Average User Score: 3.8Oct 18, 2014This game reeks of potential. As a base this game has a lot of room to grow. . . That being said. This is simply a base. There is nothingThis game reeks of potential. As a base this game has a lot of room to grow. . . That being said. This is simply a base. There is nothing there. The neighborhoods are TINY, the careers are ridiculously stupid, and all of the outlying factors make the game-play incredibly lacking.
Despite the many flaws of this game (to many to list) the selling point of The Sims 4 was supposed to be its simplicity. They wanted to make it easier. Easier than what? The last word I would use to describe The Sims franchise is hard. Everything has been dumbed-down to the point that it completely looses its functionality. Placing houses is incredibly easy, placing houses correctly is **** impossible. I continuously find myself placing houses with front doors facing away from the street and into a field, and this theme is constantly recurring all throughout the game, things are easy to do, just not properly.
Being that this is the "base game" I imagine it ill be improved upon. With the previous Sims installments each DLC was accompanied by a free update that improved the overall functionality of the "base game". I would say it would be fair to assume that after 5-6 expansions have been released, the base game will have gotten enough updates to be playable.
Unfortunately, The Sims always feels incomplete until a lot of DLC has been developed and released to expand the game-play. It always feels like something is missing. I find it likely that this will also be the same for The Sims 4 but on a much broader and lengthier scale. I would wait about a year and a half before purchasing this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Sep 11, 2012This game has one MAJOR flaw that has a definitive push factor greater than that of a steamroller. The game has a mode that acts as tutorial,This game has one MAJOR flaw that has a definitive push factor greater than that of a steamroller. The game has a mode that acts as tutorial, but is designed as a "storymode" alternative. It attempts to teach the player the basics of the game through vigorous repetition. After two rounds of repetitively practicing a certain skill the player is put into a "boss round" (much like that of a story mode) and expected to perform under pressure whilst attempting to dodge a barrage of attacks and blocks. These boss rounds are generally very difficult for anyone who is not familiar with the fighting genera. Thus making it difficult to progress through the tutorial. Secondly this game mode is VITAL to the unlock of in-game content and not being able to progress can put a major damper on the experience of the game. Those lucky few who have the ability to disregard their frustrations and not set the game aside may yield a better experience, but It will take MANY attempts.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Sep 6, 2011This game has been jerking my d*** ever since I installed it. It has so many bugs and various issues that its difficult to separate what worksThis game has been jerking my d*** ever since I installed it. It has so many bugs and various issues that its difficult to separate what works properly from what doesn't. Non the less, the original release was a DevPort of the Xbox 360 version, but on top of that after the fix which "ported" back to the PC version all my savedata was destroyed and my special edition content was removed and the codes became invalid. Ill give it one point just because they managed to release it. That alone amazes me.… Expand