2404 writes: "The Sims 3 is something of a contradiction. It's huge, but there's always the nagging feeling of the game feeling small. For the one massive change it implements into the core, deliriously addicting design, the game scales back in content in nearly every part. It's distracting and The Sims 3 really, really feels like it was built around expansions this time around. For the massive leap The Sims 3 takes, it takes a dozen or so smaller ones backwards."