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Introduction The Sims FreePlay
Being introduced in the end of 2011, The Sims FreePlay has marked a completely different category in The Sims franchise by Electronic Arts. The most distinguishable feature that sets The Sims FreePlay aside from others in the series is that in this game, everything happens with real-time progress. For example, in many other The Sims games, one hour in-game is equal to one minute in real life, however in The Sims FreePlay when it says something will be done in one hour, it really means you need to wait for one hour. Besides, the most important characteristic of the game that makes it worth playing is you are not obligated to pay for in-app purchases if you want to move forward, as long as you have the patience to wait for actions to take place.
If you are interested in the game industry, hearing anyone mentioning The Sims might probably ring a bell inside your mind. In case you are new to gaming in general, The Sims is one of the biggest game franchises from Electronic Arts, or EA – a very big publisher too. In general, The Sims games are life simulation games that let you create Sims – people in The Sims’ world – and live their lives, aiming to enable them to earn great achievements and be on the top of their respective fields.
A great thing about The Sims FreePlay is that it is free to play (hence the name) while others are not. It is a rare game that does not require you to buy among more than 10 titles that EA has released since 2000, and also the game is also free of disturbing ads interfering with your gameplay.
To begin any The Sims game, it is necessary to create a new Sim. The Sims FreePlay is no different. Initially, the game will guide you through the process of creating your first Sim and show you how to tune the appearance to your preferences. You can personalise your Sim’s gender, figure, face, skin tone, outfits, etc. however you like. For many people, taking time creating Sims resembling themselves, people they know, or celebrities will add more fun to the game. Some may argue that creating a Sim that is totally different from an ordinary person’s appearance might be more enjoyable, but only you would know what is the best choice.
After deciding how your first Sim looks like, it is time to build his or her house, as he or she needs somewhere to live, obviously. You will be provided with an amount of money to choose necessary elements to build a house, however there is not much for you to spend, so be extra cautious with your selections. Once you complete your Sim’s house, the actual game begins right away.
Similar to other The Sims games, The Sims FreePlay also resembles quite closely the real world. To advance in their lives, Sims need money – also known as Simoleons, and therefore they have to go to work. The amount of Simoleons they earn depends totally on the nature of their work, so do the amount of time and the timeframe required for working. Junior Sims also need to go to school before growing up to an adult.
In The Sims FreePlay, the available jobs for your Sims are artist, firefighter, politician, teacher, athlete, musician, real estate agent, and scientist. Once a Sim gets a job for the first time, they begin with the level 1 of their job and leveling up through working. The higher the level of the work is, the more Simoleons and XP the Sim generates. In case a Sim changes their job, he or she will begin the new job from level 1 and work his or her way up. Sims will be set back one work level if they decide to change their job and then get back to the old job afterward. On the other hand, schooling also has multiple levels.
In The Sims FreePlay, each Sim has his or her own life and therefore has to go through all the life stages just like us in real life. From being an infant, growing up to be a toddler, preteen, teenager, adult, and eventually senior, Sims have to go through every struggle and challenge that life gives them. And the best fun is you get to play with each life stage differently.
For newborns, you need to take care of them, such as playing with them, changing their diapers, throwing them birthday parties so that they can become a toddler. As for toddlers, the effort you need to look after them is reduced, as they can sleep, walk, and play by themselves. However, they need help when taking baths and eating. Toddlers spend most of their time playing and generating LP as they play. Preteen is the stage where Sims take up hobbies, and once growing up to Teenagers Sims can have a social life, a love affair, or fame. Lives change when they turn into an adult, as they have to work to provide money for the household, however this is where the fun really begins as adults get to pursue multiple careers, love lives, and hobbies. Sims continue to fulfill their life dreams through the Senior stage and eventually when a Sim is ready to move on, a Grim Reaper will appear and cast a spell on him or her, making the Sim disappear permanently.
Since its first launch in 2011, The Sims Freeplay has been welcomed warmly by the gamer community as being a great game for mobile without charging money. Although the game is free, it does not fail the reputation of being an EA game and will definitely become an obvious recommendation for not only people who love The Sims franchise but also players of the simulation game genre as well.