The Sims 3 for Nintendo 3DS Hands-On
Sadly, the Create-A-Sim was as far as we were allowed to get in the demo – and even then it was a stripped down version, as you couldn’t even change the clothes you were wearing, so my very own virtual me was stuck in a horrid green apron for the duration of our ‘play’. The only real feature we were able to make use of was the ability to take a picture of your face and, after it’s been passed through the Sim-making machine, slap EA’s simmed up rendition of it onto some poor unsuspecting Sim. It’s not as terrifying as it sounds, as, rather than simply using your photo as the Sim’s face, the game just chooses the different facial characteristics it thinks best represent your face – with somewhat mixed results. Although it worked reasonably well for me, even if I did end up with lips Angelina Jolie would have been proud of, it kind of broke for Ian, with the game not even slightly changing the pre-set Sim after several attempts at taking photos, despite him having fairly long hair, (and looking a lot more rugged – Ian) than the default Sim. Maybe it was just the light, or maybe EA are conforming to stereotypes, and putting some sort of sex-lock on the game so that men can’t play it, in some crazy attempt to take over the gaming world with an army of female Sims.