So I purchased Sims 4 on Christmas Eve. Why?! Because it had been reduced from £49.99 to just £16.99! I also took this opportunity to get the Sims 4 Get To Work. Now I’ve wanted to buy The Sims 4 in soooooooo long but I’ve always stopped myself because of how ridiculously expensive it was and also it had only recently just come out as Mac compatible.
I’ve been an avid Sims fan since it first came out and I’ve sort of grown up along with this game as it’s developed. I’d definitely consider it my childhood game. The Sims 4 is totally unique and stands on it’s own two feet. The only thing that bugs me about the Sims collection is that the next one advances from the previous one but tends to leave some of the good stuff out from the previous one. The Sims 3 to me was probably the best one to date because it had everything that you could want and more. The Sims 4 however actually makes Sims living life more realistic to our own but it’s missing some really crucial elements. There’s no firefighting service, so if you’re house sets on fire and you don’t have a sprinkler system, you better hope and prey your sim is able to put it out without running away scared every 5 seconds. There’s also no toddler stage in growing up which is probably the best bit from The Sims 3 because you could teach the children how to walk, talk and go to the potty! They seem to have just skipped this aspect out completely which is very annoying.
That said, they’ve managed to add ever so slightly different things to the game that make it extra special. Your sims can now get ill from common colds, the flu and nasty chicken pox. They can travel to separate locations and you can alternate between them. The Get to Work allows you to either excel in the Detective, Scientist or Doctor career and it also gives you the chance to open up your very own retail shop, which I’m in the process of doing.
There is quite a lot that’s changed both for the good and bad but for any Sims fanatic, this latest Sims creation doesn’t really disappoint me. It definitely had me hooked for the Christmas period and I will be sure to find moments to continue my gameplay into the New Year!
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