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  • Summary: Your Sims are definitely not at home anymore. From the Millennium Falcon to the bustling cantina and unique attire of Batuu, Sims will be surrounded by the iconic sights and sounds of Star Wars. Socialize with the alien locals to truly understand why Batuu is unlike any other planet. WhenYour Sims are definitely not at home anymore. From the Millennium Falcon to the bustling cantina and unique attire of Batuu, Sims will be surrounded by the iconic sights and sounds of Star Wars. Socialize with the alien locals to truly understand why Batuu is unlike any other planet. When your Sim returns home, bring back new decor and recipes inspired by your travels, play a game of sabacc, or host a playful lightsaber training session.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sep 8, 2020
    95
    The Sims 4 Journey to Batuu Game Pack was a fantastic experience from start to finish. I can’t wait to see The First Order quests. This was exactly what the franchise needed. I’ve enjoyed most of the expansions, with Realm of Magic game pack being my favorite. Journey to Batuu blew that one out of the water and has zipped to the number one spot. As someone who loves Disney World, Star Wars, and The Sims, this was a welcome surprise. Who wouldn’t want to play with their favorite things in one of their favorite games?
  2. 80
    The Sims 4 Star Wars: A Trip to Batuu proves to be a great Game Pack for The Sims 4, a fun themed holiday that offers fans of the franchise a pleasant break in the company of Jedi, Sith and first-rate smugglers. Do or do not. There is no try!
  3. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    The Sims 4: Journey To Batuu may just be another room in the virtual dollhouse that is The Sims but it absolutely nails everything that makes Galaxy’s Edge one of the most unique theme park attractions today.
  4. Sep 8, 2020
    70
    The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu presents is the ninth game pack, taking us to a galactic world, a stellar destination to rest and have fun. Which side of the Force will you be on?
  5. Sep 14, 2020
    70
    While the planet of Batuu is visually pleasing, I found myself getting bored after the first few hours. Journey to Batuu can be a little a hit and miss depending on what kind of Sims fan you are. It’s a fun experience for the first bit, but if you’re someone who focuses’ more on builds than completing missions, this may not be the right pack for you. For Star Wars fans, I’m sure you would have a much better appreciation for this DLC pack than I did as it’ll likely scratch that tiny itch you may have for more Star Wars content.
  6. Sep 8, 2020
    70
    The real setbacks for me are the repetitive missions, inability to have more than one mission active at a time, confusing aspects of some missions (with not enough guidance), and a shallow storyline that could use more work. I loved the faction immersion, RPG elements, and the ability to have my own droid companion that would help my Sim during missions.
  7. Sep 10, 2020
    30
    For all the good things about it, there simply is not enough content in The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu to keep it engaging long-term or to encourage players to bring their Sims back after one trip. Unfortunately, it seems this was not, in fact, the DLC Simmers were looking for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 8 out of 10
  1. Sep 11, 2020
    8
    Journey To Batuu was an amazing experience. I thought it was going to be bad, since we didn't want it as a first plan of pack, but I'mJourney To Batuu was an amazing experience. I thought it was going to be bad, since we didn't want it as a first plan of pack, but I'm surprised. I'm a big fan of Star Wars - and of course it helps on liking it - and they put everything beautifully in the game. The references, the way of playing, even the usage of the light sabers, IT'S AMAZING! The only thing I missed were the lots, that's why my rating is 8, but I enjoyed this new version of the places. On the other hand, the price is not good. I think it should be cheaper, because there aren't a lot of things in the pack to make worth this price. But, if you have money to buy it, I really want you to give this pack a chance. Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2020
    5
    It's not that bad, but it's not good as well. EA has a Star Wars license, so I'm not surprised they've released this extension, but I'm notIt's not that bad, but it's not good as well. EA has a Star Wars license, so I'm not surprised they've released this extension, but I'm not sure if that was a good idea. The advantages are droids and lightsabers, and the downsides are that you'll rather send a sim to Batuu once and it won't come back there again, because there won't be any reason why (as in the case of Selvadorada) and ugly elements from building mode. The CAS elements are fine, especially Rey's haircut is very nice, but they could do different races as occults, not masks. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2020
    1
    The game pack is really beautiful and I really enjoyed the having a droid part. But that's all. I was hoping for some occult sims like Sith orThe game pack is really beautiful and I really enjoyed the having a droid part. But that's all. I was hoping for some occult sims like Sith or Jedi, or at least the possibility to be a force user. I mean, adding the force to the game shouldn't be to much to ask in a Star Wars game pack. I was also hoping for a separate skill to wield a light saber, and not just use it based on your fitness skill. Expand
  4. Sep 9, 2020
    0
    Lazy game design and an obvious cash grab. The soulless Sims 4 is only leading the way for an even worst Sims' experience in 5.
  5. Sep 12, 2020
    0
    It was very bold of EA and Maxis to classify The Sims 4 Star Wars : Journey to Batuu as a 'Game Pack', which according to the establishedIt was very bold of EA and Maxis to classify The Sims 4 Star Wars : Journey to Batuu as a 'Game Pack', which according to the established nomenclature is a Sims 4 DLC that is supposed to add new gameplay to the base game. The one thing that this DLC lacks the most is gameplay. There is a single linear questline completely little in terms of depth or replay value and doesn't add any new mechanics to the core game.

    The aforementioned questline is broken into smaller tasks of 'go here, click that'. The promised 'length' of the experience comes from the frustration of trying to figure out which tiny little object you need to click on in the graphically detailed but hollow and static shell of a world. You'll spend considerable time trying to find a certain type of little terminal in a sea of similarly styled objects.

    A big part of the Sims franchise is building on 'lots', but the lots available in this game pack cannot be modified (not without cheats anyway), and there are no empty lots to get creative.

    The Sims 4 also has a very distinct art style, that usually all pieces of clothing and accessories as well as all objects and pieces of furniture adhere to. There have been 20 or so DLCs so far that pretty much all follow this art style. But some items in Journey to Batuu just do not mesh well at all with the art style at all and stick out like a sore thumb. A helmet, in particular, that is on offer as a CAS (Create A Sim) item looks like something an amateur custom content creater would make rather than something developed by the original developers. This is very immersion breaking and is the prime reason I've had to uninstall this pack after completing the questline.

    There are no side quests or additional content to speak of. There is the ability to initiate lightsaber battle with other NPCs, but that too is just a reskin of an existing sword fighting interaction in the game and has no meaningful consequences to it.

    All in all, The Sims 4 Star Wars : Journey to Batuu is nothing more than an advertisement for the Disney theme park and nobody should be paying money just to see an ad. Other than being a somewhat pretty to look at but mostly non-interactable 3D replica of the theme park, it has no redeeming qualities to justify spending money on it.
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  6. Sep 9, 2020
    0
    Sims 4 is already infamous for being devoid of gameplay at launch and for an insidious cashgrab payment model, so naturally the Sims team andSims 4 is already infamous for being devoid of gameplay at launch and for an insidious cashgrab payment model, so naturally the Sims team and EA decided to release a $20 ad for a new section of Disneyland that's also completely empty of gameplay outside of pointing and clicking on objects and entering 2 buildings (the rest are shells/non-enterable)

    What's worse is that this comes on the heels of the Sims team being under fire from fans for not having adequate dark skintones even 6 years after release, and after John Boyega was interviewed detailing the racism within the production of the sequel SW trilogy and how he was pushed out of the leading male role. And what did the Sims do after this? They released a pack that advertised the characters from the sequel trilogy... but only the white ones, Rey & Kylo!

    Now we have a collab between 2 franchises famous for giving the middle finger towards black fans, that really only serves to give the white girls their fave Star Wars angry space-Nazi boyfriend as a Sim to add to their families. Not only that but in true Sims 4 fashion, it is completely devoid of deeper-than-surface-level gameplay and only provides some set dressing, some build objects, and new clothes just like every other damn pack in the Sims 4.

    The only positive is that it seems that the fanbase is really starting to realize that enough is enough with this garbage treatment from the dev team, it's insulting, and we deserve better from the life simulation genre.
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  7. Sep 9, 2020
    0
    Biggest disappointment for the Sims franchise. I wouldn’t even add this to my collection if it was free, to avoid my Sims wearing the horribleBiggest disappointment for the Sims franchise. I wouldn’t even add this to my collection if it was free, to avoid my Sims wearing the horrible alien masks. I love the Sims. I love Star Wars. I hate this Pack. The devs have limited knowledge about Star Wars and for a poor job showing it. Case and Point: the Sim in the picture holding Anakin’s lightsaber, has the light coming from the bottom of the saber. It’s upside down!

    The “professional” reviews dare to rate this on average of 7-8/10??? Based on what? Great games get these ratings. This was a money grabbing release with zero replayability one you’re done. Majority of Simmers do not care about Star Wars and the devs completely refuse to fix what’s wrong with the Sims 4.

    Do not buy this. Show them you do not approve of this trash.
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