Top critical review
5 people found this helpful
How to keep the kids occupied for hours.
on 24 January 2002
I bought this for my grandchildren, but, ended up playing it myself! I found it quite challenging initially and spent many hours developing my virtual characters and building them a home.
However, I found the amount of time taken using the bathroom, and to a lesser extent, cooking and eating rather tedious and not remotely equivalent to the time we spend in reality. However, my grandchildren haven't tired of it yet, and we have owned it since it was released, so, for that, it is a winner.
Will I bother to buy further expansion packs? I think that depends on the pressure the grandchildren put me under. For my part, The Sims were fun for a while, but, I am pretty tired of their hours on the toilet and would only consider expanding for my own use if something revolutionary were added.