This is a game that I can play endlessly! You get to create characters, families, cities and watch them grow and take care of them all on your own. I have spent many hours watching over my little Sims, even setting my alarm clock to ensure that I can send them to work or school on time. The addictive aspect of the game is the fact that you have these ‘lives’ in your hand. However, that is a dangerous trait as it gives some people the ‘God complex’. I was never stricken by this complex and just love to see my characters flourish.
The good thing about this franchise of games is that it was very close to reality. There are a number of skin colors, hairstyles and clothes for you to chose from. The games did not excessively sexualize the characters as they are simply carrying out day to day activities. You can go on dates, fall in love and get married just like in real life but instead of sexualized virtual characters you had animations that looked like real average people.
The complexity of this game is astonishing and I thought that it could continue to last through time.
However, Sims 4 brought with it increasing modifications and now there is an option to strip your Sim. Mods have run away with this feature and created genitals on their Sims. Sadly, the world that I once revered and thought of as sacred now has been reduced to virtual pornography like many other games.