Monday, March 12, 2007

Played Lately: The Sims 2

  • I mentioned earlier that my old computer had gone to met its maker. No, I don't mean Hewlett Packard; I mean it's dead. Whenever this has happened to me in the past (and it happens with alarming regularity), I take the opportunity to reacquaint myself with many games that I haven't played in a long time. Maybe it's because I just gave up on it. Maybe I got distracted by the next shiny thing that gave my way. Or maybe my last system didn't have enough juice to help a game reach its full potential. That is how I found myself reinstalling The Sims 2.

  • Like any good sandbox game, there is no wrong way to play The Sims 2. The game even rewards you for picking an appropriate goal and having at it. My wife loves maximize her sim's skills and reach for the top of the career tracks. Our mutual friend, Stefanie, establishes enormous family structures and guides her multitudes through the stages of life.

  • I play to have attractive women make out. I know there are other ways to play, but I haven't gotten past the kissing yet. I've spoken with my male friends at work and we pretty much agree that women kissing other woman is a major selling point of the game. I'm surprised they don't put that on the box. It's not there; I checked.

  • The other thing I found out is that I like to buy new clothes for my sim. And not just the slutty clothes that seem so popular online. I even downloaded a wedding ensemble recently.

  • Um, yeah. Too much information? Probably.

  • So with that, I'm off to bed. My personal Energy Desperation icon just popped up.


  1. Yeah, it was fun when I first realise you can get the girls to make out - in the Hot Tub or in bed, on the couch. Then you can have same-sex marriages, adopt blah blah blah.

    Then I discovered INFIDELITY - have them slap each other, catfight, cheat on each other with the firefighter, the delivery guy, get knocked up. Die by drowning. Hee.

    I was addicted to SIMS 2 for a while. I had the expansion sets - bought sports cars, kept a ghost around the house, sent kids to college, dated vampires.

    Had to finally uninstall it because it was taking time off REAL LIFE.

  2. I am suddenly facinated by this comment. I've seen the commands there, but I've never really explored the possibilities of purposeful antagonism in the game.

    It's like I'm looking at the (sim-)world with new eyes.