I am a 24 year old artist. I first started playing the Sims when I was 14, back when it first came out. I loved it very much and I still have it at home. I never played the Sims 2, and it was my boyfriend's idea to buy the Sims 3 when it came out. I was very pleased at how much better it was than the first game. Heck, I can't even play the first game anymore. I hate it, it's so boring. I only play TS3 over at my boyfriend's because my computer would never be able to handle it.