A lesson to be learned
I am sure some people think i am crazy to give this game such a rating. Well, it is very realistic about pregnancy, raising a child, peer pressure, keeping a house clean, eating right and exercising, hygene, having a job to get the things one wants, and getting the wants.
This game doesn't instantly give you the best things first. You have to move your sim to everyday situations to move along with life. You have to earn what you get and there is no instant in the game which makes some players not liking it.
I own "The Sims" and my husband disliked it because, you had a budget, you had to get a yucky job and had to keep your sims bar a happy green to move on to a new career or relationship. All you had to do in the first Sims was to keep that Sim in the green. Very easy concept..
Sims 2 is more developmental then the first because, you not only have to keep that Sim in the green but, you have to develop that sim at the same time by them experiancing more realistic challedges then the first game.
I suggest if you are a teen or a parent of a older teen...get this game and I bet that teen will learn alot about responsablity in this game.
With the Sexual Content in the game..No it isnt for younger kids or younger Teens. but, it is apart of most peoples lives. I dont believe it is over graphic and they do have that wonderful blur...