Why We Love The Sims
Ah The Sims, a game I have been playing since I was a young teenager! A game where I could be whoever I wanted to be and do whatever I wanted. The first time I played The Sims I was instantly sucked in and ended up playing for hours and hours without even knowing where the time had gone. But what I really wanted to talk about today is Why We love The Sims, what is it about the game that makes it so popular and makes us return time and time again.
Being who you want to be
I think one of the things that makes The Sims so appealing is the fact that we can be whoever we damn well want to be. You want to dress in that short skirt that you wouldn’t wear out of the game? Do it! You want a mohawk? Do it! You wanna wear bunny slippers all day with your dressing gown, go for it my friend, Sim’s don’t judge and even if they did it’s fine….we can always start a fight with them!
Killing a Sim
Come on admit it we have all done it. We have all killed at least one of our Sims. Without trying to come off as a would be Sims Killer, there is so many ways to do it too. But why do we love killing them off? For me it’s boredom, I simply get bored with my sim and yes I dispose of them in whichever way I see fit. I have included a few ways to ‘dispose’ of your sim should you wish to *wink wink*
- Death By Pool – Take 1 Swimming pool, take away steps and be sure to make it a priority that your sim can’t swim!
- Death by Walls – Pause the game, build walls around your sims but don’t include a door
- Death by fire – A simple one – you only need an oven, no alarm and a sim who can’t cook!
On that note lets move away from ‘ways to kill a sim’……
Life is a soap
If you’ve never married another sim but then slept with your neighbour and had sim babies with him/her then where have you been?! Folks you have the perfect opportunity to create your own soaps. You can kill, marry and have babies with the richest man/woman in the neighbourhood, heck chat up the maid too while you’re at it or even the postman…the world is your oyster!
Seducing Malcolm LandGraab
If you are a Sims fan you will be familiar with Malcolm Landgraab. Malcolm is a middle aged man who also happens to be the richest man in the game and trust me his house can be yours, yeah his married and got kids…but this is The Sims dude and trust me I’ve done it. I have made Malcolm Landgraab fall in love with me and moved into his massive mansion, it took time friends, but I did it!!
Nothing like hearing those fireworks to know that you have sealed the deal with Margaret and Dennis, get bored straight after? Not a problem..there’s always Dennis’s Friend from across the road….
I think my final conclusion to this is that we love The Sims because it gives us the chance to escape the real world and the problems that it brings. We can do whatever we want and there is no consequences for us outside the game as a result of it.
As per usual I would love to hear your thoughts! I always adore talking about The Sims so be sure to leave your comment below!