It's the third installment of the hit human simulation game from Electronic Arts. But apart from just being able to control simulated people and build houses, The Sims 3 has certainly a lot more to offer.
According to the official website, the gameplay for the sequel to the highly popular and critically-acclaimed The Sims and The Sims 2 promises to provide more excitement to veteran and rookie gamers alike. First, there is now more control over the physical features and characteristics of created Sims with Create-a-Sim. This provides the player plenty of options to play with, especially for the gamer who wants to base his Sims on characters from his favorite movies or TV programs. Second, it will now be possible to visit the entire neighborhood by controlling just one Sim. Now, strolling through the village has become a reality that The Sims 2 gamers thought would only be possible in the opening animation sequence. Third, the buy and build modes have been entirely re-conceptualized to allow free rotation of items and selection of multiple objects. Lastly, the game can now be played in real-time, hence, unused Sims can still experience events in his life--marriage, death, graduation--and gain memories.
With all the new improvements and enhancements in The Sims 3, it is certainly a welcome wait for its release in 2009.