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Offline EquineSim

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Generations?
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:48:57 AM »
So I know roughly some of the things your sims can do in Generations, boarding school, pranks etc. But I really want to know what it is like to play ts3 with Generations installed. I have ambitions, WA, pets and high end loft, and when I bought pets that was the one ep I was so keen to get.
But thinking back, at the shop, they had pets, showtime, generations and late night. Now I'm wondering if I should have gotten one of them, because they seem so much better. In saying that, before I got it, pets seemed the best ep ea had made yet. So I know its a matter of opinion, but should I get generations, or get showtime or late night next? Which would be better???
I don't usually make my sims travel, but I do have reasonable sizes families and throw a lot of parties-and single sims who do professions like ghost hunter and architect.    Could someone please give me some insight to generations, late night and showtime?? particularly generations! thanks :-)

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Re: Generations?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 04:13:51 AM »
Have you read the guide yet for each of them. it'll help you make up your mind.

Generations: your kids will probably receive an Imaginary Friend (IF) in the mail, that they can turn real with a potion from the chemistry table or by taking a rainbow jewel to the science center. Some players have their sims marry their IF.

Late Night: vampires and celebrities. If your not keen on either of those, I suggest you skip Late Night. New career is being a film star or a Distinguished director of films. The addition of clubs for dancing.

Showtime: 3 new careers, genies and the ability to send your sim to another sim's game for performing. You can also chat onliine with your friends.

That's only the barbones for each.



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Re: Generations?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 07:52:02 AM »
Out of the three Late Night is my favorite.


I love LGR rviews, here is the one for showtime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjD6MIbmGc8

Late Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k2Qsn-ZWQU

Generations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Awwne_NpJQ

The reviews are pretty funny but you do get a view of actual game play and some of the features.

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Re: Generations?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 10:53:46 AM »
If you really want to know how people feel about certain expansions, most of the boards associated with these expansions has a "First Impressions" thread that can often lead to some good info on the actual expansion pack.   This forum is attached to the best Sims 3 guide out there (personal opinion but should be fact) and it also goes into detail everything that comes with each one as well.   There are a lot of "which EP would you choose" threads out there that could also be read for information if the original poster mentioned one of the EPs you were looking for.
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Re: Generations?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 07:45:45 PM »
Okay thanks everyone :-)

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Re: Generations?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 09:43:46 PM »
If you like playing families and having parties, I recommend Generations. That is the most realistic addition to the game, in my opinion. I enjoy having pillow fights, giving flowers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, more realistic weddings, tree-houses, graduation, water slides, the list goes on and on.
Late Night is all right, I like the Film career and Bridgeport is fun to play in, but having celebrities and vampires everywhere gets on my nerves sometimes. I wish I could turn those features off. How much sense does it make to have celebrities and vampires living in Riverview?!
I just got Showtime, so I haven't played with it too much, but I do enjoy the genie feature very much. Their magic powers to clean the house and Sims instantly, ensorcel Sims, and summon food come in very handy. It's like cheating without cheating! I am looking forward to having singer Sims and that, having the Diva and Natural Born Performer traits will be fun for making a selfSim, but like I said I haven't played too much with that yet.
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