One problem people will have with this expansion is the limited number of professions. They are a fantastic addition to the experience if you want a Sim who’s a stylist, but players who prefer other careers are forced to miss out. We guess it’s too hard to give the journalist profession exciting gameplay? Then again, if you pursue every profession until you master it, there’s quite a bit of gameplay here. It’s just that not all of it will appeal to everybody. The stylist profession will probably be divisive in that regard, especially when dealing with picky makeover clients.
All told, Ambitions makes a lot of sense as an expansion, and it does a ton of things right. It’s certainly one of the meatier expansions in the franchise’s history in terms of sheer gameplay benefits, but it may segment its audience a bit too much, as not every profession will be enjoyable for every player.
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