Recently I snatched up The Sims 3 app, by Electronic Arts Inc., from the 10 cent apps promo on the Android market. I don’t get on the market to shop as much as I used to, so this time I was thrilled with my find. I was surprised to see this app at such a discounted price. This app usually is priced at 6.99. My only real regret is that by the time I had some play time in it for review, I missed the opportunity to let you all in on that 10 cent deal.
In college I was an avid sims player and used to spend my down time glued to my desktop controlling these people’s lives. These days I am a bit more limited on time. Thankfully Sims is much more portable than my previous method of play so I was able to keep up with my tasks while doing things around my home that I don’t enjoy as much like putting away toys and folding laundry.
Excited about my good deal I was in a hurry to see how similar it was going to be to older versions, but I was a bit bummed with the huge content that had to be downloaded first. I guess this is to be expected , so after waiting patiently I was ready to control my sim. Of course I had to model my sim after me.. female, brunette, hazel/green eyes. After getting acclimated to the controls and house surroundings I hit the city to make some money.
My first job was at the Corsican Bistro where you can “eat-in” to satisfy hunger and buy recipes that you’ll need to cook meals at home; after purchasing a cheap stove. Your recipes will be useless unless you remember to go to shop for some ingredients at the Quickmart. If you enjoy fishing go to the Hobby Shop and pick up a fishing kit to contribute to recipe ingredients;however, If a friend asks for your fishing kit, don’t gift it. It will take a while to build the funds back to repurchase this kit.
Your Sim has needs that have to be met in order for it to remain pleasant while socializing with other sims. Building relationships takes a while so keep that in mind when you visit a friend’s house. If your relationship isn’t established you make “freak them out” if you use their restroom. There is a car dealership, but that takes some serious cash so for now its foot patrol for me.
Your sim has wishes or active goals that you are working toward to complete. Some of these goals are relatively short-term and others not so much. You can cue up multiple tasks if you prefer that play better and remember to save your progress if you don’t like repeating actions when you come back to it later. It does auto save, but it’s not perfect.
I’m sure I’ll continue to find out more things to do in my Sim city, but exploring it for yourself is half the fun. Do you get lost in the Sims world too or know how to get rich quick? Because we want to know!