Tag: sims

Some Games Don’t Have Endings

All right I know what you are thinking to yourself: all games have endings. I will admit that usually this is true, usually. Most often when we play a game the goal or objective is to win in order to end the game, however there are some games that really have no definitive ending.

Specifically the one type of game I will focus on where this is true is in design games. Design games is a broad term I am using to describe games where the player chooses the way a particular item physically looks, the most common design game people tend to be familiar with are dress up games.… Read the rest

Households Achieving Lifetime Wishes: How The Sims Could Be Considered a RPG

The Thing About Genre

Video game genres say a lot about a game. It’s more than just what kind of story you’re in for, but also the expectations for how you’ll interact with the game and what the goals might be. But sometimes the qualifiers we use to put media into categories like genre can be more inclusive than we expect. I’ve never held an interest in RPGs nor really paid them any mind until we discussed them in class. As we listed off their qualifiers, such as customization, playing as a party, roles & classes, et cetera, I began to realize that in many ways playing The Sims games is pretty much like playing a RPG.… Read the rest

I Caught on Fire Again: Fire in Sims


Sims have a habit of catching on fire. The strongest memory I have from when I first played Sims 1 as a child was the sudden panic after turning away from the computer screen for one second I returned to find a panicked Sim surrounded by fire and lamenting that I had not installed fire alarms to alert firefighters to save her. Needless to say the first game of Sims I ever played did not go well, as ultimately my carelessness resulted in death by fire for my Sim.

The Sims games are currently on their 4th release and have hundreds of expansions, however with each new release the possibility to accidently cause mass havoc actually has decreased.… Read the rest

Psychology in Sims

My favorite game in the whole entire world would have to be The Sims any kind, I love them all so I had to find an article on The Sims 3 a fairly recent Sims game that came out. When I was looking up article I wanted to find the most perfect one to do, and I came across one that was called “Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind with the Sims 3”. When I read this title I automatically was thinking that this had to do something with psychology since it had the word “mind” in it. I thought that the main concept would be about why and what type of people play Sims, I thought that that would be cool because it would give me an excuse to tell my mom why I play this game all the time.… Read the rest