I have been playing The Sims series since the original came out quite a while back. Moving up to the second was a major upgrade that kept me entertained for years. The Sims 3 was no different, although it was not as much of an improvement as before.
The Sims 3 brings graphic updates game-wide. The Sims look much more realistic now, although they still speak the same smile-worthy language that is impossible to understand. The music has also been improved and is now a pleasure to listen to (I could never really stand
it in the older games).
The game also brings a complete re-do of the skills system. There is now charisma, athleticism, writing, painting, to name a few. The game implements these well and all play an important part in customizing a Sim. It is possible to support a small household on gardening alone, for example.
The traits system has also received a revamp, leading to a long list of choices. I have made plenty of Sims just to see how the different qualities change the game. While it is possible to play the game with ...