20 Nov 2012

REVIEW: Sims 3: Supernatural Expansion

This is my first game review so bare with me ^-^"
I decided to review the most recent expansion of The Sims 3 that I acquired, Supernatural!
I wanted this purely because I knew it had Fairies and Vampires, my two favourite mythical races :3!
- Allows you to create sims in new races including: Werewolves, Ghosts, Witches, Fairies, Vampires and Genies.
- Like with the other expansion packs, you get a whole new town.
- New career options including Alchemy and Fortune Telling.
- New cosmetic options. 

- Zombies serve no real purpose and are mostly an annoyance rather than a fun addition.
- Lunar cycle messes up on a regular basis.
- Confessing to being a Vampire appears to impair you on the social side with humans.
- Hunting is almost impossible...for me at least. 
Game Play
If you're really into the extra races then the game play is pretty good. As far as expansion packs go it's quite a nice change from the usual human needs. Though the only race that really differs is the Vampire in a sense that you can't go out in daylight and if you choose the immortality "add-on" thing then you end up sparkling in the sunlight, dammit EA.
You do get some different perks to the game of course, like riding a broom in place of a car if you're a witch, you now have two more career options like Alchemy and Fortune Telling and like with the other expansions you get a good amount of new hair styles, clothes, 12 new skin tones etc;

  The sparkliest race, fairies also have a magical meter for different uses though the only use I've found far is for playing pranks of other people.
They have a variety of different wing styles which of course is customisable, and actually I really like that because I'm a sucker for all things sparkly and pretty.
I made these guys just as a quick preview. I like everything to be matchy-matchy in case you didn't notice.

Oh yeah you also get some neat little pixie clothes too.

Clue is in the title, you get to play as a ghost. I think this race has the most "background" options in the fact you can choose the colour of your ghost by how it died.
So we have (from left top to bottom right)
Old Age - Drowned - Starvation
Electrocution - Burned - Mummy's Curse
Meteor - Watery Grave - Human Statue
Transmuted - Haunting Curse - Jelly Bean Death 
I didn't include "Watery Grave" because it's the same as "Drowned".
There is little to no advantage of being a Ghost, except your sims voice sounds creepy and you float rather than walk, which is pretty awesome.

Witches are probably the race you want to choose if you're somewhat of a Harry Potter fan. You can do the usual flying on broomsticks (either in a broomstick arena or in place of a car) and they're generally better at things like Alchemy and spell casting.

If you want to add an oversized dog to your house, then choosing a werewolf is probably a good idea. They scratch things up just the same however they aren't completely useless in the fact that they are able to go hunting solo and with time they get really good at this and frequently find some interesting and rare items.

Vampires are a personal favourite, and weren't a disappointment to me. Since The Sims 3 is basically the ultimate life simulator, it seems to have got the lifestyle of a vampire down pretty well!
You can't go out in the sunlight and your prime source of sustenance is from feeding from humans or drinking  plasma juice from the fridge.
You do die easier while being a vampire though, or that's probably just me since they seem to have the incapability to actually feed themselves.
There is new music since there is a new town and like with the other expansions it's quite fitting.
The sound effects for the new creatures like the Zombies are pretty cool too.

Overall it's a neat expansion with some cool perks. It would only appeal to those in the supernatural fandom of course since players who have no interest in things like the lunar cycles and Zombies probably should avoid this particular expansion. Even though you can turn them off it kind of makes the whole point of buying Supernatural pointless.

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