The Sims Freeplay Android Review

The Sims Freeplay Android Review

The Sims have made looks on smartphones, with the only significant release being The Sims 3, which has appeared on almost every platform imaginable. The Sims 3 was a solid, if uninspiring entry in the show for cellular, with hardly any things you may do, a little town and comparatively few customisation options, although the fundamental gameplay was fairly decent, and after you'd purchased the game, you had access to everything, without needing to shell out more cash.

The Sims Freeplay turns this on its head. Freeplay is very much a fully featured Sims name, than the last name with content and much more choices, but it has gone over to some free to play model, which includes some significant drawbacks. The basic gameplay here is quite much like The Sims 3, but only on a much larger scale. It is possible to grow your town and have a lot of Sims running about it, and also the pets just add to the great sense of interaction and hustle and bustle of the city life. It is fair to say that upgrading to the new game from the older does feel just like moving from a town to a town, and is originally an adventure.

The entire thing plays in real time, so then it will be so in town if it's night out for you. This will explain the need to be linked to the Internet each time you playwith, something that may annoy some gamers, especially those on a limited data plan. This also, I must add, destroys your battery lifetime. The problem with this however, and with the game in general, is the fact that everything in the game costs cash.

Not a problem in itself, since this is titled as a game, but cash in the game takes an incredibly long time, spending some cash to speed up things or purchase items or meaning either a lengthy wait. The matter with going away and leaving the sport is that, should you leave it too long, your Sims will begin to perish of starvation. It all feels like a ploy to get you to log in each day, get fed up of spending and waiting some cash, when the focus needs to be on consumer pleasure.

This ploy is of course in different games, but the necessity to protect against losing several hours of drama seems cheap and quite a low shot at clients wallets. The prices for simoleons (view publisher site) and Life Points at the shop equate adding to the cash loop, and don't help as they are very costly indeed. If you spend money it's a much larger risk to let your Sims starve, which means you must log in over and over, and it gets tiresome. The fact that, even if you decide to invest money you are served advertisements does annoy.

The graphics are decent here, and are about as good as the console versions, give or take a texture or 2, and it runs pretty easily. You'll be spending a lot of time waiting for things to happen in this game, so you had better get used to the cartoons and interactions between the characters. The iPhone edition of this game includes a feature but that has been dropped for this Android launch. It will form a part of a future upgrade.

In general, Android user have got a lot to look ahead to this year, what with the information about Android Jelly Bean and various amazing appearing handsets on the horizon, but unless you've got the patience of a saint or are prepared to dismiss $100 bucks on a mobile game, then The Sims Freeplay is not you to be enthused about.