Posted: January 18
If The Sims and Elder Scrolls had a torid love afair that endded in the birth of a weird little love child that then got adopted by a household of stragagy games this game would be that love child.
It's a good game if you enjoy the interactive god-like control you have in the Sims but like to have actual goals and storylines to follow to keep your interest. The Quest system is fairly fun and the fact you only have so many points to spend on quests and need to use a little bit of stratagy to acomplish your Ambitions adds a nice layer to it. It's also a great game if you enjoy having multiple Sims to play with.
If your into the character design aspect you'll enjoy the fact you can change the costumes of the NPCs if they are in the same building as you are.
The down side is that sometimes what you need to do to occomplish something is not as obvious as the game seems to think it is. I highly recommend that when it asks you if you want to read more about something you do so and find a good wiki for the game and keep it handy in case you get stuck.
The game can also be a hell of a time sink because it dose not feel like it takes as long to do the quests as it really dose. Though the fact it dosen't feel that long might be a plus.
Another thing you might find a bit vexing is that you only have a side view of the rooms you can decorrate. Though you do get use to it after a bit.
Ultimately I'd say give it a try. If you are weary of doing so wait til it's on sale and then try it out. Or find a friend who has it and see if it's for you.