If you’ve played The Sims 2 on the Nintendo DS, then you might share your opinion on this odd take: the game is ‘very, very weird,’ as Kotaku’s Leah Williams writes. Aside from its odd and lowkey scary story and characters, the game is actually good in terms of quality and technical prowess. However, that does not stop fans from pointing out that the game is creepy as hell:
It’s not exactly a normal game, and the vibes it gives off has given people the heebie-jeebies.
“There was definitely something eerie about that game,” wrote Redditor LazerGuidedMelody in the thread. “There was something almost post-apocalypse about it… Despite there being people around the hotel, the saloon, the street, it always feels so empty.”
“One of the first stages of the game you had to do jobs for Frankie Fusilli who was like a mobster, who made you try and blow up the mayor,” wrote Lucaienn. “Later he would make you bury a wriggling suitcase in the desert and after that the mayor was no where to be found.”
“The part that would make me start a new game entirely would be when the alien invasion happened with ‘the music’,” Ginkos-lover wrote. “It would have me so shook that I would start a whole new save and make sure I never got to that point.”
The aura of the game was too much for Redditor Vio-lex. “I’d say I’m pretty interested in weird and creepy stuff, but Sims 2 on DS was too out there for me as a kid,” they wrote in the thread. “Strangetown looked deserted and it had a really derelict, abandoned atmosphere… The cult plot was especially creepy for me when I was younger and still is.”
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