Pros Graphics are much better
Loading times are much faster
Lots of Community Lots to visit
Create a Sims is a lot nicer
Lots of new features
Love the downloading feature
Cons Took way to many things out of Sims 2 that should have been in
While it is more customizable it is missing a lot of things
Cannot build a community lot (Possible in a game update)
It is so customizable that it takes much longer to build/create
Summary While it is missing a lot of things, you can download a lot more things to make it much better of a game. Loading is much faster and graphics are better. Overall, The game is good, I would recommend buying it, only if you are interested (a.k.a have $50 to spend) or are a Sims fan. I happy that I bought it when it first came out!
"Best one so far."on by aya92686
Pros The many customizable options when you create a character, and build your house. How you can go anywhere in the neighborhood. The new skills, like fishing and gardening. Those are fun. You can purchase vehicles.
Cons Careers are still the same boring thing. Sure, there's new promotions, and opportunities, but I guess I expected more.
Summary I still love playing this game like I did all of the others, and spend several hours playing it each time. But it would be even more better if it was online like the old Sims Online. They should release a new one of those. Then it would be nearly perfect.