I've loved The Sims for a long, long time. I had the original on the PC, but I don't think it was ...ahem... A legit copy. Either way, it's long gone. My copy of The Sims 2 was purchased, but that, too, is long gone. I did buy this copy of Hot Date for The Sims 2, though, so I'm not sure why they didn't survive together.
Later, I got myself The Sims 3, obviously, and my copy of The Sims 4 is digital, but to be honest, I don't get the same enjoyment as I used to... I think this series was in it's prime following the release of number 2...
The reason I put these both in the photo is to demonstrate how packaging has changed over the years - the box on the right (which is an expansion, I should add) was the size of virtually all retail PC games back in the '90s. Massive box for a couple of discs. Things eventually slimmed down to the DVD case on the right - but strangely, there are still PC titles that ship in big boxes. Some things never change, I guess... That said, the boxes for PC games these days are generally a little smaller than this big fella.
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