The Sims (Gamecube) Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the Gamecube version of The Sims by Maxis and Electronic Arts. This review was written for fun since it’d be impossible to get a review copy today haha.
The Sims is the first console release in the long running franchise and it puts you in the role of a custom character who begins his or her journey through life. The story begins with your character living with their mom while dreaming of success. The story takes place across a series of homes where your character is given objectives based on the house’s theme. One house requires you to repair things and clean up waste after a party had been held there. Each house has a unique theme and each one becomes more difficult to complete than the last. Objectives that you must complete includes fixing broken items, getting friendly with people or getting a promotion.
The game features a fairly good amount of furniture to put in your homes and much like the PC version they’re split into various categories such as seating and appliances. You also have a bunch of unlockable furnishings as well which you get by completing the various objectives in the story.
The game has aged pretty well considering its age and the 3D graphics are quite nice when compared to the 2D release for the PC. It looks even better on the Dolphin Emulator which is where I played it for this review.
I will admit that the voice acting does get really annoying after a while. Not because it’s bad (It’s simlish, man!) but because the characters repeat the same thing endlessly. It’s enough to drive a person crazy to say the least.
The game holds up pretty well in gameplay as well and it controls surprisingly well with a controller. You move around a pillar of light which acts as the cursor you use to interact with objects and sims.
The game also features a sandbox mode where you can freely build a house and live your life as you see fit. Any hidden objects you unlocked in the story will be available for use in sandbox mode as well.
Overall, the Gamecube version of The Sims is still quite entertaining to play, even today. The gameplay holds up very well (Though it’s a lot easier than I remember it being) and I imagine that if you enjoy The Sims in general, you’ll probably like this game too. Keep in mind that if you play it on the Dolphin Emulator it’s pretty demanding so it requires a pretty nice computer to run it.
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The Sims (Gamecube)$16.64 Used (As of This Review)
Features of Interest
- Fun Gameplay
- Humorous Story
- Graphics Hold Up Well
- Compatible With The Dolphin Emulator
- Voice Acting Gets Annoying Quickly
- Requires A Pretty Nice Computer To Play on Emulator
- Story Doesn't Have A Lot of Replay Value