Ye Olde Sims
You don't mess with success.
So when you're dealing with The Sims -- the most popular PC video game franchise ever made, with over 120 million copies sold -- you
could certainly forgive publisher EA the cautious approach it's taken to changing up the series' tried-and-true virtual dollhouse gameplay. Past
attempts to break the Sims mold, like 2002's abortive The Sims Online, haven't
fared well, but for their next Sims release EA is ready to try something new.
Or something old, as it turns out. Very old.
The Sims Medieval, which releases on March 22 on PC and Mac, takes Sims fans way back to the Middle Ages, where they'll discover simulated life's rather different than they