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The Sims has been very appealing to both the young and the old because of its ability to relay to its audience a replica of what goes on in our everyday life. Its popularity even continues to go up as the years go by, which is an incredible feat for a game; since most games likely become stagnant in ratings or fall back as years pass. What keeps this game or franchise to be on top is its ability to relate to what pleases the market. You can have a pet, a house; you can even practice working or go to college, and even go on a date. The possibilities of what you can do in this game are somewhat limitless and that’s what makes players hooked on this game, which eventually led to its success.
If in the previous Sims games you are limited to just a single place, Sims 3 allows you to take your whole family to different areas such as China, Egypt, and France. Aside from the fact that you can explore these new places and interact with its locals, missions are now added in this game wherein you have to solve puzzles and the likes to complete the mission. Since this is just an addition, the things you enjoyed in the previous games are still present – with some improvements, of course. You can do more things at and to your home now, making it a lot more exciting to play.
The main attraction in this expansion pack is its ability to travel to different places or more likely just cities. The length of stay is predetermined by your Sims visa level, which actually increases with more wins you make on the missions that are available. Some missions require you to work for a certain local where you either collect valuable metals, interact with other locals and pull them to your side, or explore the depths of the tombs. Whatever your mission might be, it’s pretty certain you won’t get bored doing it.
What’s so great about a trip, if you couldn’t take home your discoveries with you anyway? Well, Sims 3 has now made it possible to do so and even added a little extra. You can now build a basement where you may either store your beloved findings or you use the basement as your own little tomb complete with puzzles and mazes.
The expansion in Sims 3 is really awe inspiring and should set a trend to the future Sims games. The expansions in this game break away from the norm and the usual type of Sims game you’ve had before. If you learn a skill, it won’t be lost when you go home; or when you discover something you can bring it home. The presentation is absolutely excellent. The designers should be given credit for their work. The costumes, the layout of the place, as well as the music, all seem to work together making it a must-have game even for those who already have the previous Sims game.
The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack for the PC brings the whole world right at the player's fingertips. With World Adventures, the player can create a character and live vicariously through them as they travel to foreign places like Egypt, China, or France. This expansion pack is similar to The Sims: Vacation, Bon Voyage, and Castaways, but deliver players a more interactive experience. This game differs from the previous expansion packs because it allows players to actually have adventures and go on little tasks or missions if the player chooses to and it does not involve your Sims just staying at a resort where they do the same things they can just do at home.
World Adventures has more updates than before. This expansion offers new clothing, objects, skills, and worlds, all of which enhance the player's game and are essential if a player would like to dress their Sim based on the world they are sending them to, if a player wants their house to resemble a world, or if a player simply wants to use an object that is normally set in the worlds like a tent. The Sims 3: World Adventures lets players use their old data if they want, and players from home can decide to send their Sims to a different part of the world. The current worlds that come with the World Adventures are China, France, and Egypt. Each new world offers a plethora of things for the player's Sims to do. For instance, in Egypt, players can send their Sims straight to the ruins to discover hidden treasure or they could have them read the board to find certain adventures that they can take from other Sims.
Once at the new world's base, players can choose to have their Sim do whatever they virtually want. Players do not have to strictly stay with doing adventures, though. Since there are various small towns and shops, players can complete little mini games or have their Sim buy souvenirs. Those that do want to participate in adventures are sure to keep entertained.
Adventures provide such features as manipulating other Sims in the area to get them to do what you want, go on treasure hunting missions, search ruins, exploring tombs, and finding rare items. The tomb offers mini games that include puzzles, secrets, and traps to keep the player busy. When going on adventures, Sims can take new objects with them for exploring like shower in a can or packages of food. None of these are meant to last for extreme periods of time and will most likely make your Sim go insane. The new skills include things like photography and martial arts, which give the player more things to do.
The The Sims 3: World Adventures keeps the game mostly lighthearted and is designed to give players a new experience since they are, after all, in a new world. Players are sure to keep themselves entertained.