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Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion: China!
Sims 3 World Adventures, China has just been unveiled in a teasing, preview sort of way, and I think that I am not alone in saying, wow, this looks amazing! There were more than a few fears about the place prior to this release, one of them being that the new locations wouldn't be anything special. I think it is safe to say that EA has proved the nay sayers wrong on this one. Their dungeons of graphics artists must be full to overflowing, the cracking of overseer's whips breaking the air every other second.
What's new in China? More mountainous terrain than a sim can shake a stick at, tai chi, kung fu sparring, ninja sims that appear out of nowhere in a puff of smoke and fireworks! That's just what they've previewed in the trailer too, there are sure to be more surprises waiting for avid players who will be getting the Sims 3 expansion pack the very same day it releases (ie, me.) I won't line up all night the night before for it though, I somehow doubt that the Sims 3 frenzy will be that exaggerated in my homeland anyway. I may line all my sims up in a simulated line and leave them there for 24 hours however, to experience the virtual expression of the sort of mildly rabid excitement that World Adventures is provoking amongst hardcore fans.
There is but one potential fly in the ointment. The additional sets of styles and objects for this expansion are going to be massive. There will be many of them. How many of them will come with the expansion and how many of them will end up in the sims store is something yet to be discovered. If EA is true to release form, release day will be punctuated with howls of complaining when half the objects which should be in the expansion pack are actually found in the store, just out of the reach of anyone willing to dole out more cash on their game.
World Adventures certainly isn't going to please anyone who thought it already sounded too adventurous (yes those people exist, see here for details,) but it is looking seriously good to those who crave excitement and adventures in the lives of their sims. So far we have martial arts, ninjas, mummies – I can only imagine what excitement Paris might bring (assuming that full strength cigars and cheap wine alone cannot be counted as the tools of a great Parisian adventure.)