I actually messed around with this yesterday, which is a mockup of my UI. Similar to the size test, except these two images show the different parts of the UI with words. I’m still solving how to layout the menus. It’s not going to be like shown here. You will be able to read the menus normally. I think the Sims has radial menus with little buttons that come off the main. (I haven’t played the Sims but I’ve seen some UI screenshots). I’m still going to rely on the angle of the mouse relative to the center of the menu though, and not as little actual buttons, since I still want to make sure you can “gesture” your way to your preferred action.
Will continue messing around with the UI until it’s how I want it.