There’s no combat system in sims so using mods that provide weapons with poor animation to kill someone makes no sense in my opinion. That’s what I mean. Sorry I’m not a fan of Sims 1 and sandbox games. I don’t play games with no goal system, and sims still have wants and lifetime wishes. I like challenges in this game like reaching level 10 with business or having 0 simoleons when my sims move in or building your own neighborhood from scratch. It’s more like financial strategy to me.
Hey Imme. The thing about Sims because it is a sandbox game, is that you can concentrate on anything you like. That means if you want to focus on goals you can, and if you want to set challenges you can. And if you want to build hoods from scratch - you can! And they are ALL valid ways of playing the Sims, and I for one am not dissing people however they want to play the game.
What I AM saying is that feeling ashamed for enjoying a game just because it doesn’t measure up to someone else’s standards is a very sad thing, and it’s a limiting thing where there doesn’t need to be a limit. You love shoot-em-ups, then enjoy shoot-em-ups, you love sims, then enjoy sims, you love quest and goal-oriented games? then enjoy quests! You love killing Sims? Then enjoy killing sims! (One day I will re-do Morticia and her house of death).
A game should be judged on how much you enjoy it, not on whether it conforms to someone else’s ideas of a what a ‘real game’ is, or whether it’s a ‘worthwhile’ use of time.
It’s fairly easy to add things to the Sims - SimSlice’s Sim-City hack in Sims 1, Life Stories - and adding quests like Fury’s hood in the N99 Forum Pack, or TSR Challenges - they’ve all been ways that we can add to the Sims. Which makes it awesome to me. That’s all I meant by the weapons thing - Sims is open-ended and so lots of things can be added to it. All it takes is creativity and imagination and lots and lots of patience. :)
If you enjoy the Sims then don’t feel you need to be embarrassed by it. If you’re not enjoying it … then you need to do something you do enjoy. The important thing is to do what you enjoy, and feel good about having some fun. Not like it’s some dark little secret that all your cooler friends will diss you for.
There are enough closets in the world to come out of, without buying new ones.
Hi Kiri. I agree with most of what you said but there’s a few things that you seem to be missing from my previous posts. Most of the open-world games are sandboxes but it doesn’t mean you can play them differently than the game mechanics allows you. You can’t build mansions in Saints Row neither you can have a real FPS scene in sims. We can only do what game suggest us. If it suggests us 3rd or 1st person view primarily focused on your moving character then it will always be like this. That’s what I’m saying. There’s still a lot of things that can be added in game but they should match the gameplay. If there’s an open room for quests I see nothing wrong with adding a few more. They already exist in this game in some form from the beginning. Maybe you never paid attention on it?
I’m not ashamed to be a simmer but I don’t feel the need to tell anyone about it. Sims community differs quite a lot from the other type of game communities basically because it’s a very unique type of game. I already mentioned 3 things that tells sims apart from any other game. Say, you play type of games where you can use a weapon, so you talk to your friend who likes these kind of games too, and you both have a super long fascinating conversation about how some missions were fun and some weren’t or what choice you made and how it played out. Same goes to quest type of games, rpgs etc. Now let’s say you’re simmer and you want to discuss it with a person who never played this game. You have a pretty different type of conversation this time. The majority of gamers have no idea what’s in this game and you either end up having awkward pauses between you trying to describe this game as quickly as possible and your friend asking you some stupid questions like “You said there’s aliens in this game. Can you kill ‘em?” or, like you said before, you try to push it and give your friend a lecture about what this game is. Well, there’s not so many people who like lecturing someone, and many of us doesn’t have enough patience to listen to someone talking about the game we would never play in our life. It depends of course. I’m not saying you can’t have a decent conversation about the sims with a non simmer person at all. I’m just talking about the way this conversation goes in most cases.