The Sims FreePlay
The Sims FreePlay review
The Sims FreePlay, henceforth The Sims, is just a fun and loveable game. This isn’t just another mediocre Sims game; it has tons of content that you will revel in. The Sims is not only enjoyable but also makes it possible for you to play without spending too much on in-app purchases.
The Sims is not just your average life simulation game, and actually makes your journey towards a full-fledged town enjoyable. Your Sims evolve just as they would in real life, gaining you crucial Social Points, Lifestyle Points, and Simoleons. As you progress, you unlock cosmetic content and experience points, which earn you access to over 55 game levels. Sims can have families, provided at least one is an adult, and also limited by the number of people in the town.
The Sims takes off with a lengthy-but-enjoyable tutorial that predominantly takes you through the controls. Once you have mastered these controls, you can now start exploring the town. The tutorial is helpful as there is quite a lot of ground to cover with regards to keeping your Sims happy, and your town thriving. You have to maintain a fine balance between getting too engrossed in one task and improving your town. The great thing about this game is how it effectively maps out your progress, and you evolve just as you would in real life, for example by giving birth in a real-world time of three days.
You can change your skin whenever you want and earn points for the makeovers.
The Sims is an excellent balance between on-screen prompts, menus and haptic motion. The game doesn’t bombard you with too much at the same time, and in fact, the controls become almost second nature once you are done with the tutorial.
The Sims has vibrant, glossy graphics that give you that feel-good vibe from the moment you launch it. Though the visuals are quite cartoonish, you won’t find the game any less enjoyable. The skin collection isn’t as massive as you’d like it to be, but at least the Sims don’t feel generic.
The Sims FreePlay will definitely keep you coming back for more, not only because a lot of the game happens in real world time, but because there is much to explore that you can’t do in just one sitting. The game is fun and the music upbeat, and you won’t mind pulling out your device on a bus or the subway to play.
- Creative and vibrant visuals;
- Provides a helpful tutorial;
- Real-world time is reasonable;
- Plenty of content to enjoy.
- Limited character variety;
- Sims lack autonomy on actions.