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majordude
May 17, 2007, 09:13 PM
I saw the complete Sims in the store for $49. Sims2 by itself is $49 and then there are all the expansion packs.

Is Sims2 worth the price?



Winterfell
May 17, 2007, 11:10 PM
I can't say from personal experience (and I realize that probably doesn't really help you much), but every single friend I have that plays the Sims line of games plays Sims 2 and the various expansions. In fact, I don't believe I've ever heard them talk about the first Sims.

phanboyjohn
May 18, 2007, 10:19 AM
This is a tough call--I've played both on the PC platform, though not every single expansion. I think the Sims 2 is a better game, but it does take some more work (Sims age and die, so everything becomes a little more stressful) and taxes your system more. The graphics are much better and there are more features. I'm thinking about getting the Sims 2 for my MacBook soon, but am a little worried about the system requirements--I will not be buying the Sims 1, as awesome as that game was. I'd rather try to master the stressful parts of the Sims 2, rather than sacrifice the features/stuff in that game.

I'm just one person, though, and not a Sims diehard--any other thoughts?

yellow
May 18, 2007, 10:23 AM
I'd say The Sims™ 2. It's much more indepth than The Sims™.

Cabbit
May 18, 2007, 04:30 PM
This is a tough call--I've played both on the PC platform, though not every single expansion. I think the Sims 2 is a better game, but it does take some more work (Sims age and die, so everything becomes a little more stressful) and taxes your system more. The graphics are much better and there are more features. I'm thinking about getting the Sims 2 for my MacBook soon, but am a little worried about the system requirements--I will not be buying the Sims 1, as awesome as that game was. I'd rather try to master the stressful parts of the Sims 2, rather than sacrifice the features/stuff in that game.

I'm just one person, though, and not a Sims diehard--any other thoughts?
i have a pretty huge house on the sims 2 running on a mac mini duo 1.66 with 1.25 GB ram.

ghall
May 18, 2007, 04:41 PM
I'd go with the Sims 2 if your running a G5 or a Intel Mac. G4 and earlier I would reccomend The Sims. If you have a G4 that's at least 1.5 Ghz, then it's a little more iffy. I ran Sims 2 on a 1.5 Ghz PowerBook, and it ran alright, but I had to turn the graphics down to almost minimum for it to run acceptably.

Cabbit
May 18, 2007, 07:05 PM
as a mater of interest the sims 2 pets includes multithreaded opengl support, any word on how much faster this is than normal?

Chone
May 18, 2007, 08:41 PM
The Sims will have more items but The Sims 2 has much better mechanics and overall will be a lot more fun to play, it is also more deep and the expansions are good too but even if you just can get The Sims 1 complete versus The Sims 2 alone then I would still go for The Sims 2.

MacFan26
May 19, 2007, 12:09 AM
I really love the original Sims. I had actually never played it before until last August when I bought the Sims Complete. With every expansion pack included there's endless things you can do with it. I haven't tried the Sims 2 yet though, but I like that it has more detailed graphics and probably more realistic game play since sims age, but I think the complete collection is a great value. It works great on my PowerBook 1.67. If I pick up Sims 2 I'll probably wait until they package it with a couple expansion packs or so. I love expansions but generally can't justify spending the money on them.

ghall
May 19, 2007, 09:29 AM
Is the Sims Complete a universal binary? I'm thining of getting it just because I had that game and most of the expansion packs on my old Dell (RIP), and I've been dying to play it again.

majordude
May 19, 2007, 11:05 AM
If I pick up Sims 2 I'll probably wait until they package it with a couple expansion packs or so. I love expansions but generally can't justify spending the money on them.

I think I'll pick up Sims2 and wait on buying the expansion packs. At quick glance, it looks like the complete Sims2 game with all the packs is something like $300! :eek:

harveypooka
May 22, 2007, 05:15 PM
I saw the complete Sims in the store for $49. Sims2 by itself is $49 and then there are all the expansion packs.

Is Sims2 worth the price?

The Sims 2 for sure. Graphics and everything and much better than the first. Much more engaging.

djstarrock
May 23, 2007, 02:19 PM
Definitely Sims 2 better graphics and game play.

Thezez
May 23, 2007, 04:51 PM
World of Warcraft.....
wait.

Sims 2