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  • Summary: In The Sims 2, you can control your Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. With the addition of genetics, the game lets your Sims pass their DNA down through generations. Every life choice you make has a relevant and dramatic effect on the lifetime of your Sim. Now it's up to you to take your Sims from the cradle to the grave, while fulfilling their dreams and pushing them to extremes. Expand
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  1. It may not be as deep as the PC version but compared to most console games, this one is a bottomless pit.
  2. 85
    This game works well on the Xbox due to the simplified controls and is a major improvement on the past 2 console versions.
  3. 85
    It's a fun, funny and truly engrossing entry in the series.
  4. Even with these new elements, the game isn't as dynamic or addictive as others in the series, but it does manage to find some identity amid its more familiar feature that Sims fans will certainly appreciate. [Nov 2005, p.150]
  5. It tends to follow a point A to B concept and the story needed more depth overall. Enjoyable and at times, very funny but mainly geared for fans of the series.
  6. The replay in any of these titles is much less than what you would find with the PC version. The linear storyline, and structured game flow really cut down on the nearly limitless options that are at your disposal in the computer version of the Sims games.
  7. But the underlying gameplay and A.I. that made the PC version such a cohesive package is lost on this new generation of sexless sims, who care only for new rugs, expensive coffee tables, and balanced meals. They're perfect yuppies, and perfectly boring.

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