Rated 5 out of 10 by caliund 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!
Rated 5 out of 10 by Xadecas Not bad....
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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Issy 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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Fifi 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.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Doggie lova 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.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Very disappointed! Bad
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!
Rated 1 out of 10 by twylights HORRIBLE!!!!
Sims 2 for every other game system is awesome but not for the DS. I played sims all the time on the computer so I trusted that for the DS it would be just a good. I WAS WRONG! This was horrible. Usually I try to focus on the good points of a video game, but this was a waste of time and money! In the normal sims games you create your own life and get a job and control your whole world pretty much, but in this game everything is preset. It's like your whole life has been planned. Also you can't play whenever you like; it goes by real time so if it's 2:00 am in the real world that's what it'll be in the game too. That creates it's own set of problems right there. That's cause you have to play it everyday or you'll get behind on bills and stuff. One time i hadn't played for a month and all my stuff got repossessed, all the people had checked out and the power was out! Also after a certain point in the game most people just stop playing! The tasks they have you do become ridiculously insane but at the same time boring (I didn't even know it was possible to have a combo like that!) Do not, I repeat DO NOT BUY this GAME!
Rated 10 out of 10 by horsegirl 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.
Rated 5 out of 10 by StaceyWazHere Eh, not bad, not great
Well, for all you looking for a game to entertain you, this game will do it, but it won't hold your interest for an extended amount of time. I liked it at first but then it gets pretty annoying. I'd say, spend your money on a better game. In this game, you collect items, run a hotel, earn money to build your hotel, and so on. I usually like simulation games, but this game is nothing like the Sims for PC. The graphics weren't anything to brag about, and the personalization of your character is anything great either. I found this game to be one of those games that holds your interest for a maximum of 2 days, Then you're hooked on finishing it, and you play it even though you know its not that interesting. If you're really looking for a good game, I'd recommend The Urbz:Sims and the City for DS. You would enjoy that a lot more than this game.
Rated 5 out of 10 by hllstrgrl03 Okay...
Sims 2 was not the best of the sims line of games. The graphics weren't up to standards and the game got boring after a while. I have played a lot of sims games from sims 2 on the computer to sims pets on PS2 and this game was not my favorite. I really wish the storyline was more exciting. In my game there's a glitch that really needs to be fixed because i can't move on in the storyline. My friends even had to call me up and ask me about what to do next or how to work this. Also when your putting furniture in your rooms you can't put anything against the walls which i totally disagree with. I bought this game hoping it would be pretty close to the sims 2 for computer but it was not what i expected. You can't even have a boyfriend or get married! I would really invest your money in a different sims game.