Playing around with the sims 4
Yes….I caved. I was extremely bored this morning and downloaded The Sims 4, just for shits and giggles. I figured I would post some screen shots of my sims “adventures.” Well I can say with certainty now that The Sims 3 is far superior. At least I think so. I decided to take some screen shots for you. Keep in mind I didn’t play for very long, and got bored very quickly. I’ll post some more later, If i can muster up the urge to play again.
The game loads FAST. How fast? Under a minute which is a nice refresher from The Sims 3 where if I knew I was going to be playing I would load the game, and go take a shower, or fold some laundry or something.
Animations are smoother and more realistic. No more sitting on the couch waving your arms and head around like a fricken lunatic while having a simple conversation about the weather.
Conversations are smarter. What I mean by this is that your sim can be doing multiple things at once and still converse with other sims. I held a conversation with a dude who was using the weight machines and as he was pumping iron I was conversing with him. Both sims don’t have to be sitting or standing as it was with the sims 3.
Community lots are full of sims living their daily lives. No more going to a night club, or the gym and sitting around by yourself like a loser. Every place I went too was packed with sims to talk too.
I liked CAS and how easy it was to make sims. I wish there was more makeup and better hair to choose from, but I liked the clothing choices so far and how detailed you could get with changing body types.
Thought bubbles go away when you go into tab mode to take pictures which is nice. I’m so anti bubble when taking story pictures!
Needs don’t go down as drastically like they do in the Sims 3. Much more realistic, as I spent the whole entire first day of playing at the gym, at the park and exploring. By 8 pm, she wasn’t falling asleep standing up for once. That was nice. 🙂 They also don’t need to pee constantly. (high-five)
Both towns are tiny. I guess it depends on how you personally play, but for me this is a con. I love huge towns full of sims. There are only small handful of houses to choose from, and a couple empty lots
No more roaming around at will. It’s more like the sims 2 where you had to visit community lots by clicking on them. Same idea here. I used to love to explore places that were hard to get too and get beautiful scenic photos. Not anymore.
Plastic hair–yeah, enough said. Very disappointing. I only found a few hair styles that I liked. I’m hoping once CC comes out I’ll enjoy Create a sim a bit more than I do. The clothing however is pretty decent.
Only a few community lots, one night club, a gym, a park, a library, and museum. That’s all the community lots. I got bored really quickly. Oh and the park. I guess that counts.
No color wheels. (Sigh) I miss that a lot actually, so that’s a huge con for me. Not too many color choices (for me) to choose from.
No toddlers. (WTF) From a story perspective that’s going to be pretty rough to explain if you are like me and like your stories to be realistic. I foresee lots of time jumps in my future!
No family tree. Again, WTF! I love family trees.
Camera angles. Woah do they suck. No overhead view, even when scrolled all the way out, and your stuck with the same angle which basically follows your sim around without being able to see a whole lot around you.
Taking pictures. You can still go into tab mode which is nice but gone are the tilt controls. You can still pan around and take some pretty decent pics, but it’s not the same as it was in Sims 3. And it’s not as cool at all.
No more patterns. Again, I feel spoiled in the Sims 3. I loved the patterns how everything was unique and vibrant when you’d decorate. Without it everything is the same. Why take that away from us? I don’t get it.
Is it fun? Yeah it’s alright, but I got bored with it pretty quickly. Like I said, there is only a few places to visit, and they aren’t very big either. Overall, I feel like this game is a step back from The Sims 3, where you could do so much more! Yeah, I know this is only the base game, and I’m hoping that in time they will provide a lot more for us to do.
There are several things that I haven’t really explored, and once I do I’ll post an update here. I haven’t really played around with the Sims themselves. Flirting, whoohoo, marriage, having children, family dynamics, careers, friendships, ect, so I still have a LOT of playing around to do!
This is Adaline King. Yeah, she has a chronic case of bitch face, she’s just as upset about the big chunk of plastic on her head as I am. She’s rockin’ the pony tail–one of the few hairs that didn’t royally piss me off and remind me of playing with leggos as a child.
This is Adaline’s street. Pretty yes? Wish I could send that bitch out to walk around the world as she wanted. Sadly you can’t roam around at will. You can however choose to jog, but she didn’t go very far.
I sent Adaline to the gym. Gotta keep it tight!!! Community lots (in this town at least) Are all together, all whopping 4 of them. (Sigh) As you can see, I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of that annoying ass plumbob, which is hovering over her head like a bad omen. >.<
Inside the gym is pretty busy, lots of sims working out which is a refreshing change from the sims 3 where you go places and find them virtually empty, except for one lousy asshat dressed in the uglist of duds, dancing by himself awkwardly. I decided to check out her animations lifting weights. That plumbob is still as annoying as fuck!
Look who it is Don Lothorio stinkin up the joint with his green stink clouds. Love that he’s rockin the bandana. LOL Pardon the lame white line around Don. You have to be careful when you take pictures that you aren’t clicking on something or else that stupid white line ruins everything.
Boxing! Yeah she’s hot-headed and working out some of her anger issues on the poor punching bag.
I got bored with the gym pretty quickly and sent her to the park to get some fresh air.
Nice stache dude…
Grillin out, all that hard work from the gym gone from eating pure junk.
Annoying! I tried to clean up after her and she decides to run around like a damn lunatic with the plate for a good hour or so, unable to find a sink. (Sigh)
Parked her cute little perky ass on a park bench and took in the sights. Too bad that plumbob stinks up the picture.
For some reason, a lot of sims seem to walk around in a constant shitty mood. I have a few theories on this, number one being they are extremely unhappy that their infants age into children and skip the toddler stage, and also that they are sick of the fugly plastic hair on top of their heads. (Yes, I can’t get past those issues–don’t judge me)
I finally sent her home after a long day of doing…well pretty much nothing. Everything is so plain, from the houses to community lots. It’s a real eye sore, and I feel the immediate need to decorate.
There. That’s better. Somewhat. Most of the decorating items are pretty cool, and have more than the Sims 3 base game did, which is a plus. There is even a section dedicated to clutter! Yay, clutter. Who doesn’t love clutter?
After channel surfing for a while I decided to send her to bed as I couldn’t really find anything to do to keep her interest for very long. Hopefully my next play session of the Sims 4 will be a little bit more exciting than today was. *Yawn*