6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
DISAPPOINTED PRIMA FAN, Apr 6, 2023
Prima better wise up if they want to keep the customer coming back. Sims2 is only 110 pages (in color). The rest of this 462-page game guide is merely a reprint (in b/w) of the original guide. The new stuff should've been printed separately and offered at half the price. No problem if you haven't already invested in the original, but how many of us are in that boat? Prima should spend more time making this potentially great game more user friendly and less time generating pricey, piecemeal add-ons.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
Not worth the money, Mar 24, 2023
This book is not worth twenty bucks. Most of the book is taken up by a reprint of the original Sims2 guide. They did not even bother to correct the errors (of which there were plenty) in the original guide before simply reprinting it and selling it all over again. The part of the guide that is actually about University is sparse, leaves out too many details, and only takes up a few dozen pages. You can find all the information they have in there (and MORE) by doing a google search on Sims2 University. Trust me. Save your money.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
Good book - if you haven't purchased The Sims 2 guide, Mar 23, 2023
The University portion of this book is pretty informative and has information that you could not find elsewhere. I actually did purchase The Sims 2 guide, but the digital version (which is $9.99) so I decided to purchase this one as well. Now, I have the digital version and I can use that to easily search for information, or I could just flip through The Sims 2 - University book version as well and find what I need using that. I would rather prefer the print version because it is something that is physically in my hands, I can read it anywhere else; well, you get the point.
Anyhow, yes, it is a disappointment that Prima put the previous The Sims 2 guide in this one as well. Although, there is not much content that CAN cover the University version, and therefore this is probably the only option they have, short of having a really thin University guide (which actually might have been more effective, actually.)
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
Forget it!, Mar 23, 2023
What a total disappointment. It's too bad that Prima thinks that they can put about 100 pages of University information together with 300 pages of a repeat of the Sims2 guide and expect us to pay $19.99 for it. This is one comsumer who's walking away. I have the Sims2 guide already, I'm not forking out more for a piddly amount of information on the new expansion pack. I'll spend the time searching the fan sites for what I need to know. And you can bet I let all my Sim buds know- don't bother with this book UNLESS you don't already have the Sims2 guide. If Prima wises up and prints guides of just the expansion packs- I'll be the first to buy. Otherwise, forget it.
28 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
Complete Rip-Off, Mar 16, 2023
This book is about 1/4 new material dedicated to S2: University. The remainder is a complete and total reprint of the strategy guide Prima put out for the core Sims 2 game. If you don't have the first strategy guide I can see where this might be a money saver, that buyer gets two for the price of one, essentially. But otherwise, Prima is asking consumers to pony up money for what they might already have. Shameless.