Portion of a review on The Sims 3 World Adventures for iPhone/iPod Touch by Slide 2 Play

Despite the game’s interesting surroundings, there’s little about The Sims 3 World Adventures that makes the game as exciting as actually flying around the world. Characters still babble in lovable but familiar Simlish. Your Sim will still throw a tantrum about using the toilet when you want to go and see the Sphinx. And even though your Sim might wander off the path well-traveled by tourists (ours found the entrance to some undiscovered ruins, netting some cool reward cash), you’re informed of these side trips through a text message, not through any kind of visuals.

The Sims 3 World Adventures has a few intriguing ideas, but they’re half-baked. There is, for instance, an air sickness minigame that involves keeping the picture in focus while the plane is in flight. If you manage to keep things clear by using the iPhone’s tilt function, your Sim will arrive at its destination as fresh as a daisy. If you screw up– and it’s very easy to screw up– your Sim will be a pukey, grumpy mess and you’ll waste a lot of time getting it cleaned up and into bed. If time is tight and you’re due back at your job, disaster is inevitable.

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