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The Sims™ 4

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • May 12, 2021

The Sims 4 is a 2014 video game and the fourth major title in the life simulation video game series The Sims. The Sims 4 was released for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2014. The Sims 4 is the fourth installment of the popular Sims series. In the game, players have the option of creating unique Sims and their homes, and can choose to control their characters. Sims can be created to be any age, walk in any direction, and can date other Sims. There are numerous careers that can be chosen in The Sims 4, and Sims can go to school, get a job, and even work from home.

Gameplay

The gameplay in The Sims 4 is quite similar to the gameplay in The Sims 3. One major difference, though, is the introduction of the new careers. Players are able to choose from a wide variety of careers, such as scientist, detective, and firefighter. The new careers have in-depth skills and experience levels, and take a lot of time to complete. Players are also able to customize their Sims in The Sims 4, with a variety of clothes, hairstyles, and colours. The Sims 4 is also the first game in the series to have a new emotion system. Sims can now feel happiness, anger, and other emotions. Happiness affects relationships, while anger can lead to a fight or a relationship.

The Sims 4 is a life simulation game, similar to its predecessors. Players create a Sim character and control their life to explore different career paths, develop social relationships, and improve their character's physical appearance. Other major new features in the game include a variety of new objects and social interactions, the ability to choose different heights and body types, and the ability to create and control three different Sim characters in a family rather than just one.

There are four main tracks that the player's Sims can take: Artist, Scientist, Business (which includes the Secret Agent and Doctor career), and Family (includes the Stay at Home parent and Social Butterfly). Additionally, Sims can take a variety of side-quests and pursue hobbies such as gardening, photography, and painting.

The player can also create and control more than one Sim character in a single family.

Graphics

The Sims 4's graphics, a significant area of discussion among players of the game, have been criticized by some for being "too colorful, too cartoony, and too simple" in comparison to those of The Sims 3. A patch for the game was released to address this issue, with EA intending to make the graphics in the game more realistic. The graphics in The Sims 4 are quite similar to the graphics in The Sims 3. Players are able to customize their Sims in The Sims 4, with a variety of clothes, hairstyles, and colours. The new emotions in the game also add to the graphics, as players are able to see their Sims' mood swings.

Information about replayability

Many players find that once they have played through the main quests, The Sims 4 has much less replayability than its predecessors. The Sims 4 has a ton of replayability, as players are able to create any type of Sim imaginable. The game also has a ton of customization, and a variety of careers to choose from.

Conclusion

"The Sims 4" received "mixed or average" reviews from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic. In November 2014, EA reported that sales of "The Sims 4" were higher than expected, and that more than one million copies of the game had been sold since its September 2014 launch.

Pros:
  • Has a more flexible character customization system
  • There are more life goals, such as becoming a scientist
  • The environment is more interactive
  • Players can create their own custom content
  • The Sims can multitask
  • The Sims have emotions that can be affected by both the player and in-game events
  • The Sims can now swim
Cons:
  • The game's graphics are not as good as the graphics in previous games in the series
  • Characters are not as customizable
  • The game does not include pools or toddlers
  • Players can't edit their Sims' genetics
  • The Sims are limited in how they can eat and drink
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