My Sims is a gentler version of the crazy popular Sims games. As I have posted many times- I credit The Sims as a the main tool that helped my daughter learn to read. She *needed* to read to play the game… and she did.
My Sims is similar to Drawn to Life in that you can do some of your own designing. It is also VERY similar to Animal Crossing– in the way that yo interact with townspeople , etc. You can create own fabric designs for clothing and furniture. At any rate- Nintendo is getting a fair chunk of allowance money from us this month :-)