4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Game depth, yes - value for money? No.,
This review is from: The Sims 3: Generations (PC/Mac DVD) (DVD-ROM)
This expansion pack was interesting and added depth to the game, but it really felt more like a stuff pack. I'm really glad I didn't buy it at full price otherwise I would have been very disappointed.
There's an irritating loop with teenage punishments when a teen misbehaves to the point where they are grounded for two whole days. This means that if they try to leave the house, they are shouted at by their parents and the punishment is extended. Unfortunately, some sloppy planning on behalf of the game developers means that if the teen tries to leave the house to go to school, their grounding is extended and they are ordered to stay at home. This only gets worse when the end of the school day comes round as Mum or Dad accuses the teen of skipping school and again extends their extension. Grrrr! If your teen can get into good enough favour with Mum/Dad, they can plead with them to have their punishment lifted but this isn't always immediately possible.
There are a few other irritating quirks that come about from having Generations and other expansion packs, but I won't go into them. They are minor and don't bother game play too much, just cause you to roll your eyes at the game development.
In summary - this is an enjoyable expansion pack that will enhance game play, but buy it when it's reduced by at least half otherwise you will feel like you have wasted your money.