One of the most charming aspects about The Sims is that it sometimes falls just short of reality. Take having kids in the first game. Instead of showing the mother’s pregnancy, a cloud of daisies will flutter around in the air and ‘give birth’ to a baby in a bassinet. But The Sims is much more accurate to real life now in many ways other than having children. You can go to college, run your own restaurant, and do laundry—which is equally the worst and best thing to happen to The Sims. The ability to wash and dry your Sims’ clothing first appeared with The Sims 3’s Ambitions expansion pack. It included a few different washing machines, dryers, and the option to dry clothing on a clothesline, which gives bonuses to eco-friendly Sims for saving energy. Laundry was so popular after its introduction in The Sims 3 that many fans complained for years about its absence in The Sims 4 before it was eventually added through its own Stuff Pack. The most … [Read more...] about Laundry was the best and worst thing to happen to The Sims
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Full disclosure, 95% of the reason why I agreed to try out The Sims 4: Island Living is because of the lure of mermaids. The latest expansion pack for the popular game, Island Living released on June 21, 2019. It has a theme of island life and incorporates many themes from previous expansion packs like Island Paradise for the Sims 3 and Vacation for The Sims.Island Living brings a lot to the table, including the new neighborhood of Sulani – a tropical paradise – and the Mermaid life state finally returns. There’s also gobs of new furniture, hairstyles, clothes and more. So, let’s take a nice relaxing stroll along the beach and see what we have here. What Do They Got, A Lot of Sand? Sit back, just sit back, just sit back and relax Sulani is a nice neighborhood, and in terms of just visual aesthetics, it’s hands down the most gorgeous of any of the Sims 4 neighborhoods thus far. Sun, sand, surf and a volcano, what more could you ask for? Well, some shops and … [Read more...] about Floating on By With The Sims 4: Island Living
The Sims franchise is one that is known for being fraught with peculiarities. From aliens to vampires and bigfoot to tragic clowns, there is no shortage of bizarre things to encounter in any generation of the game. With their latest game pack, The Sims 4: Welcome to StrangerVille, the series aims to up the weird-o-meter. Can they do it?In addition to containing the eponymous StrangerVille world, the game also comes with several new items of clothing, hairstyles, furniture, and assorted accouterments, as any other game pack does. The fashion and hair skew towards military or southwestern looks. Think cowboys, just with a modern twist. The furniture and decorations don’t follow as specific a theme, but there’s still not an overwhelming amount of either that are added. If you’re thinking of buying it for the fashion or items, there’s really not enough variety or new options added to make it worthwhile. This is actually the “For Dummies” level of the … [Read more...] about The Sims 4: Welcome to StrangerVille Isn’t So Strange
Uh oh, here she goes again. “Does anyone want to tell Alice that The Sims 4 is the worst iteration in the Sims series?” No, you don’t need to tell me, I know it’s not the best. The Sims 3 will forever be dear to my heart, what with its cars and lack of loading screens, but The Sims 4 does its best by having more tools and options. A lot can be said for its overpriced expansions, that are severely lacking in stuff for their price, but we should really be thankful for those ‘Create A Sim’ options and the intricate houses that are now possible. EA are super good at listening to Sims fans, patching swimming pools and toddlers into the game for free after there was an (unsurprising) outcry at the lack of both of these when the game came out. It’s been around for four years now and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, what with the Get Famous expansion pack only being released this November. I’ll be honest here, I am 100% that Sims … [Read more...] about Have You Played… The Sims 4?
If you didn't hear the news, The Sims 4 now has a first-person mode. Honestly, I’m surprised Maxis didn’t create a first-person mode sooner, but good things come to those who wait, I suppose. The new mode is by no means perfect. The image of your sim will get clipped if you look straight down or at other certain angles, but this plays into the charm of The Sims’ infamous glitches. You’ll need to use the spacebar hotkey to switch between household members in first person mode, but other than that you can interact with everything as you normally would, except for canceling actions. That you can only do in third-person mode. You also can’t walk around with the WASD keys. It might take a moment to train your brain to point-and-click to walk, but I wish WASD movement was integrated into first-person mode to make it more efficient. You have to back out of first person mode any time you want a sim to interact with another sim in another room. You … [Read more...] about Everything is hilarious and terrifying in The Sims 4 first-person mode