Issue 96 Wednesday 23rd November 2011

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Latest Updates

Updated “Contact Me” page and “Links” page for changes to EA help centres. Also removed The Sims 2 UK from “Links” page and changed TheSims.com to reflect current website content

Review by El33tonline added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Pets” page

Latest News

A new TV ad, a wrap-up of Pets reviews coverage, and some extra Master Suite Stuff stuff all feature this time

EA Advertises The Sims 3 “Franchise” In New TV Spot

EA has posted a new “TV Spot” which advertises the whole The Sims 3 “Franchise”. If you can’t wait to see it on TV, you can watch it here:

Pets Reviews Wrap-Up

It's time to wrap up my The Sims 3 Pets reviews coverage, but before I do there's one last review, and it comes from El33tonline, who rated it an “Excellent!” four stars out of five:

The extra level of interactions that Pets provide changes the way you play the Sims… again. This is by no means a bad thing as it keeps things fresh. The game you end up with after all the expansions is now a very different experience, and in my opinion a much more complete and fuller game.

> The Sims 3 Pets review at El33tonline

So, to wrap-up. Unlike previous times, I'll only be comparing the Metascore at Metacritic, as The Ranking at GameRankings is still only based on three reviews which isn't really enough for a fair comparison. Among The Sims 3 expansion packs, Pets has the second highest Metascore at 79 ("Generally favorable reviews") after World Adventures (81). It's five points higher than Late Night and Ambitions, and a whole nine points higher than Generations. It doesn't beat the base game which stands at 86, but neither has any previous expansion pack. If we compare it to The Sims 2 expansion packs, Pets looks better and better, as its 'score is higher than every single one expect University! Below is the full list of mentioned games and their Metascores:

This concludes my reviews coverage -- I will not feature any more reviews in the News section. Any reviews I come across will still be added to the game page though, a change that will of course be noted in the Latest Updates box.

Master Suite Stuff: Full Details And Item Renders Now Available

TheSims3.com has now been updated with a section for The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff, including full details and item renders. Go to the page to read the description and feature list then click Items on the left to browse the item renders.
> The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff at TheSims3.com

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