- Release date: 11/17/2017
- Developer: Electronic Arts Inc
- Genre: Simulation
- Content rating: ESRB Teen
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The Sims 4
Electronic Arts Inc
The Sims 4 Review: Game About Everyday Life
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The Sims 4 is a new game in the popular franchise of everyday life simulators. Download The Sims 4, create your characters and build their relationships with each other and other sims.
The Sims 4 has inherited most of its visual features from the previous game, The Sims 3, so there are no radical improvements. Still, some work has certainly been done, and the game looks and runs a bit smoother, shadows are a bit better, models are a little more detailed, and so on. The developers could really improve the game by adding new animations, but almost all of them are the same. That makes the game look more like an improved version of the old one, rather than something completely new.
The process of taking care of your sims, however, has seen some changes. Bad news: probably the most unique and innovative feature of the previous game, seamlessly connected game world has been removed in The Sims 4 and replaced by a set of separated locations with loading screens, like in the first two games. It means that you can no longer send your sim wandering around, and that limits you in a quite uncomfortable way.
In addition to this disappointing downgrade, careers of your sims are still rabbit-holes in which characters just disappear, reappearing only after eight hours or so. But there are some improvements, too. The developers are obviously concentrated on making the game simpler and more customizable now. There is this new interface for creating your sim, which has more options than before, but allows less character traits per sim.
There are also some completely new features, like the emotions system, which makes sims’ social interactions more realistic and interesting. Instead of repeating the same trait-based actions, now you have to feel context and make your sims act accordingly.
Controls are comfortable, making every action in the game smooth and easy even with a controller. The interface has big bubbles and buttons that won’t make you wonder what’s going on. Even the most difficult tasks, like designing your sims’ house in the Build Mode, can be done with simple drag-and-drop principle. That makes the PS4 version as convenient as the PC version.
Replay Value: 2
The Sims 4 review just can’t be negative – after all, the game is very playable. But the replay value is pretty low due to lack of content that motivates the player to create new sims. After you’ve seen one sim living his entire life, you’ve pretty much seen it all, and there’s little motivation left to start it all over again.
The Sims 4 is a nice simulator of everyday life with its joys and problems. It sure looks like The Sims 3, but there are still some new features. All in all, it’s recommended for just about anyone who enjoys such games.
The Sims 4 is an interesting everyday life simulator. Download The Sims 4 and play as a normal human just like you.
Pros : Nice casual gameplay;
Some new features;
Cons : Low replay value;
Too few new features.
Replay Value 2.0