The Sims 4 (NA)
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The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Create new Sims with intelligence and emotion, whose every action is informed and affected by their interactions and emotional states. Experience all new intuitive and fun creative tools. Sculpt your Sims in Create A Sim and construct unique homes with the tactile room-based Build Mode. Control the mind, body, and heart of your Sims with dynamic, emotion-rich gameplay, and bring your stories to life.
- New Sims – Create and control more intelligent, more relatable, and emotionally rich Sims.
- Intelligence – Your Sims move and act more naturally than ever before, from multitasking to expressing their emotions by the way they walk. Choose the personalities of your Sims, select their aspirations, and explore the depth of their lifelong goals through your Sims’ thoughts, social skills, careers, and memories.
- Emotional Depth – For the first time, Sims feel and express emotions. Your Sims can experience a diverse range and depth of emotional states and are influenced through other Sims, actions, events, memories, or even by the clothing and objects you choose. Emotions offer you more choice by giving you the opportunity to create richer stories with even more possibilities.
- New Creative Tools – Create A Sim and Build are more powerful, intuitive, and fun than ever before. You have the freedom to sculpt Sims with tactile precision. Effortlessly construct the home of your dreams with the all new room-based Build Mode.
- Vibrant Neighborhoods – Chose among brilliant and diverse lots for your Sims to live in. Vivid visuals bring your Sim’s home to life.
- Rich Rewards – Earn new objects, outfits, and traits by completing events, discovering collectables, and unlocking achievements.
- Share Your Creations – Share your Sims’ households with your friends and the community. Download community creations for an all-new look.
What a disapointmentJoe39 | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all Joe39's reviews »
As a person who has played every single Sims game and expansion up to date, i really had some doubts when i saw the developers video's before Sims 4 was released.
When the game came out my fears were realized when i loaded the game and discovered just how bad it actually was. Every feature that was slowly expanded on since Sims 2 and Sims 3 are basically gone, there is no more active neighborhood that makes you feel like your in a real world and instead it has been streamlined into a map that lets you " Click " and " load " onto a lot such as the local bar or house. It really makes the immersion of sending your Sim out the house, getting a cab or their car to go their desired place feel wasteful when you just get teleported their " Yes that's right you no longer even have a car ". This whole scene was developed to minimize load times and frame rates within the community however whats the point where everything else around you is just an illusion.
The Sims new emotions is a complete mess as well, i went from being happy, sad, depressed, angry and energetic within 10 seconds from walking to one side of my house to another, that is without any of their mood items placed inside the home. When it works, the emotions work well within the Sims however i'm not quite sure if they are necessary.
The only real good thing Sims 4 offers is a really good building mechanic. The old styles are still there however its much easier to build a house now and it seems that the majority of time within making this game was put into that.
However, in the end Sims 4 has disappointed me, i didn't play the Sims to purely to build massive houses that i could move with one click and drag or to play with their emotions, i played cause you wanted to play a simulation of someone or their family within a massive neighborhood and that made it feel life like. Now it just feels like Sims are emotional robots with no tendency to even go outside anymore since there's really no point. The way the Sims are going and as far as I'm concern with the neighbor hood it looks like their aiming for a console release, and if that's the case i feel sorry for PC users out there, the game cant be streamlined anymore, stop taking away the features that made Sims 2 - 3 great and expand on those.
BTW - How come it took so long to patch in pools, that was ridiculous, i'm surprised they didn't charge it for DLC.
Good Game, Would Be Better With More Stuffcmriney | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all cmriney's reviews »
As soon as I heard they were making a Sims 4, I saved up all my money and bought it as soon as it was released. have always loved Sims and think it's a wonderful game. I just wish that they wouldn't make you wait to get the good stuff until after they release stuff packs and expansions. That's the only thing I don't like about it. It gets really boring fast when you don't have much.
MehKyleeSunshine | Oct. 7, 2014 | See all KyleeSunshine's reviews »
Well, so far the Sims 4 is really buggy. It doesn't have a lot of the features that the Sims 3 had that I loved (e.g. family tree). I don't like the new way it transports you to places, when you want to travel to someones house, it takes you to this loading screen, and takes forever, even if the person's house it RIGHT next door. I do like how they have moods and the new create a Sim A LOT. All in all, I think the Sims 3 is better than the Sims 4.
Same old same oldShaide | Oct. 2, 2014 | See all Shaide's reviews »
I'm not sure what I expected really, but this game really let me down. There's nothing really new here! If you own a past sims game, then you don't really need this, unless the enhanced graphics(And trust me on this, they ARE enhanced!) is a "Must buy" reason.
The series just seems to be getting stale, and they are releasing sequels for the sake of having sequels at this point. They don't bring anything new to the table, just increased system requirements. Honestly? You would be better off with sims 2 or 3. It's cheaper, and offers the same thing.
WorthMoohky | Sept. 8, 2014 | See all Moohky's reviews »
If you have the creative mind to build homes and then live in them, then this is the game for you. It is an amazing game to play and gets really addicting. I stayed up all night when i started playing, couldn't resist the fun. Give this game a 8/10 only because it does not have pools. For those who say is bad, don't listen to them. The game just came out and still has over 100 expansions to be released!