I am embarrassed and ashamed to say...
I am a Sims fanatic.
I have always enjoyed the occasional video game, but was never completely sucked into one before this came along and I wish that I never had played the first Sims game. Since then it has cost me over $1000 to support this addiction with the endless stream of expansion packs that I mark out on. This past summer my girlfriend severely sprained her ankle so she was layed up for a week. When I came home after work one day she was sitting by the computer with her leg propped up playing The Sims 2. She has never looked so attractive...she then became addicted to the game. What has made the game so addicting for me was the custom content and the story telling. However, we did become bored with the game a few months ago and didn't even buy the last expansion pack, which is a big deal for us. I had not played the game in over 2 months.
Then I saw some screens of The Sims 3 and had a relapse, we both did.
I am very excited about this game, here is a link http://thesims3.ea.com/screens.php
with a few screens.
Anyone else in here enjoy the Sims?