Welcome to The Sims 2! Part 32

Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 23:00

Greetings, Sims fans,

How you doin'? My, you look nice today! Did you lose weight? And your eyes - I never noticed how beautiful they are! Perhaps we could retire to some place quiet and talk about it some more...

Spring, the traditional time of year for romance, is quickly drawing to a close, but we predict that it's going to be the tail end of summer when things really start to heat up. Specifically, we think that beginning September 17th, romance will blossom across the globe, when The Sims 2 fans everywhere tear the shrink-wrap off their new copies of The Sims 2, and fire up some of the brand new Romance Sims found in The Sims 2 to see what makes them tick.

And just what is a Romance Sim, exactly? As you hopefully know by now, Sims in The Sims 2 are driven by their Aspirations, just like people in real-life. Romance Sims know what they want, and aren't afraid to let you go after it for them. For a Romance Sim, there is no sweeter thrill than the adulation of a new love interest. In short, they are individuals who pursue romantic gratification with an almost single-minded zeal. Perhaps you've encountered a few real-world equivalents? If you've ever known someone who was more likely to be found canoodling with a new "friend" in the coat-room of a party than hanging out with his buddies, then you've met a Romance Sim.

If you create a Romance Sim in The Sims 2, you'd better be ready to build Charisma by polishing your pick-up lines in the mirror. And we hope you've got some money - The Aspirations of Romance Sims often dictate the kinds of items they want to own, and they ain't cheap! You'll need a fabulous hot-tub for those long, sensuous soaks, a suspiciously comfy sofa for, ahem, entertaining...well, you get the idea.

It's not all roses and candles for these Sims, either. For every Want there's a Fear, you know...getting turned down for a smooch can knock a Romance Sim right down, and you should be prepared to spend some time at the gym: just a little unwanted flab can totally sap the confidence out of a Romance Sim. Romance Sims are notoriously vain people with spun-sugar egos.

A tried and true Romance Sim wants to find love as much as possible, and damn the consequences! Romance Sims played to the peak of perfection gain a palpable confidence that shows in their strut, knows all the slick moves, and attracts envious stares from their Sim peers.

If you don't believe me, then you should check out this movie, and see a real Romance Sim in action:

Until Next Week,

Lucy Bradshaw

The Sims 2 Executive Producer

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