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
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A year ago or so, I re-downloaded The Sims. My partner and I wanted a low-effort game to play together, and I introduced them to the life-changing videogame craze: “Make yourself in The Sims and live the life you’ve always wanted!!!” We made ourselves, built a beautiful little home, and adopted a cat. I became a professional writer or something, and they went into the “Music Industry.” We sputtered and blustered when our Sims declared to us, through the magic of in-game whims, that they wanted to get married. I quickly red-X ousted those desires from our Sims’ minds. Instead of acknowledging their desire for wedding bells, I had our Sims adopt a dog. That sinking feeling remained, however, and much like the incisive qualities of predictive text and pre-cog algorithms, I began to question how serious our relationship was. Let me repeat: The Sims made me reevaluate the seriousness of my very happy and committed long term relationship with its … [Read more...] about The Sims is the most haunted game in the world
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
There is no such thing as the perfect video game. Since the medium’s inception several decades ago, glitches have existed to remind players that no piece of art is ever perfect, no matter how immersive it may be as a whole. Sometimes, these bugs manage to leave a borderline traumatic impression on the end user. From mutated babies to levitating viscera, the following breaks down the scariest video game glitches fans have encountered so far. If you get creeped out easily, this is your final warning. Scariest Video Game Glitches – The Manimals (Red Dead Redemption) As great as Red Dead Redemption is, it’s not without its flaws, especially when it comes to its open world design. In some particularly unfortunate incidents, players may find that the title’s NPCs can take on the characteristics of wildlife creatures, rendering townsfolk squealing like pigs, flying like birds, or waiting to be ridden on by John Marston. These glitches aren’t only relegated to … [Read more...] about The Scariest Video Game Glitches Ever