Variations of The Sims are no strangers to iOS or Android, with multiple versions of the games on the respective platforms. The Sims Medieval is the latest to hit iOS, allowing players to conquer the Dark Ages with the usual wit and humor found in an episode of The Sims.
The journey begins by choosing the character traits, such as hair, skin color, facial features and Middle Ages outfit. Some of the facial changes seem limiting, especially the clothing. However, after this is finished charge ahead with getting through the tutorial.
The Sims Medieval does an excellent job of transferring a game that began with a keyboard and mouse for a touch screen. Learn the tricks for moving the camera, zooming in and controlling your sim. After the brief tutorial then it is time for meeting other characters and taking on quests.
Much like other iterations of The Sims, the game involves balancing a number of needs and wants with your character.
Performing any number of actions such as greeting other sims, taking on quests or engaging in longer conversations earn focus points. The best way to rack these up is to get out there, explore and be social. The Sims by nature is meant to be a game where social interaction is the key to success, so chat about magic, politics, science, war and many other topics.
A few bugs popped up while playing The Sims: Medieval. The sound would not work when used with an iPhone 4S, even after re-starting and enabling this option multiple times. Also, a bar on the bottom right that is supposed to slide out with detailed information about sleeping, food and other vitals was very temperamental.
- Unique take on The Sims
Off the Mark:
- Limited customization options