MySims, previously known by the working title The Sims Wii, is a game developed and published by Electronic Arts, as a spinoff to The Sims franchise. It was released for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and mobile phones.
The art style and gameplay is heavily inspired by Nintendo franchises, such as Animal Crossing. This is the first game in the MySims series, and is followed by MySims Kingdom, MySims Party, MySims Racing, MySims Agents, and MySims SkyHeroes.
The Player comes to a town, which the Player names, and helps Mayor Rosalyn P. Marshall bring it back to life. The Player builds his/her own house, and builds his/her own workshop. You start out working for the mayor, and furnishing the town hall. Next the player fixes up the town flower shop. After doing so, Chef Gino arrives at the hotel. You build him a restaurant, and soon, your town reaches the next star level, which unlocks more Sims to move in, and more blueprints to use. From there on, you are given the liberty to create and design your town however you like, as well as the furniture you build for your citizens to use.
MySims is similar to the original Sims franchise, but many things have been changed in this game. The inhabitants are now blocky, anime-style figures, instead of realistic humans, but still have their gibberish language. Unlike "The Sims", the characters in MySims don't have any needs like having to eat, or sleep. Another feature in this is to build virtually anything in the game, unlike The Sims where you can only build a house and decorate it.
Five sequels have currently been released for MySims. MySims Kingdom was released October 28, 2008, and MySims Party was released on the 9th of March 2009. MySims Racing was also released on June 12, 2009. Also, MySims Agents came out September 29 of 2009. MySims SkyHeroes came out September 28th, 2010.
MySims has received fairly mixed, but generally decent reviews. It is known for having colorful graphics and cheery and fun gameplay, but criticized for having too much focus on construction and collecting essences. IGN said that "The problem is that nearly all of the objectives revolve around the same two tasks: the collection of essences and the construction of houses, buildings and items. All of the Sim management and social interaction elements of the previous games – well, you're not going to find much of that in the streamlined Wii affair". Gamespot praised the Wii game for the construction being intuitive and flexible and for the presentation being cheery and clean. It was also criticized for having longer than usual load times. Its Nintendo DS counterpart is regarded as virtually an all new game in design; However, reception of its control scheme varied greatly.
- The Wii version appears in a television in The Sims 3.
- MySims was a buyable video game in The Sims 2.
- MySims Official Website
- ぼくとシムのまち Official Website (MySims JP Website)
- Offical Trailer
- MySims Producer Video
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