A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff is what the game's publisher calls a "Stuff Pack." Players must have the Windows game The Sims 3 to be able to play. This product merely adds a bunch of new items, clothes, appliances, etc., that players can use to expand their virtual life, extending the franchise's theme of consumerism. In this pack, players not only get new appliances, high-tech gadgets, and a slate of high-end gym equipment, they also get access to new venues within your Sims village, including community lofts and a corner cafe. The experience of the game remains unchanged as this is not a full-blown "Expansion Pack;" there are no new modes that significantly change The Sims 3 experience.
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What's it about?
THE SIMS 3: TOWN LIFE STUFF gives players new incentives to step out of their virtual home and check out new buildings and establishments to socialize with neighbors and other virtual residents. In addition, the newly added items encourage players to build a home gym and get their Sim character as fit as possible. This expansion pack gives users content for both within their virtual home and outside it as well, which makes it more unique than many of the other \"Stuff Packs\" available.
Is it any good?
As with all previous The Sims games, The Sims 3 continues to provide players with countless hours of playability thanks, in part, to continued expansion packs. Town Life Stuff gives users a bunch of new items to add to their virtual home -- and building up the best, ultimate virtual home is ultimately the main point of the Sims experience. This expansion also gives users more content outside of the home, making it easier and a more interesting experience to go out and virtually socialize with new people.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the importance of balancing their real and virtual social lives. Why is it important to set computer limits?
Families can also discuss going outside and seeing new places. What do you want to see around your real-life city?
Does your Sim character do anything that you would like to do in real life?