Loved playing the game & so real to earth.
Very Well done & my all family loves it too.
April 8, 2012
Love My Peeps.
Have been playing for several weeks and enjoy checking in on the family several times a day. I am a big fan of VIRTUAL VILLAGERS and this game is similar. The soundtrack is relaxing and the game moves nice and slowly. The cat is realistic in his interaction with the family and his surroundings (like sleeping on the beds, watching the birdhouse and scratching the sofa). Perhaps I am easy to please, but VIRTUAL FAMILIES is right up my alley.
January 21, 2013
I like it goes on Forever...
This is a game that you can play forever, no ending, I love it. I recommend this game for kids and adults. I wish their was more like this game.
November 16, 2012
I'm Living The Game
I actually felt like I was one of my little people on the screen in Virtual Families. It feels SO real! Your people are like the people in real life! They marry , have kids , eat , move out , die , change clothes , play games , get sick , and have feelings. Even though my people die within a week ... I <3 THIS GAME!
July 3, 2012
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
one is better than one
i thought the game was wonderful i loved it. thank you for the game.
February 10, 2013
Such an INTENSE EXPERIENCE of joy & sensitivity intermingled with some real life pathos
Magnificent, noble, special, brilliant, mesmerizing and even loving! These just a few adjectives that pop into mind when I think of Virtual Families: What a game it is! It's simply about people in one home and the lives they live out in your computer, whether you're online or not [though there's a pause setting to use if you're going to be away for long]. So what's the draw here? I'm NOT sure but it DOES tug at you, draws you near to check out how each generation is faring and moves you to help out in simple ways. This is not a challenging game but OH how lovely it is! The music is sweet and poignant like our own very lives and as soon as you hear the tune, it plays your heartstrings like an instrument...with a melody that maybe only your soul recognizes. [Pliz pardon my sappiness] And how is this game so loving? Well, when you come online, the people have ways to greet you warmly, even going so far as to send you occasional emails [via their onscreen PCs]. WoW! And they include you a bit in each of your visits. If you imagine this is like that other famous game of simulated people, it really is not: this is far more mellow and haunting in its tenderness and beauty [imo]. Need I say that I ADORE this game? I do and I give it FIVE+ in stars.
MAJOR TIP: Log into your home at beginning of game [with one or 2 avatars], then log off. Set your PC calendar back 2 years and return into the game for a few minutes. Then, log out once more and correct your PC date to present. When you come back into the game, you will be RICH to buy all kinds of cool items from the store.
My ONLY disappointment was/is that there are no expansion packs for the families to have more new things to buy AND places to travel: They keep emailing me they want trips and I cannot help them yet: I hope the developers will give us more for this game, it would be SO appreciated by gamers like me.
P.S. Yes, I know the avatars have kinda bushy eyebrows but you WILL grow to love this on them as you grow to love the people they represent.
PPS. Finally, I'm aware there's a Virtual Families 2 [I like it & have it in my iPad] but I actually prefer this fabulous earlier version, exciting in its almost slo-mo style.
>>>>Recommended ages? Seven to 120<<<<
January 20, 2013
Almost as awesome as Sims!!!
I love this game. It is really fun. It was The Sims but it was almost as fun as The Sims. It could be easier to have babies on the game though.
January 18, 2013
its like a kids versoin of the sims
how is it like a kids sims you ask because when you have kids they just throw up roses jump around and the woman sits in the bed done you have a baby plus all you parnets will like that there are no voliet actions.
January 1, 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