It is an odd choice to cross a life simulator with elements taken from an RPG, but it was one that may entice those players not so enthralled by the daily life micro-management of the typical Sims composition. The prospect of a full fantasy realm in a medieval universe is certainly an inviting change for the series, and yet The Sims Medieval falls short of being the alluring world it promises. The game teeters in a state of limbo, neither being an RPG or life simulator, and thus edging dangerously close to alienating fans of both genre types.

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