I like thousands upon thousands of other Sims fans patiently awaited the release of Sims 3 Supernatural. Finally the day had come, where I managed to scoop up a copy of the PC game.
With the addition of vampires, witches, genies, fairies, and
werewolves, this quirky and mysterious expansion pack reminded me a lot
of the Makin Magic expansion pack we saw many years ago in a previous
version of the game.
Although vampires were already an introduction to the game, they now
have more depth to them. They rely on blood to survive, they cannot come
out of their homes during the day (unless of course they acquire enough
life points to purchase permanent sunscreen), an they are much paler
than a normal human Sim.
At any rate, even though EA tends to over do their expansion packs
with modified repeats of what was already done in the past, fans of the
game still sit on the edge of their seats patiently awaiting news of the
next expansion pack.
When it comes to this particular expansion pack, besides new Gothic
and antique period clothing, objects, and career paths, this game also
added a new world for your Sims to romp around in.
Unlike any other world, Moonlight Falls has a mystical charm about it.
The world seems darker and gloomy than other worlds you can play your
game in. There is a fog that is always present which looms around the
town adding to the vibe of a horror story about to unfold.
The new world is decorated up with creepy new trees, decrepit looking
homes, and an age old appearance to the new buildings just add to the
whole allure of a world similar to Mystic Falls, the town that Elena
lives in, in the hit series Vampire Diaries. There is just something
delightfully exciting about the new world that EA has given to our Sims.
There is also a new concept added called a lunar cycle. Basically what
you have on your lower screen control panel is a new moon icon, which
you will notice probably immediately, the moon will highlight which
phase it is in. When the moon is full, zombies pop up randomly in your
game, and at first this may seem endearing; that is if you do not have a
nice crop of plants growing that the zombies will simply attack and eat
up, leaving them dead. This becomes a huge annoyance in the game, but a
nice work around is to place your garden within a locked fence. However
some zombies may spawn in this garden and attack all of your plants
anyway. For me, this was more of a bug in the game than a fun new
addition. I was hoping to see the new addition of zombies actually add
something fun or exciting to the game play, only it does not.
Werewolves will also turn during the full moon, and some Sims in the neighborhood will display odd new lunatic like behaviors.
If you managed to pick up the limited edition version of the game, it
will come with a pea shooter, which is the only thing that will deter
zombies from attacking your garden, however they have to be
strategically placed on your lot near the garden, and they do not do
such a great job at really getting rid of the zombies. Not only that,
they are rather ugly.
Withthat said, the new features in build a Sim allow you to create
these supernatural Sims, not just wait for a vampire to bite your human
Sim and convert you over. You can literally from the build a Sim page,
create a zombie, a witch, a werewolf, a faerie and so on.
The addition of clothing that EA added this time are actually done up
really nicely, with the exception of the hideously baggy jeans which
look like they do not even belong in the game.
The Sims 3 Supernatural expansion pack adds a new gaming concept,
which actually works well and adds a nice new experience for gamers, and
it is possibly the most game enhancing expansion pack to date for the
Sims 3, which was nice to see since EA left a disappointing taste in my
mouth after Pets and their overpriced Stuff packs.
All in all, this one is worth the buy. Stay tuned for the upcoming addition of Seasons, which is sure to rock us all.