The Sims 3 Ambitions Review
- Goal-oriented Sims gameplay.
- Decent character and personality customization.
- Easy to use interface.
- Character import/export feature.
- Hard to pick-up-and-play for short bursts.
- Basically The Sims 3 if you ignore goals.
The Sims 3 Ambitions takes a fairly open-ended game and adds a goal oriented focus that helps to cut back on the fiddly aspects while helping you to enjoy crafting your Sim's path in life.
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See, this is why I don't play The Sims; I should know by now Electronic Arts have tuned their addictive gameplay to an almost demonic level and try as I might it's hard to know when to put your iPhone down. At least a low-battery notice helps somewhat!
As an adaption of the second expansion pack from The Sims 3 this title is all about developing the career and life choices of one particular Sim. After choosing between some fairly standard clothing and appearance options you can start selecting their personality attributes, a basic goal and their overall attitude to others. Once you're in the game the basic Sims gameplay of keeping your Sim happy is augmented by a 'wish' system, which loosely translates in to specific goals for you to achieve over time. Checking these off helps your Sim to grow and also provides opportunities like getting married, new jobs and promotions or even starting your own family.
There are still some fiddly aspects to the controls such as trying to determine where to click to activate the item you require instead of merely walking there, but overall the system is intuitive, with menus on items providing sensible options when all else fails.
In keeping with the ever growing Sims world, players can also import or export their characters to and from other iPhone Sims titles, so now you can grow attached to your Sims in what may be deemed a slightly obsessive way. It's this addictive quality and the goal oriented gameplay that makes Ambitions such a great title and definitely a great pick for casual fans not already bored by The Sims in general.
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THE MOST AMBITIOUS EXPERIENCE OF THE SIMS™ ON THE APP STORE! Now your Sims can turn passions into professions…Build dream homes or businesses…Even have BABIES! Get everything you love about The Sims and more from this all-new member of The Sims™ family of games for iPhone® & iPod touch®.
CAREER MODE! MAKE A DREAM A DESTINY
For the first time ever on iPhone & iPod touch, turn your Sims’ hobbies into fulfilling jobs. Will your Sim become a Firefighter? Rock Star? Artist? Teacher? Chef? Sports Star? Get down to business with new career-oriented goals, mini-games, outfits, and locations. Follow your Sims to work and see them get happier as they make their dreams come true.
BUILD MODE! CREATE A DREAM HOME OR BUILD UP A BUSINESS
Think big with the improved and expanded Build Mode feature. Resize, add, or delete rooms, floors, walls, doors, and windows as you make a new home for your success-driven Sim. Buy and sell furniture and objects. And now you can also build workplaces like a Bistro, a Preschool, or a Night Club for your musical Sim to rock.
BABIES! WHAT YOU’VE BEEN WISHING FOR!
Your most requested feature is here! For the first time on iPhone & iPod touch, your Sims can have babies! Feed them, play with them, and put them to bed! Watch Sims babies become Sims toddlers. Take them to the park, play hide-and-seek, or give them a little cuddle. Having Sims children changes everything!
IMPORT & EXPORT BETWEEN OTHER SIMS GAMES FOR iPHONE & iPOD TOUCH
Bring in your favorite Sims from The Sims™ 3 and The Sims™ 3 World Adventures for iPhone & iPod touch. Give them the chance to pursue their dreams, too!
A COMPLETE EXPERIENCE! THE BIGGEST, BOLDEST YET
With all-new features, plus more of the Sims gameplay you know and love, this really is the fullest experience of The Sims ever made for iPhone & iPod touch!
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