In short: enormously promising. I just don’t know if it will be enough to convert those who fill comment threads whining about the stream of add-on packs, and that’s a shame. Without losing any of the construction and personalisation elements which have attracted the huge casual audience for The Sims, this is as gamer-centric as the series has ever been. Unless something goes drastically wrong in the next two weeks, I really can’t see this not being the best yet.
De Engelstalige Eurogamer heeft uitgebreid Sims 3 kunnen spelen en er een verslag van online gezet.