The alarm bells started ringing pretty much straight away when I saw this:
There’s only one reason why the game would need to connect to a server – money, money, money! This appeared after my phone went to sleep for about 5 minutes. I have plenty of games on my iPhone, none of which require an internet connection.
After playing for a couple of minutes, playing not really being the right word because the game pretty much tells you what to do all the time, I was told to buy a loo for my Sim because she didn’t have one, strange:
I clicked on the one costing 3,500 to see what would happen:
But of course I would, how helpful of you to point me in the right direction…….
I knew EA would be ripping off the little kiddies who have downloaded this onto Mummy and Daddy’s iPhones/iPods/iPads but even I couldn’t believe how criminal the charges would be:
The game is, of course, free to download but if you want to play for any considerable length of time you have no option but to buy ‘money’ and LP points. Otherwise you’ll get very bored very quickly.
I did get very bored very quickly so I did what any sensible person would do and deleted it from my phone.
EA have made a fantastic, ironic point though. They couldn’t care less about Mac users who have bought TS3 but they bring out the Sims FreePlay on iOS devices first, ignoring the millions of Android users around the world. Apple has a produced a great halo effect when it comes to their products. Get an iPod/iPad/iPhone into a consumer’s hands and they’re then more likely to buy a Mac when they decide to buy a new computer. Buy a Mac computer, buy an EA game and then realise that EA don’t support Macs and your new game plays appallingly compared to Windows users. Swear off spending anymore money on EA’s products. See where I’m going? 😉