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THE BEST SIMS 3 EXPANSION PACK SO FAR,
This review is from: The Sims 3: Late Night (PC/Mac DVD) (DVD-ROM)This is a great new expansion pack that brings Sims to the seductive life of late night. In a way this is the The Sims 3 (PC/Mac DVD) version of Sims 2 nightlife expansion pack, only improved.
The game introduces a new neighbourhood, a big city, with apartments and clubs which is a big change for our Sims, from their previous carefree life with its lovely cottages, Victorian homes, gardens and parks. Sadly in order to play the game, the Sims have to move to this city and cannot just visit and then go on with their small town lives. The apartment buildings reminiscent of the Sims 2 apartment life (which I never got, so I can't compare), include elevators, penthouses, and hot tubs. Of course, all these are nice if you like downtown skyscrapers.
Also it includes some amazing new clothes and hairstyles, and a new advanced body sculpting tool. The new objects are all interesting, but personally I loved the new instruments like the drums and the much missed piano from the Sims 2, which is a good addition as the option of one electric guitar for the artistic Sims was sad. Also there are some new building tools like the option to build pools on the roof, circular pools, and the again much missed half walls tool from the Sims 2.
There are also new trait options for Sims and new skills to learn like mixing drinks at the bars. Also there are new careers in the film industry like actor and director, which can make Sims celebrities and have paparazzi stalking them, this seems vary annoying though, but it does grant access to the new hot bars in town. Sims can also join music bands.
The main addition however are the fantastic vampires, they are the Sim version of something between Anne Rice and True Blood. Sadly they are not immortal (I think they actually live longer then normal Sims though!), garlic does not kill them and they don't get burned by the sun. Like most vampires, they can read and manipulate minds, move faster then normal Sims, learn faster during the night and are paler with fangs, tattoo marks and haunting eyes. Ordinary 'mortal' Sims can ask a vampire friend to turn them, which is quite easy to do. They can also have vampire children and live relatively 'normal' Sim lives.
The game was easy to install to my pc, and I haven't noticed any problems to my gameplay so far, but as I have only played for a few hours, time will tell. Obviously I am expecting problems as with all new expansions but I am confident that they will be corrected through patches as they always are.
In total, a highly anticipated expansion pack which didn't disappoint me at all. Also, as the Sims take a darker turn, with ghosts and vampires walking around the neighbourhood, the release date for this expansion was excellently planed; just in time for Halloween. Spooky!!!
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Initial post: 29 Oct 2010 18:48:43 BDT
Daniel Willis says:
I got it today too, I can't actually write a review yet sadly because payment was only taken yesterday.
Fast dispatch, it came before 1pm, i think it was around 12.30pm. I am chuffed to bits and it was a great price! :D
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 22:09:32 BDT
Paul Ashworth says:
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 19:32:03 GMT
Jane Morgan says:
ive got my late night copy but my computer is being fixed as it has a virus, i have to wait 2 weeks to get it back and im sooo excited!! this review really helped as it has a lot of things i never knew about late night.
i cant wait to play it and see the new town, be a vampire and a celeb.
this review is sooo helpful, and im a really big sims 3 fan i have all of them world adventures, high tech stuff, ambitions, fast lane and now late night!! i love the sims!!
Posted on 26 Dec 2010 16:14:02 GMT
You mention the 'new' body sculpting tool here
as a matter of fact, i actually already have that tool AND I don't have this expansion pack.
Do you still think it's really worth the money?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2011 01:23:29 GMT
yes its definately worth getting this pack.
its great fun building your own bar/pub/nightclub on a community lot.
and the vampires can make your lifetimes massive! with roughly 90 days per section of adult life you can complete atleast 4 of the careers with a single sim!
but mainly the extra other half of having something else to do at night as opposed to them just sleeping is a great addition to the game
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2012 20:03:36 GMT
Keep in mind that this person's review was written a year ago and at that time the tool only came with expansion but later on released as an update, the sims 3 Late night is a GREAT, AMAZING addition to the Sims 3. 1 tool won't do much...
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