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The Top 7... Should Have Sucked



THE SIMS

Why it should've sucked: Gaming is supposed to be the ultimate escapism, remember? We play in order to leave the mundane routine of real life behind. The Sims series, however, simulates - no, celebrates - such banality. Everyday tasks like cleaning dishes, paying bills, taking out the trash and visiting the restroom are audaciously passed off as entertainment. Worst of all, you're doing someone else's chores. Heck, why waste time bathing yourself when you can spend those precious minutes scrubbing some imaginary computer dude's armpits instead?

Why it doesn't: Sure, The Sims does capture some of life's duller moments. But, at the same time, the franchise is flawlessly recreating life's most wonderful moments (birth, marriage, friendship, a first kiss) as well as its most heartbreaking (death, divorce). By playing through these virtual families' highs, lows and middles, we often recognize and better understand our own. The Sims is proof, perhaps, that gamers aren't quite as eager to escape the real world as we all assume.

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5 comments

  • PatHan-bHai - March 23, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    yep! at first when i found that my big bro had gotten Innocent Life - A Futuristic Harvest Moon for me, i thought it would be an amazing demon smashing RPG (LoL) but when i actually played it, i was like "Farming?????? WTF?". I left the game there and then bt when my lil bro started playing it with a dedicated passion and when i really got bored, i started PLAYING it. AND I WAS ADDICTED!!! ONE OF THE BEST PSP GAMES EVER!! ............... Fast forward two years later, i'm searching for a list of best Harvest Moon games that I can emulate on my PC and play. Currently playing HM - Back To nature :3 :D
  • Chaoscoolperson - October 30, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    I need to know. Do you build the city and stuff in the sims, or do you only control one person. Every time I look at the game it makes it unclear. Also, I have only played 1 game on this list. Also...4TH!
  • johneverett - May 17, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    Whoa. How does this have only two comments? Mom, I found an anomaly!
  • Piepiepie - October 11, 2008 6:26 a.m.

    LOl multiplayer mineweeper
  • Ishtom - December 20, 2008 2:37 a.m.

    Hmmm, maybe gamers are better at living someone else's lives then their own. Probably because they get an over view of their situation.

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