Things I don't like about the game:
1) No aging - well infants age into children but that's it. I don't HATE this exactly because of the time period and all but I don't love it either.
2) The Camera - there are some areas in buildings that you can't spin around to get another angle - it bugs me. And TAB doesn't pop me into camera mode like it does in Sims 3, though there may be another keystroke for this?? *shrug*
3) After awhile the whole quest system can be a little tedious BUT you can ignore your quest for awhile and just free play and come back to it when you're ready with very little negative impact so minor irritant in the grand scheme of things.
4) There are still Rabbit Holes! I expected as much but still! :P
All that being said, I am really enjoying myself with this game! It's challenging but still has free play. The quests can be interesting and progress story progression at the same time. All in all, I'm enjoying it. While I won't be using it for stories probably or play it as much as I play TS3 - it's a fun game :D
Now for the screenshots!
My Monarch, Lord Hoban Washburne of This Land (bonus points if you get it)
First Sword Fight
Random shot of early stages of "This Land"
The Town Bully in the Stocks
The King gets married!
Approaching the Bard for a song...
That wasn't all he approached her for :P But I digress - King has gotten his wife pregnant!
Leaving his pregnant wife behind to sail the high seas!
I'm beginning to think this King is a little...hmm....what's the word?
Prince Charles of This Land has been born
As has the bastard Prince William of This Land - to the Bard...:P
After attempting to kill the Bard in the Pit, the king goes to visit his bastard son...
As does the Queen O.o
Kid's grow up very quickly thankfully :P That blond kid is Prince William
And this is Prince Charles
As part of a quest, the Bard got roped into eloping with someone..
This guy willingly threw himself into the pit...
And then King Hoban sent the Bard's new hubby to the Pit
Which didn't end so well for him, why hello Grim
In an effort to "train" the king to fight the Dire Chinchillas - the master hunter had the king arrest and put in the stocks!
Still listening to this nutcase, the King plunged himself into the Pit...
He defeated the master hunter again and got his specially made Chinchilla armor...
Onto the Blacksmith!
Smithy gets weird visitors
The king is off on some other adventure
Ah my drunkard doctor! :P
Kids swordfighting is cute!
The Merchant trying to sucker the Queen...and she did at that :P
My pretty Bard gaining inspiration or some such :P
She's not got 3 sons by 3 fathers (the king, the dead guy eaten by the beast and some art critic who disappeared into the sunset)
And the good Sir Knight...