This Sims Medieval trailer is on odd one. It makes the gameplay seem heroic and noble, but when Electronic Arts showed the game to reporters at Gamescom they knew what people will spend their time doing: torturing Sims.
We all know that the Sims is the world's favourite torture video game, yes? Ask anyone who plays it a lot. They may play nice at first, establishing bliss in their virtual dollhouses among the Sims people. But these Sims players ruin eventually ruin their Sims' lives. In March of next year, they can do it in Medieval times.
The Sims Medieval game for PC and Mac was shown briefly at EA's Gamescom press conference in Germany today. We got basic details. You'll be building a kingdom, gaining hero characters for each wizard tower or castle you construct. You can have your Sims fight duels, go on adventures and... you can torture them in Medieval ways.
Here's some gameplay description from the official EA press release:
The Sims Medieval offers players a chance to build up a medieval kingdom, controlling characters from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to Knights and Wizards, Blacksmiths and Bards. It provides a host of storytelling possibilities in the form of quests, from crafting a legendary sword to arranging a royal wedding, to protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, to finding the fountain of youth. Every quest plays out differently depending on which Hero Sim the player is controlling. The destiny of the kingdom rests in the players' hands. Will players build up their kingdom through internal expansion, or perhaps look for a more imperial type of domination, expanding their rule by conquering territories? Will they take on quests in pursuit of fame, or focus on the health and wellbeing of their people? The choice is theirs!
The rack is the selling point. I'm sure EA knows this.