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Friday, September 28, 2001
The Sims: Hot Date Previewed
9:34 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

PCIGN has posted a short but detailed preview of The Sims: Hot Date, yet another expansion pack for this game of simulated human behavior. As you might be able to tell from the title, the focus this time around is on interpersonal relationships, and from PCIGN's descriptions and details they have truly enhanced your Sims' abilities to drive each other crazy.

The physical world of the Sims will be radically enhanced also, according to the preview; for the first time your Sims will be able to leave the neighborhood and go Downtown, a place to meet, socialize and relax in a variety of restaurants and clubs which you can of course build and configure. With over 120 new objects in this expansion, those of you that prefer to build rather than mingle will also find something of interest.

The only missing ingredient, it seems, is a promised Mac OS version of the title, but looking at Aspyr Media's catalog of Sims titles it seems fairly obvious that Sims: Hot Date would be a natural addition.

Here's an excerpt from the preview:

According to Sean, "it was a little too easy to get really high relationships" in the original game. Hot Date measures your relationship by both a daily and lifetime rating. (Relationships for existing Sims will be obtain both a lifetime and daily rating equal to the current relationship rating. From there, you're on your own.) Mike explains how the two ratings interact: "The lifetime rating pings the daily one. So if you're daily's really good it'll slowly bring up your lifetime. Accepted romantic interactions will also improve the lifetime one. So you can move it up quicker by steamier ways."

Mood is much more important this time around. So the steamy approach can also have a negative effect on the Sim if their mood isn't right. "You can know someone for a long time but are in a bad mood, you get new interactions like nag." Conversely, apology options open up when you're in a good mood around a Sim you don't like. Good couples who are having bad days will have lots of options to nag one another.

Ah, nothing like a little simulated nagging. Sims: Hot Date is due out for the PC within the next month; we'll let you know if Aspyr decides to add yet another expansion pack to their Sims roster.

Aspyr Media
Sims: Hot Date Preview at PCIGN

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