The Sims: Hot Date Review
You might be wondering how your Sim can manage to spend enough time downtown to have fun, let alone cultivate a dating relationship. What about work and those dirty dishes piling up on the floor? To make it easier to balance work and play, Hot Date stops the clock on your Sim's homelife when he/she is out partying it up downtown. Time passes Downtown, and your Sim will still have the usual needs to which to attend, but when he/she finally comes home, it will be the same time as when he/she left. Now you can party all day and night and not miss a day of work! Where can I find Downtown for myself?!?
Hot Date adds so much new to the game, that it is a no-brainer purchase for fans of the game. Downtown adds a whole new facet to the game and exploring it will provide many hours of entertainment. It gives players a chance to have more fun with their Sims by providing a neverneverland playground for them, free from the shackles of work and housecleaning.
On the downside, Hot Date does suffer from a few annoying quirks that have been a part of The Sims from the beginning. Sims can get themselves stuck in a corner behind other Sims or have trouble negotiating a crowded room to reach something on the other side. Also, queued actions sometimes are mysteriously dropped, forcing the player to requeue his/her Sims actions. While veteran The Sims players have probably learned to live with these quirks, it would have been nice if they were corrected by the game's third expansion.
In The End, This Game Hath Been Rated: 88%. If you enjoyed The Sims, you'll love Hot Date - there's just so much new to explore.
System Requirements: 300 MHz Pentium II CPU; 64 MB RAM; 2 MB Video RAM; 4x CD-ROM; 600 MB Hard Drive Space; Mouse.