The Sims 3: Generations is the fourth expansion pack for popular single player Life Simulation game The Sims 3.* Through it players can dramatically expand The Sims 3 gameplay with a generationally oriented focus on new activities, celebrations, and … see full wiki
I've been playing this expansion for the last couple days and I have formed one impression: I like it. I like it a lot.
This expansion doesn't really change too much within the game. You do gain a whole lot of new furniture (especially for children. Bunkbeds are quite nice!), and quite a lot of outdoors stuff. Beyond that, there's no new neighborhood or any real game changer rules. You do get the ability to really tailor your sims lifespans, however. Hate dealing with them as babies? Give them a two or three day time as babies. Don't like them when they're old? A two day lifespan there will fix that in time. Love playing young adults? Give them 100 days in that state and you can have them retire before thirty!
One thing I really enjoyed is the addition of an imaginary friend for your sim children. This friend takes the form of a stuffed animal. Your child plays with it, sings with it, talks with it, etc. None of the adult sims can see it, of course. If you are very good with chemistry and have 4,500 simoleans to spend, you can even make a potion to make this into a real sim that you can control. Fantastic!
Really the only complaints that I have are that I wish they would fix the romance features so that it's easier to get married, and that I wish there was a new neighborhood here. But beyond that, this is a really nice expansion. Not a must-buy, but if you do buy it, you likely won't be disappointed.