The Sims 3 Island Paradise video game reviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sims 3 Island Paradise (Electronic Arts)
Explore the world of The Sims 3 Island Paradise as this expansion continues the successful simulation game series on PC/Mac. In this standard edition, players can build and manage a five-star resort hotel among several other engaging escapist activities. Engineer-minded players can build a five star resort then manage it by fine tuning appealing amenities based on customer feedback. Players can also make houseboat then island hop from port to port. Other great activities include water ski, windsurf, fish, speedboat, snorkeling, jet ski, or scuba dive, which can yield some nice treasure.
Players can switch activities easily and experiment with positive and negative reactions, which has always been one of the strongest appeals of this amazing “sandbox” simulation series. Players also do not have to worry about their Sims job while on vacation – just make sure the simoleons (in-game currency) are there. Game developers consider every area including expanding elements in profession (lifeguard), building options (foundation and blueprint templates), friends, and other various items, which bring memorable results back in the base Sims 3 game.
As always, developers consider all player skill levels and offer related pop-up tutorials which can be viewed at any point. This game wisely builds on the freedom you have to do whatever you want in varied environments with dynamic characters. You can be a total slacker as long as you have the money to fund your fun endeavors. You can play ‘devil’s advocate’ and test situations making them worse or better. You can make your experience it as safe or as dynamic as you want. Look for a new surprise life state as well, which is easy to predict since Sims spend most of the time in or by water in this extensive expansion.
The Sims 3 Island Paradise, the 10th The Sims 3 expansion pack, comes highly recommended (***1/2, rated T for crude humor, sexual themes, and violence). Players who have previously tried The Sims 3: World Adventures, The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, or The Sims: Vacation will have some advantages. Look for even more expansion packs and additional content before The Sims 4 launches in 2014. Also available in limited edition or as The Sims 3 with Island Paradise.
Special Note: Requires The Sims 3 for PC/Mac to play.