Looking for advice on how to torment Sims
June 11, 2006 9:35 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago I found an entertaining article online, where the author described playing Sims 2 to make life as difficult as possible for his main character. I seem to remember that he made the character colossally ugly, and that he made the house into a maze of twist little passages, all alike. I can't seem to find the article on the basis of these clues, though; does anyone remember this better than I do?
posted by Johnny Assay to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2392
posted by kaytwo at 9:42 PM on June 11, 2006

Best answer: SomethingAwful?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:43 PM on June 11, 2006

Best answer: son of a... let's try that again: clicky i'm pretty sure this is what you're looking for, it's from somethingawful and i remember getting a kick out of it.
posted by kaytwo at 9:44 PM on June 11, 2006

Best answer: Oops, there was a follow-up piece as well.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:44 PM on June 11, 2006

An older somethingawful piece on the Sims is also entertaining.
posted by zadcat at 9:45 PM on June 11, 2006

GameSpy's Fargo did something similar way back in the day, but the article is no longer available. I recall him putting his Sim's toilet in the middle of the living room, having a party with tons of people in the same room and watching his Sim do the "gotta go" dance.
posted by frogan at 10:09 PM on June 11, 2006

Check out the book "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs" by Chuck Klosterman. It contains a hilarious chapter about playing and tormenting the Sims.
posted by ollsen at 2:19 AM on June 12, 2006

There's also Mr and Mrs Victim.
posted by goo at 3:00 AM on June 12, 2006

Amazon.com reviews of Sims and Sims 2 have some interesting anecdotes as well.
posted by mrmojoflying at 5:53 AM on June 12, 2006

Response by poster: The second SomethingAwful piece was the one I remembered; I had forgotten all about the adventures of Marduk the Flayer. Many thanks!
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:08 AM on June 12, 2006

Oh man, this question brings back great memories of holidays spent playing the sims at my cousins' house, trapping the main character between four outward-facing refrigerators and watching him slowly starve.
posted by notswedish at 3:26 PM on June 12, 2006

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