History YMMV / TheSims

21st Jul '17 3:32:47 AM Stevebob
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* FunnyAneurysm: The romance-despising Agnes Crumplebottom can be this more some players, given the revelation in ''The Sims 3'' (which takes place before ''The Sims'') that she was once married, but [[TheLostLenore her husband tragically drowned]], apparently not long after they married, thus [[FreudianExcuse hinting that this is the reason for her aversion of PDA]].

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* FunnyAneurysm: The romance-despising Agnes Crumplebottom can be this more for some players, given the revelation in ''The Sims 3'' (which takes place before ''The Sims'') that she was once married, but [[TheLostLenore her husband tragically drowned]], apparently not long after they married, thus [[FreudianExcuse hinting that this is the reason for her aversion of PDA]].
21st Jul '17 3:32:30 AM Stevebob
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* FunnyAneurysm: The romance-despising Agnes Crumplebottom can be this more some players, given the revelation in ''The Sims 3'' (which takes place before ''The Sims'') that she was once married, but [[TheLostLenore her husband tragically drowned]], apparently not long after they married, thus [[FreudianExcuse hinting that this is the reason for her aversion of PDA]].
16th Feb '17 8:09:02 AM EuroBurro
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** Bella Goth has gotten a surprising amount of detractors, due to her being in every game, and who are sick of the constant [[CharacterShilling shilling]].

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** Bella Goth has gotten a surprising amount of detractors, due since the developers seem to her being make sure that she is in absolutely every game, and who are sick of the constant [[CharacterShilling shilling]].game.


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* SequelDifficultyDrop: Over time, The Sims games have become easier and easier, with social interactions being much easier, and the moods dropping slower.


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* ThatOneLevel: Pregnancy, and to an extent, raising a toddler, since you either have to deal with a moody mother, which could be downright lethal in earlier games, or a toddler that you have to build skills for while being severely restricted in every part of the game while playing as one.
** When the Tragic Clown appears in The Sims 1, be prepared to make a depressed Sim happy, while also dealing with a clown who seems to go out of his way to make life miserable.
2nd Dec '16 4:22:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Bella Goth has gotten a surprising amount of detractors, due to her being in every game, and who are sick of the constant shilling.

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** Bella Goth has gotten a surprising amount of detractors, due to her being in every game, and who are sick of the constant shilling.[[CharacterShilling shilling]].
12th Nov '16 9:15:31 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** A Fridge Tear Jerker: Juliette Capp is a Family Sim. Romeo Monty is a [[CasanovaWannabe Romance Sim]]. This Tear Jerker applies to ''any'' relationship between a Romance Sim and a Sim of any other aspiration, since the former won't be happy unless they're cheating on their hapless partner, but this particular example is the most heartwrenching. Thought you could give ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' a happy ending? [[YankTheDogsChain Think again]], their incompatible aspirations will pull the rug out from under that plan. There's some weird consolation in the fact that the expansion packs accidentally gave Juliett a Romance-themed lifetime wish, so... [[BittersweetEnding at least that means they'll]] ''[[BittersweetEnding both]]'' [[BittersweetEnding end up sleeping around...?]]Technology comes to the rescue though in form of Renuyu Senso-Orb...

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** A Fridge Tear Jerker: Juliette Capp is a Family Sim. Romeo Monty is a [[CasanovaWannabe Romance Sim]]. This Tear Jerker applies to ''any'' relationship between a Romance Sim and a Sim of any other aspiration, since the former won't be happy unless they're cheating on their hapless partner, but this particular example is the most heartwrenching. Thought you could give ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' a happy ending? [[YankTheDogsChain Think again]], their incompatible aspirations will pull the rug out from under that plan. There's some weird consolation in the fact that the expansion packs accidentally gave Juliett a Romance-themed lifetime wish, so... [[BittersweetEnding at least that means they'll]] ''[[BittersweetEnding both]]'' [[BittersweetEnding end up sleeping around...?]]Technology ?]] Technology comes to the rescue though in form of Renuyu Senso-Orb...
3rd Nov '16 6:53:33 AM EuroBurro
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** Katrina Caliente is this to some parts of the fandom, due to her being an allegedly "whitewashed" version of Nighat Caliente.

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** Katrina Caliente is this to some parts of the fandom, due to her being an allegedly "whitewashed" version of Nighat Caliente.Caliente, who was heavily implied to be of Arab descent.



** A Fridge Tear Jerker: Juliett Capp is a Family Sim. Romeo Monty is a [[CasanovaWannabe Romance Sim]]. This Tear Jerker applies to ''any'' relationship between a Romance Sim and a Sim of any other aspiration, since the former won't be happy unless they're cheating on their hapless partner, but this particular example is the most heartwrenching. Thought you could give ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' a happy ending? [[YankTheDogsChain Think again]], their incompatible aspirations will pull the rug out from under that plan. There's some weird consolation in the fact that the expansion packs accidentally gave Juliett a Romance-themed lifetime wish, so... [[BittersweetEnding at least that means they'll]] ''[[BittersweetEnding both]]'' [[BittersweetEnding end up sleeping around...?]]Technology comes to the rescue though in form of Renuyu Senso-Orb...

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** A Fridge Tear Jerker: Juliett Juliette Capp is a Family Sim. Romeo Monty is a [[CasanovaWannabe Romance Sim]]. This Tear Jerker applies to ''any'' relationship between a Romance Sim and a Sim of any other aspiration, since the former won't be happy unless they're cheating on their hapless partner, but this particular example is the most heartwrenching. Thought you could give ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' a happy ending? [[YankTheDogsChain Think again]], their incompatible aspirations will pull the rug out from under that plan. There's some weird consolation in the fact that the expansion packs accidentally gave Juliett a Romance-themed lifetime wish, so... [[BittersweetEnding at least that means they'll]] ''[[BittersweetEnding both]]'' [[BittersweetEnding end up sleeping around...?]]Technology comes to the rescue though in form of Renuyu Senso-Orb...
6th Oct '16 7:33:39 PM nombretomado
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* ScapegoatCreator: The disproportionate scorn heaped upon Rod Humble, at one point executive producer of the Sims division, because of his past experience working with SOE and some offhand comment that he "didn't get ''The Sims'' at first". FanDumb feared he was going to "turn ''The Sims'' into EverQuest." It didn't help that he [[AuthorAvatar appeared as a Sim]] in one expansion as essentially a door-to-door hype salesman.

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* ScapegoatCreator: The disproportionate scorn heaped upon Rod Humble, at one point executive producer of the Sims division, because of his past experience working with SOE and some offhand comment that he "didn't get ''The Sims'' at first". FanDumb feared he was going to "turn ''The Sims'' into EverQuest.VideoGame/EverQuest." It didn't help that he [[AuthorAvatar appeared as a Sim]] in one expansion as essentially a door-to-door hype salesman.
13th Sep '16 12:36:29 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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** Many, especially in The Sims 3 with the deep adjustment to the game world and the completely gamebreaking lifetime awards such as reduction of needs decay, Steel Bladder (no more toilet trips), and Inheritance (large sum of money given to household no strings attached, basically "motherlode" as in-game reward, among many others.



** A Fridge Tear Jerker: Juliett Capp is a Family Sim. Romeo Monty is a [[CasanovaWannabe Romance Sim]]. This Tear Jerker applies to ''any'' relationship between a Romance Sim and a Sim of any other aspiration, since the former won't be happy unless they're cheating on their hapless partner, but this particular example is the most heartwrenching. Thought you could give ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' a happy ending? [[YankTheDogsChain Think again]], their incompatible aspirations will pull the rug out from under that plan. There's some weird consolation in the fact that the expansion packs accidentally gave Juliett a Romance-themed lifetime wish, so... [[BittersweetEnding at least that means they'll]] ''[[BittersweetEnding both]]'' [[BittersweetEnding end up sleeping around...?]]

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** A Fridge Tear Jerker: Juliett Capp is a Family Sim. Romeo Monty is a [[CasanovaWannabe Romance Sim]]. This Tear Jerker applies to ''any'' relationship between a Romance Sim and a Sim of any other aspiration, since the former won't be happy unless they're cheating on their hapless partner, but this particular example is the most heartwrenching. Thought you could give ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' a happy ending? [[YankTheDogsChain Think again]], their incompatible aspirations will pull the rug out from under that plan. There's some weird consolation in the fact that the expansion packs accidentally gave Juliett a Romance-themed lifetime wish, so... [[BittersweetEnding at least that means they'll]] ''[[BittersweetEnding both]]'' [[BittersweetEnding end up sleeping around...?]]?]]Technology comes to the rescue though in form of Renuyu Senso-Orb...



** People who are really glued to a certain Sims game, will probably criticise the sequel ''hard''. Most commonly is ''Sims 2'' fans hating on ''Sims 3'' because the sim models got more realistic (which made the game lose it's charm), and that you have much lesser control over their lives than in ''2''.
** The major complaint about Sims 4 as there were quite a few drastic changes made. (Some bad, some very good)

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** People who are really glued to a certain Sims game, will probably criticise the sequel ''hard''. Most commonly is ''Sims 2'' fans hating on ''Sims 3'' because the sim models got more realistic (which made the game lose it's charm), and that you have much lesser control over their lives than in ''2''.
''2'' (where finally time progresses in real-time but you can't control other household without losing control of your household and the Story Progression "feature" more often than not causes unpredictable outcomes that seems to be determined in random instead of individual Sim trait).
** The major complaint about Sims 4 as there were quite a few drastic changes made. (Some bad, made, from the bad ones such as removal of many features already introduced in base game of 2 and 3 (such as toddlers, swimming pools, cars, customizable neighborhood) to the radically different user interfaces, and also some very good)good ones (the overhauled "needs" and "wants" system, the new emotion system, new smartphone interaction features, and also in game videogames being more than just a fun filling machine, although in Sims 3 videogames can be used to improve relationship with distant Sims through the online feature)



** To some, the Sims in ''The Sims 3'' are like this. While in ''The Sims 2'' they were realistically animated and proportioned while still having cartoonish facial expressions, ''The Sims 3'' attempts a realistic look which just makes Sims look like vacant, dead-eyed zombies. They also tend to react in ways that seem like they're not sane.
** The Sims in ''The Sims 2'' can be considered this as well. It's the extremely detailed teeth that do it, not to mention that some Sims lack ''eyebrows''...

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** To some, the Sims in ''The Sims 3'' are like this. While in ''The Sims 2'' they were realistically animated and proportioned proportioned, though animesque, while still having cartoonish facial expressions, ''The Sims 3'' attempts a realistic look which just look, but the cartoon shading and stylized design makes Sims them look like vacant, dead-eyed zombies. They also tend to react in ways that seem like they're not sane.
living dolls.
** The Sims in ''The Sims 2'' can be considered this as well. It's well due to the extremely detailed teeth over-the-top cartoony facial expressions at times that do it, not to mention that some Sims lack ''eyebrows''...clash with the realistically proportioned Animesque design.
9th Sep '16 11:29:02 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** Is [=TS3=] awesome, or does it suck forever?

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** Is [=TS3=] awesome, or does it suck forever?forever? Though after the expansion packs were completed, The Sims 2 players accept that The Sims 3 is a great game on its own, poor optimizations aside.
28th Jul '16 10:50:20 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: The Nanny NPC can be like this. She usually will a) not take care of your children at all, instead she will bake cakes (and ignore them if the baby starts crying, thus causing a fire) or watch TV Or b) she will pay too much attention to the baby, waking them up to feed and bathe them (when their hunger or hygiene motives are full), and then putting them on the floor instead of in a crib.



* StopHelpingMe: The Nanny NPC can be like this. She usually will a) not take care of your children at all, instead she will bake cakes (and ignore them if the baby starts crying, thus causing a fire) or watch TV Or b) she will pay too much attention to the baby, waking them up to feed and bathe them (when their hunger or hygiene motives are full), and then putting them on the floor instead of in a crib.
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