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Home Meeting with the producers The Sims 3 preview with the producer MJ Chun (second part) - Pregnancy, childbirths and heredity
The Sims 3 preview with the producer MJ Chun (second part) - Pregnancy, childbirths and heredity PDF Print
Written by CriCri Sunday, 22 March 2009 00:00
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The Sims 3 preview with the producer MJ Chun (second part)
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Pregnancy, childbirths and genetical heredity


As we said at the beginning of this second part of our review, if the story progression is enabled and we have pregnant Sims we don't play with, the child will be born and his/her name will be assigned by the game. Teenagers can't have children, while young adults and adults can. Young adults in particular, are the most fertile ones. Pregnancy lasts 6 days, no matter the length of the Sim's life; on the first day nothing happens; 24 hours later the female Sim realizes to be pregnant and shifts to maternity clothes, and in the following days the baby bump gets bigger and bigger. As in The Sims 2, pregnant Sims have morning sickness, cravings and backache (they can ask their partners for a massage or go to the SPA to get one). Pregnancy has two new interactions: announcing you're pregnant (we recommend to do it at least with your partner and who knows how he will react if he hates children!) and give birth at the hospital. You can choose to give birth at home or at the hospital, but according to MJ, it should be very cute to rush to the hospital and then thank the doctor, even if we haven't seen these scenes and we don't know if this all happens for real or we'll have to "create" this in our fantasy. We were also curious about the genetical heredity. Like The Sims 2, children will take some traits from their parents, with a bonus. Producer said that children also get hidden skills and there's no way to discover what they concern, and in fact, developers had very hard times testing them. Children can get traits that openly contrast with their parent's.


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