I have never played “The Sims” (gasp!) but I know that for many people they were a springboard into virtual worlds like “Second Life”. Recently I have read several articles about the new version “Sims 3” and it sounded like a fun game but I wasn’t fully convinced yet if I should give it a go.
Until yesterday, when I stumbled across Robin Burkinshaw’s blog “Alice and Kev“, in which he describes the story of his two homeless Sims: Kev and his daughter Alice.
“Kev is hot-headed, mean-spirited, and inappropriate. He also dislikes children, and he’s insane. He’s basically the worst Dad in the world. He is a horrible human being, but he’s also amusing to watch. His daughter Alice is a kind-hearted clumsy loser. With those traits, that Dad, and no money, she’s going to have a hard life.”
The way his characters behave in certain situations, how their personal traits influence their decisions and interactions with other Sims and most importantly, Robin’s write-up of their story and the accompanying photos make his blog the best Sims3 “documentation” I have read so far. I was amazed and shocked how real, funny and even heartbreaking it was in some parts and I couldn’t stop reading.
This, and Bella’s comment on how Mia’s Hair Fair Booth looked a bit like a painting her Sim painted, convinced me that I should give it a go soon!