Well I can't say I'm a big fan of the Sims series, however my little brother has about basically all of the Sims 2 and they are all full of mods I downloaded & put into the game. The game is so choc-full of mods that it takes 5 minutes to load up the main menu. Eventually we decided to un-install all sims 2 mods.
Perfect timing for him, as Sims 3 is on the way very soon... Well anyway I thought we might as well take a look at the new game & its trailer. I'm not sure if anyone else on this forum has seen it yet, but you should!
Now you can access your entire span of neighbourhood, no loading bars travelling from here to there, its all just up to your control!
Since I'm not a true fan of the series, I've gotta say the graphics just seem to be the same simple style as the 2nd game... no improvements! I always believed Sims 3 would look like NewGen graphics and then a future sequel will basically be virtual reality... okay too far I think.