Додано: 30 січня
I love this game but do NOT buy this game if you want another typical Sims game. Buy this game if you want something new, but still the Sims. If you buy it knowing that you will hopefully enjoy it as much as me! Be sure to get the Nobles and Pirates expansion as well.
This is a quest based game. You have a certain number of sims and each has a job in the kingdom. You only control the sims that are actively participating in the current mission. If you take too long to complete your mission you lose points that you need to progress. But with practice you will learn how to keep the missions on track while still getting the most time free playing with your sims. Plus there's a free play mode you can unlock as well.
The personalty traits you can choose for your sims are great and have funny results, it means each play through is a bit different. I actually get more attached to my Medieval sims than to my Sims on the main Sims games (1,2 and 3!). They really have a story and their actions affect the whole kingdom, they're quirky and live interesting lives.
If you enjoy killing your Sims in interesting ways normally, you may be surprised and find yourself, like me, doing anything to avoid killing them in Sims Medieval. You get attached, you put a lot of work into helping them stay alive, life wasn't so easy in the dark ages!
From hunting, fighting mystical beasts, unfurling plots, healing the sick, torturing people for information, learning to craft, selling your wares, converting the infedels with love or fear, being a good monarch or an evil one. The people will love or hate you. You'll have to pass laws and negotiate your way into friendly benefecial alliances with other territories by befriending their leaders.
This isn't an open world where you freely create. This is a world where the buildings are auto built for you, you just get to choose which order they're built in. At first I was disappointed by this but found later that it allows you more time to focus on your actual sims, you can change the decor in their homes to match their personalities if you want, it's always fun to decorate for a modest, greedy, fear mongering and religious or pirate king/Queen, there are enough options to keep things interesting.
I definitely recommend this game to the open minded!