Firingsquad heeft een preview gepost van de nieuwste simgame 'The Sims'. In plaats van steden, planeten, mieren, boerderijen etc, neem je hier de controle over MENSEN.
With Maxis' new game, called The Sims, you won't be controlling the macro states of a city anymore. This time, you're in charge of actual people's lives! The easiest way to describe the Sims is that it's an interactive soap opera. Instead of tweaking roads, water pipes, and school funding to improve a city, you'll be directing a person's actions to improve his or her life. In fact, as you get better you'll be able to control and manipulate an entire neighborhood of people! -- snip -- The extreme interactivity of the Sims is amazing. If your character buys a new hot tub or pool, the neighbors will come over for a party or a BBQ. The "interpersonal" relationships between the Sims become important in determining their overall happiness. Romance is a definite possibility, and I was astonished at some of the complex AI I saw at E3. They demonstrated a male Sim whose advances were always rejected by a female neighbor. The male Sim tried to soften her up with a gift, but the female Sim actually took the gift and stomped on it right in front of him. Talk about getting shot down!
Lees hier de volledige Preview. Dit zou weleens een HEEL verslavend spelletje kunnen gaan worden. "Little Computer People - the Next Generation ??"
...en dan gooi ik (Femme) er een paar leuke screenshots bij: