A Semi-Sorta Review of The Sims 3 Pets (console)

in Console, Pets, Sims 3 Expansions

I’ve spent the past…I’m not sure how long playing the hell out of The Sims 3 Pets and I can say, without any reservations, this is my favorite expansion.

Anyone who really knows me wouldn’t be surprised by this revelation–my dad used to breed Paint horses and I’ve been riding since I was two. So the addition of horses was a big deal for me. I know, I know. Yet ANOTHER girl obsessed with ponies and all that. I’ll own that.

I reviewed the PS3 version of The Sims 3 Pets for Kmart Gamer–I’ll post the link here once the review goes live.–and I can’t do the console thing. I just can’t. I tried and tried and I wanted to like it. I really liked sitting on the couch with the controller and being able to play without my kids crawling all over me but it’s just not for me.

I’m not a fan of the way the game handles and there aren’t any ponies. It’s pets, folks. The addition of the horse is a hell of a big deal and I wanted to get the whole experience. Then there’s the fact that there aren’t any minor pets and it’s weird that that bothers me since the minor pets annoy me but it just feels like the PC version has more to offer…

It’s a good game for someone who absolutely loves The Sims franchise on a console and if you have a 360 with Kinect then that’s a neat feature but it’s a novelty and not necessarily an asset.

The ponies really are a deal breaker for me, y’all.

And it bugs me that I can’t cheat on the console version. Or, if I can, I don’t know how and since I prefer the PC version anyway, I don’t really care to learn. Does that make any kind of sense?

I did not start this out as another review of The Sims 3 Pets console review and I’m kind of annoyed that this is shaping up to be that but looks like I’m just going to go with the flow.

What’s funny about this whole thing is that Tucker–husband–doesn’t play The Sims 3 and routinely makes fun of me for playing the game but guess who was the first person to start playing The Sims 3 Pets on our PS3. That’s right. Tucker.

In fact, I didn’t get to start playing when I had planned since he wouldn’t put the controller down. He seemed to find a certain amount of glee in creating the feline equivalent of Batman and then making the thing chase the Sim he had created.

So I guess the console version seems more like something a “casual” Sims player would play than something a “serious/hardcore” player would play. And just typing that seems weird to me since most would argue that there’s no such thing as a “serious/hardcore” Sims player.

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