- Summary: New to the series, the Sims display a range of emotions which influence your variety of decisions in the game. Emotions give you new choices that impact your Sims and shape their stories. You can now control how your Sims engage other Sims, objects and individual moments in the game. YouNew to the series, the Sims display a range of emotions which influence your variety of decisions in the game. Emotions give you new choices that impact your Sims and shape their stories. You can now control how your Sims engage other Sims, objects and individual moments in the game. You control the brain, corpus, and now the heart of your Sims. The Sims you generate are full of life and are defined by, among other things, their unique personalities and their varying emotions. … Expand
Sep 12, 2014The way they interact with each other, the way they can eat, watch TV and chat about underpants or spaceships at the same time is a marvellous technical achievement that puts the rest of the game, with its missing pools and open worlds, into context. I wish we could have it all in the same package – perhaps The Sims 5 will – but for now, I’m happily and frankly unexpectedly willing to trade those bells and whistles for characters that feel, well, real.
Sep 12, 2014Series veterans are also going to realise that despite the various improvements, The Sims 4 is not in any way as robust as The Sims 3. The core game is magnificent and well designed for the most part, but there are a ton of missing extras, which will presumably be filled out with various DLC packs.
Sep 9, 2014Although The Sims 4 brings a few new features, namely the emotion system, it can only make the early fans unhappy and disappointed. Electronic Arts erased many elements and features that were essential and representative of the saga. And we already know that EA will sell them in a few months, included inside expansive expansion packs.
Sep 29, 2014The Sims 4 manages to be both the worst and the best installment in the series so far. It’s lacking content and has a fair amount of glitches and bugs. But the new feeling mechanics works really well, and opens up a new dimension that The Sims never have been close to before. In the end, the positive parts are the ones that are most noticeable.
Sep 2, 2014Fantastic! Every body, EA did that again! After the great success of reboot in Sim City, fans of simulation games are wondering what the nextFantastic! Every body, EA did that again! After the great success of reboot in Sim City, fans of simulation games are wondering what the next simulation title will be launched by EA. I can't imagine how bad the gaming industry will become if EA doesn't exist in this world. For starters, EA is currently one of the best simulation developers in the world, and in general it is the leader in trends of development of various games around the world.
Sim City has already drawn so much attention and become a legend of simulation games in modern era. Today, another legend has born, which is this wonderful game.
Sims 4 has significant improvement over its predecessor. It has an improved UI, which is more user friendly. Its graphic is superb and oustanding. On a technical side, the optimization is perfect, the game is running extremely smoothly. The game play elements also bring the simulation of life to a new level. It has a lot of elements added, and offers a great variety of game play choices for players. Also, it is very realistic, which is an outstanding life simulator.
All in all, the game has a lot of innovative and creative improvement, which is a must-have for all fans of simulation.
I am already looking forwards for more DLCs to come. Please do not release expansions again like the old-days, as this takes too much time for development. Fans want new contents as soon as possible. Developers, please try to release more and more DLCs on a weekly, or if possible, on a daily basis. Fans are eager to pay for more FUN! ;)
Every one, please join me to celebrate the great launch day of such fantastic title!… Expand
Sep 15, 2014I was hesitant on getting Sims 4 after all the negative reviews, but being a fan of the series since the original I had to try it. ComparedI was hesitant on getting Sims 4 after all the negative reviews, but being a fan of the series since the original I had to try it. Compared to the other core Sims releases, Sims 4 stands out as the best so far. While Sims 3 decided to go big with massive content, it ended up hurting itself in the long run with horrible performance issues and a drain on computing power. Sims 4 is completely refined down to it's main elements and the improvements to the Sims themselves are mind blowing. Sims 4 has excellent graphics and the game as a whole runs smoother and performs better than any game I've ever played on a PC. Running on high settings and it's less than a strain on my computer than Sims 3 on low settings.
The lack of some features from previous games definitely hurts it, but ultimately what they did add balances it all out. The new Sim emotions, AI and multitasking are absolutely phenomenal. This is the first game in the series where I've left free will on, because this is the first time it's actually worked properly and intelligently. Multitasking is very interesting and can be very comical at times. But the new emotions is what really cemented this game as the best for me. It adds an all new depth to the game. And the more I discover about the emotions, the more depth I find. Each emotion has mood modifiers and balancing them out can sometimes feel RPG-esque. Certain objects have emotional mood modifier auras, almost every action you make in the game will affect these modifiers. And this becomes important to balance because the emotions limit or open activities, choices and dialog options.
This game blew my expectations out of the water, the extremely smooth and fast game play has me awestruck and the game is just plain fun. Sims 4 definitely needed another year or so in development to actually add the stuff that was cut (it was mostly cut due to time constraints). But there's still a chance it'll be implemented in with future patches and expansions.… Expand
Dec 16, 2015Waited a year so the game could iron out issues, got it on sale from Origin.
The Short story, not worth retail price, pick it up on saleWaited a year so the game could iron out issues, got it on sale from Origin.
The Short story, not worth retail price, pick it up on sale instead. It is a good game, not a great game.
Longer more in-depth:
- Create-A-Sim is by far the best ever, hands down.
- The game runs like a dream, no frame drops or slowdowns from the 20 hours I've put in so far unlike Sims 3 which would start to slog. I don't have an impressive machine, a 3 and a half year old laptop with i7 2.3ghz processor, 8gb of ram and 2gb GT630m gaphics chip, good but outdated now, and this game runs smooth with near max visuals.
- Managing multiple households is back from Sims 2, and its very nice to switch between families and keep control when you're really getting into the personal storytelling.
- Sim interactions are extremely well done, Emotions are interesting, sims can finally multitask, idle animations feel more authentic.
- The gallery is awesome and convenient, so adding lots and/or households is very efficient, no more quitting the game and relaunching.
- Babies aren't as annoying and have more interactions, and sims don't just leave them on the floor now that they're attached to the crib thing.
-The multiple worlds being able to interact with each other, fluidly feels amazing.
- Load times are not bad.
- Load times are annoying, end up staying at home more often then leaving.
- Lack of open world makes you lose visibility and continuity feel of Sims 3. The neighbourhood system is a good idea, as it strains your PC less as the game world matures compared to Sims 3, but the neighbourhoods should have been open world within themselves, its odd to be able to walk down your street, only to have to go through a loading screen if you want to visit a neighbour.
- Career choices feels lackluster so far.
- Toddlers not being included is awkward, not missed too much, but very awkward...
- Babies are just objects in all honesty, they have always been, but now its super obvious.
- Navigating build/buy mode is a little odd to adapt to.
- No Create-A-Style is annoying.
- My biggest issue has been the lack of Story Progression. Non-controlled Sims age and interact. But don't marry, have kids or so on. Hell, of the 15 kids I've seen, 11 are from my Sim knocking up everyone, 4 are from the Gallery! There is a mod to correct this, much like NRASS mods for Sims 3, so I remedied that situation.
- The sheer number of expansions, game packs and stuff packs within 1 year and 3 months is absurd, there are 9 in total!!!! At least they're priced a bit better than before (still not worth the cost though)
So overall, the game is solid, but has WAY too much to improve. I have been enjoying it thoroughly, but I'd say not to buy it unless its on sale, I picked it up for 60% off, that pricing is much better than retail and I'd say equals its value more or less.… Expand
Dec 27, 2014The game promises a lot but it turns out to be boring, empty, buggy and lacks the fun and enjoyment that one would expect from a Sims game.The game promises a lot but it turns out to be boring, empty, buggy and lacks the fun and enjoyment that one would expect from a Sims game.
The Sims 4 feels like playing some facebook free game and that might work for someone who's new to the sims franchise, but for the players who are used to the large amount of content of the previous sims games this is just disappointing.
The Sims 2 and Sims 3 base games have a lot more to offer and not even mentioning The Sims 1 that for the time when it came out was an amazing, mind blowing game.
As far as now I can't truly recommend the game, it might get better as time goes by but as far as now It just doesn't worth what it costs.… Expand
Sep 3, 2014The graphics are very nice looking, in my opinion, but that is really the only thing I like about the game. To put it simply, it is a slap inThe graphics are very nice looking, in my opinion, but that is really the only thing I like about the game. To put it simply, it is a slap in the face to all long-time Sims fans. It might be enjoyable to people who have never played a Sims game before, but you'd be much better off buying the Sims 3 and saving money if that is the case.… Expand
Sep 26, 2016Es la peor entrega de este juego que he visto es lamentable lo que le hicieron al juego empezando por la camara ya no existe la diagonal, algoEs la peor entrega de este juego que he visto es lamentable lo que le hicieron al juego empezando por la camara ya no existe la diagonal, algo que era extraordinario en los sims 3 en el mismo juego visualizar el barrio e ir lo destruyeron por cargas a cada momento segun a donde desees dirigirte, tiene grandes errores por ejemplo la jardineria que amaba verla en sims 3 la destruyeron y para completar cosas aburdas por ejemplo mientras conversamos con alguien que nuestro sim de la nada se ponga a realizar lagartijas muy absurdo y triste sigo y me quedo con el sims 3 por mucho largo mejor juego que este igual el 2 y el 1 siendo otra tecnologia desde esa saga pero es un juego mejor hecho ...… Expand
Sep 2, 2014Sims 4 looks like a demo version of Sims 3...waste of my money and time...
We waiting to much time for this game! And what we have now? It'sSims 4 looks like a demo version of Sims 3...waste of my money and time...
We waiting to much time for this game! And what we have now? It's not "fair play", EA.
Another fail after piece of lag - BF4 (looks like DLC for BF3).… Expand
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