Finally. After three iterations. I have, for once, bred a Sim family to ten generations. I have done…a legacy.
The downside is that my goal is actually an Alphabet Legacy. That’s 26 generations instead of the normal 10. Because I hate myself.
The other downside is the Sims 4 is boring and after pushing through all that love matching and baby making, I feel little desire to play the game for longer than ten minutes at a time. But I’m a true Sim addict and will probably be buying the next Game Pack/Stuff Pack/Expansion Pack/WasteofMoney Pack.
So. Finally. I decided to try out the Sims 4 via Origin Game Time™. 48 hours of free Sims 4 playing? Yay. 😐 Thoughts I have had this past weekend about my old favorite pastime:
I started the game with a house filled with six adults. After five hours I regretted my decision and was seriously thinking about going back to Sims 1 style aging and playing. I don’t know if it was their personalities, or the fact that sims in #4 seem to have ADD, but it was exhausting keeping track of these dang Damodreds.
I have a Sims 2 save with Mom, Dad and six kids and that household felt more calm and in control then the one with nary a child or significant other in sight. Maybe that is the real reason EA took out toddlers: adult sims are basically five-year-olds.
Having said that, they seriously need to bring back toddlers. And add in preteens while they are at it, because why not.
I hate the camera. Even changing it to Sims 3 style didn’t really help.
Build and Buy modes being one mode is actually a bit annoying, but not as annoying as the damn camera.
Ironically, although I was one of those who protested against the Sims 3 going open world and having story progression…now I miss it. The open world I can get used to being gone, since I like a game that loads in less than a minute, but story progression was mighty nice. I miss kicking sims out and them going on to live a full sim life without me intervening.
I bought the game anyway because it was on sale and I’m an addict and don’t want to bother reinstalling Sims 3.
In ten years I have yet to finish a legacy challenge. But I keep trying! 😀
Thank you, EA/Maxis. Thank you so much! The improved build mode and Create-a-Sim options were severely tempting me towards a pre-order of The Sims 4 but your recent blog post has put the brakes on that.
No pools? A Sims game without pools? That’s just crazy. It makes no sense, outside of maybe a rushed release (as if EA would do such a thing!) or an attempt to squeeze more money out of Simmers (which they would never do…) later on down the road. The lack of toddlers is just odd, to me, and is a backwards step to where the series started. Next thing you know they’ll tell us there’s no aging past childhood. Kids are kids forever and old people never die. Everyone seems nostalgic for old games these days, so why not bring back the Sims 1 aging?!
It’s not that I really enjoy toddlers, especially in the third edition of the series; I did enjoy them a bit in numéro deux because they were actually cute in that game. Actually, Sims in general were better looking in that game, but I digress. It’s more the principle of the matter: I don’t enjoy the knowledge that I am buying a half-baked game.
But as I said in the beginning I am, in fact, thankful for this trespass because it has made it that much easier for me to put off buying the game until the inevitable expansion pack bundled edition.
So recently EA released a video showing off the new Create-A-Sim tool for the upcoming Sims 4. I have told myself repeatedly that I shall not purchase this newest entry in the long running series until a price drop or bundled edition comes out, that I would continue to enjoy The Sims 3 for the time being.
But I have to admit that seeing how much easier and tactile it will supposedly be in número quarto to make the Sims of my dreams…. I do not know if I will be able to resist the temptation to do a preorder. And I really do want to avoid preorders after my disappointment with Bioware’s recent games.