Rated 10 out of 10 by NeonLemonLime Wonderful game!
I've been a huge Sims fan since the first Sims and this game is everything I've been saying they needed to have in a game since the Sims 2. Sword fighting, elves, throwing tomatoes at Sims, what more could I ask for? Yes, there are some things that can be improved upon like camera angles and such but I'm sure that will change with later patches. Overall I think that the Sims Medieval is the greatest game yet, but that's my opinion. The graphics are wonderful, the music is delightful, and for me it probably will not ever get old. If you love sword fights, magic, and the Medieval ages like I do then this is probably the game for you. I'd say that the only drawback for me would be that the game actually "ends", though you can always restart. It's not the Sims in a traditional sense but change is always fun. I don't mind that the Sims don't age, though some people do. It seems that most everyone either loves it or hates it so it's up to you to decide for yourself.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Kimberly123 Meh... It's cool.
It has a lot of potential to be fantastic but all the little things bug me. Some of the quests are impossible. There were a few where the item I was looking for was just nonexistent or a clue made no sense. I bought the Prima Game Guide and that has helped tremendously though.
Kids don't grow up an take over the throne like you'd think. The build/buy mode is very limited, and you can't really build anything so far. The camera rotation is awkward and doesn't really allow you to see everything unless you know the hot keys and such. And I got thrown in jail because I couldn't find a stuffed bear that was "supposedly" in the throne room.... :(
It definitely keeps your attention though. I played a few hours and my mother spent the whole afternoon it released, nearly all of yesterday, and now is playing it this morning lol. I really love the quest games and I would still reccomend it to anyone who does, but know it will take some getting used to.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Morgie It's not just the neighborhood anymore
I love the idea of building my own neighborhoods from scratch, but I had never thought about having my own kingdom. Sims Medeval has surely surprised me with the twist. My guess is that it'll be the same format as the sims 3, but with medeval themes. I still think you have to "build up" in your careers, and I love how one thing effects everyone. I hope to marry my hero. <3 I really wish it came out to console instead, considering how many sims 3 lovers already have SO much on their computers already. I'd be surprised if this game doesn't crash them all. I'm considering about buying it, however, I have a problem with the PC and any games on the PC. I just don't enjoy sitting at the computer playing games, verses laying in bed freely playing Sims 3 on my PS3. Plus, I think medeval would be better-portrayed with the graphics of the PS3 (or Xbox, for that matter). Not to mention the amount of trophies that could be won.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gamer201 Great Game but a Bit Buggy
This game is full of content. There are many quests and lots of achievements to fulfill. I have been playing this game ever since it came out and it's not getting old yet! The graphics are wonderful, although I had to to turn them all they way down because my laptop overheats after an hours worth of play. There is no build mode, just buy mode. So if you liked to build houses in the other Sims games, or just making Sims I would not buy this game. This game is more of a game for people whom like to do quests. I have done a few quests where it said that I didn't complete the part of the quest that I did, and I had to quit the quest. I am hoping they will add a store for this particular game only so we can get more objects, hair styles and clothes. Although, some are unlocked when you complete the overall kingdom goal.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Miahbug385 Great game but seriously poor support from EA.
I got this game for my birthday and I fell in love with it. Being the first Sims game I've had for the computer, I found it extremely fun. However this game has many bugs and issues. Unfortunately Ea has put an end to TSM and won't be releasing any patches for bugs and issues (really bad move for Ea). A big reason why I only put 6 points for game play. Many of the bugs are annoying and can make game play difficult, because of this I haven't been playing it as often and I'm also questioning if its worth it to purchase the only expansion pack for this game. However it is a great game, the graphics are beautiful and well done. If you like the Sims games, I'm sure you will like this one. You just have to decided if its worth buying since Ea isn't offering support of any kind for this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Gamer201 Attention Past Sims Gamers, and New Sims Gamers
This game is nothing like the past Sims games. If you liked building houses and playing the same character over and over you will NOT like this game. In this game you do quests to unlock other hero's to play which will unlock more quests to do. You do quests to finish whatever kingdom ambition you want to complete, the first ambition is to get, i think, 13 buildings for a gold medal, 9 for a silver and 6 for a bronze (don't quote me on this). You have a limited amount of quests you can do. You start off with 50 or so quest points. Some quests take quest point and others take 2, 3,4 or 5 quest points.
The graphics are incredible (well, with my graphics card), I love the music, and there are so many combinations to do each quest that it doesn't matter if you do repeat some, because you can always use a different hero (some quests you can only use a certain hero though). I played this game for a couple months straight, but then college started up again so I quit. Thankfully they are making an expansion pack, which will add interesting content into the game.
I find that old Simmers usually dislike this game because of its difference from Sims 1, 2, and 3. But if this game sounds appealing to you I would say buy it, I don't regret my purchase at all!
Rated 2 out of 10 by lovesrpg So aggrivating...
Based on the advertisment for this game, I thought that being able to 'create my own realm', I thought I would be able to build, freely create characters at any stage in the game, and age/have children to keep the story interesting, like Sims 2---but better (and best of all medieval). The only creativity the player is allowed is choosing appearance/dress, and picking and moving furniture around. The rest is all quests, which is what I was hoping wouldn't be the main emphasis on the game. This could have been one of the best games of all time, and I hope they come out with an expansion that grants more creative allowances and real life simulation. It is just too limited and almost unplayable.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Krawford Well, Mine Interest Hath Been Piqued
I would be lying if I said the previews and idea didn't get me excited. Yes, the Sims continues to regurgitate the same concepts and gameplay; yes, there are many games out there that are medieval; yes, it seems that many ideas from Civilization are present. But ya know what? I don't care! I've loved the Sims since it's birth, and this seems like an interesting revamp of a tried-and-true game that causes addiction problems everywhere. It has the mystique of the dark ages, the challenge and strategy of Civilization, and the quirkiness that is trademarked to Sims. When I get the cash, you can be certain this game will be mine.
Rated 8 out of 10 by AnthonyMS My 2 Problems; Otherwise, I Loved It
I bought Sims 3 when it launched. I wasn't all that interested in World Adventures and Ambitions (I am interested in Late Night just haven't purchased yet) so this is the first expansion (FYI It's a stand alone game not an addition to Sims 3) I've purchased since the original. While I did like the "fatal flaw" additon, I HATED only being able to choose 2 traits instead of the 5 in Sims 3. I also hate that we can't build a property like we can in Sims 3. On the other hand, I actually like the fact that sims don't age or grow up; although, I can imagine that will turn off many Sims 3 fans.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Daedhart Points for Originality
Well ok, Ill admit that there are ninety billion medieval games out there. But at least within this franchise, it does get points for originality. That is, of course, if you dont count the gothic theme from the first two games (expansions not counted).
It is worth a try, if only to see what happens when re-releasing the same game a hundred times fails to bring in the required ship sinking amount of money and the developers actually have to start being creative again. Although, I must say, I was expecting the Sims 42 at some point before I die...