Rated 3 out of 10 by SayIzzy Not so much...
I'm a Sims fan. I started playing when one day I found the Sims complete collection (the first sims with all of it's expansion packs) for really cheap. The Sims 3 for the 3DS is a pretty sad version. Basically, it offers one main mode to play: Your main objective is to achieve your life time goal. While that's nice and all, if you attempt to do it, your sim will whine because it wants social interaction or to go to town. Not much to do in town really, and if you make sure your sim eats, sleeps, and showers, you don't have time to talk to anyone. You can cheat and rack up big sums of money and quit your job to persue a relationship, but once you get married that's where it ends. They sleep in the same bed and will make out here or there, but no chance of a family. Reminds me of the movie Pleasantville... Anyhow, it wasn't worth the $40 I paid to get it. Bad move on my part. Just paid $20 to get the version for the XBox 360 because I hear it actually has more features. This game just feels like it's incomplete for the 3DS.
Rated 1 out of 10 by MikeC :(
If you are a Sim fan, please rent before you buy. This game is watered down, full of bugs and will leave you frustrated.
Yes it is enjoyable at first but, it takes 8 hours in-game just to get out of bed, shower, use the toilet and eat breakfast. You find yourself using their "time stops at home when you spend time in town feature".
Second, no matter what you do, your characters eye will always be blue, HECK... all characters in-game are blue!
Third, Fourth, Fifth.. You cannot visit your neighbors, only 2 locations you can visit, no status bar so you have to depend on their bubble when they desperately need attention, no maids, can't get married, characters doesn't age, karma points are used for natural disaster and temporary improvements or cause your Sims or other Sims to embarrass themselves... unlike the PC version where you can use it to permanently improve character's bladder, cleanliness, buy a teleporter machine, etc. etc. etc.
I emailed EA games three times to address this problems to maybe patch the game (if the game was capable of it) but got their automated response... even when I went back saying that they did not answer my question... AUTOMATED RESPONSE AGAIN.
Rated 7 out of 10 by RayTheUlitimateGamer EA regenerates Sims, but forgot what system its on
Here's why this is not as good as the console versions. It doesn't make use of ANY 3DS features. EA made me want this game, then made me want to trade it in. It gave me no reason why to buy this one instead of the other console versions. First, it should use Spotpass, so you can meet more people while playing the game. Second, the 3DS has 3 cameras. Use one of those. It also has a touch screen. Jeez I mean come on! I shouldn't have to tell EA to use the touch screen. And there are a lot more features that make it worse, the sound is crummier than usual, the ladies don't look nearly as good, and besides walk around and do stuff like talk, get a job, and getting a family, there's nothing else to do really. Yeah there's no fun minigames.
Rated 4 out of 10 by ayogg9 Not Worth The Money
I owned The Sims 3 for the PC a while ago but I stopped playing it and I sold it online. I was looking forward for this game on the 3DS. But the game was lacking. I couldn't even pass an hour playing game because it's so boring. Compared to the PC version, the 3DS version sucks. The graphics are horrible and playing the game is boring. This game is not worth the $25 bucks. Luckily I got the game for $8 online. Even though I got the game cheap, I regret buying it because it's a waste of money. Overall, I would recommend The Sims 3 for the PC version over this version.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Kimberly123 Ugh Not another Sims game!
I was psyched when I heard the Sims 3 was coming to 3DS! THen I looked into it just to find it's a handheld version of the Console game. UGH! I'm so sick of the same old make a family, build a house, go to work, go home, go to sleep, boring Sims! Why won't they make a game like the SIms 2 for DS? Goal/Quest based but better so you can have a family on the side or family based quests? And maybe a free play when you beat it? Everybody wins! I figure nearly everyone has a PC these days go buy it for that and leave the fun stuff for consoles/handhelds!
Rated 10 out of 10 by pokemaster4ever I love this game
as much as this game is EXTEREMLY AWSOME
i would not reccomend it for kids under 13.
this game you learn to take care of your family that you create
and get them through school.(if they start out as a child)
and get them a job, and then they eventually die,
you can get married,have babies,have partys,or socialize with people.
if you are old than 13 I would reccomend you get this
once again it is AAAAWWWWWSSSSOOOOMMEEEE
Rated 0 out of 10 by SyFyTy I believees
I believe Sims lovers will enjoy this one because the very last edition to hit the DSi came the close-est to being what the original PC offered, and I've been buying them on and off for years. I stopped because of poor renditions on the handhelds lately....It's because they try so hard to get the PC experience on the handheld that I am once again becoming an active Sims player and buying from them again. I have high hopes for this one also.
Rated 0 out of 10 by kekekaa its an okay game
well i bought it maniely becuse it was E for everyoneone an i was wondering what was the differnts.....i am taking it back tomore becuse i know in every sims game this dosent happen for a fact every 1min you sims need a bath or something to eat an if they fant for hunngery they have to go to the hospital an you have to pay 2000 ^-^ to me it wasent the best if you wont sims 3 get sims for pc those are the best to meq
Rated 10 out of 10 by Mathjamfeat Great casual game!!!
There are quite a few negative reviews. I can understand where you are coming from but this game was not meant to satisfy the hard core gamer. Also its not a PC game it's a DS game. The game play is easy to understand you can customize your sim and do most of the things you could do in previous versions. It could use a lower price and a few added features, but overall its a fun game most everyone can enjoy.
Rated 5 out of 10 by chrisosaur3333 not what i expected
I previously owned the xbox 360 version and all i can say is the xbox 360 version is far more fun than the 3ds version. On the xbox version it is much easy to build your house, you can have multiple floors, you can have kids, you can make a whole family to live in the house, the graphics are better, and its overall a far better version. i personally dislike the 3ds version because its so simple and hard to control.