I’ve been a fan of the Sims since it first started, really. I just got my copy of the Sims 3 today, but I have to wait until I get a new computer because I do not have the proper requirements to run the game.
With that aside, I don’t think this is offensive, really. We, in real life, have free will. In the sims, this is possible too, but I have never met a simmer who likes free will. It’s more fun to take control of a sim and make them interact with others, study to get a promotion, go to a clothing store, etc. Sims don’t make these decisions- you do. Now, in RL if you wanted to go to a movie, etc, that’s YOUR decision, not God’s. Sims 99.9% of the time will not have free will.
In ways, you are sort of like a God. But in my view, you really aren’t that much of one. I don’t think God would remove a pool ladder so that you eventually drowned. And, you guessed it, in the Sims, thats one way to kill a sim. So that’s evil. God isn’t evil.