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Re: My First Impression on everything about Generation
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2011, 11:04:29 PM »
I think this EP has been hard on my computer, but I think it's been good so far. I am rebuilding my legacy house at the moment and am between generations with kids, so we'll see how many of the interactions I notice so far. However, there have been a few build/buy things that I like, and installation (and patching!) went really smoothly. So we'll see how this goes! More soon...

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Re: My First Impression on everything about Generation
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 11:44:04 PM »
Well I played Generatons for a few hours tonight and so far I'm loving it. The new interactions are just too cute. I found myself laughing at my game a few times. Watching my sim do a little booty dance in the sprinkler had me cracking up.  Especially their expressions on some things. When the kids get punished the expressions they give when they sulk are priceless. Telling scary stories is just awesome. Taking the baby for a walk in the stroller is cute except that I noticed that the stroller won't go up and down hills, huh? When your sim reaches a hill they take the baby out of the stroller and carry it until you get passed the hill and then they put it back in.

One thing I noticed and don't quote me on this because maybe I haven't seen all the paintings as of yet but today my painter drew a new painting I've never seen before. But it could be that I just haven't seen that one yet so maybe it was just a coincidence. It would be nice if there were some new paintings out there though. Also, and maybe it was just another weird thing but it seemed like my toddler's motives didn't decrease as fast. Maybe the patch (maybe) might have fixed a few things. I still want to try out the well-rested bug though, didn't get a chance to do that yet, but will.

Over all I think it's a exciting new expansions with some interesting new gameplay. Will continue to play and hopefully share more tomorrow.



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Re: My First Impression on everything about Generation
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2011, 08:07:01 AM »
Maybe the patch (maybe) might have fixed a few things.

Has the patch been released yet? If it has, it's not showing up on my launcher  :(

Is it because I'm in the UK?

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Re: My First Impression on everything about Generation
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 08:14:19 AM »
Has the patch been released yet? If it has, it's not showing up on my launcher  :(

Is it because I'm in the UK?

I think the patch is available for when the Game is released in your country, so I'm with you on the no Patch or Game yet.  :-\
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Re: My First Impression on everything about Generation
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2011, 08:15:53 AM »
I think the patch is available for when the Game is released in your country, so I'm with you on the no Patch or Game yet.  :-\

At least your getting the game :P I have to "Save Up" With my £5 a week pocket money :/

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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2011, 10:12:26 AM »
I like the asking out on date option., a good date gives a positive moodlet at the end, like a group outing. The only issue I encountered is that I couldn't use the phone 'Ask out on Date' option because I didn't have a good enough relationship (even as friends!). A nice work around is to 'Invite Out' and then give flowers which turns the outing into a date.

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2011, 11:52:04 AM »
My first impressions are all positive! Except for the wonky inventory in my Dynasty game. Other than that, this EP is awesome!! I love the strollers, except it is a little weird they use them for everything! I finally had to put them in the family inventory. Using a stroller to walk a few inches to train them to potty? Ridiculous. But all the new stuff is really sweet!  ;D



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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2011, 07:18:41 PM »
Do any new lots come with this EP? I read somewhere that there is like 5 different schools. Are they all the one rabbithole or do we have to make room for them? My game will be here on Tuesday so really want to get everything sorted be it gets here.  ???
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2011, 09:28:38 AM »
Well, I have to admit EA won me over. I was not going to buy this because it just didn't seem like it would interest me. However my husband surprised me with a copy as an anniversary present. It installed without a hitch and is playing very smoothly.

I delete a lot of the memories because some of them are really inane, but that is easy to do. I love the ghost story interaction. I think that's really cute. I installed all the new homes but made my own park.

One little glitch so far. The new baby got a doll from Great Aunt...somebody and I put it in the crib with the baby. When he aged up to toddler the doll vanished. It's not in anyone's inventory. Just gone.

Overall, and I haven't had a lot of play time yet, I would say this is a fun EP.

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2011, 10:19:40 AM »
It sounds like you got an imaginary friend. I don't know why it dissapeared,(I don't even have my copy yet! >:() but if you look at the imaginary friends topic you can see if that's what you had!
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2011, 11:27:04 AM »
It sounds like you got an imaginary friend. I don't know why it dissapeared,(I don't even have my copy yet! >:() but if you look at the imaginary friends topic you can see if that's what you had!


Yes, I knew it was the imaginary friend doll. The little blurb that appeared up in the corner said there was a gift and something like if the child played with it there would be a relationship. I don't know why it disappeared either. I haven't opened again up my game since that happened. Maybe it will be there when I open up to play? We'll see.

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2011, 02:09:32 PM »
I have to say, my expectations were not high, but I'm pleasantly surprised. The features introduced may not be as major as, say, WA or LN, but there are many of them and they make the game so much more realistic, kind of like how Ambitions randomly introduced laundry.

I especially like the new LTWs. There's like, what, 10 of them? Awesome.

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2011, 02:18:00 PM »
I especially like the new LTWs. There's like, what, 10 of them? Awesome.

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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2011, 02:29:22 PM »
There are no new Lifetime Wishes. I'm assuming you mean Lifetime Happiness Rewards.

*facepalm* Right, of course. I really need to stop using abbreviations and type the actual words, or I forget what they refer to. XD

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2011, 02:50:11 PM »
I am liking this game the more I play it.  The proms are rabbit holes, but the reading is hilarious.  They got pictures and one of my teens got crowned prom queen and her boyfriend was prom king.  The pictures you can hang up or put on the desk.  I also got pics of their expressions when one sat on a whoopie cushion and one where she got scared by the computer image.  Guess I will have to start a new album on the gallery, lol.  This game is very amusing and there is so much to do yet. :)
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2011, 12:38:02 AM »
I've only played with it for a few hours and am loving it. Reading what other people have experienced makes me want to never leave the computer!!! Guess I better hire a maid to do my housework! LOL!

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2011, 01:06:26 AM »
@ MoMoll: Maids don't do your homework, that's what friends or siblings are for! :D

I have nothing good to say about my Generations game so far so I'll post back when I've been able to play it and fill my Fun bar at the same time. *Sigh* Bugs!
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2011, 07:14:42 AM »
@lilygirl : Yeah, I know they don't do homework, and some don't even do housework. I expected my kids to help with the housework, but they only create more!!!!! LOL

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« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2011, 01:32:25 PM »
I bought it and it is ok, but don't run out and buy it if you don't feel the need. It isn't that much more to it than ambitions.

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« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2011, 03:37:54 PM »
I completely disagree...

Generations rounds out our sims, the interactions are now far more realistic and there's reason to progress relationships with pomp and ceremony. I never saw a reason before to have anything other than a private wedding but now I enjoy the entire realism of the wedding ceremonies.

I used to make Sims in CAS that were already married but now I generally make a couple that are housemates and make them work for their relationship lol. The guy usually gives a gift to his girl then asks her out on a date or two, after date three they woohoo and then the guy will propose, by this point they will have enough friends for a small wedding ceremony, then they happily spend their honeymoon time building a few skills and creating the next generation.

The new doll adds another aspect for the toddlers that I felt was somewhat missing from the teddy and thats they are instantly drawn to playing with their favorite toy.

I haven't gotten as far as playing with children and teens as of yet, but I am looking forward to that, being able to read a child to sleep (which I haven't seen the interaction for with my toddler yet) and being able to punish bad behavior.

In all I am over the moon with this expansion pack, it fills in the blanks for 'family life', in much the same way ambitions filled in the blanks for jobs and careers.

I love the fact that I can control how many days are in each life stage rather than have to cheat my way past annoying babies that are nothing but demanding.

For me Generations is the most interesting expansion pack so far as it draws together all the mismatched pieces of those before.

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« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2011, 05:21:17 PM »
As I'm playing it I like it more and more. I guess I don't know how to play sims very well. LOL.

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« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2011, 05:25:25 PM »
alphagirlzk, we already have a dedicated Generations board, so I moved your thread there.

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« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2011, 06:58:10 PM »
I actually LOVE Generations. My biggest critic to The Sims 3 was the lack of interesting social interactions so this expansion pack is great for me. I think it adds a lot of new stuff to the game, it makes it more... playable actually. Before Generations, I found myself stuck in the Sims routine, like always doing the same things... eat, shower, work, sleep... and they didn't do much besides that. Late Night added some interesting stuff but family realtionships were still boring, so combining Late Night and Generations together makes the game much much better. It adds a whole new "spontaneous" dimension to it. Now I can't wait for Pets since I never had it in Sims 2!!! :D

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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2011, 03:06:22 AM »
I'm also merging this topic with the First Impressions thread.
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2011, 04:46:03 AM »
I love generations, I wish they released this earlier than the other EPs. It brings back the things I missed in Sims2, most of all the Memories album. That's what I looked for Sims 3, to be able to make a story in the middle of the game with labels. I totally, totally love it to be able to look back at a Sims life through the ages, how they looked like when they were babies, toddlers, children.  ;D

 

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