Reasons for Popularity of ‘The Sims Series’
The Sims is a video game series that is immensely popular among gamers nowadays. It is also known as one of the best selling game series ever. The franchise has sold over 200 million copies around the world. So, from today’s article, we are going to talk about this great series and why it became this popular.
This franchise is the work of ‘Maxis’ and publication of Electronic Arts. From the first game released in 2000 (The first game named as ‘The Sims’), there are four main releases up to ‘The Sims 4’ back in 2014. (Although there are several DLC and expansion packs released almost every year). This feature enables the player to enhance the gameplay after applying those features. We can mention this ability increased the game series’s popularity so much.
Game Availability in Various Platforms
The game is available for many gaming platforms. This broadens the reach of users of the series. The game series is available for most gaming platforms. Following are the major gaming platforms we can play this series.
- PC (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS)
- Mobile (Android, iOS, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone, etc)
- Console (PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo, etc)
As you see, there are several gaming platforms available for you. The publishers have used this feature very much to attract more gamers within different gaming platforms. Another good reason for this much popularity.
Gameplay in The Sims Series
As you may know, this game falls under the game category, Simulation Games. (Actually, a Life Simulation Game). These games introduce a virtual world and people called the ‘Sims’. The player can control one or more sims throughout their gameplay. There is no particular or specific story in these games, so the player has the full authority to perform anything, anyway, he or she likes.
Basically, The player needs to fulfill the Sims’ daily needs. Such as (Hunger, Energy, Hygiene, Bladder, Social, and Fun). And also in ‘The Sims 2’ the developers introduced an ‘Aspiration system’. This feature ensures that a sim stays on a track to achieve his or her ‘s lifetime goals.
Another big feature is the character customization option in the Game. Players can customize their sims anyway they like. The availability of various face, body, and dress customizations makes the game more popular and more realistic. (There is an option for creating a new sim using another sim’s genes.) You can create anyone a one resembles you or someone close to you or even a celebrity. (Another great feature of the series)
So basically, these games are creating an entire world for you to play. It will grant you control over many sims and you will watch over them. It is a perfect life simulation game that every gamer should try.