Sims 2 Details Revealed

For the first time official confirmation and game details were released by EA on The Sims 2. Some of the more interesting improvements implemented will be the use of a full 3D engine, the use of DNA (creating family characteristics) and changes brought on by age and lifestyle, such as wrinkles and weight gain.

Electronic Arts announced that The Sims 2, is in development at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio. For the first time, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world. The Sims 2 will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles and is scheduled to ship in early 2004.

The Sims, themselves, always have been the most interesting part of the game experience for me. Giving them DNA makes them even more life-like and increases the personal connection between players and their Sims, said Will Wright, Chief Game Designer at EA's Maxis Studio, The strategy of playing Sims across a lifetime and experiencing their emergent traits and behaviors will give players a deeper and more realistic experience.

Next Generation Simulation

Guiding your Sims through Life's Big Moments takes on new importance, as players now get a Life Score to measure how well they are playing each individual Sim. The decisions that players make throughout the lifetime of their Sims now have an impact on their long-term success or failure. A choice made as a toddler has a direct effect on the teen and adult Sim they become. Will players be able to successfully lead their Sims through such important events as a first step, first crush, or marriage proposal, all while the clock is ticking?

Next Generation Sims

The Sims in The Sims 2 are more aware and responsive to both other Sims and their surroundings. Sims truly come to life expressing moods and feelings through more realistic body animations and for the first time facial animations. They form complex relationships and are able to distinguish between family and friends, platonic friendships and romantic love. Sims in The Sims 2 now have DNA. Passing along physical characteristics and traits to their offspring, Sims both resemble and behave like their ancestors. As in real life, the appearance of the Sims now changes over time. In addition to getting older, a Sim that spends too much time on the couch will develop a paunch and a Sim that works out will enjoy rock solid abs.

Next Generation Features

An entirely new 3-D engine makes the world of The Sims 2 more life-like and dynamic. The Sims 2 will also introduce an all-new Create-A-Sim feature. This allows you to customize the facial features of your Sim with a few simple clicks, to a level of detail never realized before. In The Sims 2, players are now able to build dwellings over two stories and have the ability to coordinate and customize the homes of their Sims to a new degree of design with all-new furniture, lighting and objects.

The Sims franchise celebrated its third anniversary in February 2003. The game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores and quickly became a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. The Sims base product was the number 1 seller in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Translated into 17 different languages, The Sims has inspired six expansion packs, five of which have all been top sellers. They include The Sims Livin' Large, The Sims House Party, The Sims Hot Date, The Sims Vacation, The Sims Unleashed, and due out May 13, 2003, The Sims Superstar. Combined sales for the franchise have topped 24 million units life-to-date.

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Sims 2 Details Revealed

1st the worst 2nd the gayest lmao and 3rd the bestest in da whole world... ok so i toally changed that but still i am the best :Pi did like the idea of sims and it played generally well, showing what still could be done even in a 2d engine. for its time it was pure masterpeace (as u can tell by the sales) and it atracted games of all varietys e.g. female, younger etcthe only problem with the series was they got boring fast (though i dunno how my sister can sit there for hours still for a whole year playing it now)Maybe its me but i dont like games with no goals defeats the purpose of playing.

Sims 2 Details Revealed

wow i cant wait till it comes out in stores ive been waiting for something a little more exciting to come out not that the other sims games have been interesting but i like the science part of the sims 2!!!!! I'm excited!!!!

Sims 2 Details Revealed

Dear lord help us all another lame excuse for a video game. don't get me wrong i don't mind a variatey of games. i just don't get the joy of watching a guy go to work come home make food and clean his trash and then go to sleep. wow.... *yawn* that was great. i consider "the sims" one if not the bigest over rated game on the planet. its a good game for about 15 minutes then its old. what we need is a miracle to save us from the epidimy of gameing hell. if you play the sims and the sims only never call yourself a gamer. cause your insulting us true gamers. thanks you. just say your with the "sims" club that sits and watches people do stuff you can do yourself

Sims 2 Details Revealed

Tech_boy03 got me thinkin', sims is the perfect 'game' for people with the same pethetic lifestyle like the sims themselfs. "Get up, eat, go to work, come home, eat some more, shit, and go to bed." THE ultimate lifestyle.

Sims 2 Details Revealed

People who say that The Sims suck obviously have never played it before. If they did, they would know how addictive it is. Just because the game doesn't have blood and voilence in it, that doesn't mean it's not good.

Sims 2 Details Revealed

"changes brought on by age and lifestyle, such as wrinkles and weight gain."Oh the untold joy and exitement!Dosent the future of gameing look fantastic.....we can sit in a house controlling virtual families SITTING IN A HOUSE!!!I think the sims is such an in depth game with a compelling storyline. All those add-on packs that *cough* expand the game *cough*. I just loved spending another £20 so i could put a pink hot tub in the back garden.....and isnt it just the cutest thing when they get married?COME ON PPL!!!!!What 1 thing makes the sims worth playing (with the exeption of putting them in a room with no doors and watching them die in their own filth)???If you whould find a copy of this game on your desk in the future, please feel free to smash your head open with a cricket bat!

Sims 2 Details Revealed

that would be cool if you could go with your sim to work when he goes, and kill your boss or rape the secretary, or if your a burgler it could be like gta III or something go out kill lots of cops, bring home the bacon, have a nice big house full of crack and whores, that would be fun. hover over someone and have a "rape" option, just rape who ever you please with no remorse : )

Sims 2 Details Revealed

TOO MANY F*CKING SIMS. LETS SEESIMSSIMS UNLEASHEDSIMS VACATIONSIMS HOTDATESIMS DELUXESIMS LIVING LARGESIMS SUPERSTARSIMS ON HOLIDAYSIMS HOUSE PARTYSIMS ONLINESIMS LIVING IT UPHOW MANY F*CKING SIMS DOES EA WANT TO MAKE? THEY'RE ALL SUCK SH*T!

Sims 2 Details Revealed

1st of all SIMS doesnt suck shit, u make something and then talk. 2nd its a girl's game and my little sister plays it, so dont bitch about girls games.Sounds great + would be interesting to c GFX

Sims 2 Details Revealed

It really is the most boring game ever made. The only fun bit is building a house for them to live in, and even that is teetering on the edge of Bordemville. And then you get some people in. Whoopeeeee, they go about there lives with barely any input from you. It is patttttthetic and deserves to die NOW t00t t00t

Sims 2 Details Revealed

EUGENE I SAID THAT I WAS KIDDING YOU STUPID LITTLE F**K! JEEZ, IM NOT GONNA INSULT ANY OTHER AMERICANS IN THIS FORUM CAUSE I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST MOST OF YOU! ONLY AGAINST LITTLE BITCHES LIKE EUGENE WHO THINK THAT WATCHING SOUTHPARK IS AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF REAL LIFE! GO TO HELL EUGENE!

Sims 2 Details Revealed

the sims is a amazing game, it doese get boring after a couple months, and "(will)" keeps adding more expansions so that we may keep our enjoyment fresh,, i do think the # of exspansions released is off the track, i think its a great idea to release this game when ready, and no one should complain, if u dont want it, DONT BUY IT!, i like the game, and i will purchase part 2 when out, "dont make bad rants about a game that u have never seen" (thats what bored angry people do)

Sims 2 Details Revealed

Morpheus: The Sims is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around.What do you see. Business men, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are tryingto save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy.You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to quit the program. And many of them are soinert, so hopelessly dependent on the Sims that they will fight to protect it. Were you listening to meNeo, or were you looking at the Sim in the red dress?

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