When The Sims 3 obvious holes for expansions were left. However, some holes were just too unfair and greedy for some Sims fans out there. When the first installment The Sims got its first pets expansion The Sims Unleashed (and many others) a few years later the sequel, The Sims 2 , didn't come with pets or magic or anything else except for the base game. Players criticized this step a lot but, in the end, they understood it, mainly because of the huge graphical step from The Sims to The Sims 2.
Now, story repeated itself. All that was in The Sims 2 was lost. Players must go through all the waiting and money spending just to get what they have been gaining and losing over the last 11 years. If you check The Sims 3 official Facebook Page, or The Sims 3 Forums you will notice the rage and desperate pleas for another pets based expansion pack, as well as a season and making magic and some players would also like the ability to open a business back. Some accuse EA of being greedy and sucking people's money by releasing Expansion Packs they are sure people will buy, others say there was no way The Sims 3 could just have everything from the beginning.
Well, though late, The Sims 3: Pets is here. The game is probably just a copy of The Sims 2: Pets but with the tweaks of The Sims 3 gameplay. Players will be able to create and customize pets, but with further depth. Being able to play around the world with your pet, rather than it just disappearing on the map, like it used to on The Sims 2: Pets, is also a nice addition. It seems the game will also be featuring new animals, like horses and pigs. The Sims 3: Pets also comes with a new world for players to explore.
Right now there are two editions available for pre-order: The Sims 3: Pets and The Sims 3: Pets Limited Edition. They cost the same price but the Limited Edition comes with a cute-looking animal store.
My opinion of the game will be based on the amount of interaction options available between pets and pets and pets and Sims. They were very limited on The Sims 2: Pets and I think it's rude and unfair to do exactly the same interactions but with different visuals.
Right now, The Sims 3: Pets looks promising and fans are dying to play it. With such high expectations, EA better come up with something really good. After the huge buggy, bland, pricey disappointment of The Sims 3: Generations, both EA's and The Sims 3 reputation are at stake.
Be sure to check the Sims 3: Pets trailer here at Game Debate.