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Platform

PC

Genre

Simulation

Publisher

Electronic Arts

Developer

EA Maxis

ESRB

T (Teen)

Released

March 6, 2012

 

 

- Gives ordinary Sims the chance to become the entertainment superstar of their wildest Sims dreams

 

 

- After playing Showtime, those gamers who think itís just as easy to become a real-life entertainment sensation will be sadly disappointed it isnít (especially those that doesnít actually have any semblance of talent)

 

 

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The Sims 3: Showtime

Score: 8.5 / 10

 

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As American Idolís continued fervent popularity easily attests, there are millions out there dreaming about being the next big singing sensation. Even those who have absolutely no singing talent whatsoever, as American Idol also proves in many of those audibly painful audition episodes that open each season.

Fortunately for those vocally challenged wannabes, there isnít actual singing talent required to be the next song star of the virtual living-simulation world of Will

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Wrightís Sims. In the newest expansion pack for The Sims 3, everybody can be the next superstar on stage in The Sims 3 Showtime Limited Edition.

Of course, it takes a lot of effort and hard work starting from the bottom to build up into a Sims superstar. Singers will deliver candygrams, magicians and performance artists start literally as street performers. As with any Sims career, it takes

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time to rise from the lowly ranks of the career ladder and climb up to the echelon. But, just as with all Sims careers, eventually all the hard work will eventually pay off. Gamers will become entertainment idols of the Simlish singing and performing big stage inside the new arena that will be the star-making center for those wannabe Sims celebrities. Reaching that ultimate stage results in some graphically spectacular performances, too.

 

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Focusing once again on the social media aspects that the developers have integrated into the Sims 3, gamers can ďshareĒ their performing Sims with friends, having those Sims perform within the virtual worlds of others. Gamers just have to make sure those Sims are polished shiny in their performances, though, otherwise thereís the risk that the star Sims who are big fish in one Sims pond donít drown in another.

Playing off the huge popularity contests on television that has everybody that watches them dreaming of that being them on stage being adored by millions, the Sims 3 provides that same level of daydreaming-of-stardom to individual Sims 3 players with The Sims 3 Showtime Limited Edition.

- Lee Cieniawa
lcieniawa@armchairempire.com

(May 7, 2012)

 

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