@ Lo don't get discouraged by negative comments. Play it and decide for yourself if you like it or not. I agree with Rachie start off with Sims 2.
The sims (series) is a virtual doll's house. It does a decent job at it, but it isn't a game. There's no "game over" screen, no comments about losing. There's discouragement about killing people off, but that's still not "you lost". (If there's no way of losing, you can't win). Getting lots of money also doesn't result in a "you win" screen...
Last edited by rg_001100; 09-20-2008 at 08:18 PM.
Most other games require storylines. (multiplayer and skirmish games excluded... although even they usually have at least some story behind them). Story can also improve the game where the gameplay cannot, that's why it's important. If the gameplay is fun on its own most people happily ignore the details of story.
Sims just has no "win/lose" going for it.
Sims just doesn't allow completion, or reward, when playing it.
Nor does it handle death as loss, it's not "load game", it's "start new family". There's no incentive.
It doesn't matter about winning or losing! How many times do I have to say it?
feel free to move another family into this lot