RE: Retro Focus: The Sims
I did not play “The Sims” on a regular basis. When my children loaded it on the family pc, I did take a crack at playing it. The game just did not appeal to me. Now “Sim City” I loved. I could play that game for hours. Especially when I learned how to basically give myself unlimited funds. Oddly people don’t talk much about another game from Maxis (before they were bought by EA) - “Sim Earth”. It involved changing temperatures or atmospheric conditions of a planet, tinkering with creatures to see if they survived and had options of terraforming planets like Mars or Venus. It was fun, but in a subsequent move I lost the game.