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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #150 on: December 23, 2010, 12:12:17 AM »
The previews so far have mentioned it will be very quest-oriented.  However, not quests like World Adventures quests.  These quests will have different possibilities depending on what kinds of Sims you're using to solve them. 

A small update today:  the game has a release date of March 22, and they've announced a limited edition is available (for the same price, $49.99).  I'm not sure if they're implying that price is just for pre-orders of the Ltd ed. or not. 

Do you have a link for that?
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« Reply #151 on: December 23, 2010, 01:20:25 AM »
@Glic2000- What country are you in?  I am in the US and on Amazon it has a release day of March 15, 2011.  Which I know may or may not be set in stone.  So far the only title they offer is a limited edition.  It doesn't explain why it is a limited edition though.

Here is a link for the product overview for the US Amazon site.
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« Reply #152 on: December 23, 2010, 01:31:05 AM »
I found a great article on Game Spot.  It seems the Limited Edition includes the game plus some extra content:  3 themed throne rooms and 2 exclusive outfits.  Also very interesting...  it says this title (Sims Medieval) is the first in a series!
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« Reply #153 on: December 23, 2010, 01:41:54 AM »
I found a great article on Game Spot.  It seems the Limited Edition includes the game plus some extra content:  3 themed throne rooms and 2 exclusive outfits.  Also very interesting...  it says this title (Sims Medieval) is the first in a series!

That article says March 22nd for the release date.  I wonder which one is correct.
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« Reply #154 on: December 23, 2010, 02:01:06 AM »
That article says March 22nd for the release date.  I wonder which one is correct.

The EA site says March 22, 2010.
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« Reply #155 on: December 23, 2010, 06:38:07 AM »
I found a great article on Game Spot.  It seems the Limited Edition includes the game plus some extra content:  3 themed throne rooms and 2 exclusive outfits.  Also very interesting...  it says this title (Sims Medieval) is the first in a series!

Awesome. I wonder if Carl would feel it would be worth it to build a stand alone forum to encompass this whole new series? I can see value in keeping Medieval and other related series' games out of this forum for tidiness. No one would have to twist my arm to construct new Tournaments to entice players to those other forums.  :)

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« Reply #156 on: December 23, 2010, 07:34:24 AM »
Awesome. I wonder if Carl would feel it would be worth it to build a stand alone forum to encompass this whole new series? I can see value in keeping Medieval and other related series' games out of this forum for tidiness. No one would have to twist my arm to construct new Tournaments to entice players to those other forums.  :)

He originally didn't want a separate forum for Medieval, but now that we know it's the first in a series, I'm sure he'll re-think it.  As more information becomes available, we can give it some serious thought.  It's pretty exciting.  :D
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« Reply #157 on: December 23, 2010, 09:03:30 AM »
Perhaps not an entirely different forum, but a new section to this one; If you click "HOME" under your avatar thingy on the upper left, you're taken to a page with all the sections inside "Carl and Pam's Sims 3 Forum", with + and - buttons, so an idea would be making another oversection (I don't know if that's what it's called) and name it "Carl and Pam's Sims Medieval Forum" or something like that.

Now to my opinion on Medieval:
I think EA finally managed to figure how to bring back the Makin' Magic expansion (with new features) without harming the entire game (Apartment Life's magic was too chaotic and messy). I like it that they kept the UI pretty much the same, but orange doesn't seem to fit it.

I was honestly dying for a new medieval game, as all my other ones got either completed or boring. The fun thing of Medieval is that it will obviously have it's own continuations. The Sims 2 had the whole The Sims Stories parallel, The Sims 3 will have Medieval. It's not called "series" for no reason.

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« Reply #158 on: December 24, 2010, 12:51:21 AM »
I'm wondering if the series might be all kinds of different settings.  Like maybe The Sims Outer Space or The Sims 3000 (the year 3000).  Or maybe The Sims Western.  I'm not very clever about thinking up things like that, but I know EA's staff would be able to.  I don't think the series itself will be Medieval.
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« Reply #159 on: December 24, 2010, 01:01:16 AM »
Well, just picture any of the situations that "happen" when your sim uses the time-travel machine from ambitions, and make it "real". There, you have a continuation for Medieval. Lol.
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« Reply #160 on: December 24, 2010, 12:34:11 PM »
I'm wondering if the series might be all kinds of different settings.  Like maybe The Sims Outer Space or The Sims 3000 (the year 3000).  Or maybe The Sims Western.  I'm not very clever about thinking up things like that, but I know EA's staff would be able to.  I don't think the series itself will be Medieval.

Oh, yeah - I love this idea!  Sims on Safari.  Sims in the Himalayas, in search of Shangri-la.  The possibilities are endless.
 
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« Reply #161 on: December 24, 2010, 01:21:04 PM »
SOunds like it will be similar to the Sims 2 Stories series, i.e. Castaway.
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« Reply #162 on: January 05, 2011, 08:31:51 AM »
I just noticed a new post at The Big Download.  Apparently this is a new trailer:

http://www.bigdownload.com/games/the-sims-medieval/pc/the-sims-medieval-trailer-hd/

Looks similar to what we've seen before, although I think it has narration by Patrick Stewart.

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« Reply #163 on: January 05, 2011, 09:52:02 AM »
The one trailer is a new one and hilarious.  The sim that was attacked by some sort of monster and slammed on the plank looked like that could leave a mark, lol.  That looks awesome.  Looks like it is going to be an awesome game, good grief, something else to look forward to. ;D
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« Reply #164 on: January 05, 2011, 09:57:50 AM »
I'm don't really like the idea of The Sims being a me dievial game. I always thought Sims came into being by the supreme entity. :P
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« Reply #165 on: January 05, 2011, 10:32:40 AM »
There is always room for change and I think it will be a welcome change.  In no way I am getting bored with the sims now, but this game sounds so interesting and I have always liked wizards and such.  I have a collection of pewter wizards and dragons.  I love magic and witches and kinda miss them from the first sims.  I guess it is just personal preference.  Some will like it and some won't. :)
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« Reply #166 on: January 05, 2011, 10:39:34 AM »
There is always room for change and I think it will be a welcome change.  In no way I am getting bored with the sims now, but this game sounds so interesting and I have always liked wizards and such.  I have a collection of pewter wizards and dragons.  I love magic and witches and kinda miss them from the first sims.  I guess it is just personal preference.  Some will like it and some won't. :)

I guess you got to put that stuff somewhere. I'm a huge fairy fan and like stuff like that but I'm usually not intrested in things like that. It really is just personal preference, but if it's open-ended like other Sims games then maybe...
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« Reply #167 on: February 01, 2011, 08:02:52 PM »
Seems to be a big difference in price. I went into EB games today to see if they had a release date (I wasn't up to date with this forum post) and possibly pre-order it. Well the guy says te release date here in AU is March 24 (or 25th can't remember) and the price will be about $99 for the standard game or about $120 for the limited edition one. He wasn't sure though if the limited edition was going to be available here and said to come bak in about 2 weeks and they would have all the details. If those prices are correct, this might be one that I'll buy on-line (if I decide to get it)

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« Reply #168 on: February 02, 2011, 04:04:21 PM »
Seems to be a big difference in price. I went into EB games today to see if they had a release date (I wasn't up to date with this forum post) and possibly pre-order it. Well the guy says te release date here in AU is March 24 (or 25th can't remember) and the price will be about $99 for the standard game or about $120 for the limited edition one. He wasn't sure though if the limited edition was going to be available here and said to come bak in about 2 weeks and they would have all the details. If those prices are correct, this might be one that I'll buy on-line (if I decide to get it)

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Are the games discs any different for Australian computers?  Do you have any family over in the UK?  The prices you were quoted are over twice as high as what I'd pay here in the UK.  I've just checked Amazon here and the current discounted pre-order price for the Limited Edition is £29.99 - according to an on-line conversion that is $48 AU.  Oh just thought of the snag - I suppose that import or customs duty would be payable.   :-\

On a brighter note, I'm looking forward to this coming out.  I think that it will be fun to play for a change of scenery and pace.

I'm hoping that it will have the same pc specs as the existing games.  I haven't spotted any info on the specs anywhere yet, so fingers crossed.

ETA Just spotted the specs:

http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-simstm-italia/requisiti-di-sistema-per-the-sims-medieval/499959004210




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« Reply #169 on: February 02, 2011, 04:20:24 PM »
Are the games discs any different for Australian computers?  Do you have any family over in the UK?  The prices you were quoted are over twice as high as what I'd pay here in the UK.  I've just checked Amazon here and the current discounted pre-order price for the Limited Edition is £29.99 - according to an on-line conversion that is $48 AU.  Oh just thought of the snag - I suppose that import or customs duty would be payable.   :-\

Not sure about the customs or import duty, but I have bought books from US Amazon and not had to pay anything. The US Amazon price for pre-ordering the limited edition is $49US and with the strong Aussie dollar that is basically what it would be in AU$ I put one in my basket to see what the postage would be, but it came up that they won't ship it to a PO Box so I couldn't continue without changing my details.
I think I will probably get it, so now I have that price, I'm going to the other game shops to get a price before I decide. EB Games say they will price match.. wonder if they would match Amazon? lol probably not.

As for a difference in game discs, Amazon mention differences in some gaming discs, but PC games are not mentioned, so I'm thinking there are no differences. Anyone know for sure?

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« Reply #170 on: February 02, 2011, 04:30:35 PM »
I live in the U.K and I just checked on Amazon and it costs 29:99 about$48  for the limited edition and 24:99 about $40 for the normal one. To get it on the day it is released is 2:03 about $3:24 postage and packing.

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« Reply #171 on: February 02, 2011, 04:34:34 PM »
It looks like it is coming out separately on the PC and the Mac so those of us with both, will have to decide which version we want. :(

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« Reply #172 on: February 02, 2011, 05:13:25 PM »
I've just been re-watching the trailers.  Noticed that the rooms seem to have fixed viewpoints. Only three walls, like looking into a dolls house.  I hope I'm wrong because that might be a little irritating to play, especially coming from TS3 where we can see all four walls of our houses and rotate a full 360.

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« Reply #173 on: February 02, 2011, 06:43:08 PM »
Not sure about the customs or import duty, but I have bought books from US Amazon and not had to pay anything. The US Amazon price for pre-ordering the limited edition is $49US and with the strong Aussie dollar that is basically what it would be in AU$ I put one in my basket to see what the postage would be, but it came up that they won't ship it to a PO Box so I couldn't continue without changing my details.
I think I will probably get it, so now I have that price, I'm going to the other game shops to get a price before I decide. EB Games say they will price match.. wonder if they would match Amazon? lol probably not.

As for a difference in game discs, Amazon mention differences in some gaming discs, but PC games are not mentioned, so I'm thinking there are no differences. Anyone know for sure?

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There won't be a difference in game disk. It costs me about $99 for Sims 3 when it came out here in NZ. $99 is a standard price for brand new games in Australia/New Zealand and the exchange rate doesn't affect the price, they just get more profit. I just checked online for our release date and it is the March 25th and the prices are $99 NZD and $109, but they are on sale for $10 cheaper.

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« Reply #174 on: February 02, 2011, 09:44:39 PM »
For Aussies, I believe goods have to be in excess of $1,000 before you are charged duty.

Well, I take back what I said about separate Mac/Win versions because the Amazon version seems to be for both.  Anyway, I have just pre-ordered a copy.  Postage to Australia is $20.00 so total cost $69.95.  Bargain. ;)

 

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