On June 2, 2009, The Sims 3 was released in the US, giving us a brand new open world in which our sims (and their homes) could be as weirdly customized as we desired.
The Sims 3 came to us with a lot of new features (and plenty of bugs to go with them) and while many of us still disagree to this day whether it was a better or worse experience than The Sims 2 or 4, I feel as though we can all agree that, at the very least, this game made us laugh in one way or another.
Now, obviously I adore The Sims 3 in many ways. I still love so many features of it that other games just don’t offer and I plan to continue playing it for a long time. I’ve seen many people around making lists of their favorite EPs and SPs from best to worst, so I thought in honor of The Sims 3’s 10th anniversary, I would do it too.
Keith: Peaches, babe, happy birthday. Have I told you how happy I am to have built this life with you? You have really helped me use my Nurturing trait to its fullest potential.
Peaches Honeyblossom: I love you, Keith. You’re the greatest partner in life I could’ve asked for, even though it took a thousand tries to marry you. I am happy to grow old with you. Even though you’ve been old for a while.
Llama: Mmm, I smell a sweet aroma. Is that a Peaches Honeyblossom I am sensing in the air of this very new save file?
I mean, it’s not new, technically…
Llama: Oh, it’s new. It’s so new I’m like the very first spawned NPC. You’re not fooling anyone, lady!
Alright, so I had to start a new save file. Again. On a new computer. And so now time has sped up. Because I’m truly terrible at this. Please bear with me, this isn’t even just technical difficulties it’s like actual human functional difficulties on my end at this point. Idek.