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  • Summary: Explore a whole new world with MySims - it's your world to transform. Move to a town that has been struggling lately. With a little creativity and some help from the locals, you can make this place thrive. Improve the town to attract new characters, from the Italian Chef and Florist to theExplore a whole new world with MySims - it's your world to transform. Move to a town that has been struggling lately. With a little creativity and some help from the locals, you can make this place thrive. Improve the town to attract new characters, from the Italian Chef and Florist to the Kickboxing Instructor and DJ. Discover what the residents want and need, so that you can help them enjoy life in their town. Design a hot tub or a jukebox from scratch, build homes and businesses from the roof to the front door. Uncover special decorations and patterns as you explore the growing town. From the furniture and objects to the buildings to the town as a whole – each of your creations is unique. In MySims, what you make... makes all the difference. Your town is your own unique creation, from the flower shop to building a mad scientist's laboratory, and beyond. It's your call who lives there and who moves out. Who will you befriend? Who will you ignore? Socialize with the locals and uncover all sorts of useful or surprising treasures hidden throughout the town. It's a cinch to personalize your Sims appearance from head to toe with the Wii & Nintendo DS controls. Unlock cool new clothing and accessories as you befriend the neighbors. Decorate with your very own furniture and accessories, then customize your creations with things you can grow, harvest, or discover around town. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. It's better than "Animal Crossing" and "Harvest Moon" in almost every way, whle also being a completely different kind of game...Barring a few options we'd have liked to see, it's a perfect second life experience. [Oct 2007, p.78]
  2. It’s not exactly The Sims, being toned down to appeal to a much younger audience. In fact, it’s hard to believe anybody except females under the age of 14 will find the MySims’ pastel-colored universe and sugarcoated characters a charming gaming adventure.
  3. Much like the ocean, MySims is unfathomably deep in some areas, yet relatively shallow in others.
  4. MySims lacks some polish and depth, but the sheer amount of customization will definitely busy any would-be virtual impresario looking for a town to call their own.
  5. A life simulation that relates more to Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon series than to other Sims. A good basis which is sadly spoilt by too little variety in possible activities while making your town grow and prosper. You mostly get to built new houses and furniture on demand which becomes boring in a few days time. You would not expect such horridly long and frequent loading times and occasional jerkiness in gameplay either. [Nov 2007]
  6. It can be a lot of fun -- but anything that has "Sims" in the title should probably hew a little closer to the franchise.
  7. Whimsical, playful, and bright, MySims surrounds you with fun - but what you do is work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. MaikZ.
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    This is a game that gets variable rates. It's just a personal experience. One person brings it back after playing an hour or less, while This is a game that gets variable rates. It's just a personal experience. One person brings it back after playing an hour or less, while someone else just keeps designing houses and stuff for the sweet people in town! It is a great base for an even better sequel. I hope that they give it somewhat more depth and polishing then it will be even better! I'm going back to design a yakuzi. Expand
  2. ShaunP.
    Sep 26, 2007
    9
    This is not a typical SIMS game, to compare it is missing the point. This is a new franchise and as such is immensly fun. The building and This is not a typical SIMS game, to compare it is missing the point. This is a new franchise and as such is immensly fun. The building and creation aspect is pretty much the main part of the game and they are definitely fun. To complain that it's all about building, is missing the point entirely. That said it has a few rough edges, but they're forgivable given how much fun you'll be having. I guess if you're not a creative person you'll get bored easily, so stay away. But if you love LEGO why are you still waiting? Expand
  3. simpleoctopus
    Oct 29, 2008
    9
    IT's sooper cute. And So much better than the last version. The characters have a lot more personality and I love Buddy.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    8
    This is an interesting attempt at making a fun game, but it soon gets boring and repetitive. In MySims, you build houses, furniture, andThis is an interesting attempt at making a fun game, but it soon gets boring and repetitive. In MySims, you build houses, furniture, and everything else inside a house to build a town. At first the game works well with a creative design system and the overall cuteness of the game. However, as the game wears on, it turns into being assigned to this with these essences. The essences are quite easy and boring to obtain. When I was about three and a half out of five stars in the game, it got boring with twenty-five tasks to do and at least three new people every ten minutes or so. The graphics in the game are colorful but not very great and the music is terrible. The interactions with other Sims in this game are very disappointing and simple compared to The Sims and the game has way too long loading times. Don't get me wrong, the game is fun, but only for a little while. Expand
  5. SamP.
    Nov 5, 2007
    7
    A fun game, but definitely for children. Since they've chopped off a lotof ideas that were in the original Sims games (such as making A fun game, but definitely for children. Since they've chopped off a lotof ideas that were in the original Sims games (such as making your friends) you're restricted. Still, better than the other Sims console games by a mile. Expand
  6. Jake
    Oct 23, 2007
    6
    Cute and engaging, but... I am afraid it is going to ruin my Wii. I've never heard the disc drive grind so much on any system. None of Cute and engaging, but... I am afraid it is going to ruin my Wii. I've never heard the disc drive grind so much on any system. None of my other games do this. Also, you spend 50% of your time watching loading screens. Go in a house, load, go outside, load, talk to someone, load, load, load. Then, at certain times the framerate stutters and skips (whilst grinding the drive continues). There isn't that much stuff on the screen. Other more complex games don't do this. Overall not worth $50. Worth a try but I'd wait until it comes down to $20. Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2013
    1
    RUN! RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

    I'm a big fan of The Sims but this game is horrible! For starters YOU CAN NOT LOSE, THERE IS NO CHALLENGE, no
    RUN! RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

    I'm a big fan of The Sims but this game is horrible! For starters YOU CAN NOT LOSE, THERE IS NO CHALLENGE, no matter what you build or do everyone loves you. Another massive problem with this game is it takes up 97 BLOCKS OF MEMORY!? I also ran into some FPS problems when creating my Sim which was pretty crappy anyway due to there not being many customization options.

    The camera angle is crap because it's always facing the ground so you end up playing threw the mini map. There are also alot of loading screens so have fun sitting around staring at a spinning circle.

    This game is just so awful I could not carry on. I will have you know that I actually burned this game in my backyard.
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