The Sims 2: Nightlife Life
Is an expansion pack for The sims 2. Released for Canada and the US on September 13th, 2005. Released on September 16th, 2005 for New Zealand, Australia and the European Union. Released on March 27th ,2005 for Mac OS X. This expansion pack focuses on the downtown area. The downtown area has many activities such as: karaoke, bowling, dancing and dining, photo booth, and includes a dating mini-game which allows player to engage in their Sim's relationships in greater depth. The main addition is the Downtown area, a new city area for your sims to socialize. There are new social interactions for your sims, including a whole new Dating System for your sims. There are new items, one of the most significant being Cars, which allow your sims to go to community lots without having to call a taxi. There is also the chance for your sim to be turned into a Vampire, which will affect certain aspects of your sims' lives. There is a new aspiration, the Pleasure aspiration, which focuses on recreational activities and having a good time. There are also a few new items of clothing and hairstyles.
By phoning the Matchmaker, the Sim can be put on a blind date. The more money they pay, the more likely they are to be matched with a good match. This is based on Chemistry, a new element in this game. Each Sim will have two turn ons and one turn off. When on a date, the Date Meter will be displayed on the right side of the screen, telling you how well the date is going. Based on the actions taken, the date can be good or bad, falling into seven different categories; Dream Date (best), Great, Good, Okay, Lame, Bad or Horrible (Worst). If your sim goes on a very good date, they may receive something in the mail (eg a meal coupon at a restaurant), a single rose or a bunch of roses. If it was very bad, they may get a flaming bag of dung or something equally horrible. Dates can take place anywhere, such as a Restaurant, Bowling Alley, Park or simply at home.