Video games come and go and some stay with us, even though we have been playing them for two decades. A franchise can only be so good, or rather, good enough that the players will want to play the game even after the game has turned 20 years of age.
The Sims is a series that has been going for twenty two years and is still pretty strong. Is the series still worth playing? Well, it depends. Here are some thoughts on the topic.
Do You Like the Sims?
It comes down to the question of whether you like and enjoy the game? If you do, then the game is worth playing. The game is worth as much as you like it and as much as it makes you feel better.
If you like a good, long break after a hard day’s work and the sims are the way to go, then you are doing the right thing. If you like a game, or the entire series, then the Sims are absolutely worth it.
Which Game Are We Talking About?
Now that we got the “it’s all about what you want” out of the way, it is time to actually talk about the main games in the series. Not all the games are worth the same, financially or in terms of content and gameplay. Most users would agree that the latest game in the franchise, the fourth one, is the worst game in the series.
On top of that, most users put the third or second game as their favorite, with more leaning towards the third game. That being said, the first game is also highly rated, often a lot better than the fourth. Some even go as far as ranking all the spin-offs as better games than the fourth game.
Knowing this, you should try them and see which one is the best one for you. Reviews can only say so much and people can be very emotional when writing one.
What is the Worth of a Game?
To get a bit philosophical, what is the worth of a game? Do you have any financial gain from playing the Sims? Probably not, unless you are a modder/artist, and end up getting hired by Maxis to work on the game.
Other people get their worth from the Sims through entertainment and a bit of escapism.
Ask yourself, why you like the game and when you find the answer, you will also learn whether it is worth it to play the game.
For Most Simmers, It is Worth Playing the Series
Most simmers, people who play the Sims, the series is absolutely worth playing and replaying. Whether you like it or not, remains to be seen, which is why you should try the games and figure out which one, if any, are for you.
As with any long standing series of games, you have to try the games and see whether they are worth playing for you. The Sims are no exception to the rule, so try and buy if you like them.