I finally got to play sims2 for the very first time yesterday and I just love it! I've yet to mod and CC I thought I would test it out "raw" first so I could work out what I might need by way of CC etc.
As an avid TS3 player I found the controls of TS2 a bit challenging at first and the extra fears and wants plus that little influence meter on the side? I'm still working all that out lol but a couple of things that have stood out for me so far are:
The ability to create your own neighbourhoods.
The ability to add or omit features within your neighbourhood ie: university, shopping district etc.
Star sign personality, now this was a big stand out for me and I think this is what would make your sims more individual and interesting.
The way your sims seem to look at disapprovingly when you try to make them do something they don't want to lol.
The comedy, now this is new to me, sims 3 had funny gestures but sims 2 have taken it to the next level it's brilliant I actually laugh out load while playing.
Simlish, is it me or do the sims seem to have more of a vocabulary in TS2? They seem to be more individual responsive because of It.
More social, I didn't lock the door for the first hour or so and there were squatters in my house lol. Makes the neighbourhood seem full and lively.
More responsive to each other, my sims will start up a conversation or interact with other sims automatically which makes them seem more sociable and aware.
Of course graphics are a little dull and colour choices a bit limited but it is an old game, still way ahead of its time in my opinion.
I took the pledge