Far too much of your time is spent on domestic activities rather than exploring the new locations and accompanying goals. In other words, it carries too much of the baggage from the original game.
When you do arrive at one the game’s much-hyped destinations, there are sights to see and locals to chat up. Each decently sized location has its own unique activities like visiting the Sphinx, socialising with Chinese natives, or learning French cuisine. Touring the Arc de Triomphe, for instance, involves watching a scripted slide show with superimposed images of your sim in weird poses accompanied by historical facts.
It’s an opportunity lost – why not allow sightseeing in which your sim can take photos that are saved to your device’s camera roll, which can then be shared with friends?
Not only did PocketGamer publish a review, they also show off 16 screens from the iPhone game.