You all know I love talking about the ridiculous things that happen in my Sims games, but, some time ago, I decided to try playing the original The Sims game again. It was the first version of the game I ever played, back in elementary school. I figured it’d be fun for like half an hour, just for the nostalgia.
Imagine my surprise when I kept playing and playing and wanting to go back to it! Obviously the graphics are horrible, and the diversity and customization are not great, but it’s legitimately a fun and difficult game!
Also, The Sims 1 is wild.
And that’s why I’m here to tell you about the drama and chaos that is the Sims 1 game I’ve been playing. I hope you’ll find it as entertaining as I did!
This is Suzie.
She does magic.
This is Suzie’s girlfriend, Jade.
They met because of their mutual interest in magic.
And this is Suzie’s boyfriend, Mark.
And here’s where it starts getting interesting.
My goal in this game was to grow a magic beanstalk tall enough to climb, and they only appear on your home lot if you do enough magic. But doing magic is a lot of work. You need skills and ingredients. You need to go to public lots to do performances and do tasks and barter and buy things. You can make some things at home, but that requires time. And then you need to be in a good mood when you do the magic, or else it will go horribly wrong. And all this is on top of making money and surviving!
Suzie needed someone to make money and ingredients, to help with all the housework and gardening (Sims actually have to water their flowers in this game! It’s terrible!), and to use magic on. She didn’t want to do that to her girlfriend…
So she magicked Mark to fall in love with her.
Ever since then, Suzie has been slinging magic like nobody’s business, and my game has been chaos.
My game is filled with raccoons and skunks and a bear that tries to steal my honey and roaches and like 5 stray cats and dogs that never leave and ominous phone calls and dirty dishes and lawn-flamingos-turned-showgirls and food they can’t even eat before it all goes bad and constant fires and a fridge that opens and closes on its own and like 20 snakes and angry gnomes attacking my sims and one gnome that does nothing but get drunk in the wine-making vat and stumble around. At one point, Suzie was a ghost, and Mark was a toad.
Poor Mark just looks like he is so done with this shit, and none of it even fazes him anymore.
Playing The Sims 1. The fridge caught on fire, and one of the Sims just walked over to it, opened the door, and took food out of it, while it was on fire, as though it was all good. 🤣
— Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight (@whykristenburns) December 1, 2019
There’s been a bit of relationship drama. Mark once caught Suzie and Jade hugging, so he slapped Jade, and then he and Suzie got into a throwdown.
The real drama, however, is that…
Wait for it…
Suzie has actually fallen in love with Mark.
My sim has done gone and got herself into a bonafide love triangle. But a really messed up one since she’s cheating on her real girlfriend with her fake boyfriend and her fake boyfriend with her real girlfriend, not to mention the fact that the man she’s in love with is only in love with her because of a spell. The spell somewhat wore off and he then fell back in love on his own, but still, it started with a spell, so is it real, or is it just leftover feelings from the magic?
The plot thickened even more when I looked at their personalities and interests. It turns out Mark is kind of a jerk. Suzie, on the other hand, is just kind of an average person. She’s not inherently mean, and one of the things she likes most in life is romance. (I mean, I created them, so I should’ve already known this, but I genuinely forgot, especially since I didn’t originally create Mark for the purpose of being Suzie’s captive.)
So this begs the question: What motivation could’ve made someone who wasn’t inherently bad do something so horrible to someone else? I also kinda feel bad for her. She wants romance more than anything, but she’s backed herself into a corner and will probably lose both of her loves.
Oh well! At least she has pet dragons!
(I didn’t get any photos of the dragons, so please enjoy this random YouTube video I found!)