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1  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / So disappointed in the lack of evil available on: December 15, 2008, 08:12:43 am
So now the news comes out that "evil" sims do such dastardly deeds such as (ooo!) kick over trash cans and (eek) steal candy from babies.

"You can put him in the game, make him "Mean-Spirited", make him evil, give him the "Kleptomaniac" trait, and then you can see what his life is like - give him the "Criminal" career. He'll come over to your house, yell at you, threaten you, because he has the Mean-Spirited trait, if you're not looking he's going to snatch your stuff... so you get to see what life is like living next to a homicidal criminal. The game is for families in that it's a non-violent game, but players can make any character they want and there are lot of very clever things that you can make happen. So it's really open-ended, it's up to you what kind of characters you put in the town. It's not really possible to do cruel or mean things - that's not the kind of game we are"

This really sickens me to no end. What part of threatening and snatching stuff equals "homicidal criminal"?

Firstly, I hate that this is considered a family game.  I hate the ratings system and don't want this game to be considered a family game in the first place.
But even if they are determined to do so. 

What's wrong with Sims murdering other sims??!!

Who exactly are they protecting?  Children from the concept of murder?  I don't think so.

What happened to Harry Potters parents?
What exactly does the Evil Queen wish to do to Snow White?
What happens to Bambi's mother?
What do Cowboys and Indians do to each other?
What does nearly every preteen campfire ghost story involve?

I could go on here but the point is that kids are well introduced to such concepts by the time they are at least 7 years old. And you know what? If they want to cater to the 7-12 group than they need to make a different game for them.  By the teen years, kids not only get the concept but are reading Stephen King or other similar scary books, watching murders on soap operas and numerous other types of related entertainment.

I want my evil sims to do truly evil things and that includes murder. It doesn't have to be gory, bloody, realistic murder - they can do it in a soap opera kind of way.  I'm really not happy about this at all and I'm tired of the Sims not showing the darker side of human nature.
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