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3.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but slow load times and glitches, 9 Oct. 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: The Sims 3 (PC/Mac DVD) (CD-ROM)
I'm quite a creative person, so this is the perfect game for me, allowing me to build houses, design people and make videos. The entire feel of the game is polished and pretty; something I can enjoy while relaxing in the evenings.

Unfortunately there are two problems which you need to be aware of before buying this:

1. The more expansion packs you have, the slower it loads.

I now have about six or so expansion packs. One would expect any game to load quite quickly off a modern 2TB hard drive, but the load times have become ridiculous. Starting up the game takes a few minutes, and then loading my saved game takes a few more. I usually switch over to YouTube and watch videos while I wait for it to load. My expansion packs include World Adventures, which allows me to send my Sims over to another country, but usually I don't bother... it just takes far too long to load other countries.

2. After playing for a while the game freezes for a few seconds every few seconds.

This is due to game characters getting stuck, and is highly annoying. It's quite ridiculous that this hasn't been fixed. Nevertheless, there is a work around: Press "ctrl-shift-c", then type "resetsim *" and enter. It will reset all the computer controlled characters.

Stephen Oberauer
Author of The Mischievous Nerd's Guide to World Domination
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