I went and bought The Sims 3 and it sucks. Wow you can make really cool people, but that's it...what about different lots where you can build your own houses? All this game is...is boring. I am a huge Sims fan, but Sims 2 was way better than this crap. All the game does is load really f***ing slow, or freeze. There are soo many problems with this game that you can't even save anything...the game will freeze and delete everything you just did, so you have to do it all over again.
I just bought the game 2 days ago, and I have had to rebuild and re-do everything over 6 times...it's ridiculous. It's not my computer, because I deleted everything and had my computer checked for viruses before hand just so it wouldn't mess up...but it did. If you like the Sims, stick to the old versions...Because this one is f***ing lame and boring and there is not one thing fun about it. Thank you for your time!!!