i enjoy it. i've played the first game, but not the second. i suppose it is the vicarious aspect that i like so much, perfecting yourself, getting the stuff you always wanted, talking in gibberish and pictograms.
I find this "look how hardcore gamer I am, I hate the Sims lol !!!111oneone" attitude so boring. So, yeah, it's not the best ludical experience ever, but it's a very intelligent game that probably brought many clueless people into the gaming thing.
I have played it just a bit, but lot's of people have a great time with the thing. Get over it... At least it's not a hunting game or a myst clone.
sim city is fun to play! i realy like the first one, so nice and basic. also the lack of train stations is a genius plan...
but the sims suck... how many add-ons are there now? they're milking it out like a friggin' cow. and what's the fun in seeïng fictive people walking around in a house that you made... it would be more fun if the sims had a deathmatch option