February 24, 2013

The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Review

The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff is all about adding fashions and trends that were big hits in these decades, to your game. Fashionable new choices for your Sims can turn an average Sim into an interesting Sim that is the talk of the town. The new décor can turn a boring home into the coolest afterschool hangout, or the place where the best parties in town are at. How you want to use the new items is up to you!

Game Description
Give your Sims the hottest looks and coolest décor from yesteryear with The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff. Rock all-new outfits, crazy hairstyles, and facial hair. Sport a 70s disco look with a wide-collared suit and bell-bottom pants, go 80s glam with shoulder pads and bangle earrings, or throw on a rumpled flannel shirt for a wild 90s grunge look. And don’t forget to redecorate your Sims’ homes to suit the decade! The Starlight Party Ball or the Neonis Foosball Table will totally give your Sims’ homes that perfect flashback touch. Bring back all the crazy trends, from feathered hair to parachute pants to console stereos as your Sims warp back in time.

Get fashion essentials and on-trend décor to outfit your Sims and their homes in stylish looks of decades past.

o     The Groovy 70s
—Pump the tunes on your Sims’ stereo system and show off their moves—and their righteous threads. From flared jeans and bellbottoms to halter top catsuits and platforms shoes, your Sims are ready to boogie the night away in style!
Décor—Add some righteous décor to your Sims’ home with a console stereo system, minimalist furnishings, a far out disco ball, and more. Can you dig it?

o     The Awesome 80s
—Don some legwarmers, a leotard, and a headband and your Sim is ready to get physical—at the gym, that is! Outfitted in a vibrant structured suit with shoulder pads, they’re set to bound up the career ladder. Whatever their activity, with the awesome 80s attire, they’re dressed for success, for sure!
Décor—Set your Sims up with radical pinup wall art, tubular arcade games, and a, like totally slick entertainment system—and let the shimmies start shaking!

o     The Grunge 90s
—Whether your Sims are sporting the anti-fashion grunge look in tattered jeans and layered tops or a casual-chic outfit featuring an asymmetrical handkerchief hemline skirt, they’re sure to get mad props for their 90s fashion sense.
Décor—Drag out the distressed furniture for an industrial metal look that says you don’t care about the establishment—even if secretly you do.

o     New hairstyles and facial hair—Complete your Sims’ flashback look with new hairstyles from their favorite decade, from the feathered look of the 70s to the poofed tease of the 80s to a lank grunge ‘do of the 90s and more.” – The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

My Thoughts
The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff is a really fun addition to the game. I grew up in the 80s and 90s, so I know those decades very well. Dressing my Sims in looks from these decades was fun, and I added in some of the new décor to give a fun retro vibe.

There are new hairstyles for men and women included, and some facial hair for the guys. The new additions definitely show off the decades being portrayed, which is fun, and I liked it. However, not enough were added, at least in my opinion. I only counted 4 for women and 2 for men.

The new clothing was my favorite part of the “Stuff” pack. However, again, not as many were included as I would have liked. Women got more than the men, as usual. Not that I mind this, but for stuff packs, I think they should really give you more than what they have been offering in this category. Toddlers, children, teen, and elderly Sims should also be given additions. There also weren’t any new designs (with fabrics) that I noticed. They could have made some really cool additions in this category that could be used with all types of clothing and furnishings, so it is a bummer that they didn’t utilize this as part of their stuff pack.

The 1980s seems to be the main decade they featured in this addition to the game. Most of the content included is from this era. There are items from all three decades, but the main focus looks like it is very late 70s to early to mid 80s.

Overall, I enjoy the new additions that this Stuff pack brings. I wish there were more of it, but that is usually the case. If you are a diehard Sims 3 fan, and want to add in more fun content for your game, this is definitely a Stuff pack you want. Same goes if you want to bring in items from these decades. However, if you want more content, I’d hold out and wait for The Sims 3: University or another expansion pack where you get more for your money.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, Electronic Arts, and Gamers Gate for providing me with a digital copy of this game and allowing me to review it. All experiences and opinions expressed are my own.


Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I haven't got Sims 3 yet, I always seem to be several years behind when it comes to the evolution of The Sims. But it definitely looks interesting, perhaps I need to retire Sims 2 and finally get the new one so I can try out all the expansion packs.

Sheri said...

You really should, it is a great game! I loved The Sims 2 as well, but there is just so much more with The Sims 3. I'll have a hard time changing over to The Sims 4 (whenever that is made) :)

Michelle said...

Love this game, I'll get this one for sure!