The Sims Freeplay review
The description of The Sims FreePlay
The Sims FreePlay is a Freemium mobile game that takes a classic Sims gameplay paradigm, mixes with a new time-management approach and shakes it until a new experience is ready. The unique catch of the game is that you'll have to take your relations with your Sim to another, more meticulous level than in all of the previous Sims games.
In FreePlay game the classic idea behind Sims has been extended. Now your simulated persona's life almost completely coincides with the real world in term of time and schedules. You can let you Sim nap for 10 minutes. Or you can make him/her go to bed for full 6-7 hours until the energy recovers for a new day full of adventures.
You may go to lunch and command your Sim do the same, so for the following 20 minutes, you both will be occupied with munching something tasty.
"What's the use of it all?" you could've asked. Indeed we grew addicted to all the actions/events in the Sims game taking little time to happen. However, one crucial element has always been slightly neglected: you could have an armada of simulated characters at your disposal. They all could have houses, careers, families, secret love liaisons and dreams. But you've never been given a stimulus to actually supervise the life of every single one of them.
Sims FreePlay tends to amend such a misfortune. Now you can various Sims and have the actual time to live their lives. For example one of them aspires to be a top-tier bartender. Another is working on organizing a criminal syndicate seeking to take over the town. And the third is building a Space Mission Centre in his back yard for whatever crazy reason he's doing it.
So while one of your Sims goes to bed, another may wake up and go to do his shift as grave-yard security. One of them may be taking a relaxing bubble bath, and another will be trying to get away from the police chase at the same very moment.
But you should remember one thing: Sims fully depend on you. So your obligations will be:
- Feed them on time.
- Find them a career.
- Send them to work.
- Provide amusement & relaxations etc.
The cool thing is that work shifts in FreePlay can take as many hours as your real-life shift. As it's been mentioned the game is Freemium and to progress, you'll need to earn Simoleans. But it's painstaking money-making. Instead, the game hints that you could pay just $4.99 and get a Simolean-package big enough to buy a shop. However it's the smallest Sim-currency pack and you'll need more and more in order to buy nice decorum elements, unlock all of the 16 Sims etc.
Graphics in the mobile game are fairly as good as those you can find in a desktop Sims game. You can still construct houses, decorate them etc. And the character/object models have remained the same 3D, roughly polished mannequins and decorations that we all like so much.
Controlling Sims FreePlay isn't a challenge at all. A few taps & swaps get the things going.