Handheld computer Sims Nintendo DS games are awesome and very, very weird. If you’ve been hanging around Kotaku Australia long enough, you might have seen me claiming The sims 2 on DS is my favorite game of all time, and while not everyone agrees on the quality and technical prowess of the title, there is one thing we can all admit: the game is scary as it is. ‘hell.
A Reddit thread detailing this creepy horror has gradually built up over the past year, with dozens of Sims fans take to the forum to share their experiences of in-game terror.
See, while The sims 2 on Nintendo DS seems like a simple hotel simulator, it’s actually much deeper than it first appears.
While you check in guests and take care of your needs in the Sims way, things get weird quickly in the game. As in, in the first five minutes of play, your loyal companion Tristan starts moaning about his girlfriend being carried away by a pack of scorpions, and how he caught a meteor at bare hands to overcome pain.
Then a wealthy Mafia boss arrives and threatens to break your kneecaps. But what’s stranger is the Cow Cult that follows, and which you must defeat by summoning an ancient mummy known as Horus Menhoset IX. Oh, and let’s not forget the alien emperor who tries to take over the hotel, or the killer robot who takes up residence in your penthouse.
It’s not exactly a normal game, and the vibes it gives off has given people the heebie-jeebies.
“There was definitely something odd about this game,” Redditor LazerGuidedMelody wrote in the thread. “There was something almost post-apocalypse about it… Despite there being people around the hotel, the saloon, the street, it still feels so empty.
“One of the first steps in the game, you had to do some work for Frankie Fusilli who was like a gangster, who made you try to blast the mayor,” Lucainn wrote. “Later he made you bury a wriggling suitcase in the desert and after that the mayor was nowhere to be found.” “
“The part that would make me completely start a new game would be when the alien invasion happened with ‘the music’,” Ginkos-lover wrote. “It would have rocked me so much that I would start a whole new save and make sure I never got to this.”
The aura of the game was too strong for Redditor Vio-lex. “I’d say I’m pretty interested in the weird and scary stuff, but The Sims 2 on DS was too much there for me as a kid,” they wrote in the thread. “Strangetown looked deserted and there was a truly abandoned and abandoned feel… The cult plot was especially scary to me when I was younger and still is.”
But it’s not just the characters and the plot that scared the Redditors, it’s the whole aura of the game. From blocky graphics to empty streets and music, it seems the game was inherently designed. to be scary.
Let’s listen to some key clips from the game’s soundtrack:
I don’t know about you, but it’s enough to give me chills – and I love the game.
The sims 2 Nintendo DS remains one of my all-time favorite games, but it’s hard to deny how scary it really is. From its alien dissections to its weird desert cults, it’s no wonder players have had nightmares about the game. Still, it’s always nice to see people talking about this underrated gem, even if it’s to discuss how he feels haunted.
The game is a great reminder of how strange and wonderful The sims maybe.
You can check out the entire Reddit thread here and share your own experiences if you’ve played this weird little game before.
This article has been updated since its original publication.