Release Date: June 2
In case some of you don't know about The Sims (which I would be surprised if you don't), you basically play as a human in the game, known as a Sim that goes through day-to-day activities.
Anyone else anticipating this? I've been a Sims fan for as long as I can remember, but I feel a sort of skepticisim towards it. Considering the Maxis team isn't developing this one is somewhat of a scare. Then again, staff that has worked on Sims games in the past are working on Sims 3, so it may be alright.
The whole mood system is dumbed down with only 3 states. (e.g. Good, okay, bad) The personality traits and aspiration system is completely revamped. Heavy gameplay changes. I'm also disliking some of the perks, such as the Steel Bladder, which means you don't need to tend to the bladder mood any longer. It just seems too cheap.
Does anyone else find the whole game delay quite suspicious? I know that they have to tweak the game, create a marketing campaign and resolve issues with it, but I sometimes wonder, "Could this delay possibly be simply because this is a bad game, so they should advertise it more to get more people to buy it?"
Don't get me wrong, I'm expecting a wonderful game from this, but all of this could possibly add up to a disaster.