Out of these 3 game packs, which one is your favorite?

MaddieplaysgamesMaddieplaysgames Posts: 88 Member
The title says all. (Also this poll helps me choose a game pack that i don't have currently & if you wanna know I am a family player)

Out of these 3 game packs, which one is your favorite? 84 votes

Outdoor Retreat
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Jungle Adventure
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  • citysimmercitysimmer Posts: 4,260 Member
    StrangerVille is my favorite of the three but I think you'll like Outdoor Retreat best if you are a family player.
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  • ListentoToppDoggListentoToppDogg Posts: 1,000 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    OR since I don't own the other two.
  • MaddieplaysgamesMaddieplaysgames Posts: 88 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    Thanksfor the responses guys
  • AnmirlaAnmirla Posts: 3,029 Member
    Jungle Adventure
    You will get more family play out of OR. It's not very convenient to drag the kids through the jungle. Strangerville really has no play except around solving the mystery - it doesn't offer any family play and it doesn't carry anything over for other worlds other than the martial arts dummy.
  • stilljustme2stilljustme2 Posts: 23,854 Member
    edited April 29
    Jungle Adventure
    OR and JA actually go together quite well -- OR has the tents so you can build a cheaper lot for your Sims to stay. I found a lot on the Gallery that has a tent, some of the wood awnings to place over a picnic table and seating area, and a bunch of excavation spots so I'll have my Sims stay there to clear out all the excavation sites then replace the lot from my Library between trips to refresh the excavation sites. It's a good lot for when you're still trying to build up Archaeology Skill so you can find dig sites elsewhere, or if you're just trying to find artifacts to sell and make extra money or to display in your home.

    I agree that OR is the best of the bunch if you're a family player (though I've sent moms and teen daughters to JA as a mother-daughter bonding trip). With the new laptop and the portable sketch pad, I like to send my creatives to OR for a writing/artist retreat, and the kids can fish -- I don't remember if they can catch bugs. I usually add a lot of base game items to my worlds though to make them suitable for families, like I'll add playground equipment to a corner of the National Park lot so my Sim kids have a place to play. I'm thinking of converting the campground lot to a bar/bowling alley/game area since camping can be a bit problematic in bad weather.
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  • GamingTweetyGamingTweety Posts: 631 Member
    I was stuck between strangerville and jungle adventure but at the last I'm with strangerville. I love the new career and sparring. Ah and also the listening device.
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  • Becka28Becka28 Posts: 183 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    I picked outdoor retreat as my sims have had quite a few good family holidays there. (the less said about the time that Joaquin was invited to a weenie roast and burned to death the better - some traumatised kids that day). The other 2 I don't own but from watching others play, they seem more adult sim on their own or in a couple enjoying adventures.

    Outdoor retreat has plenty to do and on short 3 or 4 day holidays your family so many opportunities and activities and places to explore every time they visit. Plus you can collect new plants and bugs and won't get them all in one trip. And I think there is new fish to catch too.
  • annaliese39annaliese39 Posts: 994 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    I like Outdoor Retreat the best of those three and I really think it's underrated. I'm a family style player too and it's definitely the one I get the most gameplay out of. I love taking my sim families on holidays to Granite Falls and I also really love the Squeamish trait. Jungle Adventure would be my second choice - I like the items, but the jungle doesn't really suit many of my sim characters. I love the world of Strangerville and the CAS/build objects, but I prefer more open, sandbox play.
  • NorthDakotaGamerNorthDakotaGamer Posts: 1,434 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    They all can be considered a 1 time playthrough and done pack, but at least with OR, I feel like the herbalism skill has an everyday use for regular gameplay. The other two really do not have skills that I see as useful for gameplay.
  • Paigeisin5Paigeisin5 Posts: 847 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    I do use Outdoor Retreat a lot more than Jungle Adventures and Strangerville. But I may be a bit biased as I live in the Pacific Northwest and love our mountains and trees. Taking a Sim family to Granite Falls reminds me of the treks I took my kids on while they were growing up. Outdoor Retreat is a natural fit for me, so I guess that's why I enjoy it as much as I do. There is nothing that soothes my soul more than sitting beside a river or lake and watch Nature. I have not delved into the potion making or the bug collecting in that pack, though. I take my Sims there to relax, sit around a campfire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows, tell scary stories, level up in fishing skill, and explore the forest. The rental lots are pet-ready so the entire family gets to enjoy the trip.
  • MaddieplaysgamesMaddieplaysgames Posts: 88 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    I will update my polls, but I got Outdoor Retreat so yay!
  • Sky97Sky97 Posts: 19 Member
    Jungle Adventure
    Jungle adventure bc of the clothes/items
  • netney52netney52 Posts: 2 New Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    Outdoor Retreat as I play with that the most as a holiday for my sims more than jungle adventure and I love the gameplay that comes with it
  • SimAlexandriaSimAlexandria Posts: 677 Member
    Jungle Adventure
    I put jungle but stranger Ville is so close behind it is practically a tie to me. I love both a lot
  • ElderSimChildElderSimChild Posts: 22 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    I love Outdoor Retreat. Always love sending new Sims there on vacation.

    One of my Sims married Fredrick Coyle, a park ranger she met there. (After they married he became "unemployed", so now he's an astronaut.) lol
  • GrumpyGlowfishGrumpyGlowfish Posts: 855 Member
    I wouldn't say any of those packs offer what family players are looking for, but Outdoor Retreat and Jungle Adventure definitely more so than StrangerVille. You can spend beautiful family vacations in both Granite Falls and Selvadorada, with children being more useful in the latter because even though they can't build the archaeology skill, they can help adults dig out artefacts. Also, once your adult becomes a good enough archaeologist, they get sent artefacts to authenticate, which a stay-at-home parent can conveniently do at home and earn money while taking care of the kids, so on closer inspection, I'd say Jungle Adventure is the most useful pack for family players, at least out of those three.

    Regardless, the poll asks about our personal favourites, and for me, that is StrangerVille.
  • marcel21marcel21 Posts: 11,626 Member
    Outdoor Retreat
    outdoor retreat B)

    tho vampire and parenthood are my top favorites B)
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