It’s a Sim Invasion!
I had a couple of hobbies and games that I wanted to work on this month. I was supposed to revive my old art/artist online TCG. I was going to finish up my playthroughs of Fallout 3 and Assassin’s Creed II. But all of that got kicked to the curb when I bought myself a copy of The Sims Medieval after the boyfriend suddenly decided to upgrade our PCs for gaming purposes.
I’ve loved The Sims series for a long while now – I remember watching a friend’s older brother designing a house in the original The Sims back in my elementary school days, and that was where it all began. There was just something about building things, watching the fun (and not so fun) things happening to Sims, and playing god in general that really appealed to me then, and it’s never gotten old since. I’ve played several The Sims games over the years, including The Sims, The Sims: Bustin’ Out, The Sims 2, The Sims 2: Castaway, The Sims 3, The Sims 3: Ambitions (iPod version), and The Sims Social, The Sims Medieval.
Lately I find myself bouncing around between The Sims Social, The Sims Medieval, The Sims 2, and a bit of The Sims 3 (I like 2 better than 3!), I also have my best friend’s original The Sims installation CDs (complete with all the expansions) lying around, but I’m not sure if I’m going to go so far as to install all of that into my new gaming rig. I’m not so sure my eyes and my aesthetic taste can handle the old graphics anymore, no matter how much I loved the game years ago.
Anyway, with all this Simming going on, you can expect a ton of related posts and screenshots to pop up over the next few weeks! I’m focusing a bit on The Sims 2 for now since I’m trying to recreate some pretty Sims that the boyfriend and I managed to create a few years back (we both lost the package files ._.), and I’m also looking to actually complete a Legacy Challenge for The Sims 2 and not just start and end up stopping after 2 generations.
El Santos is a marketing & advertising professional by day and gamer/bookworm/tarot reader by night. She’s prone to sudden fits of fangirling over her varied interests: video games, fiction, art, folkore, anime, and tarot. She currently lives with her husband and 2 rescue cats.