Issue 124 Tuesday 4th December 2012

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Six reviews and four new screenshots added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Seasons” page

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Latest News

EA Celebrate Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge’s Baby News With Special Screenshot

EA has posted a special screenshot on their The Sims 3 Tumblr to celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s news that they’re expecting a baby:
 > Screenshot on Plum & Bob on Tumblr

Latest Seasons Reviews

There's been a few more The Sims 3 Seasons reviews since last issue. The first one comes from NZGamer.com, who rated it a “Good” 7.7 out of 10:

Even if you’ve played it to death already, the simple  application of weather and seasonal content guarantees  plenty more mileage from the original game. A good  stocking filler for the fans.

  > The Sims 3 Seasons review at NZGamer.com

Game Chronicles HD rated it four out of five:

Still, this add-on undoubtedly infuses a three-year-old  game with new life, and it’s, by far, the strongest of  the eight. At a suggested retail price of $39.99, The  Sims 3 Seasons is one of the pricier expansion packs,  but it’s hard to imagine a Sims 3 fan missing out on  this one, even with its foibles.

  > “The Sims 3 Seasons Limited Edition Review – PC” at Game Chronicles HD

Girl Gamers UK rated it 8.5 out of 10:

While the vast majority of the gameplay remains the  same, the fact that Sims are affected by different  environmental factors adds a new dynamic to the game,  and the new festivals bring activities that change with  the seasons. The Sims 3 Seasons is a ‘must buy’  expansion for the evergrowing series and will change the  life of your Sim.

  > The Sims 3 Seasons review at Girl Gamers UK

Game Revolution rated it 3.5 out of five:

In short, this expansion falls slightly short of how  interesting and deeply embedded the Supernatural expansion was. That said, Seasons supplies a depth to what can feel like an  endless sunny crawl of hours and minutes in The  Sims 3. For that, the change of pace is well  worth the price of admission.

  > “The Sims 3 Seasons Review” at Game Revolution

Tech-Gaming gave it a B grade:

After a few decidedly superfluous Sims Expansions and  Stuff Packs, it’s gratifying to see the development back  on track. For the most part, the changes in Seasons are  satisfying, providing an entertaining swath of  supplements which not only will remind gamers of Sims  3’s strengths, but also the natural magnificence of  mother nature.

  > “The Sims 3: Seasons Review” at Tech-Gaming

Finally GamesRadar gave it a “Great” four stars out of five:

Despite those few issues, The Sims 3: Seasons is the  strongest expansion yet. Whether you’ve been playing  consistently for three years or your Sims have been long  abandoned, this expansion makes the game feel new again.

  > “The Sims 3 Seasons review” at GamesRadar

Metacritic now has enough reviews to give a Metascore, which currently stands at 75, “Generally favorable reviews”, based on six reviews.

Source: “The Sims 3 Seasons” at Metacritic

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