Fuck You Graham and Ryan. Fuck You EA! Don Lothario is NOT a Bro.
Of anyone in the series he is the most like Barney Stinson, who is a self proclaimed Bro, meaning he’s a bro, and also a fictional character that you have the power to change so if you don’t want him to be a bro, then he’s not.
Barney Stinson would not be caught dead in that outfit.
How is Don anything like Barney Stinson aside from wanting to sleep with many ladies? Does Don have a collection of suits? Is he a huge nerd with a Storm Trooper in his living room? Does he have a “wingman”? Is Don ~deeply emotionally wounded~ by having some asshole in a suit steal his girlfriend once and also not having a dad? Where are the similarities, exactly? Also what whatheskell said. :P
You could just as easily claim that Daniel Pleasant is a bro, or Skip Broke, or Peter Ottomas (that would actually make a lot more sense) or… any romance sim male, really. It’s not that I deeply care about Don Lothario specifically, it’s the fact that they toss in “old faces” from the previous games as a cheap bait without even bothering to make them anything like the originals. It’s just another mark of how they’re taking the series in a completely different direction and making a spinoff more than a sequel. They don’t really seem to understand why The Sims was popular in the first place. And yes, I do believe this whole WACKY LULZY BRO thing is a pathetic attempt at drawing the male video gamer audience, because being a “girl game” just isn’t good enough. (Which is so stupid I can’t even…)