On Friday, april the 21st 2010, with the official release of the The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack only 13 days away, EA Netherlands had organized a sneakpreview at their offices.
Invited were quite a few Dutch fansites. For Sims 3 Nieuws the following teammembers were the lucky ones attending this preview: Xelles, TenerifeTerreur, Wimhuiskamp, Kyta and LotsofNothing.
On this page you will find an overview of all reviews, photo’s and video’s and of course the latest news on this second expansion for The Sims 3.
Although we were playing this game most of the time, we also managed to save some time to meet and talk to members of the other fansites. Our impression: it was a successful and nice day.
You will see soon enough notice this is not an average preview. We decided to skip a lot of the basic information, because we at Sims 3 Nieuws have put lots of that on our site in earlier previews and their translations. You can find those in this post on our homepage.
We wanted to try and concentrate on some other things, amongst which the questions as posed by our members. And we wanted to show you some faces behind some of the other Dutch fansites in a few video’s. We thought this to be nice, because Simsplayers are site-hoppers, that look around and visit more then just one (Dutch) fansite.
After the release of The Sims 3 Ambitions we will have lots of time to write a real and extensive review with all basic information in it.
Therefore we would like to thank EA Netherlands and particularly Anita – Community Manager of EA Netherlands – most sincerely for this day.
The Sims 3 Nieuws – Episode 2
This episode is not subtitled (yet)
Interview with Anita (Community Manager EA Benelux)
This episode is subtitled (English)
We hope we have given you all a good impression in this review of what to expect with the release of The Sims 3 Ambitions. We enjoyed every moment of this sneak preview and with every new thing we discovered we got a big grin from ear to ear on our face.
Our conclusion: The Sims 3 Ambitions is a real must-have and we highly recommend it. Now that we were able to play this beautiful expansion we are sure, the next two weeks will be kind of dull for us in any case, only being able to play The Sims 3 without it.
The image of the timemachine immediately became wavy and shaky, thereby making clear without a doubt that something is happening inside. Once your sim is traveling the stories pop up in the new dialog screens. I won’t be able to repeat this little story word by word, but it went something like this: ‘Your sim finds himself in the middle of rebellion in France. Now he is being trampled by a horde of rebels. The leader of this rebels is just a small guy with a big mouth’.
Wandering through these marshes you suddenly see a dark shape in the fog ahead. At first you are not able to see what it is, but as you get closer, you recognize it. It is some kind of wooden scaffold. Why would anyone build such a thing in the middle of this scary place? A second, closer look reveals some old rails heavily covered in rust mounted on top of the scaffold. Then it all becomes clear. In the earlier days, when Twinbrook was a thriving town, a railroad was constructed here to connect it to the rest of the world. But now, since the swamp took over here, it is impossible to maintain it, so decay has its way.
The amount of new furniture was a bit disappointing, but conversely there is a lot of new decoration and items for Sims to use. All in all to me, as a custom content maker a bit of a pity.
There were a lot of items, of which I thought (at first glance): ‘Oh, that I can convert in that way … oh, and that can be made out of this.’ So enough to discover for me after the release of this game.
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw that you could use the fire truck as your own car was ‘Yes! Now my sims can go to the shop with blering sirens!”
Taking pictures or video’s from the game was not allowed.
S3N was not the only fansite that was attending The Sims 3 Ambitions sneak preview, we made a page with links to all reports.
This list will be updated in the next few day’s.