Full disclosure: I don’t really “play” Sims; I just like building houses – don’t judge me!
My fiancée literally bought me this out of pity. Because I was so
whiny sad? about not being able to play anything at the time, and he realised I needed something I could play casually, where I couldn’t get killed or miss cutscenes due to baby distractions (looking at you, FFXV).
I hadn’t played a Sims game since when my sister and I used to binge play The Sims and The Sims 2 in the early 2000s. But I was hype for building some fancy homes.
Ideally, I’d play The Sims on a computer, but I didn’t use to have a gaming laptop, and The Spawn refused to let me sit by the PC. Playing on
The Sims games are super child friendly, so I don’t have to worry about any scary content while The Spawn climbs all over me, and sits on my shoulders as I play. When she was younger, she didn’t really pay attention at all, but now she’s really fond of the Cats&Dogs expansion pack; whenever my Sims looks after their pets she’ll get super excited and do animal noises. It’s adorable.
She does sometimes try to grab the controller off
I do need to remember to not leave my Sims completely on autopilot while in live mode, though: last time I left my Sims to their own devices completely to play with Spawn for a while, I came back to discover my vampire wife had gone for a jog in the sun and died. I brought her back as a ghost (obviously), and I now have a vampire ghost wife who, for some reason, still needs to drink blood. We keep her urn on the fireplace. It’s romantic.
Moral of the story: jogging sucks.
As Lilith got older (she’s 4 now) she started getting really invested in the life of my characters and (more specifically) their pets. It’s reached the point where I mostly play Sims if she’s not home so she’ll let me build my house(s) in peace without her trying to steal the controller so she can play.
– January 2022