YMMV / My Sims

  • Broken Aesop: Sort of. In My Sims Kingdom the Isle of the Elves is all about helping nature. It seems like this game is teaching you a good lesson, right? It outdoes itself because at Candypalooza you attack frogs simply because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Fanon: Almost every fan has their own headcanons about the characters. A very common one is that Goth Boy's real name is Herman, since it was going to be his real name, as seen in this screenshot from the first game's beta.
  • Genius Bonus: The password to Dr. F's lab in Agents is binary code for "F".
    • In the same game, Carl's role as a butler is similar to real life zombies, who are humans exposed to a blow fish-based poison and used to perform chores and household work.
  • Growing the Beard: Most fans agree that the series improved a lot when the games started becoming more story-driven (like with My Sims Kingdom) and a bit more mature (like My Sims Agents).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Madame Zoe's appearance, voodoo practices, and (somewhat) antagonistic role in Agents make her seem like a female, much less villainous version of Dr. Facilier.
  • Internet Backdraft: Fans of the game were not pleased with the fact that the series has been officially discontinued. On its 9 year anniversary, no less.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: Goths seem to like Goth Boy, despite the fact that he employs a few goth stereotypes. Most likely, it's because he's still an interesting and likable character, some people can relate to him (regardless of whether or not they are goth), and because the other Spooky Sims aren't stereotypical.
  • Moe: The Video Game Series. The series is just pure, concentrated adorable; heck, even the Spooky Sims are cute!
  • Periphery Demographic: Quite a few fans who've played these games are teens and young adults; this is especially the case with later games, when stuff started getting Darker and Edgier.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: One can't really stress this enough, there was virtually nothing to do in the original game. Every additional game would include new and better plots and adventures and flat out stuff to do.
  • That One Sidequest: A lot of players aren't exactly fans of repairing and analyzing tasks in Agents.
  • Ugly Cute: Even if some of the Sims in this game are supposed to be homely/creepy, they come off as this, since the game is just filled to the brim with cuteness.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Take a look at that Goth girl in the back of the room that they cut to near the end of the My Sims Party trailer. Now prepare to do a Double Take when you play a My Sims game and realize that "her" nickname is "Goth Boy".