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Sims 4! DO IT! Join Ussssss! We have cookies?!?
waaaahhh I can’t decide >___<!! like, I read reviews and now know it’s not really worth $60 although fun…but it won’t be my $60 ;D
I hate EA getting my money…but it wont be my money *wink wink*
so, ninjaofthepurplethings and anyone else, I did it.
I got the Sims 4. (thanks to my parents yeaaah.)
I won’t say I caved because I never said I wouldn’t buy it, nor did I ever have any strong feelings against it. Overall, it’s ok. If you hear any reviews on it that give a 6-8/10 I feel the same way so I wont bore you all with regurgitating old news. But I have a few thoughts that cater to how I like to play.
RUNS GREAT AND REALLY FAST. Sims feel alive and quirky thanks to emotions, facial expressions, and walk-styles (also a con). Emotions effect what sims can do (i.e. when Sad can call a sadness hotline lol). omg interactions are to die for (i.e. snuggle ;___;) Lots of plants/ingredients. CAS is nice, and sims look good; I like playing kids for once. Multitasking (also a con). I LOVE that romantic and platonic relationships are divided now (i.e. Enemies with Benefits!) Build mode is super easy but takes some time to get used to for a non-builder like me. Easier to manipulate non-played sims. I like the in-game gallery feature a lot! Tea pots and more recipes :]
UGH multitasking with convos!!( i.e. a romantic convo and suddenly a random person joins in.) Sometimes sims are too quirky…almost cartoony, like the worlds- this may work for berry worlds or comic book feelings but I tend to play very serious/melodramatic/realistic saves; TS4 imo doesnt cater to how I like to play. Worlds are pretty, but feel restrictive/limited; I miss zooming around the world to spy on other sims. Not enough lots. No locks on doors >:(. No step-parent/siblings relationships?!?! Jobs are weird and unrealistic to me (i.e. no business or simple careers). No mailman and other NPCS :/ No world building ;__;
Overall, I’ll probably play TS4, but create sims/creatures in TS3 (and play if I can beat the lag). It feels more like I’m playing a comic book with the brightness and vibrancy of the world, and lack of realistic features. This may work for some, but not me. I really love worlds/landscapes (my PC background is over 1,000 scenery pics) so TS3 is still the best in that area. Worlds like Pounawea and Great Bear made me feel I was living somewhere else…I even miss seeing the sunrise over the water. I’ll be happy when a lightning mod and more realistic mod content is released.