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The Sims Gateway to Fantasy

Whenever you're introducing the video game series The Sims to others, you'll be either met with extreme enthusiasm or extreme displeasure. I've noticed this first-hand with multiple people myself. For some odd reason, people seem to really hate the game and, to some extent, I understand their annoyance. Life simulation games aren't everyone's cup of tea. They're not always good, either. Yet even so, why is The Sims series so widespread and successful, as well as loved by all its fans?

One could say The Sims games are on another calibre entirely from most life simulation games. Not only were they one of the firsts, but their gameplay is diverse and distinct. So far, there have been four instalments to the series, and they have all been better than the former. It seems that not only do the makers want to keep putting out more instalments, but they listen to the fans' feedbacks to make sure every game is a pleasant experience for all, something that cannot be said for most video game developers out there.

I've had a lot of people ask me, aren't life simulation games boring? The answer is always the same; it's not, it's actually one of the most fun genres, especially when it's a Sims game. The Sims games offer only the highest quality experience for life simulation games. The characters can be free to do as they like, or completely at your mercy. You can have them interact with multiple others or stay as a recluse. They can succeed at their respective jobs or fail miserably. Every gameplay has a story that you, the player, will carefully craft. Unlike video games with fixed storylines, The Sims games allow you to run wild. Your imagination has no limits, and it seems like The Sims games really take these words to heart.

Free will is not the only feature they have to offer. With the help of multiple expansion packs, your sims can travel the world, be a supernatural creature, create magic, and, most importantly, adopt their own furry friends! If you've never had a pet in real life, have no fear, for you can make all those dreams come true through your sims. It seems that a lot of the time, people play out their wildest dreams and fantasies through their sims, having them live a life that they crave but can't. Whether this sounds appealing or pitiful is for you to decide.

There are generations upon generations of sims that you can build all by yourself in The Sims, and personally this may just be my favourite part of the series itself. The power and control is all yours, and who hasn't hoped for that at least once in their life?

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