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Which is your favorite Sims 2 neighborhood or sub-neighborhood?
Which is your favorite Sims 2 neighborhood or sub-neighborhood? 68 votes
any of the Downtown / University / Vacation districts
Comparing The Sims 2 to The Sims 4, for instance, the base game has a few interesting stories set in place in the characters' bios. Johnny Zest is a Landgraab estranged from his family and disowned, the Pancakes are married but completely incompatible, Don is Katrina's boy toy living with her attractive daughters, etc. But none of that is reflected in their relationships and sometimes even in their skills. Only recently, with Mount Komorebi, townies have started to have stories of their own that actually impacted your gameplay a bit more, due to the sentiments system. Otherwise, like in previous neighborhoods, you'd have no incentive to follow through the pre-set storyline. Of course, it's a notable difference to what happened in The Sims 2, with the way those storylines heavily influenced your choices and options.
I also was obsessed with Veronaville because I went through a weird Shakespeare phase in school, lol. However, I don't remember much regarding the stories of the households, except that they were derived from Shakespeare's plays. So, Pleasantview wins this round.
Sea may rise, sky may fall, My love will never die..
My heart, my heart, My drowning heart, Oh all the tears I've cried
Oh I may weep forevermore, My love will never die..
I remember Don Lothario, the Calientes, the Goths, the Pleasants, etc. I think I checked in with all of them but mainly played my own household. In those days, I just built my own huge box mansion and then built an even bigger one. I like to play differently than back then but yes, I enjoyed the depth of that game.
If they want to base any worlds on the older ones, I would be a fan. I also liked Pleasantview and though we are talking about TS2, I liked Sunset Valley in TS3. In TS2, I think I mostly ended up in Desiderata Valley playing with Freetime.
At the moment I have Desiderata combined with a downloaded neighborhood (Pitstop Valley) and a handful recreated Sims 4 sims. It's how I like my Sims 2 best - when a neighborhood grows stale, toss in a subhood, a custom sim or an (extracted and cloned) sim native to another 'hood to stir things up.
Desiderata Valley has the best layout and Strangetown some nice sims. I only had the base game for the longest time and now as an adult I've collected all the expansions. Stuff packs left to get.
I checked all the neighbourhoods and think that all TS2 neighbourhoods are well-thought-out with unique interesting stories.
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Desiderata Valley comes in second, although I'm slightly biased since it's the second hood I ever played after Pleasantview and I had really fun times with my custom family there. It's a nice quiet suburban town and I find it better for normal gameplay with custom Sims than the dramatic soap opera with all its captivating characters that is Pleasantview.