel like that has a lot to do with the PC-focused legacy of "The Sims" than anything else. Even console-exclusive joints like "The Urbz " continued to utilize many of its brethrens' mechanics and systems, making for a cumbersome, if not completely clumsy, title despite Maxis' (and Electronic Arts') obvious aspirations for "The Sims" console domination. Alas, things were supposed to be different this time around with the release of "The Sims 3" for consoles, and while I'd love to scream mission accomplished I just... can't.

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Bass_fisherman2948d ago (Edited 2948d ago )

I think its pointless to have the game on consoles specialy when most of their audience plays it on PC (teen girls).
I know that men play it to but those men play on PC because they prefer that way, right?

I think that Spore for consoles would be a better idea since its all about sharing among friends their creations and stuff (ala LBP).

lzim2948d ago

Indeed. Having a Spore game that wasn't as ludicrous as the PC version (space stage was a catastrophe), on consoles with multiplayer (conquer each others planets in massive space battles, or combine forces to create a massive trade empire etc. But why split the market? Spore's mostly economic and political, it could be a realtime strategy cross platform game. If only EA was willing to set up such a cross-platform platform for multiplayer and co-op for all the games they have.

But just like PC (middle of the road), there's a lack of hardware (specifically enough RAM) on consoles to run the game. That and they couldn't make it bug free anyway.

Unless you mean DarkSpore.

Bass_fisherman2948d ago (Edited 2948d ago )

Probably they already considered a Spore for the consoles but due the lack of RAM for the game to run properly they just put it over the side.Maybe Spore 2 (if it comes along) will come to consoles to compensate.

Persistantthug2948d ago (Edited 2948d ago )

Spore runs on 512MB of ram on the PC too.

Also, because Consoles don't need to run the same stuff that that computers do, a half Gig of console ram is approx. equivalent to about 1.5 to 2 GB of PC ram.....approx.

lzim2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Spore 2 is VERY unlikely. But at this point so are Sims 4 and Sim City 5.

Again, unless you meant DarkSpore.. which is NOT Spore 2, it is anohter Spin-off.

dkgshiz2948d ago

Its fun for like 10 minutes after you intentionally kill one of your Sims by starvation by blocking them into the bathroom until they die. Then you realize its time to go play a real game.

lzim2948d ago

how would blocking sims from going to the bathroom lead them to starve to death?

lucifon2948d ago

Sounds good to me :) All I wanted was the PC version put onto the consoles so I can chillout and play it. Looking forward to this. My only concern is with the PC version's expansions, including one which is being released on the same day as the console game - will these hit the console in some form?

earbus2947d ago

Be a nice little fill in game when you cant be botherd shooting.