The newest iteration to The Sims franchise, The Sims Medieval, arrives exclusively to Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
[do action=”boxout”]Download The Sims Medieval
- Press the Search button on your Nokia Lumia and then tap Vision
- Scan the QR code
- Tap on the link when it appears on the screen
- Install the application from the Windows Phone Store[/do]
For those not familiar with The Sims, it’s a life simulation game where you build a character, build a better home, and interact with the local surroundings. You then get to interact with other Sims and grow your character to be whatever you want him or her to be.
In this version of the game franchise, you’re transported back to medieval times where your playing environment consists of wooden huts and boiling cauldrons.
At the beginning of the game you need to decide what you want your Sim to look like. Will you play a male or female character, be bald, have green eyes, or be a vampire? It’s really up to you. There’s a fair amount of fine-tuning to really get the type of character you want, so play around with all the options on offer.
Next, you’ll need to give your character some history and also choose what type of personality he or she will have. If you decide to be naughty rather than a gentleman, your game experiences will differ slightly, or hugely in some cases.
Name your character and the town in which you will live in and you’re good to go with the rest of the game.
We’d advise anybody to take the tutorial, even if you’ve played The Sims before. There may be some differences between PC version and mobile version, and it doesn’t take long to get through it. Once the tutorial is over, you can roam around at will, or at least answer that knock at the door!
It’s a new friend-to-be, make sure you chat with him.
Playing The Sims (any version) with the sound turned up is a good idea, as listening to Simlish (the language of Sims) is always entertaining. It’s completely made up, but before long you’ll almost begin to understand what the people are saying.
Some friends may offer you quests where you’ll be able to earn some Simoleans, which is a good start to building up your reputation in your kingdom.
Once you do venture out of your own house, the kingdom is ready to be explored and new people are highlighted in read. The important ones you’ll need to talk to about any quests have a yellow exclamation mark above their head.
Gameplay is fairly straightforward. Tap on a person to interact with them and choose from one of the options, whether that be greet, chat, or even tell a joke.
However, understanding the right thing to say is important. Say something wrong and you’ll offend someone. Ignore a friendship and you’ll lose a friend.
Keeping on top of quests and keeping your friendships alive can be tricky. Throw in the fact that you need to eat, sleep, have fun and enjoy some social time, things can sometimes seem impossible. They’re not though, just challenging.
As with any Xbox game, The Sims Medieval offers rewards in the form of achievements. As you progress through the game you’ll unlock them and they’ll go towards your Xbox gamerscore.
The Sims Medieval is available from Windows Phone Store for £3.99 and runs on Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 7.x or Windows Phone 8. So, that’s the likes of the Nokia Lumia 620, Lumia 920, and even the Lumia 800 – download it today.
Are you a fan of The Sims? How do you like this latest version?