v5 < v6< v4.5
The V6 gets repetitive and annoying very fast, basically needing your attention every 15 minutes if you want to become a Superstar. Pretty high maintenance so definitely not for a newbie! The games are fun tho and there are many interesting features. It's also the cheapest connection, as it's the most recent!
The v5 (click) is very low maintenance, however you better not miss the Bonding calls at 10am, 12am, 2pm and 4pm as the growth of your character depens on those. Having up to 5 characters is a very interesting idea, however I feel like I don't get attached to them, since there are so many... I don't feel like crying and neither do I feel sad when they leave... it's also more focused on bonding than on care so you can treat them badly, altrough if you take too bad care of them they turn into ninjas/fat/skinny guys which is VERY annoying, since you can turn the on-screen characters back to normal but not their parents, so in your family book you have ninjas all over instead of the characters you raised... the games aren't very addictive and there are only 4.
I still love this version, just not as much as the others.
The V4.5 is my favorite. Every single game is fun and addictive, and there are more than 15 to unlock! The Ura characters are fun and refreshing, even through many are ugly hehe I love how the growth of your character also depens on how you raised the parent! And the mail feature is always a surprise, with robbers coming to steal your money, the king sending you gifts, snakes jumping out of the envelope and friends sending you love!
I'd say it's pretty medium maintenance. <3
Foods and games give you skill points, which are used to determine what character you'll be getting. *Growth Chart* It took me a while to understand how it worked but it's pretty simple:
On the first generation, odds decide. Then on generation 2 and above, your parent determines what teen you'll be getting - lets say your dad had more Funny points than Gorgeous and Spiritual, and you're a girl, you could get either YoungUraMemetchi or YoungUraVioletchi. Then, lets say your character has more Spiritual points, you get UraVioletchi!!
The V4 is very similar to the V4.5. I don't have one yet, but I know it's going to be an amazing version. There are only a few less jobs and games, thus the characters are not Ura. The Skill points are also slightly different but no big deal in that.