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The Sims: Deluxe Edition!

The Sims return in the Deluxe Edition, this time bringing along a couple favorite expansion packs, but will the extras be enough to justify another purchase?

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Livin' It Up: The latest Sims isn't a sequel, but a sort of super-bundle pack. The package comes with the Sims Livin Large, and The Sims Creator, which allows you to make a Sim that looks just like you.

The Sims gameplay remains the same once again, and has you controlling a single Sim character, guiding him through life as you see fit. You can choose to let him flourish in the world, rising up the career ladder, or you can choose to torture your Sim to death.

When you torture your Sim, you will have a large variety of tools to do so with. There are a limitless amount of options. You can build a pool, let your Sim in, and then take out the ladder resulting in his drowning. Or you can just use more traditional means and burn him in a barbequing "accident."

Got To Go To Work: The cardinal sin that The Sims commits is the repetitiveness. The game is incredibly realistic to life, and you will become amazed at how well it simulated human life. You will often force your Sim to bed because he has work in the morning, or not let him go partying because he will be to hopped up to go to bed.

While the game is lifelike, that fact is also one of its flaws. You will become increasingly bored with managing your Sim's life, as you have to deal with everything from bills to rising costs as you do in real life. Who wants to live two lives at once?

Rent vs. Buy: As always, the decision of whether or not you want to drop money on this game is up to you. If you think that the idea of being able to do anything you are too timid to do in real life in a virtual life is great, then you will love The Sims.

If, on the other hand, you think managing two lives at once outweighs the joys of Sim life, then you would probably be best off just waiting for a big price drop.

Report Card

As always, the decision of whether or not you want to drop money on this game is up to you. If you think that the idea of being able to do anything you are too timid to do in real life in a virtual life is great, then you will love The Sims. (Krakrabbit.com)


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