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The Sims Life Stories Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Gameguru Mania has posted a review of the PC version of The Sims Life Stories, the first in a new series of laptop computer friendly Sims titles developed by Aspyr Media. The game offers a new storyline mode complete with romance, dramatic twists, and unlockable content, as well as more traditional open ended play. Gameguru gave the game a score of 72%.

The Sims Life Stories introduces an all-new Story Mode with two stories that follow the lives of Riley Harlow and Vincent Moore, two very different characters who have reached similar crossroads in their love lives. Each story has 12 chapters, with certain objectives to be met in each before you can move the tale forwards. Riley Harlow, the protagonist of the first story, is a feisty young female from SimCity who moves back to the suburbs for a fresh start. Soon, Riley finds herself confused by love... that's where you come in. Full of sitcom twists, and rivalries brewing in the mix, Riley's story is the easier of the two. The goals are very simple and most of them does not have to take too much time to complete. I've completed the game in just over a week, however you can probably finish it ten times faster if you play the game more consistently.

I would say the biggest reason this game was made was for people who travel a lot. The game is laptop friendly, so you can do almost anything and everything in one click. There are also loads of key shortcuts that make life a lot easier, especially for users playing on the go. WSAD keys move the camera up down, left and right, while keys on the other side of the keyboard pan the camera around. The real stroke of genius comes in the form of pressing T to talk on your mobile phone, pressing B for bladder to make your character go to the loo - or H for hunger to make your character eat. Besides, the game can be switched between full screen and windowed mode so you can chat with their mates on IM, check their emails and pursue other tasks whenever they wish which is quite convenient.
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