Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Sims Busting Out

...of PC/MAC world. Not that this would be the first time a Sims game has done so, but The Sims 3 will be moving to the PS3, XBox 360, Wii, and DS fall this year. EA announced at a press release today along with some additional details that will make the game different from it's PC/MAC counterpart.

For example, the Wii version will have it's own beach town and an in-game reward system called "Life Moments." What is interesting is the announcement of an exchange system with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, allowing players to upload and download objects, patterns, designs, and sims to their console. This is something that was severely lacking in the previous installments of The Sims on consoles, but the technology wasn't there to back it up. Now! it is. Console gamers can get an experience similar to PC players of The Sims. Part of the fun is making crap, throwing it on the exchange site and perusing to see what new, odd ideas people have come up with.

The DS version sounds promising in that it'll allow the user to draw the walls, floors, and make any pattern they wish right in the game. It will also have the ability to "sculpt" a Sims features. Might be a step in the right direction for The Sims franchise. After all, The Sims 3 launch is being toted as the biggest PC Launch of all time. May as well bring the console gang into the loop.

In all seriousness, reading the press release does give me a glimmer of hope that the franchise will grow into the right direction. EA and I have had a falling out, but I'm still a Sims girl at heart.


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