Where are the f*cking Life Simulation Games?!

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    It's around 4 years since i checked the amount of life simulation games, and since then no company created something similar to The Sims or Animal Crossing? Why are game developers too scared to create a life simulation game. It's a genre with insane potential and opportunitys. Also if i am wrong state any games that are actually like those 2, real life simulation games about living or simulating a life.
     
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    Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons/Rune Factory doesn't count?
     
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    They involve too much with farming, it's not balanced as you do farming alot more than other stuff it's not a typical life simulator like animal crossing or the sims to be honest.
     
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    IMHO Animal crossing involves too much fishing and fruit picking.

    Harvest Moon is much closer to a human life than Animal Crossing.

    You've got: work, love interest, actual home improvements, pets, storms (with actual catastrophic effects), death etc. etc.
     
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    Yeah but you don't have too do the fishing and fruit picking in animal crossing, while it's actually required to maintain a farm in harvest moon
     
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    Simulators in general aren't as popular as they used to be nowadays.
     
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    Not true. At least in HM64, you could play the whole game without ever tilling one piece of soil. You can collect money via fishing/collecting wild fruit.
     
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    Even life simulation games?!
     
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    I think that is the problem. Much like guitar hero ran that concept into the ground the billion sims expansions did no favours here. I am also inclined to wonder if there is not an element of the mmorpg problem where smaller companies take a look, see how many man hours went into such things and then exit stage left to make another hidden object game or something.

    Also when people say life simulation these days I tend to find they mean things like http://www.academagia.com/ , also I can recommend that if you are looking for games like that. Not sure what it will do for sims or animal crossing fans though.
     
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    Dude. Goat simulator IS life...
     
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    Haha yeah but it was fun for a couple hours after that i never touched the game again XD
     
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    Btw, what would you guys recommend as the best harvest moon game nowadays ?
     
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