Our Sims 2 Avatars

The following blog was originally posted from my old blog, The Geejay Journal:

Lately, Raquel and I’ve been addicted to playing the people simulation game called The Sims 2. Here is a short description of the game from their website:

In the The Simsâ„¢ 2, you direct your Sims over a lifetime and mix their genes from one generation to the next. You set your Sims’ goals in life; popularity, fortune, family, romance or knowledge. Give them a long, successful existence or leave their lives in shambles. Take them to extremes, from getting busted to seeing a ghost, from marrying an alien to writing a great novel. Unleash your creativity with the all-new Create-A-Sim, new building options, and the new in-game movie camera. Get ready to mix their genes, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes. What do you want to do with your Sims’ lives?

And recently, like I’ve posted previously, I’ve created “Sims” that represent my Lovarian Adventures webcomic characters (Nadine, Helix, Lili, Sephriel and Mendoran). I didn’t have too much fun playing them though. For one, there were too many of them with just $20k starting money. Also, I played it all wrong right from the start. In the end, I abandoned playing them.

The problem I have with playing Sims characters based on known characters of fiction is that I tend to roleplay the Sims close to how the original characters would be like. In the end though, I found that that limited me somehow.

Later on, I tried creating more original Sims so that I won’t have any preconceived ideas of how I should play the characters. Heh. Didn’t happen though. I ended up creating these families:

  • Halliwel: Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo – Based on the Charmed main characters.
  • Washington: Josh and Donna – Based on the West Wing characters Joshua Lyman and Donna Moss.
  • Spengler: Egon and Janine – Based on the Ghostbuster Egon Spengler and his secretary Janine. I ended playing this family the most though.

However, one day, I suggested to Raquel, what if I create Sims based on our likeness? The original purpose of doing this was to take screenshots of the finished Sims and use them in our website. After creating them, we ended up playing them anyway.
So now, I’ve been playing this Sims family the whole weekend. I’ve stopped playing Counterstrike and reading my Visual Basic .NET books and just sat for long hours in front of the PC playing Sims 2.

The nice thing about Sims 2 though is that the characters can produce offspring and the appearance of the child will be based on the “genetics” of the two parents. I thought it would be a fun way of predicting what our real child will look like.

Published in: on November 7, 2004 at 10:51 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. sims rock!

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