The Sims 3 has made it's way from the PC to next generation consoles.
When The Sims was first released on PC it was a big hit, it ended up being the best selling life simulator of all time. With three different versions and a ton of expansion packs, the Sims community has grown and grown. The Sims 3 was released on PC last year and is without doubt the best in the series. For the first time ever you could travel to an open world town. You no longer had to read a newspaper to get a job as you could now go and look for one yourself. This was just one new change that made The Sims 3 even bigger. The Sims 3 has now made it's way to next generation consoles and isn't a washed down port like previous versions. Some changes have been made but everything the PC version offers is here along with some exclusive new features.
The Sims 3 has all the enjoyable experiences what makes the PC versions. You can create your family, get a job, buy the perfect house, have kids and even send you sims to the toilet. Some of you may be cruel, like selling all the doors so they become trapped or take away the ladder in the swimming pool. You control your sims life, the possabilities are endless. After settling in with your sims you can explore the town, meeting new Sims, going fishing, or just a relaxing time on the beach. Whilst the open world isn't as big as i imagined, theres still alot of fun exploring to do.
The main worry I had with the Sims coming to console was the controls. They take a while getting used to but with the easy tutorial for you to follow, you will have it in no time. There a perfect fit for the console.
The first new addition to the console is "Karma Powers". These really let you take control of your sims for the better or for worse. For example, bless the mess power repairs and cleans anything broken in your home instantly. If you feel a bit mischievous you could use the polteguist power, which lets you choose any house and haunt the sims. Remember some of these powers must be used wisely, you don't know what the outcome could be. Karma powers are not unlimited but Karma is rewarded to you every night at midnight.
You can also earn more by completing challenges and fullfilling your sims wishes. Wishes are prompted as you play, you can choose which wishes you want to fullfill. Wishes can be from buying a new TV or learning a new skill. Once a wish is fullfilled you are given lifetime happiness points and karma. Lifetime happiness points can be spent at the challenge shop were you can purchase new karma powers, discounts and traits for your sims. Challenges are also new to The Sims 3, there are 300 in total and will have you traveling throught the town to complete them. Completing challenges not only rewards you with karma but allows you to purchase rewards that unlock new items in Build Mode, Buy Mode and Create-A-Sim.
The Sims 3 does suffer from some loading times and slight pauses. Switching through menus can take a few seconds and jumping to different areas with the map takes far to long than it should. If you can overcome this slight problem you will enjoy your time here. The Sims has always fit better on the PC but this is the best version on console to date. It has beautiful graphics and everything you would expect from a sims game. There's bound to be downloadable content in the future, making the fun even bigger. This is a game sims fans will be playing for quite sometime.