De Engelstalige Eurogamer heeft een leuke preview online gezet van De Sims 3 Beestenbende. De preview gaat niet alleen over de PC versie maar ook over de consoles versie. De moeite van het lezen meer dan waard dus.
At the core of the game is the need to build a relationship with your pets. Well-loved pets will sit on your lap or sleep on your bed. They can also help human Sims achieve their goals, perhaps by helping a lonely owner find love. Those playing the PC version, with its horses and stables, get an extra incentive here. Set in a rural Texan-style ranch town, rather than the coastal New England setting of the console game, training horses and taking part in equestrian competitions is a now a major gameplay strand and a legitimate way to earn money and happiness. Even if your horse is rainbow-coloured.
It’s also refreshing to see that the weird surreal streak that has run through the series, even dating back to the original Sim City, remains undimmed. Cats have the ability to hunt ghosts, while zombie bears, time travel and telekinesis all pull silly faces in the margins of the game. You’ll even be able to transform pets into people and vice versa, which should make the game a hit with the Furry community.
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