Sims Africa, fun fun!
This is the first Sims game that I have purchased. I bought it for my son, 6 and he loves it. It's just changelling enough for him. I have occassionally helped him. It's really cute. The animals are well designed. You feed them, water them and each animal has a specific "talent" that helps you out in each world. You "carry" one of each animal, once you are best friends with them, in your backpack and can pull them out in other worlds where their skills are necessary. I'm not a huge gamer, but I liked this game. It's not as good as the Lego games, but still entertaining. Long story short, it's good for young elementary kids, maybe not older elementary kids depending on what you allow them to play. We stick with the E 10+ and below. There were some questionable activities such as mating...the animals just rub noses and then there's a baby animal behind the Mom. The lions do eat the other animals, but all you see is a cloud of dust. Nothing inappropriate in my views.
I really liked this game because you get to play it like if you were really in Africa. The animals act the way they do and there are prey and predators. I thought it was going to be one of those low-graphic games you usually get but this one isnt. You become friends with the animals and feed them and there is one part where you have to fill up a pond using an elephant because it dried out. You will have lots of fun playing this game and maybe discover new animals you never even knew about just like I did. Also, you can pick up animals and put them where you want them to go. There are many games yoan play by bringing up their charm. You can use them to knock down fruit from trees spray other animals or socialize with other animals.
I saw that sims animals came out last year and was going to get it but when I went over to a friends house and the game was fun, for about ten minutes. This game trailer shows that you can do more than plant flowers and take animals. After I see a reveiw of the game I will buy it.