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The Sims 3

Developer: EA Maxis Publisher: Electronic Arts
02 June 2009
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The Sims 3 and The Sims games in general is the dream of a gynecocracy, a fantasy of reality by the whims of whoever plays the game. When women or more conservative players are behind the computer, the game is more or less played in the correct way.

When it is in the hands of a man or whoever wishes to push the limits of the game, it becomes hell on SimEarth. Perhaps it's the most mainstream example of a Rorschach test.

With The Sims 1 and 2, the game was simplified to a point where it can be interesting and enjoyable with the pre-9/11 atmosphere of late-90s suburban living for the first game and the second remaining a modest chill. With the introduction of The Sims 3 and the opening of "Web 2.0" since 2007, mods are now bigger than ever and they are determinable of what occurs in the game.

When Electronic Arts fully became EA in 2001-05, it was very clear which direction they were heading. Like putting the "Christ" out of "Christmas," they essentially took the "Arts" out of EA.
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Played this for way too many hours to rate it lower, but really feels like such a soul-sucking game. oh and fuck EA of course
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I Keep Coming Back
I was 8 years old when The Sims 3 first released. I remember seeing the demos on Youtube and I knew immediately that I wanted to play this game. My dad got me the game a short time after the release -- around the time when the Ambitions expansion released, if I remember correctly. I have to say that there aren't any other games that I have come back to for this amount of time, and it isn't nostalgia that brings me back.
First off, the game runs like dogshit. I've spent hours tweaking the in game settings and finding work arounds online. There's no dancing around the fact that you will experience many crashes playing the Sims 3 until you optimize your settings and install the NRaas mods. Crashes and stutters are, sadly, a fact of life with this game. I admit my PC is not high end but it's still fit for gaming. From what I have read online, the quality of the components in your PC, unless you play on a toaster, do not necessarily affect the performance of the game. Even those with top end machines need to install the necessary NRaas mods and lower their settings. I'm happy to admit, after hours of troubleshooting, the game does not crash for me (my 8 year old self is jumping up and down) and runs decently.
So you might be wondering, is any game truly worth hours of fixing the performance, which, I concede, should have been solid years ago? There is one game in my experience that is worth all that trouble, and that game is the Sims 3! Inside the virtual towns of this game are countless hours of customization, house building, and, most importantly, hilarious life simulation that more than make up for the initial headache of getting it to run properly.
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Gameplay: 4.5/5
Performance: 2/5
Story: variable/5
Visuals: 3/5
Sound: 4/5
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HonestyleKaz The Sims 3 2023-01-21T03:33:10Z
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j_sh The Sims 3 2023-01-13T23:08:45Z
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  • Paracaue 2021-10-14 02:36:36.52384+00
    Do the reccomended fixes listed here and give this game a chance, it runs very well in my pc with no freezes.

    This is probably the best instalment in the series.
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  • palceu 2021-10-26 11:57:52.240435+00
    that Magic_Radio review lmao
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  • memadjentre 2022-03-30 16:47:54.346499+00
    Peak of the franchise. I definitely have nostalgia bias but man this game was so much fun when I was younger.
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  • ratatoing 2022-04-06 20:56:34.016059+00
    the smooth patch is such a blessing, recommend people revisit this with the recommended fixes listed above
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  • ratatoing 2022-04-07 17:21:48.487388+00
    also that Magic_Radio review is a banger
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  • rayzcore 2022-08-08 16:48:57.167447+00
    i like to remove the toilets and watch as the houses fill with puddles of piss
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  • jumrum 2022-08-15 15:16:29.156882+00
    i played this game so peacefully and calmly
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  • strangevegas 2022-08-17 00:48:32.002123+00
    it's a clusterfuck of a game. the sims are the ugliest they have ever been, and even on a decent machine, it can be so laggy to the point it's unplayable. but if you can get it running well it's a pretty decent game, and it can be delightfully chaotic (i mean, a meteor can fall on a school full of children ffs). better than ts4, but worse than ts2 imo
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