Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Upcoming Games: The Sims 3 for DS



I was looking at the different versions of the DSi on Amazon as my primary DS Lite has lost the use of the L Button and while reading reviews by customers, came upon the Sims 3 game for the DS, not yet released. Has any one heard anything good or bad about this game? Generally, I have found that the handheld versions of The Sims are completely different from the console versions (and they are quite different from the PC games). The sole exception was the Sims Castaway for the PSP which was almost identical to the Wii version, but then the PSP is a rather unusual species... half-console, half-handheld.

I would be interested in the opinions of other Sims fans about this one...

9 comments:

Kayla said...

I haven't heard anything about the game but I'm definitely checking it out now!

I agree that the Sims games for the PC are WAY different from the console and console WAY different from DS. I need to check out Castaway on PSP too!

♥kayla

steph said...

personally i alwayz felt that sims for handheld are more restricted and not really engaging.. tried sims2, sims castaway on ds and on psp and also sims 3 on itouch... and it was.. blahz

im a huge fan of the PC version though... and i really think u get more out of the pc game compared to handheld =\

juz my own opinions though

Dinkyfish said...

Hi Freya,

I've not got any direct experience with the Sims 3 on DS but would probably advise against it - any of the other DS versions I've tried have been so bad they've been virtually unplayable. Some of the ones on PS2 weren't bad so I hold out some hope for the Xbox 360/PS3 versions (I've actually pre-ordered the xbox one) but to be honest none of them will ever hold a candle to the PC version. If you're interested then I'd probably HIGHLY recommend renting it first to avoid disappointment.

Anonymous said...

hmmmm....rumor has it that santa has already placed a dslite in your stocking in Mrs. Clause's favorite color. perhaps you should hold off making your purchase for a couple of months?

eveejoystar said...

I love the Sims, but I've found that the DS versions are normally crappy. Hopefully it won't be that way for Sims 3.

Freyashawk said...

Anonymous, seriously? Well, I still believe in Father Christmas/Santa and in any case, I can't afford to make ANY purchases at the moment... How on earth did you obtain this inside information??? Do you hire out part-time to work with the Elves?

bill said...

Just curious and slightly off-topic, but what happened to your L button? I had to take my DSlite apart recently to fix a stuck A button and noticed that the L buttons are only held up by a small bent spring, so it may be possible to fix yours.

Bill

Drake Sigar said...

If it’s anything like previous Sim titles on consoles, it’ll focus on linear missions.

Steph said...

The Sims 3 for DS is actually a lot closer to a "real" Sims experience for DS - at least as it's possible to get with the limited processing power of the DS.

In previous DS Sims games, the whole point of it being a Sims game seemed to be lost entirely. They were mission-driven and very limited in the scope of what you could do in the game.

From what I've played of it so far, The Sims 3 for DS does it's best to keep the open-ended spirit of the PC game alive. You can move about in a neighborhood much as you do in the PC version, going to work, shopping, etc.

The graphics are pretty unattractive, but again, I would imagine that's a DS hardware limit. There's a distinct lack of content - the choices for outfits and furniture are pretty limited. Still, it's a pretty good game that seems truer to the original than any Sims game for the DS so far.