Originally posted by aimeee
My kids got the Sims for Christmas and have been playing it non-stop, tag team style.
Greetings aimeee, I've got a question for you....
My son, who's almost 14, has had the offline
version of the SIMS with all the expansion packs for a couple of years now. It's a great game and he has tons of fun with it. He asked for the online
version this Christmas but I was hesitant to buy it for him because you do, after all, play with others online. My concern was that the online game could possibly get to be too "adult" for him (if you know what I mean).
Just to let you know, I am in NO WAY
a prude or think that my kid is somehow sheltered from this kind of stuff. We openly communicate about EVERYTHING (call me Sharon Osbourne!) and he spends a lot
of time playing online games with others; heck, he even has the headphones to converse in real time with people who are playing the same game as him (can you believe that can be done? It's cool!).
My question for you is: Is there any more potential for stuff that's inappropriate for a 14 year old boy in the SIMS game than there is any other online game? I just want to ask because I don't want him ending up creating characters that could potentially be abused by characters that have been created by others. And, I ask you because as I quoted you above, your kids play online (right?) and so I thought you'd be someone excellent to ask!
Anyway, I think I may be over-reacting.
His birthday is in Feb and I'm thinking of buying the SIMS online. Any input (from anyone with experience with the online
game) would be greatly appreciated!
p.s. Rollercoaster Tycoon is another GREAT offline computer game for kids!