Here's the first review I've run across for The Sims 2, which sounds like an improvement over the original game in just about every dimension. I more or less lost several months of my life a couple of years ago to the management of my engrossing and often bizarre virtual families. I knew I had to quit when I started dreaming about my Sims. So I'm thinking it's just as well that a Mac version of The Sims 2 is "planned" but no date has yet been set for its release.
For me, this amounts to a nice side benefit to sticking with Macs: greatly reduced gaming distractions. Most of the very best games make it to the Mac eventually, which works out just fine for me. I enjoy games, and have even been known to play the occasional game obsessively for a period of time. But that's because I'm weak. Owning a Mac means I don't have to exercise too much personal willpower to resist whatever the cool game of the moment is. My choice of platform makes the temptation moot, and instead I can do something constructive with the time I would have spent gaming. See, Macs really do make you more productive!Posted by at September 23, 2004 11:06 PM