The last poll asked readers how they purchase their games. Do they have a “must buy/pre order all” ritual? Or does it depend on the game? With 2,078 votes, “Depends on the Game” is the winning vote. I personally pre order every game, whether I’m interested in it or not. Which did you choose?
Our newest poll is somewhat of a follow up from a poll we had back in January. Generations was the first expansion to introduce social features to the game, and reward players for sharing Memories. Since then, we’ve had a number of different social features added, including the gifting option and full in game store with Supernatural.
From the time these social options were introduced, have you changed your view on them? Do you use them more often then not? Or do you disconnect completely?
Originally released back in 2009, The Sims 3 has seen its fair share of expansion packs over the years; however, this time around EA has mixed things up by adding a rather large dash of Supernatural happenings to the 7th expansion pack to grace this title. While Witches, Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts may add a Supernatural feel to the world of The Sims 3, is this expansion pack the magical elixir you have been waiting for… or is it a whimsical flying broomstick that has run out of gas? Well, let’s find out!
The Sims 3: Supernatural welcomes you to the magical town of Moonlight Falls, a town where strange things happen by the light of the moon. Once installed, you will have the opportunity to create Supernatural beings that range from Werewolves, Witches, Fairies, Ghosts, Zombies, Genies and Vampires. While most expansion packs add household items, new careers and unique clothing… Supernatural allows you to cast spells, create elixirs, and turn Sims into Vampires or Zombies. Furthermore, the more a Sim uses their unique powers, the more they will learn and progress.
The Sims 3 once tried to break away from the tyranny of the “normal” world with The Sims: Medieval, only to find that setting the franchise’s signature gameplay in the Middle Ages sacrificed much of its creative freedom. The Sims 3: Supernatural takes you on a similarly wild ride, but it benefits from a decision to remain rooted in the world you’ve created for your sims over the past three years. Here, the focus is on augmenting the core experience instead of attempting to redefine it. It’s an approach that largely works despite some noteworthy flaws, and almost every new feature exudes a creative spark. There’s a stranger lurking in the neighborhood, and while he may not always be the most charming of visitors, you should still invite him into your home.
The neighborhood in question is Moonlight Falls, a bosky mountainous village where vampires and werewolves rub shoulders much as they would in an episode of True Blood. It’s not necessary to limit your experiments to the new ghouls and goblins in Moonlight Falls if you have busier households elsewhere, but the foggy meadows and varied Victorian architecture complement the ambiance of the expansion as a whole.
Some cities in Europe have been lucky enough to be first hand at a Sims 3 Seasons Event! Today, The Sims 3 Germany posted some photos of the event. No clear photos of the game, but look it’s Graham! FYI, there will be a ton of Seasons info surfacing on September 18th from these events.
Thanks to Sim Hrvatska for the info!