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path to home
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:35 am Reply with quote
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Well, I know the game cube version has an "end" where you get a special reward if you achieve the highest promotion in every career track. But you still keep playing Smile

Maybe im alone in this, but I really like seeing what comes AFTER I beat the game. I'm not fond of "yay its done! now turn the power off and when you play again you're back before you won"

I Already won XD I don't need to win again! I want to turn the game on and be able to see how the world has been bettered by my accomplishments Very Happy not to pretend it never happened Laughing Laughing
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Wildbluesun
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:32 pm Reply with quote
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In the PS2 game The Sims: Bustin' Out (my first Sims game, and still one of my favourite games, though the friends thing really stresses me) you got a special fountain if you completed a career track, with a gnome on it...I assume that if you got all nine (?) gnomes it did something REALLY cool (there was an "activate" option which made it spurt water and stuff), but I only ever completed one career track.
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path to home
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:21 pm Reply with quote
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I did it! and once i got all nine i hit activate, And I got a million $ and my house turned into solid gold!!!!

at least for all the work I had to do thats what would be an appropriate reward.. But no... if you unlock all nine you get some fireworks that come out of the fountain...... boo.....
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Trinket
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:27 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Mar 2008 Posts: 1795 Location: Your bathtub.
-Is wondering what in the world is happening in Path's game- Laughing

I play the Sims 2 on my PC. I've never even heard of that happening.


In the Sims, there is no way to win unless you give yourself goals (for example say you want to reach the top of a career, want your sim to have a certain number of friends, or if you just simply want a filthy rich sim). You can loose, though. If all the sims on the lot that are teen or older die, you loose (oh, and of course you can loose the self-made goals).
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path to home
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:31 pm Reply with quote
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WBS and I are talking about bustin' out for game consoles.

PC is far and away better Razz
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Verdalas
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:41 pm Reply with quote
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Squee. I have the Sims 2, Open for business and Pet stories. I do agree on the making friends for promotion thing, but I've never set myself a goal, even in the business version. It's fun to open a hairdressers the most because when the sim comes for a makeover, you can get the option to change how that sim looks permanently, and they don't have to be in your control!

In Pet Stories though, you have to complete the stories set out in the game, and you get unlocked rewards as you go along. But you get the option to play freely once they're completed. I've unlocked pink, purple, yellow and green fur colours for pets, and now I have a bunch of odd looking cats and dogs. xP
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Trinket
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:41 pm Reply with quote
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Ohhh, you're talking about the Sims Bustin' Out.

In my version (Sims 2) my sims can play the Sims Bustin' Out on their computer Wink (They can also play Sim City Laughing).
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path to home
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:44 pm Reply with quote
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Mine has an n64 where he plays Zelda Razz


Yea, I really like sims 2. But I started to notice a huge hole in my bank when I was trying to keep up with the origional Razz so I only have sims 2 with no expansions
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LK
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:20 am Reply with quote
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I have Sims 2 Pets, Seasons, and Open for Business. I haven't played in a while though, but I kind of miss Sims 1. I nearly had all the Sims 1 expansions except Livin' Large (or whatever it was called) and... something else. Yeaaaaah.

I love the Sims though! I always try for the 20 generations legacy challenge hehe.
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path to home
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:55 pm Reply with quote
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I like it when I can do whatever. Any game that lets me do that is an instant winner Smile





Even the origional sims *within some limitation* can let you create, or recreate, nearly anything you wish. Make a game that can do that, and you are going to make some money Very Happy
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Trinket
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:49 pm Reply with quote
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Holy... That is a lot of tombstones!
PTH must be a sim killer. Laughing
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path to home
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:55 pm Reply with quote
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....umm.....no? Embarassed



if they would just let me BUY THE TOMBSTONES I wouldn't have to!!!

Its their fault!!!!
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path to home
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:26 pm Reply with quote
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Meh, nobody got the graveyard reference Smile

It was hard work getting all those tombstones for that too!
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Liëka
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:14 pm Reply with quote
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I recognised it instantly!
...just didn't bother posting! Laughing
(no really, I actually did)
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Wildbluesun
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:14 pm Reply with quote
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path to home wrote:
Meh, nobody got the graveyard reference

...Bananas?
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