Tom, GamerEuphoria writes: "My first impression of the newest instalment to The Sims franchise was one of scepticism. There was one question rattling around in my brain: ‘Is this an expansion or a stand-alone game?’. I even went to the lengths of checking on internet, but, sure enough, I could play without the original. This wasn’t quite enough to assuage my worries, however, as I would soon discover.
Upon loading the game, the menu screen presented me with the usual messages about how the game was ‘inserting the chaos matrix’ and (for the Sim City fans out there) how it was ‘Reticulating Splines’, it felt comforting, and familiar – I was ready for yet another Sims experience. But with pets.
And that’s exactly what I got."