But how low-maintenance can it really be? EA is actually talking up how you can IM or browse the net while playing. Kidz, gather round. This is so now, so totally future. It’s presented as a feature, when in fact Life Stories just runs in a window. We found we could also send text messages, write this review, make sandwiches or just leave completely. It’s also aimed at laptop users and those on lower-spec PCs, so it’s strange that it runs somewhat jerkily, and loads rather slowly, even on a catwalk PC like our review rig.
Life Stories drops so much of the time-wasting there’s little left to do, except slavishly following the “Goals” indicator, or browsing the internet in a happening, modish kind of way. And kidz! It’s even possible to IM and browse the Internet without Life Stories running. How w1ck3d is that?