original Sims game was the highest selling PC game to hit the market.
With over 34 million copies sold, people discovered that they enjoyed
living a different life rather than taking them as in other common PC
games. From the Sims there were many add-ons such as 'Bustin-Out' and
'Superstar.' Now, after a delayed nine months of production, Maxis is
offering the new generation of life simulation, Sims
major difference each player will encounter is that your sim is not immortal
in the sense of aging. In Sims 2, your character lives out his/her life
and celebrates birthdays as he/she ages. So, as you begin your adventure
in Sims 2 you begin as a child and within 25 hours of gameplay you will
reach the latter half of your adulthood. Through your actions, decisions,
influences, and parents, your character's skills and personality will
grow and change. This will continue down to other family in the game such
as your children [if you choose to have any] as their personality is also
affected by your character. Your sims will live through six different
stages of life: infant, toddler, child, teen, adult and elder. With new
options being opened at each stage as old ones get closed.
2 also promises to be more in depth with the characters to allow for more
possible events and interactions. An example is divorce. In Sims 2 NPCs
will be able to have divorce for reasons such as an affair. This does
mean that your player can have affairs, but be weary. Your sim, or the
girl sim you had the affair with, can show up pregnant with your baby
AI and learning engine are also much better as your teach your children,
and others, how to live. An example of this is your children, who you
will need to shown his/her room and where to sleep in order for them to
do that automatically every night or when the occasion arises.
last improvement covered is the graphic interface. The graphics are going
to be exceptionally better with better 3d modeling, better neighborhood,
and an expanded construction interface for your sim's house and garden.
Homes now allow three levels plus a roof.
but not least. The game takes more chances than the last one with real
life situations [such as divorce previously explained]. You will have
to be suspicious of cheating lovers and scandalous friends. You may also
see some girl on girl action along the way...Sign me up!!!