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Sims3 on Wii
« on: November 19, 2010, 08:31:48 AM »
I finally broke down and bought the game for my Wii.  The only thing I can say is, do not buy it.  Now I can pretty much adapt to games and I try to be selective on Wii games because they are expensive, but this game sucks.  That is the only way to describe it.  The graphics are not that good and the controls do take some time to get use to.  I don't know the return policy at Target, maybe I can exchange the game for something else or I could be stuck with it.  I do know once opened you can't get your money back, but I would rather get another game.  I wish I had something better to report, but I plain don't like it.  Maybe Target will take pity on my sad little face and let me exchange it, so we shall see.  I really was hoping that it was going to be better than that. :(
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 08:36:16 AM »
So sorry to hear that. Places like game stop will buy used games. So that might be an option if Target doesn't let you return. Good luck!



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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 08:54:23 AM »
I totally agree with that opinion Saltypaws.  Bad graphics, horrible sound. I was so disappointed.  I bought mine at EB Games - if they won't refund, at least I'll be able to trade it in as a "used" game.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 04:46:22 PM »
Wow that is terrible to hear  :o I hope you can get an exchange. If you hate it that much it's not likely you'll touch it again when you have the option of playing on PC. It must be pretty bad.. it's been out a few days now and only has 7 user reviews on gamespot, and none of their affiliates have reviewed it :(

I did just think of this -- since you are used to the PC, hopefully your expectations are higher. We do have the best port after all. I hope some folks out there are enjoying it!

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 02:44:20 PM »
I have to agree with Salty-I just played mine for about an hour and really not happy with it at all.  The controls are a pain to use, you need to direct your Sim with everything.
For instance, she was nauseous, direct her to toilet (you can't just click on toilet and say go here), then you have to click toilet, then click an option to use, which were vomit, or use. Then click one of them.  Everything just seems like a big - to do - when playing this on the Wii.
It's hard to explain but certainly doesn't compare to Mac/PC version. Most of the features that are in the MAC/PC version are not in the Wii version. It reminds me of a watered down demo version of the Sims 3.
If anyone is thinking about purchasing this-don't expect it to be like Sims 3-far from it, which is to bad. :(

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 04:29:43 PM »
To be honest, those comments I've read above here are exactly what I was expecting. I have once played The Sims 1 on the ps2 (at a friend's house thank goodness, not my game) and the first thing that came up in my mind was: 'I miss a keyboard. I actually do miss a keyboard although I know this is a console game.'
Well, in my opinion: when someone describs a console game like that the whole review actually just can't get any better anymore. All the descriptions I've read above this also fit the description of my experience with previous console sim games. So I can say: stick to the pc with everything sims related.
Although saying that, the mobile version is kind of fun, until it glitches, but that's another story.

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 12:43:14 AM »
I'm moving this to the new Sims 3 on Console board.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 05:14:27 PM »
I'm moving this to the new Sims 3 on Console board.

Is there one? Strange, didn't see it before. Is there actually someone doing the DS version off it? I'm doubting on buying one, cause I had good experiences with The Sims Bustin' Out.

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 11:23:51 PM »
Is there one? Strange, didn't see it before. Is there actually someone doing the DS version off it? I'm doubting on buying one, cause I had good experiences with The Sims Bustin' Out.

It's a new board.  You didn't see it before now because it wasn't there.  :)

It looks like we're going to have someone working on the Playstation 3 version.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 04:51:25 AM »
That is too bad about the Wii Sims 3. From what I have read that is the only console that you can play co-op on.

I own the Xbox 360 version, and I am pleased with it. I know it's a "watered down" version of the PC game, but it's the best console Sims in my opinion. I have only had it freeze on me once and I like the controls. Also, you do not have to direct them to everything.

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 05:35:55 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 05:59:48 AM »
I guess the only way I can get rid of the Sims for Wii is to just take it to gamestop.  At least maybe I can find something else I like.  Target will not even exchange the game for another one, which I expected.  Oh well, you don't know until you try it.
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 06:04:21 AM »
I guess the only way I can get rid of the Sims for Wii is to just take it to gamestop.  At least maybe I can find something else I like.  Target will not even exchange the game for another one, which I expected.  Oh well, you don't know until you try it.

You can take it to a used game store, or sell it on Ebay.  :D
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 06:45:00 AM »
Kinda off topic but i got the ps3 version a while now and i've even found some special seeds.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 07:25:40 AM »
Kinda off topic but i got the ps3 version a while now and i've even found some special seeds.


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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2010, 05:22:23 AM »
Thanks for the reply Pam  :) I'll try to help out, ask/ answer as many questions as possible.

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010, 08:01:32 AM »
About Pokey: Sounds like a new moderator in the making... ;)

@Saltypaws: How about the surf trait that I thought came with The Sims 3 Wii? I saw on the back of the pack of the game a sim surfing at the beach. Can you add some information about that kind of things that changes the game from the pc version?
And people may also curious about that whole karma thing that is new to the Wii version as well as the DS version of the console game. You may consider of upgrating this topic about that kind of stuff.

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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 11:23:24 AM »
Does anyone know how the xBox version rates against the wii version? My sister has the sims 3 for her pc but she doesn't have much RAM so it is so slow she never plays it. She had thought about getting the wii version but it's gotten such bad reviews I don't think she would enjoy it, but her husband has an xBox so maybe that is another option. Has anyone played them both?

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2010, 09:25:19 PM »
About Pokey: Sounds like a new moderator in the making... ;)

@Saltypaws: How about the surf trait that I thought came with The Sims 3 Wii? I saw on the back of the pack of the game a sim surfing at the beach. Can you add some information about that kind of things that changes the game from the pc version?
And people may also curious about that whole karma thing that is new to the Wii version as well as the DS version of the console game. You may consider of upgrating this topic about that kind of stuff.

I really didn't get that far into the game.  I did send my sim to the beach and he did swim in the ocean and they can sunbathe on the beach too.  They have little towels to lay on.  Right now, I am fighting with the company that made my tv, it is only three years old and looks like there is thousands of bugs inside the screen, I imagine dead pixels, so I have not really used the tv much, as it gets worse everyday, but I think I will keep the game and try it again, after I am able to get another tv :).
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010, 02:20:33 PM »
Good luck with your tv. I was asking for more info partly because it would be pitty if you can't enjoy it anymore.
You may like it still, if you try to play it again.

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2010, 08:50:26 PM »
Just a heads up. There is little to no difference between the Xbox and PS3 versions of Sims 3. Just different button configurations and such. And these versions are as close to the vanilla version of Sims 3 PC that anyone with with a slow performing computer could wish for.

There is no cheat console in the console version. Players of there versions will need to pause the game and hold down all four bumper buttons to activate cheats. Doing so will disable achievements though.

 

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