When it comes to a game called "The Sims" I like to play it from an architectural point of view. To be completely honest, I wanted to be an architect when I was younger. Besides that, creating low budget homes and how to make sure it works out is a fun thing for me to do.
Sure, you can pump in the cheats and get a load of Simoleons coming in no problem but I find that boring (as you can get pretty much every stuff with all that cash). The only cheat I like to use is the "testingcheatsenabled true" whereby I can change some stuff on the fly like the needs but only when the Sim is in dire need of a quick assist from the hand of the player. For example, they are at work but their "hygiene" is low since I couldn't slot in a bath time for the said Sim.
The Sims is a simulation game whereby it simulates, well, real life and it is pretty interesting in doing so. It is not entirely similar to real life but it will be boring if the game is exactly like real life right? Would you like to control a character who wants to play a game who controls a character?
Well, I'm no expert on the game so I wouldn't say much further than that. ^^;
I just got the mood to play this game again recently after not touching since I got it a while ago. I technically don't like these kinds of games but some of the aspects of the game, especially building houses, makes me come back to play more. Anyways, here are some screenshots of the latest crazy thing I'm doing;
What I really like about The Sims 3 is that putting objects in a diagonal position is much easier now! I don't need to use the console cheat to enable it for one thing. ^^;
Note: Higher resolution screenshots for the last three because I found out my Radeon 9550SE can actually run it at that setting! It is sad to say all my graphic options are at the lowest settings. ^^;
The game can be pretty fun but also can be very boring. It all depends on your creativity and the limits of the game. Doing fun stuff, crazy stuff, weird stuff and many more, just do it if you want to!
Mostly, for me, I like to play them out experimenting with various house designs to see how cost effective I can be. Of course, as the Sims starts to earn more household cash, I'll tend to upgrade thing or two to make their lives better. Also, do note, I shrunk their lifespan to the lowest possible setting for speed play (though you'll probably not see that from the screenshots). I do have to say it is harder to make them live a great life but it's fun to try, no?
Okay, that's all for this non-Gunpla post. I might post some more if I still continue playing.