The Sims 2
My Absolute Favorite Game of All Time
I have had this game for the longest time-- in fact, I don't even remember buying it-- but it still entertains me. Like most games for the DS, the gameplay is in storymode. This is the scenario: your character, in the opening video, arrives in a small town (called Strangetown) in the middle of the desert, speeding in a car. Then the actual game begins--your character is trapped in this town, and becomes the owner of the hotel. Your job is to upgrade your hotel, despite a gang leader, a crazy, anceint goth girl, and an evil robot overlord. In addition to being in charge of everyone's sanity, you must also protect them from aliens, rampaging robots, and "goons". Along the way, you become a superhero and meet: a mummy, the Mole King, the alien leader, Sasquasch, and a wild cast of characters. I like this game because of the endless humor and adventure. This game is also partially realistic, but has enough insanity in it to keep it interesting. This game will forever remain in my Top 5 favorite video games, and let me tell you, I have a LOT of video games.
Misleading, and kinda sucky.
I picked up this game for my Nintendo DSi awhile back before I actually got it for my computer (long story, don't ask). So anyways, I thought it would be the open, legacy feel of the PC Sims 2. I was wrong on so many levels, it was almost painful. In this, you're driving somewhere, when your car farts out in Strangetown. You go to a hotel and things happen. HOTEL. The goal of the game is to become a booming business mogul and have a ginormous hotel and whatnot. Sounds like fun, right? It tanked for me, because I thought I'd be getting a Sims 2 feel (legacy, open, build mode...), not a craptastic Bon Voyage feel (yeah, there's Bigfoot). It just felt really ugly, and it was pretty disturbing. It rained CONSTANTLY for me, and the graphics and the feel just creeped me out for some reason. Not a fan of this one! It's fun and all (for awhile) but it gets really tedious. Oh, and you're Rat(wo)men, too, once you get farther along in the game. DOUBLE FACEPALM!
The Great Loss
I love this game so much. I'm getting it again tomorrow! (Hopefully) Anyways, "the great loss" of this story is that me and my brother, Thomas, use to play this game all the time--I mean, who doesn't want to squirt an alien with a water gun? We were stuck to it, and there were many fights & laughs over the exciting game. However, as much as I like it, every game has a flaw. For me, this is just from my point of view, since I was born in a desert (AZ). When playing the game, I found it took place in some sort of desert area. The place looked a dump and you're supposed to fix it up and encourage people to stay and to come. There's only one fancy place, which is the hotel you're staying at in the game. This bothered me, because it was pretty stereotypical, but that's alright. Its nothing serious. The game was fun, and still is! I hope that I'll be able to find one at a Gamestop around here...I'll continue to look if I don't!
this game is great!
I love this game. My friend and I love playing it. I let my friend create her own file on my game and she simply loves it. This game is really funny when the characters talk in a different language. We basically remembered each word that they speak. One thing that is kind of a bummer is the graphics. The people's faces look like blobs. Although, my DS says it's from 2005 Nintendo. I guess I can cut them some slack with the graphics. One thing I also don't like is it sometimes freezes on me. Like, after I got the Rat Cave and dress into the Rat- Suit.Sometimes when it freezes it gets really annoying. Maybe it's just my DS or something. If I were you, I'd save after every accomplishment just in case this happens to you. Overall, this game is amazing. It's very addicting. The other nice thing is it has a longer story so you're not finished the day that you get the game.
The plot of the game can be difficult without skipping ahead in time to find some items you need. You basically just keep the town (which is a boring, boring town that never has anything exciting happening in it) safe from aliens and robots (both easily defeated). You run a hotel (which you got to keep safe from thugs, robots, and aliens...all easily defeated again.) with limited clothing and furniture options. Also, if you work to perfect a room to just how you want it, if you rent it out the customer can change it however they want and screw it up. **a big con is the glitches**. You can walk into a room and suddenly all the colours and basic shapes of everything is GONE and it might take a long time until everything reappears. Also characters might turn into random pixel skeletons and any given time, which is very disappointing. After you beat the game (easily done after you look up a guide) the game gets horribly boring.
Now let me start off by saying, this is not a normal Sims game! Don't expect it to be. In this game you don't build and maintain a house or torture your game character in a small room like other Sims games.You run a hotel in a rundown town and take it from a ghost-town to a vacation hot-spot! You will maintain many odd needs from an awesome bunch of characters that will check into your hotel. This game has a short story-line, but makes it take time by making it so that you can only do some missions at night,morning, Saturday, etc.(This is in real-life time by the way.) This can be inconvenient as it may say you have to play it at midnight on a weekday. (You can always just change the time settings on your DS system, which makes the townspeople in the game angry at you an aliens attack, ha ha!) The graphics are actually really good for a DS game. Anyone who owns a DS should try this game and ignore the other bad reviews because those people just don't like it because it's not what they expected. Part of the reason why I think I like this game so much is because I think normal Sims games are rather boring... It frustrates me how this game is so underrated and I think everyone should give it a chance.
Probably one of my favorite games for The D.S. i loved the game and played it all the time when i first got it and i would recommend it to casual gamers along with little kids, the game looked good for its time, but it just didn't feel like the Sims
Good for DS
I think it is a good sims game for DS that is. I think sims for the PC is best kind of platform to play on.
Sims 2?? Or just a complete disaster?
I really didn't like this game that much. If you want to buy a sims game don't get this one. The graphics in this game were terrible, I hated the story line (yes there is a story in this sims game), and it was just all around terrible. At the beginning of the game at the make a sim screan you have few customization choices, and with the few you have they were pretty bad. When you get in the actual game I thought the story was really dull. What's up with the aliens too? I just wanted to play a LIFE game, not a let's take the sims and make it into a complete piece of destruction. The only decent part I found about this game was the controls, and the camera. They functioned (most of the time) very good, and I usually didn't get mad at the game like I usually do with games with terrible cameras. All in all this game was a complete mess and you should never consider getting this game. It's terrible.
I have many Sims games for PC, and I love them, so I assumed that this game would be great for DS. I could not have been more wrong! This is horrible! I was bored with it after a day or two. And I also can't put out that stupid fire in the Mayor's office. This was a waste of money...I also bought Sim City Creator for DS, and I was disappointed with that also! Bottom line, Sims for PC=AWESOME, Sims for DS=Waste of money! The graphics aren't bad, it's just that there is one mission for this game, and it is not at all like Sims 2 for PC. I expected the same game, and it's not. Personally, this game should be called something completely different. You don't get to create families and homes and jobs , etc. This game you are running a hotel, "building" new rooms, earning money... quite honestly I haven't exactly figured out the point of the game... and I don't have any desire to find out!