ProWrestling Fans WWE TNA Forum

Go Back   ProWrestling Fans WWE TNA Forum > Non-Wrestling > Games & Technology

Games & Technology Want the latest news and cheats of your favorite game? Wanna talk about upcoming games? Wanna talk about your favorite comics, or toys and other hobbies?

Hands On: The Sims Bustin' Out
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25 Jul 2003, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
One more match
 
Hollywood Hogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,827
Rep Power: 23
Hollywood Hogan is a splendid one to beholdHollywood Hogan is a splendid one to beholdHollywood Hogan is a splendid one to beholdHollywood Hogan is a splendid one to beholdHollywood Hogan is a splendid one to beholdHollywood Hogan is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to Hollywood Hogan
Default Hands On: The Sims Bustin' Out

July 10, 2003 - When I first laid eyes on The Sims Bustin' Out, thoughts of Grand Theft Auto III immediately sprang into my head. Don't misunderstand me, this is very much a Sims game. While perhaps not always tasteful, you won't find wanton violence or womanizing in this GBA title. You also won't find the typical point and click cursor that is your means of controlling Sims on both the computer and consoles.

Sans cursor and queuing of actions, how does this title fit into The Sims universe? Well, in Bustin' Out you control only one Sim (no more forced electrocutions on your fellow Sims). Although you have direct control of your Sim, to get him to cooperate you're going to have to make sure he's fed, well-rested, and clean - just like in a typical Sims game.

Bustin' Out revolves around the same typical Sims scenario - get out of your parents house, get a job, and survive on your own. Your Sim starts out his new life living in an empty barn lent to him by a benevolent uncle. Furnished with only a broken TV and a locker, your Sim has to perform several tasks to raise money, build skills, get much needed furnishings (it's painful to watch him pass out on the floor), and eventually move out of the barn.

Each level has around five tasks your Sim must complete to move up in the world of manual labor, and within each level there are four or five subtasks that will unlock new areas and objects. Your first task, besides for feeding yourself and making sure you make it to the facilities when your Sim gets antsy, is to repair a tractor. As you repair the tractor, you gain experience points that will allow you to fix other objects (like your TV) or lead to other tasks.

Once you complete your first set of tasks, your uncle helps you move out of the barn into a clock tower in the middle of town near shopping, a club, and a gym. This opens up a whole new window of opportunities for your Sim's careers skills. With a gym pass, he can workout or relax in the hot tub. For nightlife, you can take your Sim out to the club where he can show off his not so hip dance steps. Eventually, your hard work will reward you with a seaside condo where you can enjoy such luxurious hobbies as a fishing mini-game.

Your skills pay off in more ways than just getting better digs. With the appropriate skills, your Sim will be able to ride around town on a motorcycle or scooter. I tried jacking a bike from a gas station, but my Sim's skills were so pathetic that he couldn't even ride a bike.

However, he was quite successful at gathering chickens, which he promptly stuffed in his pockets for future use. Once your Sim encounters an object, he can usually find room for it in his bottomless his pockets for transport back to his apartment. If it's not stuffable, the object will be available in one of the trading posts or daily auctions (where you can get bargains) for future purchase.

As my Sim wandered around town, he ran into a female Sim. After relieving himself, he started chatting up this new Sim. Making up for his impromptu accident, he gave her a chicken as a going away present. EA is having fun with Bustin' Out and promises that it will be filled with similar actions and witty dialogue to give the GBA title as much humor as its console brethren.

EA is supporting Nintendo's connectivity campaign with unlockable goodies between your GameCube and GBA. If you connect the Game Boy Advance Bustin' Out with the GameCube version, you'll unlock an extra level for your GBA. This same connectivity will unlock an arcade cabinet for the GameCube, which then unlocks all the mini-games on your handheld. If you're truly adventurous, you can download your GCN Sim onto your GBA to take him along with you on road trips, build up his skills, and gain Simoleons, and eventually transfer your richer, stronger Sim back to the GCN.

This was my first glimpse of Bustin' Out for the GBA. While it's still far from finished, I was surprised by how good the game looks. You'll see a diverse library of animations, great looking locations, and an astonishing level of detail for a GBA game. I also really like the reinvention of The Sims for the GBA, and it's something I'd like to see incorporated into future console versions. With twenty exclusive levels, eight new mini-games, new characters, and over 150 objects to collect, be prepared to invest some time into the Sims this December when it busts onto the GBA.

For media, follow the source link

www.ignpocket.com
__________________
Hollywood Hogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jul 2003, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Let It Roll
 
Rebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,682
Rep Power: 2308
Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Rebel should cut his own throat and bleed to death.
Default

This sounds like a pretty cool game. Maybe i'll check it out whenever it comes out.
__________________
Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 Aug 2003, 12:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
Give it To Me..
 
The_One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Charlottesville Va.
Posts: 14,488
Rep Power: 2567
The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.
Send a message via AIM to The_One Send a message via MSN to The_One
Default

another sims...Another one that i'll most likely buy..
__________________
The_One is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corks-A-Poppin and Streaks-A-Bustin STICK Sports 16 19 Dec 2005 03:47 PM
The Sims go urban Forgotten Sin Games & Technology 7 23 Apr 2004 09:30 AM
The Sims, ADVANCE? Forgotten Sin Games & Technology 9 15 Jul 2003 02:26 PM
review-The sims/PS2 Forgotten Sin Games & Technology 1 16 Jan 2003 05:51 AM
The sims for PS2 Forgotten Sin Games & Technology 6 15 Jan 2003 11:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 AM.

Attribution:
Powered by Yahoo Answers



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.