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Expansions have been rolling out for The Sims 3 since launch, giving players plenty of new content to delve into, but nothing prepared us for The Sims 3: Supernatural. While other expansions added tons of fun, Supernatural adds playable witches, faeries, vampires, and more to the game, allowing players to expand their natural horizons to include more mystical wonder.
We recently had a chance to check it out, and walked away impressed with everything we'd seen, but specifically interested in a few interesting elements of the supernatural expansion...
There are two very different Fortune Teller career paths
Fortune Teller is a new career in the Sims 3 Supernatural, but just as is the case with some of the games other career paths theres more than one way to play. Since it is a supernatural expansion, youll have the option of turning your Sim into a mystic Fortune Teller with the power to see into the future for realsies, just in case you want to take things super seriously. If youd rather play a more realistic version of the profession, you can do that too, swindling people out of their money and scamming the world into believing your crystal ball is more than smoke and mirrors.
The full moon brings out the crazies
Though many will ignore the facts and argue the contrary, in the real world, the full moon doesnt actually have that much of an influence over people. In the world of The Sims 3: Supernatural, however, it has a large effect, causing zombies to crawl out of the ground and all other manners of insanity to occur. Magical creatures are empowered during said lunar phase, creating interesting situations that can only take place when the moon is full. Don't worry about waiting for one to occur naturally, though - its actually possible to customize exactly how frequent the full moon rises, allowing you to either hide it forever, or make sure it glows over your city every night.
Ghosts colors are determined by their death
Not every ghost in The Sims 3 is alike. Though theyll all have the same abilities (see: being spooky and floating around), how they look is dependent entirely on the cause of death. Translucent red ghosts are birthed by fire, translucent yellow ghosts by electricity, and Translucent purple and blue ghost are well, well let you figure that one out for yourself. The change from human to specter can happen naturally when Sims, obviously, die, but it can also be chosen during character customization in case you want to create your very own haunted house. Wait, no, your very own haunted home.
Zombies typically fear plants
The age-old battle between the undead and foliage continues in The Sims 3: Supernatural, where those who pre-order the game are rewarded with Plants vs. Zombies paraphernalia. But beyond some cool cosmetic items, it also includes the ability to plant Peashooter lawn defense turrets. These not only look cool, but also help out when zombies decide to wander around your lawn during the full moon.
The werewolves are more wolfmen then wolf
Sorry, #teamjacob fans, the werewolves in The Sims 3: Supernatural arent going to turn into wolves and carry you through the forest anytime soon. Instead, theyre more akin to Teen Wolfs werewolves, growing fangs, claws, and hair. Lots and lots of hair. Actually, you can even customize exactly how hairy you want your werewolf to be and no, thats not innuendo.
You can talk to a magic mirror
Who is the fairest of them all? Well, depends on who's asking. The Sims 3: Supernatural adds a very familiar floating face with the magic mirror, giving our Sims a chance to chat it up with our reflection. Beyond being another face to talk to (which is sometimes the most important thing you can do), it also allowed us to get a makeover, just in case we need that little pick-me-up.
Double, double toil and trouble
These were only a few things we saw when we checked out The Sims 3: Supernatural. We also lit our house on fire as the witch, hung out in our tiny faerie house as the faerie, and watched a surprisingly zen zombie sit on a lawn in a meditative trance.
Our minds are full of ideas for how we can expand our Sims 3 play with the upcoming expansion, what about yours? Are you going to Mulder your way into the world and explore everything Supernatural has to offer, or are you planning on being more Skully? Let us know!