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  • Summary: With The Sims 3 for consoles and handheld, create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires...or not, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Customize your Sims’ appearance and choose up to five traits to create individual personalities. From the “Romantic” trait or “kleptomaniac” trait to “evil” trait, create millions of unique Sims. All-new features make it easier than ever to mess with life as you unlock the ultimate “Karma Powers” for instant control and unleash them on your Sims. New goal-oriented game play enables you to choose which short or long-term objectives you want your Sims to pursue and even determine your Sims’ destinies in life. Get inspired by the endless creative possibilities and unexpected moments of surprise and mischief in The Sims 3. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Jan 3, 2011
    Featuring an open gameplay, fans will like the new features and oversee the technical disaster.
  2. Simply drawing four walls to make make a room takes you an eternity. [Jan 2011, p.77]
  3. Feb 6, 2011
    Clumsily executed port. [Christmas 2010, p.60]
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  1. Jul 25, 2013
    The Sims 3 is a fun game, but, it is glitchy, and, for those of us that are using the Wii version and don't have a Wii internet connection, there isn't even the slightest hope to get a fixed version. Some of the glitches I have gotten while playing this game are that: after a certain amount of time, even if you have enough space and money, you aren't allowed to buy anything; things can get stuck under the fridge and cause the fridge to be permanently shut, along with being unable to move or sell the fridge; my sims not being able to enter the restaurant, even when it's 24 hours a day, and, there are probably many more I am missing. It's not the worst game ever, and it's certainly addictive, but becomes very frustrating when you have to drive to the fancy restaurant every single time you want to feed your sims, or else force your vegetarians to get sick eating hot dogs. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2011
    Ok, I agree with you guys now, this game sucks, but you can still get SOME fun out of it before it breaks on you, and while some parts are very well done, like being at your job and social interactions, most of the game is a big buggy mess. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    I got this game because I thought it would have more features than the pc game, which might be difficult for me to play due to the fact that my personal computer cannot hold a full-sized disc and has limited memory, and I would only be able to play on the family computer for short periods of time. I was in for major disapointment. I thought the game would basically be the same as the pc, maybe with a few more features. There is little design flexibility first off. You cannot build your own home, you must pick a house built for you and you can put up walls and furniture inside. Putting wallpaper on the interior of an outside wall will cause the outside of the house to turn that same color of pattern. Also, you can't build a pool! There are no online interactions other than updates every now and then, and multiplayer mode simply sucks. I completely agree with everything else Darlinfe has to say, and I wish EA could have just put the wii controls in the pc version. I'm thirteen years old, and I probably won't be able to work up the money to buy the pc version for months, but I'm willing to do it to play the sims. When I read these reviews before I purchased the game, I thought, meh, I really don't care about that stuff. I'm telling you, DON'T BUY THIS GAME. Expand
  4. May 25, 2012
    This game , although not espicially bad, was a huge dissapoinment to me. I expected a game that was at least comparable in quality to the versions on Xbox, Ps3 and PC. Unfortunatly, I got a game that miised even more oppurtunities than Jay Cutler did in 2006-2007.This game ahd a chance to be one of the best third party games on Wii, however it failed horribly at doing so. If you are desperate to have this game and you do not have any other system, by all means, buy it; otherwise, buy the game on another platform. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2012
    When I heard that the Sims 3 was coming out for console... I was very excited. I wanted it on X-box. but i got it on Wii. I was very disappointed. This game is a waste of your time. Just saying if you want a game with neat graphic and not confusing controllers, buy this game on another system. If you get this game you will be looking at the most terrible game ever. On this game, when you have a baby... it is not even a baby, it is a kid at goes to school the day after he/she was born. You can't build houses. The fridge work half of the time... then the house alert, or the thing that keeps tract of what you put in your house... is lame. If you put two many things in the house the house will be on fire. I know right lame. There is a lot i can say about this game. But all i got to really say is if you want to waste your money to buy this game... Don't be expecting something to look forward to. Also... Why did EA sports spend so much time making the other games on console better. They really did a horrible job. They just wanted to get money from us which is NOT RIGHT. DON'T BUY THIS GAME!!!!! Expand
  6. May 31, 2011
    A terrible, awful excuse for a game. In no way should this game have been release in 2010 and have such awful quality. EA should be ASHAMED for releasing it. It's completely unplayable- awkward controls, glitching, bugging, lagging. This was just a complete mess. I sent it back to the store, but not before contacting technical support and eventually getting a discount code for future purchases. Save yourself the aggravation and time by not buying this game. I strongly suggest the PC version (the one I currently use). That one is excellent, although EA's customer service sucks in general. Expand
  7. Jan 17, 2011
    Being a Sims fan I looked forward for the Sims 3 however the only games I have Sims 2 DS and sims 2 PC. I think Sims 3 is rubbish because unlike the computer game you walk around the town and i got lost about 7 times and then if you can't get back you might get a visit from the grim reaper and die then you have to start from the begining. Also decorating your house is hard such as an easy job on Sims 2 PC but on wii hard and anoying. If you a mistake what I found out was that there isn't a undo button which is confusing Expand

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