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Top Secret Researcher
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#1 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 4:26 PM
Default In your opinion, what makes TS2 more special than TS3?
Can you believe there actually wasn't a thread for this?

In my opinion, TS2 is more special than TS3 because of a lot of things - mainly that TS2 seems more fun than TS3. What's yours?

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#2 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 3:40 AM
Ditto plus the faces arn't so .... uhhh fat and the sims in the sims 3 just get so fat....... they went overboard trying to make the sims 3 the best installment of the series. But what happened is trhat they tried too hard and they baisically made them making that game a timewasted over-effort.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 4:34 AM
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- TS3 got more childish in its outer appereance
[Yay. Really important for me. It's like being taken serious. Fitting my age, not screaming that it would be a game for small girls. I just could not believe when I saw the new build menu. A house. You can click on its door. On its window. On its tree. C'mon! While TS1 looked the most "serious" - TS2 was the more modern version of it. And TS3? Oh well... Trying something new and where we are then?]

- TS2 has such nice little sims' behaviours
[I do adore the greeting when a parent sim comes home, the hugs, the reading a story. It happend randomly, I didn't do anything at all and it just touched my heart. Sims 3 seems cold to me. Kind of, because...]

- TS3 has an open world
[and I couldn't see any fun in it. Well, I liked how beatiful - everything is beauty, especially the water - it looked to play guitar in the park... but oh well. Instead of reading the book at home I did it in front of the library. Well, I think it's my fault and I've never got the feeling for that great changement of the focus of TS. So I just ran away and played TS2]

- TS2 is just the well-known, beloved, cc-cluttered and personilized game

[and I did a lot. I have my sims, I have my way I'd like to make videos, I know the hacks, cheats and tricks and it's just so well-known, I'm just feeling home. Why giving up the world I created for something new? I know, I tried and I tried mostly because of the graphics - but as said, the faces were catastrophic. I got totally upset and desperate. My old characters weren't realizable in TS3.]

Of course Sims 3 is a good game... And I don't think they ruined it at all. They kind of had to do it differently and with a lot of changements. And still it's so close to the Sims 2, which just wasn't open to more expansionspacks anymore.
I think I expected to much. For example doing my own hairstyles by adjusting the lenght of a hair, the number of curls and their style, ...
Hm. I'm kind of stuck there. I don't know what I've expected apart from that. Maybe it's just because Sims 2 was already great and we didn't need a new Sims.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 2:50 AM
What makes TS2 more special than TS3? The CC. There is so much CC out there for TS2, you can literally make anyone or anything possible in your favorite 'hoods.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 24th Jan 2012 at 9:35 AM
TS2 is just better hands down. No doubt about it. The game itself was presented way better than TS3. Honestly, I hate TS3, the game play is horrid. The only good thing that came from TS3 is the fact that you can go to neighborhood lots, and visit. I love the CC for TS2. And I love TS2 because how the interactions work, and the way the Sims look in TS2. TS3 just seems too, I guess ugh!

TS3 is boring as well.

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#6 Old 23rd Feb 2012 at 2:04 PM
What makes TS2 more special than TS3? For me mainly they're are adout three points

1. More cc which makes my sims look awesome and also allows me to do more on the game

2.The graphics of sims 3 are the level I would expect from the creators of sims 2 when they were working on that games graphics

3. IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET ANY CC ON SIMS 3 AT ALL AND THERE ARE SO MANY FAULTS WITH MY VERISON!!!!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Feb 2012 at 3:59 PM
I prefer TS2 for much things, mainly for the mode that can I modify and customize my neighborhood. Another reason? The sims 2 it's finished, TS3 still work in progress (new expansions ect.).
This fact makes TS2 more "moddable" than TS3.
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Mar 2012 at 12:29 AM
the faces all look the same! maybe it's just me, but i can never make a beautiful, unique face in TS3 like i could in TS2. i also couldn't stand that i could play with multiple families very easily!
Banned
#9 Old 30th Apr 2012 at 2:47 PM
I like both. But the sims 3 crashes ALL THE TIME! It also takes FOREVER to load. The Sims 2 takes two seconds to load and never crashes.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 13th May 2012 at 4:22 AM
Honestly, I've never tried TS3 simply because it all looks like. . .play-doh. Especially the sim faces, they creep me out.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 13th May 2012 at 4:58 AM
I love the social interactions. That is the only thing I miss from the Sims 2, but it's such a HUGE thing that it literally makes the Sims 3 really...meh...I love the Sims 3 clothing, the traits, the moodlets, the open world, the houses and just everything but the social interactions. That is what MADE the Sims 2.

I miss the children's endless play options. I miss the one-sided relationships when one person could be in love with somebody who hates them. I miss the toddlers being able to hug each other. I miss my sims performing shitloads of cute little romance options, like slow dance, goose, and just dear lord they were so cute! I miss the dances, where children stood on adult's toes, or how couples could slow dance or fast dance. I miss bathing my infants in the sink, the cute interactions while the babies in the sims 3 look so fucking ugly.

The social interactions made the Sims 2 what it was. The sims 3 social interactions are just pathetic. All you can really do is talk, flirt, kiss and slap. The other options are just fancier versions of one of the four. The social interaction is so awful in the Sims 3 that, even though I love every thing BUT the social interaction in the Sims 3, it's enough to make me wish I never got rid of the Sims 2 games. The sims 3 is SO damn focused on celebrities, fame and just is so ugh...The sims 2 was fun. I'm seriously considering buying them on Ebay, especially since it's probably cheap now. I can live with the semi-ugly clothing, the lack of traits, the long loading times and the no open world. I can't live without the social interactions that make the Sims worth playing.

No, I lied. I AM buying the Sims 2 on Ebay. Now.

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th May 2012 at 9:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShineShine
- TS3 got more childish in its outer appereance
[Yay. Really important for me. It's like being taken serious. Fitting my age, not screaming that it would be a game for small girls. I just could not believe when I saw the new build menu. A house. You can click on its door. On its window. On its tree. C'mon! While TS1 looked the most "serious" - TS2 was the more modern version of it. And TS3? Oh well... Trying something new and where we are then?]

- TS2 has such nice little sims' behaviours
[I do adore the greeting when a parent sim comes home, the hugs, the reading a story. It happend randomly, I didn't do anything at all and it just touched my heart. Sims 3 seems cold to me. Kind of, because...]

- TS3 has an open world
[and I couldn't see any fun in it. Well, I liked how beatiful - everything is beauty, especially the water - it looked to play guitar in the park... but oh well. Instead of reading the book at home I did it in front of the library. Well, I think it's my fault and I've never got the feeling for that great changement of the focus of TS. So I just ran away and played TS2]

- TS2 is just the well-known, beloved, cc-cluttered and personilized game

[and I did a lot. I have my sims, I have my way I'd like to make videos, I know the hacks, cheats and tricks and it's just so well-known, I'm just feeling home. Why giving up the world I created for something new? I know, I tried and I tried mostly because of the graphics - but as said, the faces were catastrophic. I got totally upset and desperate. My old characters weren't realizable in TS3.]

Of course Sims 3 is a good game... And I don't think they ruined it at all. They kind of had to do it differently and with a lot of changements. And still it's so close to the Sims 2, which just wasn't open to more expansionspacks anymore.
I think I expected to much. For example doing my own hairstyles by adjusting the lenght of a hair, the number of curls and their style, ...
Hm. I'm kind of stuck there. I don't know what I've expected apart from that. Maybe it's just because Sims 2 was already great and we didn't need a new Sims.


All of this. Paticularily the family interaction. And the childishness of TS3.
Test Subject
#13 Old 23rd May 2012 at 5:23 AM
Personally, I think that TS2 is better because I can actually play it on my computer -.-, it is more realistic, and it is more user friendly for me.
TS3 is good because you can play community lots without the load screen, but does not make up for the cutness and reality of the Sims2.
For now and until I get a better computer (if ever -.-), I will always love TS2 :D
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 12:30 PM
I have played all the main sims game (including sims medieval) and sims 2 is my thrim favorite for every reason given on this thread. Since I started writing witch queen I have seen the benefits from a screenshot taking and what is possidle with the game. I think it is easier to make sims stories with sims 2 as you can have more cc which makes it easier to create the time period of the story but it can be done on sims 3 and it seems harder to do but is not impossidle. The patchs on sims 3 make it harder to get and keep in the game.

In all sims 2 is better in the story telling and filming ways it is easier to do in sims 2 although the controls are the same for sims 3 but filiming in sims medieval is hard as it does not have a free camera movement by hitting tab unlike sims 2 and sims 3 making so that the filiming has to follow the sim for some angels but landscape filiming is better as it seems The locations are ok to use as filiming but backgrounds for films is a good use for this films. All in all if you want a medieval high detailed stuff and high detailed stuff in general sims 2 is the game for you.

"I know, and it breaks my heart to do it, but we must remain vigilant. If you cannot tell me another way, do not brand me a tyrant!" - knight commander Meredith (dragon age 2)

My sims stories: Witch queen
Nocturnal Dawn
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 4:16 PM
I like The Sims 3, but I prefer The Sims 2. There are good reasons for that.
As many people have said, not only here but in the simming community as large, the faces are ugly. I, myself, only ever use one face template, one eye type, one nose type, and one mouth type. I think the others are ugly, and if my sims want to get it on with a townie, I change the townie's look first, which is annoying, but better than ugly babies.
I also dislike how little children can do in The Sims 3 in terms of skilling. In The Sims 2, at least for me with University, I use the child stage to get a good ground for university. You know, the usual: loads of money. You can't do that in The Sims 3, and while there are many, many more skills, you can't do very much with them in a career. Most careers only have one or two skills that need to be worked on, while in The Sims 2 there can be four, sometimes five that need to be maxed (at least with custom careers).
Also, The Sims 3 is a little too much in the terms of customization. I don't like the fact that it's hard (almost impossible) to get a decent article of clothing without having a shitload of CC and changing all the patterns and colours yourself. In real life, I don't think about this stuff: I just wear whatever the bloody Hell I'm comfortable in (siriusly, I'm a seventeen year old girl and I just bought my first pair of heels on Saturday before the last. That was a completely spontaneous act on my half, I just thought they might be comfortable, and I'm tired of being called 'little'). I like some of the patterns, but I tire of having to change all four colours in a pattern just so it looks 'kai to me.

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Banned
#16 Old 7th Jun 2012 at 6:17 PM
If you ask me, there's not enough CC that is cool or that the game can handle. I had like 50 CC stuff and it took 46 minutes to load to the neighborhood. There's only like one face that everyone has. Then the hair colors- once I had a black and blonde and they had a baby and the baby's hair was the UGLIEST color I've ever seen. Plus Sims 2 has good EPs while Sims 3 is currently addicted to Katy Perry.
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 5:16 AM
I think TS2 is better because they interact so much better, the cats aren't scary, the clothing isn't gross, the people don't all look like they have a double chin, the children are lame, and this is just to start. Honestly, the only thing I like better from TS3 is that when you download pets you're able to get horses. ONLY THING I LIKE. I am glad, however, that they put out TS3 just because my sister gave me TS2 for only like $20 and she had all the expansion packs, and all but 2 stuff packs, because she had TS3. I do enjoy watching TS3 when my sister plays it, only because I like to weigh the pros and cons of the two games, and I always like TS2 better. OH! Another thing that sucks about TS3 is the expansion pack World Adventures. TS3's vactions are so hard! You don't relax on the vacation, you just do quests for wierdos. However, TS3's boolprop cheat has less options, but you can completly redo your sim if you are tired with it's name, skin color, age, outfit, or even gender.
Top Secret Researcher
#18 Old 9th Jun 2012 at 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pandakatie
the cats aren't scary


Why are cats supposed to be scary? I found the cats espically the kittens in sims 2 cute.

"I know, and it breaks my heart to do it, but we must remain vigilant. If you cannot tell me another way, do not brand me a tyrant!" - knight commander Meredith (dragon age 2)

My sims stories: Witch queen
Nocturnal Dawn
Instructor
#19 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 8:02 PM
yay! A thread That is good for me!

I was just playing Sims 3 because My Mate wanted to see it! God i was so bored! I mean In Sims 2 it seems more i don't know... Cosy... Your Sims can stay at a lot and have a family...

Boolprop or Testingcheats: In Sims 3 the menu when you shift click a sim is two options... Two options! In TS2 you get menus upon menus! And spawning!

Custom Content (big one for me!) I Have lots of custom content and since there are no patches for TS2 anymore all the custom content is simple and you know where you are! Also there is lots more!

Can't Make your own Custom worlds In Game? What!: You Need A Program For TS3 to make worlds! In sims 2 you could get a terrain and make one from scratch! In game! Well that is annoying!

The Faces Yuk!: The faces in TS3 are ugly horrible and more cartoon like than sims 2!

Anyone can build a house on Sims, but only those that believe, can be the best.

Feel free to call me TSC if my name's too long :D
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 10:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TotallySimsCrazy
yay! A thread That is good for me!

I was just playing Sims 3 because My Mate wanted to see it! God i was so bored! I mean In Sims 2 it seems more i don't know... Cosy... Your Sims can stay at a lot and have a family...

Boolprop or Testingcheats: In Sims 3 the menu when you shift click a sim is two options... Two options! In TS2 you get menus upon menus! And spawning!

Custom Content (big one for me!) I Have lots of custom content and since there are no patches for TS2 anymore all the custom content is simple and you know where you are! Also there is lots more!

Can't Make your own Custom worlds In Game? What!: You Need A Program For TS3 to make worlds! In sims 2 you could get a terrain and make one from scratch! In game! Well that is annoying!

The Faces Yuk!: The faces in TS3 are ugly horrible and more cartoon like than sims 2!


very good points TSC. when i had the Xbox 360 version of TS3, i could not get into it no matter how hard i tried...it was so frustrating at the lack of originality in the Sims faces. no matter what i did, the Sims always turned out so plasticy and barbie looking...and some even looked the same. i mean sure, the Sim models look better with somewhat realistic feet but that doesn't excuse the lack of facial differences.

ONE cool feature about TS3 was the way you could customize ANYTHING with any color you want, which gets rid of the need for object recolors like in TS2.

other than that, i despised TS3 when i sold it. complete disappointment. i'll gladly stick to my CC-cluttered downloads folder, my lovable KH, FF, Zelda, and anime characters living in my 'hood, and all the different kinds of mods the game has to offer (like Bloom's incredibly awesome Sexy Feet replacements, Numenor's CEP and other programs, the work and school dialogue mods for when you bring someone home, the mod that makes all beds recover energy the same [i hated having to sleep longer when i bought a cheap bed], the custom instrument hack, the Inteenimater mod that allows for deeper romances for teenagers, and the mod that prevents old Mortimer Goth from yelling at you when you look through the telescope). i'm sure there's a lot more mods out there that make the game so much more enjoyable that i haven't discovered yet, but you get the picture
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 12:15 AM
Sims 3 is awful although if an expasion pack comes along which catchs my eye I will buy it and give sims 3 another chance.

"I know, and it breaks my heart to do it, but we must remain vigilant. If you cannot tell me another way, do not brand me a tyrant!" - knight commander Meredith (dragon age 2)

My sims stories: Witch queen
Nocturnal Dawn
Instructor
#22 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 3:14 AM Last edited by piggypeach : 17th Jun 2012 at 4:22 PM.
Coming from someone who started with Sims 3 and began to dislike it so switched to Sims 2, the CC is what sealed the deal. I have so many issues with the Sims 3 CC, in Sims 2, ENDLESS possibilities. Also, it's so adorable how when you're making a sim, if you change a part to a default part, it jiggles into place. That is the cutest thing ever. Hands down. I love it.

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 9:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by piggypeach
Coming from someone who started with Sims 3 and began to dislike it so switched to Sims 2, the CC is what sealed the deal. I have so many issues with the Sims 3 CC, in Sims 2, ENDLESS possibilities. Also, it's so adorable how when you're making a sim, if you change a part to a default part, it jiggles into place. That is the cutest thing ever. Hands down. I love it.
I know right! Sims 3 is so plain and boring.
Instructor
#24 Old 19th Jun 2012 at 6:24 PM
TS3 is a bit annoying with worlds! I mean if i didn't have sims 2 i would be out of creations to do! (as i am a terrain maker)

Anyone can build a house on Sims, but only those that believe, can be the best.

Feel free to call me TSC if my name's too long :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Jun 2012 at 1:01 AM
If I were to take a piece of Play-Doh and throw it at a concrete floor as hard as I could, I would've just created a Sims 3 face. :B
 
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