Story Building of The Sims 3
The Sims 3 merupakan salah satu dari game yang paling banyak di mainkan dan juga menjadi game yang terlaris di dunia. Faktor pendukung kesuksesan dari suatu game diantaranya yaitu cerita (story), karakter (characters) dan game play dari game itu sendiri. The Sims 3 memiliki story of game yang khas. Berikut ini, saya akan mencoba untuk memaparkan sedikit tentang story yang terdapat di dalam The Sims 3.
Pada The Sims 3 terdapat neighborhood yang bernama Sunset Valley. Di dalam Sunset Valley ini terdapat rumah-rumah yang sudah berisi family tertentu maupun yang masih kosong, tanah (lots) yang bisa dipilih untuk membangun rumah, serta community lot. Saat memainkan game ini, user dapat memilih sendiri apakah akan memainkan family yang sudah ada, atau membuat family sendiri.
Lots (Rumah) yang sudah ditempati di dalam The Sims 3 yaitu:
- Asilomar, owned by Single Moms household.
- August Moon, owned by Crumplebottom family.
- Cosmopolitan Lofts, owned by Working Friends household.
- Cottage Cheese, owned by Kennedy family.
- Flava-ful, owned by Alvi family.
- Garden Cottage, owned by Steel family.
- Goth Manor, owned by Goth family.
- Greener & Greener, owned by Bachelor family.
- House Plan B, owned by Jolina family.
- Landgraab Estate, owned by Landgraab family.
- Lone Wolff Manor, owned by Wolff family.
- Low Fat Ranch, owned by Keaton family.
- Metropolitan Lofts, owned by Roomies household (The Sims 3).
- Minihaus, owned by Wainwright family.
- Ocean Vista Cottage, owned by Frio family.
- Peep’s Peak, owned by Bunch family.
- Pescadero, owned by Ursine family.
- Plus Plus, owned by Sekemoto family.
- Primrose, owned by Hart family.
- Raggio del Sole, owned by Wan-Goddard family.
- Stalwart Mission, owned by Andrews family.
- Sur La Plage, owned by Koffi family.
- Tilelicious, owned by Langerak family.
- Victor’s Abode, owned by Clavell family.
- Villa Alto, owned by Alto family.
Lots (Rumah) yang masih kosong di dalam The Sims 3 yaitu:
- Capitola A
- Condor Museum Lofts
- Cozy Craftsman
- “El” Urban Sprawl
- The Monotone
- Mosquito Cove
- Myrtle Bungalow
- Shotgun Style
- Wagner’s Repose
- Ye Olde Tudor
Community Lots yang terdapat di The Sims 3 yaitu:
- 28 Hour Wellness Gym
- Central Park
- Crystal Springs
- Le Petit Shark Pool Center
- Lofty Cerulean Blue Pool
- Maywood Glen
- Old Pier Beach
- Papyrus Memorial Library
- Pinoche Pond
- Pleasant Rest Graveyard
- Recurve Strand
- Stoney Falls
- Summer Hill Springs
- Sunnyside Strand
- Sunset Institute of Modern Art
Setiap family yang terdapat pada The Sims 3 memiliki kisahnya tersendiri. Antara satu dengan yang lain berbeda. Tingkat kesulitan dalam memainkannya pun bermacam-macam, mulai dari easy , medium sampai hard.
Berikut ini adalah daftar family yang terdapat di dalam The Sims 3:
- Alto family 20 Summer Hill Court
The Altos are new money. Their unscrupulous business practices have gotten them far in this town. Unofficially, they own most of the local shops. But how did their daughter become such a Goody Two-Shoes?
(Para Altos adalah uang baru. Praktek bisnis yang tidak bermoral mereka mendapatkan mereka jauh di kota ini. Tidak resmi, mereka memiliki sebagian besar toko-toko lokal. Tapi bagaimana putri mereka menjadi seperti Goody Two-Shoes?)
Nick Alto, Vita Alto, Holly Alto
- Alvi family 43 Water Lily Lane
Young Miraj Alvi wishes that his teen-age brother would stop giving their dad such a hard time. Is there some way he can help the two make amends?
(Miraj Alvi muda berharap kakak berusia remajanya akan berhenti memberi ayah mereka waktu yang sulit. Apakah ada cara dia bisa membantu mereka berdua menebus kesalahan??
VJ Alvi, Miraj Alvi, Iqbal Alvi
- Andrews family 378 Skyborough Boulevard
Beau Andrews is an insensitive slob who spends most of his time watching television. Victoria is an artistic bookworm who spends most of her time reading. How is it that these two seem to be living happily ever after?
Beau Andrews, Victoria Andrews
- Bunch family 16 Maywood Lane
Here’s the story: Two working parents juggle family, household chores, and their careers while their four children run wild. What is the right balance for this family of six to stay sane?
Jack Bunch, Judy Bunch, Ethan Bunch, Lisa Bunch, Arlo Bunch, Darlene Bunch
- Clavell family 306 Skyborough Boulevard
Xander Clavell is a party animal still living in his parents’ house. Buster is tired of Xander’s mooching and wants him out. Will Bessie have to choose between her son and her husband?
Buster Clavell, Bessie Clavell, Xander Clavell
- Frio family 7 Sun Song Avenue
The Frio brothers are cool – but in very different ways. Connor is shy and seems aloof; Jared is downright cold to people after he befriends them. Can anything be done to change them into the next level of cool: awesome?
Connor Frio, Jared Frio
- Hart family 303 Skyborough Boulevard
Bebe Hart has a hard time as the only responsible person in the entire Hart lineage. It’s no secret in the neighborhood that both of her parents are slightly insane, so Bebe feels that the neighbor’s eyes have been scrutinizing her for ages, just waiting to see if she’ll crack too.
Gus Hart, Dorie Hart, Bebe Hart
- Jolina family 91 Landgraab Avenue
Jamie Jolina is as intelligent as she is beautiful. Can she prove to the world that the two traits can coexist?
- Keaton family 86 Landgraab Avenue
Avid outdoorsy Sims, Marty and Justine Keaton both have active careers and active hobbies. What effect will the impending arrival of their first child have on their lifestyle?
Marty Keaton, Justine Keaton
- Kennedy family 67 Water Lily Lane
Erin Kennedy is a long-term military woman who was recently transferred to town. Making friends has always been difficult for her, and she worried that things might be the same in this town. Will her fears come true?
- Koffi family 433 Sunnyside Boulevard
Gobias Koffi is a well-meaning single sim who just hasn’t met the right woman. Is this because he actually prefers the company of his male friends?
- Roomies Household 260 Sunnyside Boulevard
Can five young adults from five different backgrounds really stand living together in a single house? Just about every personality is represented in this wacky household. . .but who is the exceedingly plain guy who doesn’t socialize with others? And how did he manage to get his own room?
Tamara Donner, Emma Hatch, Stiles McGraw, Cycl0n3 Sw0rd, Blair Wainwright
- Sekemoto family 24 Sim Lane
Yumi Sekemoto has recently moved in with her son, Leighton, to help him raise his toddler, Sam.
Yumi Sekemoto, Sam Sekemoto, Leighton Sekemoto
- Single Moms household 330 Oak Grove Road
Fiona McIrish is used to living alone with her teenage daughter, River. But when Fiona’s best friend needed a place to live with her own young daughter, Fiona readily invited the two to live in her home. Will Molly be the perfect housemate or Fiona’s biggest regret?
Fiona McIrish, River McIrish, Molly French, Sandi French
- Steel family 373 Skyborough Boulevard
Christopher Steel is lucky by nature. Things have always come easily for him, which is starting to get boring. Now that he’s in a brand new town with no friends or job, how will he fare?
- Ursine Family 5 Sun Song Avenue
Claire Ursine is a reclusive angler living by the ocean. Since she lives along, she is hopeful that no one will notice her unexpectedly changing waistline.
- Wainwright family 53 Maywood Lane
Susan and Boyd are techno geniuses who spend all of their available time with electronics. When their daughter, Blair, was a child, they bought every toy she asked for in the hopes that she would amuse herself and give them more free time for their hobbies. Now that Blair has moved out on her own, the Wainwrights are thinking of converting her old room for their next big project. . .
Susan Wainwright, Boyd Wainwright
- Wan-Goddard family 1 Sun Song Avenue
Pauline and Hank are certain that they will be 2-gether 4-ever because they have so much in common: parties, the beach, and music. The only question is whether they can maintain their lifestyle.
Pauline Wan, Hank Goddard
- Wolff family 500 Sunnyside Boulevard
Both the arts and having children are very important to Morgana Wolff, but she has just learned that her new husband, Thornton, actively dislikes both. Oops. Can these newlyweds save their young marriage? Should they even try?
Thornton Wolff, Morgana Wolff
- Working Friends household 270 Sunnyside Boulevard
Four women trying to make their way in the world have come together to share this house. Madison and Monica are best friends forever, Tori is a best-friend wannabe, and Ayesha is the tomboy who couldn’t care less.
Madison VanWatson, Monika Morris, Tori Kimura, Ayesha Ansari
Keluarga yang sudah ada semenjak The Sims dan The Sims 2 yaitu:
- Bachelor family 12 Sim Lane
The Bachelors are a tightly knit family and Simis see to it that everything – and everyone – is in its place. Now if only the other neighborhood kids were as well behaved as his Michael and Bella.
Simis Bachelor, Jocasta Bachelor, Michael Bachelor, Bella Bachelor
- Crumplebottom family 230 Redwood Parkway
Agnes Crumplebottom hadn’t even changed her last name to her husband’s when an unfortunate accident on her honeymoon ended their marriage. Between her growing bitterness and her husband’s ghost scaring away gentlemen callers, only the bravest Sim would ever even try to win her heart and fortune now.
- Goth family 13 Skybourough Boulevard
The Goths have lived in town since time immemorial. The aura of gloom from the nearby cemetery suits them, but can a young boy named Mortimer grow up to be well-adjusted in such a place?
Gunther Goth, Cornelia Goth, Mortimer Goth
- Landgraab family 10 Summer Hill Court
The Landgraabs are old money. Nancy’s family more or less founded the town, so it was no surprise that when she married Geoffrey, it was Geoffrey who changed his last name, not Nancy. Will young Malcom be a mild-mannered doctor like his father or a voracious business tycoon like his mother?
Geoffrey Landgraab, Nancy Landgraab, Malcolm Landgraab
- Langerak family 14 Sierra Tango Street
Kaylynn Langerak cleans up after her brother and stay-at-home dad while her mother works all day. Now Kaylynn’s Aunt Zelda has arrived with a jungle of half-dead plants in tow and things are messier than ever!
Kaylynn Langerak, Zelda Mae, Dustin Langerak, Parker Langerak, Iliana Langerak
Family yang terdapat pada Family Bin yaitu:
- Baker Family
Svetlana and Heathcliff love their daughter Becky, so of course they took her in when she and her son Topher needed a place to stay. But will they be able to enjoy their retirement with a noisy toddler in the house?
Svetlana Baker, Heathcliff Baker, Becky Baker, Topher Baker
- Funke family
Some might say Sabrina and Rhett Funke are too flaky to be successful at raising kids. Will their three talented tots turn out ok in the end, or will they let the pressure get to them?
Rhett Funke, Sabrina Funke, Spencer Funke, Irene Funke, Carol Funke
- Glover household
Roommates Gwen and Holden are an odd pair: she’s artsy and outgoing; he’s spacey and bookish. Will they be just good friends, or something more?
Gwen Glover, Holden Wonzy
- Lum family
Lawrence Lum is a bright, friendly teen with outgoing parents. Will he take after his computer whiz father or social climbing mother?
Lawrence Lum, Theodore Lum, Lily Lum
- Martinez family
Lovebirds Pablo and Jennifer Martinez are outdoorsy folk looking to explore nature. Will they thrive in a new town, or will the suburban lifestyle eventually drive them to tears?
Pablo Martinez, Jennifer Martinez
- Williams family
Aimee Williams is a marvel in the kitchen, but her husband Marley is a bit of a dreamer. Will he be able to support the two of them and little Malika, or will Aimee have to use her skills to earn some dough?
Aimee Williams, Malika Williams, Marley Williams
Banyak sekali story yang ada pada The Sims 3. User dapat memainkannya sesuai dengan keinginan masing-masing.