Fun Family Game
it is a very good family game.
July 17, 2013
Great but getting old
Now that we have number 2 it's old. It's addicting but the songs are so sad. IT IS SO NOT CHALLENGING!!!! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HARD GAME THIS IS NOT IT! The saddest part is when they die! If you dont want them to die or you want a challenging game this is kinda your game. I reccomend it and i dont
May 28, 2013
3.5 although I really enjoyed it there are a few cons
I loved the sims, all the upgrades, expansion packs things to do so I know I am a bit hard on this game regards to those things. If you are a sims player you may be disappointed in the following -
-They never go out, speak to anyone, have anyone over.
-The things they can do aren't that much- work (kitchen, workshop and office) watch TV, cook, work out, play chess etc, pull weeds, water flowers etc. Even with the swimming pool it's very small and they don't change clothes!
-You don't even have to get your friendship meter up with your partner to have a baby.
-You can't decorate* the home - choose what wallpaper or carpet you want, or place things you buy in your home. It is what it is and you are stuck with it.
-There is no phone to employ a maid, gardener.
-Your family grows really fast and within (I think) 4 days my first couple were dead.
-You don't play this for long periods of time as it then gets like watching paint dry.
Now the good.
It's not the sims so as long as you don't expect that, then it's a good start. The premise of the game is 'have you ever wondered if people live in your computer, what they are up to.' So if you view this as a quick go and see how they are doing twice a day for 5 mins at a time you begin to understand how to play the game.
What is REALLY good about it is that they continue to make money and live while you are not playing so you can save up money for things at the store.
STORE - There is food that you can buy, always something on sale. There is a section that changes every 4 hrs for things you may need in the game and a section for medicines. Another section for luxury goods like treadmill, swimming pool etc. And lastly there is a choice of upgrades for your 3 work place - *new kitchen (choice of 2 preset).
There is a praising glove and a scolding glove to try and encourage behaviours. I love that concept.
There are achievements (trophies) which do pass down from generation to generation so you can accomplish them all.
Things to collect (pieces of photograph, old coins, bugs and twigs) which pop up around the grounds but do disappear if you don't collect them quickly enough.
This is a very simple game which is good for kids or if you are like me and just like to pop into a game for 5 mins it's good that it is simple. If you remember to stock up your fridge so they don't get hungry, you should have a happy family. Just don't stock up too much or you get some funky odours!
If you get this on a DD or coupon you will get a very long lasting game that keeps going as long as you want, it need never end! As long as you don't expect to sit down and play it for hours at a time or expect sims choices, I think you will enjoy it for what it is.
July 4, 2012
things i hated
How am I going to fix and rehealth my people if u woot let me use medicine only full version
January 3, 2013
Why couldn't this be more realistic?
This game would be more enjoyable
if we were allowed more choices.For
instance why can't we name our little
Maybe choose what they look like?
Give them real jobs? Beginner Soup
And wouldn't it be better if they started out
already married and instead of them living
in big house that they couldn't afford in the
real world,have them live in an apartment?
And instead of having them wandering around
the house all day bored and depressed,actually
have them leave to go to work and maybe invite
family and friends over for dinner?
Also give them a starting salary of a few thousand
dollars.At the rate my little people are "earning"
money...well, quite frankly I am surprised that they
aren't on welfare. lol.
This game would be more productive and fun if
the game makers had actually put more thought
and logic into it. :\
May 15, 2013
fun at first, then disappointing
At first, it was fun to figure out the challenges, see how the characters age, upgrade the house. But soon it just repeats. Find collectables in the yard, pull weeds, fix a leaking sink, put away groceries, watch TV, surf the internet, etc. Not much else to do. Even the incoming emails (for the peeps) repeat themselves. The store is very limited, the house upgrades are dissapointing. I bought the radio/dvd, the peeps danced once when I bought it. I bought a pool anticipating peep fun, but they rarely go there. I put them there, but it is not a family fun. The upgade hammock is far away, the BBQ is in another place. Half way through my second generation, I found myself wishing the parents would die so I could get on to something new. Then I realized it would not be new. Just the same old stuff.
December 28, 2012
Didn't get it?
From the description, it sounded like a mini version of sims, and from the previous good reviews I thought i'd try it. What is up with this game? Each action takes ages.... she carries her baby round with her all the time, and there is no signal to when it'll grow up... they dont ever go out of the house/garden, so all I seemed to do was sit there and watch them... hmmmm....
December 7, 2011
I would NOT recommend this game. It's not worth the money. The characters take too long to accomplish anything.
I liked the idea of it, but everything is just so boring! You need A LOT of patience. Like day to day patience.
I tried to play this game but I can't even play it for ten minutes with giving up. The time runs with real life. You don't want to play a real life, you want fun and other things! It has no challenge at all, except the challenge with how slow it is. I have no idea how this game got such good views. It's so horrible! The only thing I like is the drawn art and the house. The characters are just plain and you can't even customize them.
February 28, 2013
Way too slow
I have even walked away and watched television for a while when I come back they haven't done anything and make money so slowly you can't even buy them anything. I even tried the second one, it is just as bad.
May 15, 2013
Way too slow
I might enjoy it if it moved faster, but it is as entertaining as watching paint dry.
April 3, 2012