I got a peak at the Wii version where you get to take your Mii into the living breathing forest and mess with stuff. You control everything with an interactive, on-screen hand, that the AI in the game is completely aware of. For someone that doesn’t spend too much time in the Sims’ world, it’s a unique experience because it chips away at the fourth wall of gaming when the small woodland creatures you just fed are playing with your hand in the game. Outside of the hand, the controls are pretty simple, as the Wii remote essentially serves as a mouse cursor and allows you access to the menus as well as your backpack which houses your inventory. And, since it’s always nice to have control options, you can play the game with or without a nuchuck to control the camera.

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