Previous console Sims games have left us a little cold. There was something about those self-consciously kooky characters and their worthy-but-dull daily routines that made us think the entire series is much better suited to casual players on the PC, where the games rank among the all-time bestsellers. But MySims could be the one to change our opinion.

It’s clearly something completely different, and the simplified structure is designed from scratch, exclusively for Wii. The aim is to attract residents to your run-down town, kick out the people you don’t want there, and turn the place into a community that reflects your own personality.