July 27th - Bug Fixes! Catch up on the fixes with the latest patch click here
July 20th: The latest patch is live! To read the patch notes, click here
July 23rd- It's time for our Friday Highlights! You can check them out here!

My Rating on the Sims games.

Hello there simmers! I just wanted to leave my ratings on all the Sims games I have played. So here goes... The Sims (Sims 1), it was a good game, not bad all at for its time, it was fun, I mean it was the first Sims after all and what started the franchise, so thank you EA and Maxis for a master peice of a series. Sims 2, hmm, It wasn't bad but, I didn't really like it much myself, just felt like the Sim creator wasn't good at all, but I did kinda like that you could control your Sim yourself. Moving along. Sims 3, I liked the Sims 3, the Sim creator was nice in this one and the gameplay was good. Lots of options which made the game fun to play. and then Sims 4, of course is my most favriote of all, great Sims creator and lots of fun to be had in this one, not much else to say about it, just that its really great. and here's a honorable mention, The Urbz: Sims in the City, most likely one of the very first Sim games I played and I loved it as a kid, it was a lot of fun and is what got me into the Sims in the first place, I mean, now it isn't as fun since I am older but, still its got some good old memories, the sims creator in it wasn't really good but that didn't stop me from enjoying it, I liked the greetings and stuff that you could do in that game, it was interesting, I spent hours playing it on the GameCube. but anyways, my hands are tried from typing, so, last thing I am going to put is, Sims mobile app, which I just started playing yesterday, its not bad, its alright, good way to kill some time. So, yeah, that's my ratings on the Sims games, thank you, Sul Sul.
VLeuze4.jpg

Comments

  • JohnTheSim96JohnTheSim96 Posts: 42 Member
    @shailaputrii Okay. Is this the wrong place to post this or something? If it needs to be taken down or moved, I'm ok with that.
    VLeuze4.jpg
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 21,453 Member
    @JohnTheSim96 you posted in the correct forum. 🙂
    Do more of what makes you happy. 🌞
  • ArchivistArchivist Posts: 4,313 Member
    I read it and agree with most of it. :) (never tried The Urbz, and my opinion of TS4 is quite... forum-inappropriate)
    9d9hOnJ.png
  • JohnTheSim96JohnTheSim96 Posts: 42 Member
    @simgirl1010 good to know :)
    VLeuze4.jpg
  • JohnTheSim96JohnTheSim96 Posts: 42 Member
    @Archivist I'm of age :) so I know what you mean.
    VLeuze4.jpg
  • ncisGibbs02ncisGibbs02 Posts: 1,176 Member
    Hello there simmers! I just wanted to leave my ratings on all the Sims games I have played. So here goes... The Sims (Sims 1), it was a good game, not bad all at for its time, it was fun, I mean it was the first Sims after all and what started the franchise, so thank you EA and Maxis for a master peice of a series. Sims 2, hmm, It wasn't bad but, I didn't really like it much myself, just felt like the Sim creator wasn't good at all, but I did kinda like that you could control your Sim yourself. Moving along. Sims 3, I liked the Sims 3, the Sim creator was nice in this one and the gameplay was good. Lots of options which made the game fun to play. and then Sims 4, of course is my most favriote of all, great Sims creator and lots of fun to be had in this one, not much else to say about it, just that its really great. and here's a honorable mention, The Urbz: Sims in the City, most likely one of the very first Sim games I played and I loved it as a kid, it was a lot of fun and is what got me into the Sims in the first place, I mean, now it isn't as fun since I am older but, still its got some good old memories, the sims creator in it wasn't really good but that didn't stop me from enjoying it, I liked the greetings and stuff that you could do in that game, it was interesting, I spent hours playing it on the GameCube. but anyways, my hands are tried from typing, so, last thing I am going to put is, Sims mobile app, which I just started playing yesterday, its not bad, its alright, good way to kill some time. So, yeah, that's my ratings on the Sims games, thank you, Sul Sul.

    Thank you for sharing. It’s always good to see how others started thier Sun journey.

    I’ve mainly played the PC game versions. I don’t know about GameCube etc.

    Sims 1 was a lot of fun. It started my Sims journey but there was no days of the week so you had to remember to skip work. The kids didn’t grow up (I think there was a way in Making Magic but they randomised skills points?). It was hard work making money to expand your house and without expansions often all my houses ended up with the same furniture 😂. I often purchased the kids bed for everyone as it was a step up from the basic hospital bed. 😂.

    Sims 2 was where I really started building and making my favourite TV characters and sets. I loved Pleasantview and Riverblossom Hills the best. Neighbourhood story and you could pick pictures to make a story. Seasons was the best pack for me as it added weather, gardening and fishing. You couldn’t change the family name lot without either marrying a Sim or moving them out, putting a Sim in and moving them back.
    Sims 2 has the highest number of Sims drowned in the pool! 😂😂😂.

    Sims 3 was great. 😊🎉🎉🎉. The graphics were smoother. Plus I was able to play just the base game for a year before I could upgrade my computer. Base game had most careers, venues, cars, gardening and fishing. The colour wheel, create a style, The only downside was you couldn’t select the house you wanted to play the next time you went in. You had to go via your last save as the whole town was saved each file. There’s also the glitch where everyone gets a car. As I play rotational I have to keep checking inventory and deleting new vehicles!
    Rarely did I get rid of any Sims and it was a few years before I saw the Grim Reaper on one of my lots. There was his statue at the graveyard. Ageing was off so most of my Sims were around ages.

    Sims 4 has the potential to be excellent. 😎. Most worlds are visually stunning 😊. It’s like total wow. I would love to go to places like Willow Creek, Windenburg etc.
    So rich in detail and very serene. 4 has the best build mode in my opinion. I love building so much and you can move an entire house over.
    The management of all Sims is super easy even townies can be edited or deleted.
    It’s the gameplay, glitches and lack of stuff that let it down. I would struggle with just the base game. Also I feel there’s too much set dressing. I want to be able to interact with the world. I would love the military base in StrangerVille to be a lot not just something on the map.
    I have high turnover of Sims again, many end up in the pool. 😂😂😂.

    Sims Freeplay became so repetitive 🙄 and didn’t last long.

    Sims Mobile is too task oriented for me. There’s no freedom mode and relationship interactions are tied to the story you pick. It’s good but I don’t often play it.





    Hopefully Cottage Living will be included in sales or bundles! 🥺🤔🦅
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 32,874 Member
    edited July 3
    I have to give TS4 a D because from TS1 to TS4 motives no longer matter. It's how I Iearned how to play. It is what motivates the player do things or buy things for the Sim and do certain things so the Sim can stay alive and maintain health and happiness after all. But in TS4 all this takes a backseat to emotions. The emotions in TS4 don't make any sense in regard to motives. If I'm a very sad sack, (emotionally not motives) how can I have fun? or how can my fun be full..if I'm horribly sad? See none of TS4 makes sense at all because they can.

    Those things did matter in the first and second games..not so much in TS3 though just like TS4. I understand why some felt TS1 was so hard because indeed it was. It was a chore to keep a Sim's motives high and to keep them alive. The point of the game.

    However, this was relaxed slightly in TS2 which was much more fun this is true, because better food (different dishes not just meal or quick meal anymore) kept hunger motive high for a longer and filled faster etc. But when TS3 and TS4 came along, Sims could sneak imaginary food from their rear pockets even if a player was trying to keep them from eating or even to starve..no such luck.

    One time in TS3 I removed every thing in a house, but those Sims filled a motive (can't remember which one it was) by looking out the window. So, I removed the windows. lol It took weeks to see them suffer and or even care and or die. TS4 is even worse or rather easy peasy in that regard.

    I can't understand why let a Sim do some fun thing or use a fun object if fun is already full. Does that make sense? Not to me. It's like just going through motions and spitting in the wind if it doesn't really matter.

    Stuff like the lack of correlation and depth is why TS4 gets a D from me.
    "Games Are Not The Place To Tell Stories, Games Are Meant To Let People Tell Their Own Stories"...Will Wright.

    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/958714/cinebar-custom-content-clothes-updating-links/p1


  • BabykittyjadeBabykittyjade Posts: 2,961 Member
    edited July 3
    Thanks for sharing! Never had the honor of playing sims 1. Too little for concrete memories of sims 2. I would actually say I "started" with ts4. Because by then I was old enough to have a good PC and a good understanding of the game. When I played ts3 back in the day there were crashes and issues I couldn't understand why or how to fix it so I gave up. But I knew I loved it. What little I did manage to play was amazing. Loved the freedom.
    Fast foward to present I brought ts3 again and really enjoyed it. It's a really great game with so many endless options but problems as well.

    However, my number one love is ts4. I had to come back to it. As many things that's It's missing compared to ts3, there are just so many things that I personally love about it. I can play and totally get lost in it. It runs so smooth and I always have a blast🤭
    Zombies, oh please oh please give us zombies!! :'(
  • ChampandGirlieChampandGirlie Posts: 2,149 Member
    The only Sims game that I played outside of the main series was Sims Medieval. I liked it and probably should have played it more. Like TS1, children didn't age so it did not have legacy gameplay. It was well-done though.

    I'll just add my experience:

    TS1 - This was the foundation of the game. I really enjoyed Superstar and kept playing it alongside TS2. Some of the classic over the top stuff about it was iconic. I also remember that it was a bit more limited. Children didn't age. I had a whole lot of fun though mostly with roommates getting into antics. I mostly learned about this game by watching others play it and playing someone else's tutorial. Iconic game.

    TS2 - This was a classic gaming experience as well. I know a lot of people really liked the lore in it. I experienced all of that but mainly played the game with a nuclear family I created. I should probably bring them back. At that time, I played them through as they earned progressively more money and got rich. The kids were geniuses, got into private schools and went to university. There were a lot of experiences in this game. I also remember a few random deaths such as when someone was actually struck by lightning in the shower and burnt up. I had forgotten to put a roof on it and the mother died within the first day in the game for that household. Generally, I enjoyed TS2. It had longer loading screens so going downtown was a big deal.

    TS3 - I liked this game and played it a lot in several phases. I mainly played with one family in one world per save. I didn't like trying to play rotationally in it when sims I wasn't playing would change a lot without me. This meant that I kept all of the sims I wanted to play in a save in one household. My usual style was to have a large family in one house and follow them all over. I nearly went back to TS3 when I decided to try TS4. What I wasn't crazy about in TS3 was that it was a little bit less flexible. Also, I ran into some major bugs that sometimes broke the save I was playing. I am pretty sure that one computer I played it on melted down. That said, I had a great time with it. I think I mentioned that at one point, I ran a horse farm and really enjoyed it. There was a lot of depth to the game so if you liked what you had set up, it was good. I don't bash anyone for liking it.

    TS4 - I have actually liked this version since I started playing it and found that I could make a really fun game with it. There are a lot of criticisms and I share some. It has gotten buggy and needs those bug repairs. It also needs "more to do". Some of the packs lacked depth and could have had more to cover their themes better. While I've had a lot of fun in the worlds, there can be limitations. I like the scenery in the background but it does mean that you need to match your play to it. If you wish you could play that beautiful decorative neighbor's house, right now, you can't. If a world is a little too small, you can't really do anything about it. I think they are improving the game now but it has taken a while and I agree that it was released in kind of a thin state. The gallery is cool but some of the downloads can be glitchy or not suitable for play. I have a lot of fun with it and think that sometimes it is overly criticized. Some of the packs have been really fun and there are times that I say, "Wow, this is really great." You're left kind of feeling like there is always more to do or like it needs more to make it interesting.

    As mentioned, I think they are improving TS4. Recently, I've noticed more townies talking and interacting with each other for example which is an improvement. I think it's finally getting to a more decent state especially if they can fix the bugs such as the excessive clay-spawning, the restaurant gameplay such as bugs while eating as a diner and the cleaning up of dishes correctly, the accuracy of pizza delivery which sometimes varies, to name a few. I'd like to see it be more interesting before they move on.

    TS5 would really need to combine the best of everything and be a flexible game that still allows me to play how I want to get my interest. I'm likely to wait a while whenever it comes out if I am interested at all. I don't want to go paint-by-numbers through the same types of packs. I'm a little concerned that so many players are so different that it's a bit hard to appeal to all of us. Sometimes things that I've enjoyed have been bashed by other groups of players, so I get concerned that some new format of the game would not actually interest me. Most of all, I wouldn't move on for the sake of moving on. Though I know they probably won't, I'd be happier if they keep servicing TS4 whenever they add the next version.

    If they want to remake a new version of Sims Medieval with aging and genetics, I would be completely interested in that if I can play in the independent/open-ended Sims style as a single player alone. I could keep playing my current game and go to a new Medieval/historic version.
    Champ and Girlie are dogs.
  • OldeseadoggeOldeseadogge Posts: 3,362 Member
    I began with Sims 1 on day 1 and not stopped since. That game was the pioneer, the foundation layer that all following Sims games build on. It was incredible for it's day and opened up new worlds of game play, story creation, and building both structures and sims. It was open season on making your own worlds and the residents. The closest other game for me was "Neverwinter Nights", largely because that game shipped with the developers'' tool set. What the company could do, we could do, and often better. Back to TS1, I give it a solid B.

    TS2 is my hands-down favourite! A solid A because it not only took what TS1 gave us and took it to unimaginable heights, but it gave -and still gives - solid game play, super easy rotational play, and superb story telling capability (including inter-locking various households if desired). For me it has aged well, including the graphics, and I can do many things that TS4 still can't 7 years in (looking at you, small worlds with few lots and no water tool). It's CC and mod friendly (at least for me), Body Shop is an in-game CC maker, and its DLC actually added core capability and played well together. Not nearly as buggy as 4, either.

    TS3 for me is a C+, not that it is bad, but it didn't have key elements for my style of play. Gone were the household albums for one's screen shots, true rotational play within a 'world', and sims that actually looked different. Yes, there are a lot of plusses and increased/new capabilities (open world is great), but key elements are gone.

    TS4 has over time worked its way up from C- to B status. On the plus side: stunningly beautiful, greatly expanded CAS & build mode, and once one accepts its limitations reasonably fun to play if a bit shallow in comparison. On the negative: too much of the worlds are cosmetic back-drop that can be neither interacted or tinkered with, too many missed opportunities (example: why can't my sim take one of those B.Bay fishing boats out to sea to fish/go lobstering, bring the catch back to the fish plant that's right there by the piers, and sell it? Or use the boat for doing whale-watching trips, or harbour tours?) The veterans know the drill - the bug & glitch fest, dumb sims, shallow game play, outfit issues, broken careers, and so on. This game has the potential to be the best ever, but falls flat.
  • Lulu29Lulu29 Posts: 34 Member
    The Sims 1 for me was mostly about creating houses. I did play the gameplay and my favourite expansion packs from The Sims 1 would have to be Makin' Magic and Vacation. In my opinion, I'm a little disappointed with the follow up witches in the various different versions and packs. The only one that seemed to match it would be the one from The Sims 3 Supernatural. I felt like they did quite a lot in comparison to the versions of witches, etc, in Sims 2 and Sims 4. They felt a little bit flat and lacking in those versions.

    The Sims 2 I had a lot of happy memories playing with friends in this game. I liked the fact that you had to go shopping for groceries and clothes. The University pack out of this had to be my favourite and overall, really enjoyed the University experience in this version.

    The Sims 3 I've played on this version for a long time although I didn't actually own all of the expansion packs or mini packs. I enjoyed the realism of the Sims and the colour wheel. The open worlds was a big bonus too. One thing that I wasn't overly keen on with this version is that I felt there wasn't a lot of emotion involved in the game and that the game was more goal orientated (achieving level 10's in careers and levelling up in skills.)

    The Sims 4, this was the version that I was the most reluctant to play on. Although actually since playing on it, it's quickly become one of my favourite versions. I really appreciate the fact that they've focused on emotions and not just goals in this version. I can take or leave the open worlds not being a feature here. And although it lacks the colour wheel, I feel as though CC creator's make up for that lacking.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Return to top