"I'm just going to come out and say this: I never really "got" the whole Sims phenomenon. I think my problem stems from the fact that playing the first game made me feel like I was bossing around a hamster. All you did was control bodily functions, wash the dishes, and shower. I barely do half of that in the real world. The second game added more personality and better graphics, but there I felt like I was directing a really needy, whiny kid. And who wants to deal with that?"