3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
diamonds in the rough...., Jun 3, 2023
Everything said about this game is true...it's a giant chatroom, an addictive game, and a total ripoff, but I've met some really cool people by playing this game, which makes it worthwhile. Whenever they're online, we have a lot of fun playing...most of the time we're laughing our heads off at people who take this game so seriously and can't distinguish game-life from real-life (it's just a GAME people!).
But seriously, one of my friends can't get out much to socialize with other people in real-life because she's recovering from chemo, so she plays the game to have a bit of fun and meet other people online to do everyday things that she normally can't do regularly, so it's cool in that respect. However, I'm giving it 3 stars because unless your friends are online at the same time you are, it's one heckuva boring game and it's fee is pricey, but hey, the fun I have on here is worth the 33 cents/day. :p
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Gamers: Don't Waste Your Time And Money, Feb 10, 2023
The game itself is a remarkable accomplishment in itself. However, there are a few things you should know before investing your time and efforts.
Parents should be aware that there is alot of gang symbolism involved in the communites these days. Part of building up your character includes obtaining special actions when you choose to make a new friend. If someone decides to make you an enemy, you lose these special actions and friendship links. The bad players that join these gangs do so for the sole purpose of making enemies to rob people of their special actions. Maxis and EA has lost all control of this and people are leaving the game rapidly. If you unknowingly move into a neighborhood these people don't like, you can be hit to the point of losing all of your friendships.
The other drawback is that in order to be a popular property you have to keep visitors coming in and staying. If you work hard enough you can be a top property. However, several of the players (mostly the online gangs) buy several accounts and keep non-roommate characters at their properties constantly. If you want to pay for four or five accounts and do this, you have a chance of achieving this game goal. Unfortunately, an honest player will never have a chance to make most of the game goals.
Aside from this, the actual technology behind the game is short of amazing. There are some graphic and system glitches, but nothing major.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
One Big Fat Chat Room, Jan 22, 2023
download IRC and save yourself some money. I was irritated that I had to call and cancel my subscription instead of being able to do it online.
I Love the Sims, and own all the expansion packs and all the console games, but this game falls short.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
MEET MAXIS! MEET YOUR FRIENDS!, Jan 16, 2023
This game is an excelent way to meet friends, or even a mate! Many people have gotten married after meeting in this game. Yes, there are some bad aspects of the game, but MAXIS is dealing with them and they're nowhere near as bad as they are said to be.
Check out the largest Real Life party for players of the game
www.internationalsimcon.com . You can meet the people who make this game, and ask them questions, as well as meet your friends!
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
One big popularity contest, Dec 12, 2022
I've played The Sims Online for over a year now. It gets worse and worse all the time. The only reason I keep it is because I have one friend that I can only get in contact with through the game. There is too much drama, people take it way too seriously. And "mafia" families are everywhere trying to con everyone out of simoleons or ruin reputations of innocent sims. I would not recommend this game to anyone!!