Despite being unable to do this, they fufilled their original purpose: making Will Wright richer (until he would sell the rights to Electronic Arts for the sequel).
The graphics consisted of an isometric landscape with box-like polygon Sims warily navigating their hellish purgatory.
Expansion packs are accessory discs which promise to add something to the game.
It won numerous awards, such as Worst Game of the Year and Ugliest Graphics, prompting EA to make a sequel, which won more awards.
This rather monotonous cycle makes up the history of the series.
The primary gist of these expansion packs was to generally charge people full price for content which was unusable without the base game, thereby making Maxis and EA ludicrous amounts of money on an embarrassingly shaky premise.
The Sims' expansion packs were advertised as being able to turn your computer into a sauna.The Sims 2 was an alternate reality created by Will Wright in 2004 as an "improved" version of The Sims.Electronic Arts originally intended for The Sims 2 to be a means of communication with space aliens, but based on the information in this game, the aliens decided we were not a particularly intelligent species and focused their efforts elsewhere.This list is only a handful of the many expansion packs sold by EA.In case fans' hard drives weren't full and wallets weren't empty yet, a 2003 EA brainstorming session came out with "stuff packs" that don't really do anything except add more fancy stuff to "update" your Sim's homes with.Each expansion pack enhanced the game with more confusing actions and different supernatural phenomena that rather bent Maxis' absurd definition of the word "simulation".