I was recently in the apple store and I saw over by the games section that they had a bundle pack for the original SIMS that included both the game and all the expansion packs for around $40 (US). I also saw that they were carrying the newer program SIMS2. My question is whether to buy the original or to start with the new one. I am new to the game and haven't played either version. Besides graphics are there major game-play advantages to the second one or minus the visuals would it make sense to buy the original. Any help will be greatly appreciated.