So yes, Showtime has more of everything you’d expect but what it’s really crying out for are some diva performances. I know it’s a Sims game, so recycled moves and gobbledygook lyrics are perhaps to be expected, but surely they could have splashed out on better backing tracks?
Even the Katy Perry limited edition, which you’d expect to be jam-packed with hits, only has a few fashion items and a poster. As for the DJ, there are some decent genres to mix (including Dubstep) but nothing you’ll be tempted to crank up the volume for. Things do improve a bit if you choose to be an Acrobat or Magician, who at least can draw on better props as they move to bigger venues. It’s not exactly Cirque du Soleil, but it’s a lot better than sitting through endless karaoke gibberish from the singers.
The Guardian – The Sims 3 Showtime reviewed