"Quit whining, the game is fine." A Review.
I was surprised to see so much hate for this game. I used to own a copy awhile back, but unfortunately lost the CD. I was happy to see it on Steam, but browsing the Discussions to see if anyone was having issues with the steam version, I was quite astounded to see so much blind hate for this game.
Now before I go on, if Sims medieval isn't your cup of tea, that's fine. But don't say "hey don't buy this it sucks!" and think that counts as having an intelligent demeanor towards Sims Medieval. If you don't like, you don't like it.
Now for the review.
The game is very similar to other Sims Games, but also has a very big difference at the same time.
The similiarities will make it quite comfortable. Creating your sim, having to feed them, bathe them, keep them happy, etc. However on the flip side, your focusing instead on your Kingdom, not your house. Therefore you can create, and customize your Castle, and any of the other buildings inside your Kingdom just the same as any other Sims games. Put beds, wallpaper, chandaliers, and anything else you want, anywhere you want within their space.
The main difference however, is what I think most people are getting tied up on. It's focused more on Role-playing as the leader of your Kingdom, and you must make decisions that influence that. Likewise, you'll find yourself exploring your little hamlet outside of the Castle, talking to your towns people, and mingling with them.
I for one find it a great addition to the Sims games, with it being both refreshingly different, yet so similar at the same time. Creating a fun RP experience of running a Kingdom Sims style.
If you like The Sims, then chances are you'll like this game as well, so long as you understand the differences before going into it.