I think the Sims series are good games, and especially Sims 2 has lots of impressive features, nice graphics and interesting gameplay twists. However, I have several gripes with the game. I know it won't change anything to post them here, but maybe I can get someone to share the pain with. In no particular order: - Four o'clock phone calls. When you haven't been in touch with friends for a while, they call at four o'clock to complain, and all you can do is say OK and hang up. First of all it's not logical that someone always calls at four o'clock if they feel left out, second of all it's not logical that you can't keep talking or invite them over or something when they're already on the phone with you, third it's ******* annoying when you get 5 calls in row in the afternoon for no other reason than to complain. - Woodwork and colours. There are dozens of different wood styles for the flooring, walls and furniture. Not every item comes in every style and it's almost impossible to find matching pieces for interior design. This also goes for bathroom and kitchenware. - Huge furniture and objects obstruct the view. Staircases are worst, and there's only one style of staircase, the metal and glass one, that doesn't block "everything". Then there's dressers, bookcases, refrigerators, pillars and shower cabinets. Would it be so difficult to add an option for cutting off tall objects, staircases in particular, in the view just like they do for walls? More small dressers would also be nice. - Stupid Sim behaviour. The Sims have gotten smarter in most areas, but sometimes I wish they did show some more sense. My main complaint is that they have no sense of planning. After they call a cab, they often run off to the other side of the area if left to their own desires. If two Sims are hungry and one starts to prepare a meal for both, the other Sim will also start to prepare a meal unless you stop him/her. Worst case, they call a cab and then starts to prepare a meal. - More meal time gripes. In general they usually start to prepare a meal at the worst times possible, and if you don't stop them in time for them to start grabbing the refrigerator door, there's no way to stop them from getting the ingredients out, and they can't put the ingredients back. - Wants. The stupid Sims with pleasure aspiration wants a bowling alley and a huge DJ booth in their house. All the Sims I've played with fortune aspiration wants to become top of the crime career even though they've never done anything "wicked" in their simulated life. - Kissing welcomes. Sims who have never kissed, but get a crush on someone for various reasons, kiss whenever they meet or say goodbye. Even if that Sim has never experienced a kiss before, it isn't remembered as a first kiss. It's illogical and annoying. These are just some of my gripes. Can anyone tell that I'm hooked on the Sims right now? Anyone else have gripes with the Sims 2?