The Sims 3 – from a story-making point of view. [part 5], originally uploaded by M.Calero.
I think The Sims 3 is pretty lame. Sure the backgrounds look better if you have a good graphics card, but if you don't then it's a step down.
-The Sims look cartoonish. They all look like they have double chins and it's hard not to make them have fat faces. You still cannot change their height.
-The Sims you create cannot interact with each other. You can only have one active household per neighborhood so your Sims have to interact with their crappy Maxis-made neighbors.
-The personality traits are few and not as exciting as promised. There are actual traits: party-animal, loner, charismatic, good, evil. Then more hobby oriented ones like: bookworm, loves the outdoors, artistic. Lastly there are traits that you will probably never use such as never-nude, like the character Tobias from Arrested Development.
-Being able to leave the house isn't really all it's cracked up to be. If you have the other expansion packs for The Sims 2 it's not really a new concept. On The Sims 3 you can go to lots where you can see inside buildings and control you Sim (like in The Sims 2) or you can go to lots where all you can do is look at the outside of the building (restaurants, work, the spa, grocery store, etc.)
-The clothes and hairstyles are pretty minimal. Luckily there is a tool that lets you change the fabrics, colors, and designs on the clothes. If you're lazy like me, it's hard to come up with good outfits like the ones in the picture above. All my Sims wear are black shirts and jeans.