Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for The Sims 3 - A to Z Challenge

One of my favorite pastimes is gaming. Mostly, I’m a fan of the Xbox, but there is one game that I love to play on the computer: The Sims 3.

This game is fantastic for so many reasons. First of all, it’s graphically beautiful and detailed. I made sure my computer had the super mega video card and all the bells and whistles just so I could enjoy this game at its best. The Sims is also highly customizable. You can create buildings, design clothing, decorate houses, and even customize people and pets. Currently, I am playing a game where all three of my cats exist in Sim form. When I talk about them with my husband, I have to remember to be specific. I learned this lesson when I said, “Look, Josephine caught a mouse!” His reaction was less than happy, since he thought there was a real mouse in our home. My amended statement – “Sim-Jo caught a mouse!” – was greeted with a bit more enthusiasm.
You can even give your pets specific personality traits like
hunter, lazy, hyper, destructive, and playful.
Probably the best thing about The Sims is that you can control every move they make: when they eat and sleep, who they date, what they wear, and what job they take. You can even create scenarios that could kill your Sims, if you’re feeling evil that day.

You could say Sim gamers have a god complex. I prefer to think of it as the same creative instinct that makes me write. I create worlds in my novels too. I control every move my characters make. Or maybe I’m just a control freak…

What’s your gaming pleasure?


  1. Oh I love the Sims! My time has been so limited lately though I've barely had time to play. This summer, after the semester ends, I will definitely be diving back into the Sims 3! Happy simming! (and writing!)

  2. I looove the Sims! Don't play it as much as I'd like, though, between writing and homeschooling.

    However, I do get in quite a bit of Minecraft when I want to relax... :)