The Sims Social brings the fun and creativity of The Sims to Facebook! Create unique Sims and live out their dreams—or stir up trouble by pulling pranks. Develop deep relationships to unlock new features and advance: befriend and fight, date and cheat, love and betray. Play with life in a whole new way—with your real friends, for free!
The Sims Social on Facebook has finally reached open beta, and is available to all. It’s the Sims, it’s social, and you can play for free on Facebook, what else can you want? Well it is not actually completely equal to the Retail version… so lets take a look to what are the differences and main first impressions. And if you are not familiar with the Sims, it is a great opportunity to know more 🙂
Well you start off by choosing your character or avatar, you can choose 9 different styles (from romantic to villain, this you set your main attributes), with endless personalization options, from gender, to physical characteristics and initial clothing. Instead of being able to create an entire family you can only create your character, this one difference to the Sims series, also instead of choosing traits and perks, and goals for your character, you can only choose from the 9 pre defined character styles. But so far so good you can later in the game have your family just the same, and even with greater realism, just convince and invite your family members to play the game.
After choosing your initial avatar, you are taken to the game environment, the plot sets you in your new home unpacking your stuff, and you are welcome by Bella a friendly neighbor that will help you settle in. She will guide you through the first steps of the game on a short tutorial.
You learn to interact with the different objects, and the basic gameplay routines, like eating, taking care of your personal hygiene and bladder issues, sleeping, and socializing or just how to have some fun.
The Sims Social, is a very complete game, with lots of features, your character may develop skills in diverse areas, you may develop those skills by practicing, playing the guitar for example, or writing article in the computer, you will get skill points to spend in traits, traits are special abilities your Sim can have, each will give you a certain advantage in something in the game, you have to choose which you prefer.
The game will provide you quests, this serve for you to get used to the game pace, and to further know more on your options, and there are so many, you have your house to take care and live in, along with a garden, to do some “farming”, and taking care of your garden.
Socially, well The Sims is Social, so you can get an idea, lots of options when you visit your friends house, from simple break the ice talk to flirting or even insulting, you can do pretty much everything, you can also interact with your friends house items, turn up the stereo to dance or grab a bit using their Microwave, so imagine the possibilities!
There are lots of other stuff in the game, but it is also fun to discover for yourself, at this point and as the game was released earlier today, it is still suffering from some instability, and connection problems, also the 1 million players on the first day seems to be crashing the server…but this problems should be soon solved.
The Sims Social will for sure be a huge success, taking in account the quality and the genre of the game, stay tuned for our Guide and Tips, coming soon.
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