The Sims 2 trailer from E3 up at

OK, let’s get back to stuff that’s a little more pleasant to talk about. Namely, video games. If you’re one of the millions of gamers who got hopelessly addicted to The Sims and were underwhelmed by the much-hyped The Sims Online then you’re probably wondering if The Sims 2 is going to be any good.

If the following gameplay footage is any indication then you should get ready to be hopelessly addicted all over again:’s footage of The Sims 2. Clip requires Quicktime to view.

7 thoughts on “The Sims 2 trailer from E3 up at

  1. I have to admit that I am one of the few where the special charm that is the Sims is totally lost.

    Oh sure, it was fun for the first three hundred or so hours, but then it just got tedious. And I even downloaded all the nude patches just to liven things up. All it did was make nudity tedious. Looking at the trailer to “The Sims 2” all I see is tedium that is more graphic intensive. smile

    Lord knows I love games but I guess I am just old fashion. I would like there to be some goal at least. Hell even growing old and dying would be something. We get to micromanage features that are not all that interesting (I mean really, why do “I” need to tell a sim to go to the bathroom. Last time I went, I did not need God to tell me I had to go) and have no control over features that would be.

    Speaking of which, has anyone tried the PS2 version of the Sims? Is it the basic game plus all the expansion packs?

  2. Oh yah, one other thing…what makes “The Sims Online” such a snooze fest? I have not played it myself because I have problems with buying a game, then having to pay a monthly fee to play the game. But being an old MUD and MUSH player, I would think it would be a hell of a lot more interesting than just the game…

  3. I had fun playing with The Sims for awhile myself, but I don’t touch it much anymore either. My daughter loves it and has all but one of the expansions for it. My wife like to occasionally boot it up and use the cheat codes to get lots of money and then sit there designing houses rather than doing anything with the family. She’d be happier if it was just a game that let her design houses all day.

    The PS2 version of The Sims is actually a different game to a certain extent. The core stuff is still there, but they added in a set of “missions” or goals to accomplish as you play the game. It provides a little more direction to the game that the PC version doesn’t have. You can read a review of it at They gave it an 8 out of 10.

    As for The Sims Online, well, your’s truly here was a beta-tester for it. The thing that made it such a snooze fest as far as I am concerned is that it was little more than a graphic-intensive chat room. You thought The Sims was tedious? You’d hate TSO then. I spent 90% of my time doing random chores for money and chatting about the stupidest things with whomever happened to be in the same room at the time. Most of the chores require 4 people to accomplish as well.

    At least in The Sims when I get that bored I can torture the poor residents of the game a little to liven things up a bit. Can’t do that in TSO. No throwing everyone into the pool and then removing the ladder. No sending the guy with the worst cooking skills to make dinner and surrounding him with highly flammable objects, etc.

  4. Ohhhh man.  I am a big Sims fan.  I haven’t played it that much in a while, but that’s only because my new toy (blogging) is taking up so much time.

    I have every expansion pack, but I thought TSO sucked butt because I love love LUUURRRRVE the God-like control.  Yes, I am aware I have issues.

    I like it because I can design my dream home and dream husband and dream children.  Heh.  I’ll be buying TS2.  I’m pretty damned sure of it.  Thanks for the linkage!

  5. I just have to tel you all how auesome the sims is on pS2! Its got really good graphics, the characters look very much real , Although it can get boring because it is just the sims.But id much rather like to play it on PS2 than computer.It has another thing callled “get a life” which is cool..your this person who follows the story of your do things like move into a flat and try to do it up really cool because you wan to hangout with these cool you get an amount of money..


  6. The sims on PS2 is that game that started my love for The Sims..but having to use the same old furniture and what drove me to spend $1,000 for a new computer just to play the game with no limit to the possibilities!!

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