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Sims 3 World Adventures Makes 1 in 5 Gamers Want To Punch EA's Face

Updated on February 2, 2010

So I recently purchased The Sims 3, World Adventures, and like a fool, I went on the EA Games forums for the Sims 3 to see how people were getting on. What I found was an insane litany of wailing and gnashing of teeth as disgruntled Sims 3 players pointed out over and over and over again that the expansion pack occasionally worked, mostly didn't, often produced corrupted save files, routinely threw the player out of the game and otherwise made the baby Jesus cry.

One of the top threads on The Sims 3 forum, World Adventures section is a thread titled ' If You're Annoyed or Angry with The Sims 3 World Adventures, Join and voice your support! '
Above that are several bug updates, fixes and instructions for performing a clean install of The Sims 3.

I have but one question for Electronic Arts at this point. What the hell are you people thinking? As far as I'm aware, the world was not going to explode if World Adventures didn't come out in November.  (For reference, I am writing this in February, a full three months after the original release of the expansion pack and in spite of several patches and bug fixes, the problems continue.)

Bugs with ominous names like 'Error Code 12' and 'Error Code 16' are still showing up even at this stage and many players are experiencing a level of support from EA which borders on the non existent.

Clearly EA pushed out an expansion pack that was untested, buggy and altogether fairly awful. Those considering purchasing the expansion pack are to be advised that there is a very real possibility it will mess with their game. If you're particularly attached to any legacies, make back up copies and saves. Reports of legacies being decimated by the tyranny of World Adventures are widespread.

Are there any good points? Well, so far my particular copy hasn't crashed, but I got lost about 10 minutes into China and rage quit, so let's not pretend as if that's really any kind of endorsement. You do get two more hairstyles for women. (That's right! Two whole new hairstyles for ladies. It's like all my Christmases curled up and died, whimpering for their mothers. ) Load times are long, but I like the new maps. They have good atmosphere.

The general consensus seems to be that World Adventures will rock your face off, as long as your face isn't already severely maimed from being slammed into the keyboard in frustration.

Now there's a review you can take to the bank.


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      8 years ago

      I feel your pain, it's not the first time EA or some other publisher like EA has skrewed up big time to earn some quick bucks.

      I hope they will fix those problems soon, but if history tells you one thing it will be that those publishers aren't going to fix anything at this point.

      They got the money, now they are happy and done with the add-on.


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