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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The Sims 2: Seasons Reviewed
6:09 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Worthplaying recently posted a review of the PC version of The Sims 2: Seasons, the latest expansion to the series which incorporates a variety of seasonal activities into the mix. The game is loaded with new activities for Sims including snowball fights, chasing fireflies, and playing in leaf piles. Worthplaying gave seasons a score of 8.7 out of 10.

The Sims 2: Seasons brings to the series what no other previous expansion pack was able to: real-time weather. Maxis even went beyond real-time weather and added each of the four seasons, so you can now have your Sim bond with the family while building a snowman or invite friends over for a nice summer barbeque. This expansion pack doesn't add dramatic gameplay enhancements, but after you play it, you will ask yourself how you ever lived without it.

The main focus is obviously the seasons. Depending on the type of environment in which the neighborhood is located, each season lasts for varying amounts of time, although neighborhoods don't require all four seasons. For example, in Riverblossom, the neighborhood supplied with this expansion, a long winter stretches on for 20+ days while spring only lasts for five days and summer doesn't exist at all. The seasons also blend together, so the beginning of winter will still feel like fall, but two or three days in, you'll likely have freezing temperatures and snow. The seasons also have a special relationship power that boosts a certain relationship factor and makes it more easily obtainable. For example, in spring, your Sim is much more likely to fall in love, whereas in the winter, your Sim is much more likely to bond with the family.
The Mac version of The Sims 2: Seasons is in testing at Aspyr Media.

The full review is available at the link below.

Worthplaying: Sims 2 Seasons Review
The Sims 2: Seasons
Aspyr Media

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