Many of us know what a Free to Play game is. Some are awesome, others are cool. But what happens when you turn The Sims into a “Free To Play” game for mobile devices? Basically, the Sims Social EA’s Gone Too Far This Time Edition! Seriously, it looks like The Sims 3 for iPhone, but it plays like The Sims Social! I hope EA doesn’t do the same thing with Sims 4…
As its name implies, Sims FreePlay is a free-to-play title monetized completely through optional In-App Purchases. Like The Sims Social on Facebook, gameplay takes place in realtime, meaning day/night cycles follow a real-world 24-hour clock. Rather than sit and play for long stretches, players will be encouraged to pop in throughout the day to check in on their sims. Since watching your sim work or sleep for hours a day wouldn’t be very exciting, in The Sims FreePlay gamers can create and control up to 16 unique sims, assigning them each separate tasks like baking or gardening, which will then complete in realtime. FreePlay’s character creator is the most detailed yet, allowing players to customize everything from hats to footware.
Like The Sims Social, you can spend real money to get certain objects and to speed up time, or you can eventually do the same through normal play. As players unlock more sims and more content, they will be able to grow and customize their town with parks, work places, and shops. Future content updates might include additions like more careers, pets or furniture, or new gameplay elements like marriage, neighbor visits and new goals.
Source: Os Games EA