Metro.co.uk – The Sims 3 Ambitions review

A portion of a review by Metro.co.uk on The Sims 3 Ambitions:

The lack of variety isn’t really a problem in gameplay terms since you can just switch jobs (or turn your sim into a mooching slacker for a bit) but in terms of value for money there is certainly an issue. Especially as the other extras in the expansion don’t really add up to much – just some new character traits and lifetime wishes, plus a couple of new hobbies.

The new inventing and sculpting hobbies are fun novelties but they don’t change the game in the way the professions do and we’d much rather have seen them left out and had a few more job types instead.

And that’s the real issue here: there’s nothing wrong in what it offers but instead the amount you’re expected to pay for it. The professions are a great idea and add a welcome new angle to the game but either there needed to be a lot more or the expansion itself needed to be a lot cheaper.

Ambitions earned a 6/10, full review here


Digital Spy – Interview with Grant Rodiek on The Sims 3 Ambitions

A new interview popped up online today from Digital Spy questioning Grant Rodiek on The Sims 3 Ambitions.  Pretty much the same old stuff we’ve heard in past interviews…wonder why they bother when they can do a simple Google search for most of these answers :/

Were there any jobs you wanted to put into the game but couldn’t?
“Always. We always have far more ideas that we find out they’re not going to be that fun, or we don’t think they’re going to fit, or basically we look at what players think from focus tests and our own internal tests. It means if we keep doing this one we’re not going to be able to do another one, so we cut one and swap out the other. I can’t say which ones we have cut, because honestly we’re thinking about the future where we might want to add new ones, keep people surprised. Assuming this does well we will probably do more.”

catch the interview at Digital Spy


CinemaBlend – Sims 3 Ambitions First Impressions: Simbots, Firefights And Architecture

CinemaBlend is continuing their playtime with Ambitions sharing more impressions:

When we left off last time, Karen moved away from Riverview and settled down in the new town of Twinbrook. Given that Riverview and Sunset Valley were the only “official” towns offered by The Sims 3 since the game’s release a year ago, a new neighborhood was long overdue. (We’re not counting the “worlds” in World Adventures EP as Sims can only visit them temporarily).

Twinbrook is a big town, that’s been flooded in areas, leaving some parts marshy and overgrown while other parts are cozily developed.

Continue reading Part 2 of CinemaBlend’s impressions


JeuxVideo (French) Magazine cover of The Sims 3 for consoles

Even though it was posted last month, SimCookie came across the cover of the French Magazine JeuxVideo in which they talk about The Sims 3 for consoles.  Wonder if they report or show off anything new…

Link here


6/4/10 – French Sim fansite owners boogie down in Paris at The Sims 3 10th Anniversary Party

A few french Sim fansites (SimSoucis, Alice aux pays des Sims, LamaPaluzza, DailySims) were able to join EA to celebrate their 10th Anniversary of The Sims 3 in Paris.  All I can say is when I get my place, I’m decorating my Sims room in green with some of the cool future below.  Also, plumbob stickers on everything!

Via SimCookie and The official Sims 3 French Facebook page

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Buy Simpoints bundle during June 2010, get free goodies for your Sims 3 profiles

For the month of June, those who purchase SimPoints will be rewarded with free items for your Sims page.  You know my opinion on this so no need to beat a dead horse any more than I have to.  Guess I should look on the bright side as at least now they are increasing more items for more points you spend.  Thanks to Frankie for letting me know about this.

Buy 4,000 SimPoints and get the Cows of Wrath garland, the Cow Plant Background, the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii badge, the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii sticker & the Potted Vine garland

Buy 2,000 SimPoints and get the the Cows of Wrath garland, the Cow Plant Background, the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii badge & the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii sticker

Buy 1,000 SimPoints and get the Cows of Wrath garland, the Cow Plant Background & the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii badge

Buy 500 SimPoints and get the Cows of Wrath garland & the Cow Plant Background