The game is lame,
it dosen't have 1/2 the depth of the sims 2 (even before all it's expansions), I don't mind the graphics, but they do look... different, I haven't had any problems with Crashing, or it running/loading slow. but it's just dosen't have that "coolness" factor... things happen to fast, if I cook a meal for a household, I'm done and washing the plates before the rest of the family has even started (so dinner conversations are rare and hard to co-ordinate, I seem to be able to learn skills with too little effort, and in just one session I have almost maxxed out my skills. No weather, No pets, No Rejuve Elixir (yes you can turn off aging.. but what I want the world to age around my sim, and be kinda immortal, can't do that here, NO Hobbies (like building robots in Sims 2). When you reach your lifetime aspiration that's it.. can't get a new one. And a silly thing that really bothers me, I can't turn off the carpool, so if I don't specifically click my vehicle and "go to work" I end up in the car pool, if you do drive to work the %^&*ING carpool shows up anyway and sits infront of the empty house honking away for an hour... stupid... the ONLY redeeming feature is the Universal neighborhood (no more loading between commercial lots and such)... to bad once you get to a commercial lot there is no INSIDE, not much to do... stupid stupid...
I AM SO GLAD I PIRATED THIS GAME, didn't pay a cent for it... no one should for this crap.
I do have legit copys of Sims 2 and expansion packs... they are well worth it... and I've gone back to them.
DON'T buy this, wait and see if EA will "make it better"