‘The Sims 4’ Allows Ultimate Creativity [Video]

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The latest installment of Maxis and EA Games’ mega-hit life simulation video game, The Sims 4, releases Sept. 2 and allows players to become ultimate creators. The series is known for its massive custom-creation style gameplay and The Sims 4 is destined to take the creativity levels to new heights.

One feature that has not been seen in any of the previous Sims installments is the new in-depth “create-a-sim” mode. Previous players of The Sims will know that this part of the game can take up a few hours out of the day due to the limitless choices one has when creating their own character. Now it seems those players may be creating sims for even longer in The Sims 4. The latest version of  “create-a-sim” allows gamers to actually mold their characters into whatever shape and size they desire. Before, one would select body shapes and hair colors from a pre-made selection of customizations whereas this time full-blown clicking, dragging and molding to the player’s own design is now an option.

The new building mode of The Sims 4 is another feature that is ultimately destined allow even more creativity to develop. Building a dream home has never been easier in The Sims universe. Before players would have the challenge of changing the layout of their sims house and have to nearly start from scratch if they wished to change it. Now players can simply click and drag to move rooms and all furniture in it, all without disrupting any of the surrounding rooms. One can literally click their mouse and move it around the screen to create an entirely new room, similar to how one would crop a photo: building homes is as simple as that now.

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‘The Sims 4’ Build Mode.

A third addition to the game that provides a very personal and realistic touch to the characters is the new feature of sims having emotions. For instance, a sim can be irritated by another sim for whatever reason, causing their emotional status to read as angry. The anger can then be transferred into energy to use at the gym, which helps the sim build their physique. When the sim sees their newly toned body in the mirror their emotional status may switch to confident. The newfound confidence then can make it easier to fall in love with another sim and the rest is a domino effect just as it would be in real life.

Even though the new features and the hype for The Sims 4 seem very promising, there are a few negative factors that will come along with its release. A few issues that have seemed to upset die-hard Sims fans include the riddance of pools in the game, the annoyance of a loading screen in between major lots so the open-world feeling is slightly lost and the nonexistent “toddler” age for sims. The Sims 4 is also scheduled to only be released for PC computers with no news for a Mac version of the game in sight – although this issue can easily be fixed through the downloading of software that allows PC programs to function properly on a Mac.

Although there seem to be a few small kinks within The Sims 4’s release, the title ultimately still allows the immense creativity that all of its fans yearn for. The Sims 4 will be released in the U.S. on September 2 and can be purchased wherever PC games or sold and will also be available for download. View the official launch trailer for the game below.

By Cody Collier

Sources:
The Epoch Times
The Fuse Joplin
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8 Responses to "‘The Sims 4’ Allows Ultimate Creativity [Video]"

  1. N.t.man   November 28, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I reallly like the sims 4 frist time when lplay the game is very boring after the updates the game have swimming pools and ghost i am so excited for the up dates

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  2. Ldude893   September 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    A list of the stuff missing so far:
    http://ts4news.com/post/94541924952/89-features-missing-from-the-sims-4

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  3. Eric Rhodes   September 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    You can do anything….anything….anything… yeah I want a blue shirt and yellow tie. NOPE. I want some swimming especially in a desert area. NOPE.. I want to have a couch and loveseat match in color. NOPE! Toddlers NOPE! Burglars NOPE! Police NOPE! But oh I can travel into freaking space like a rabbit hole from Sims 3…..Does EA Maxis even know what Sims is about first. Simulation of Life. Look I understand performance was a issue with Sims 3 but colors would not kill computers. this game is laughable when it comes to graphics it’s simplistic now which means less strain. No open worlds makes it even more easy. I seriously think these holdbacks are not from performance issues but from only have 1.5 year to make the freaking game. seriously Maxis, don’t release until it’s ready…but oh EA and it’s money grubbing attitude… Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to make a Sim Andrew Wilson and send him to fiery pits of Sim Hell just to bring him….oh wait no Zombies or Ghosts either… I guess we’ll know what expansions will come.

    Sims 4: Pools Expansion 40 bucks
    Sims 4: Undead Expansion 40 Bucks
    Sims 4: Fashion and Build Expansion 40 Bucks
    Sims 4: Gold Ol Days Expansion 40 Bucks
    Sims 4 Baby Years Expansion 40 Bucks
    Sims 4 Services Expansion 40 Bucks

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  4. Poppi   September 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    How many players are available to play at once?

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  5. Go Cody   September 2, 2014 at 7:20 am

    GO cody

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  6. Amber   September 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Yeah. I am really excited for the sims 4, but I am also very disappointed about the loading screens and nonexistent toddlers, and the teens-elders being the same height, and the fact that there is no cars, and that there is no grocery store and there is no school or work lots and the sims just become unplayable untill they return from work or school, and when your sim has a baby, it just pops up in the house inside a crib, and you can only take the baby out of sed crib for certian interactions, then it goes back in the crib until it magically morphes into a 8-10 year old looking child. I also just hate not being able to teach your kids to walk and talk and being Abe to feed them in high chairs and watch them play with their toys, and being able to teach your teens to drive, and the teens going to prom. Idk I’m just one of those simmers (since the sims2) that really loved the family aspect and having a family with 5 kids and raising them and buying nice cars and idk it’s just really sad 🙁 I guess if I wanna do that, I could just play the sims 3 instead of the sims 4. I also miss like in the sims 2, how they could go clothes shopping and try stuff on, and and how they parents could drive the kids to school, and how they actually opened the car door and got in, and pulled out of the drive way, and drove off. I’m sorry this is so long

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  7. Oswaldo   September 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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    • Cody Collier   September 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for your feedback Oswaldo. Sorry you think the website and article suck, but we appreciate you taking the time to make a profile to comment on the site with and for clicking on and reading through the article. Enjoy your day 🙂

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