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The Sims 4 more creative than ever

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Sims 4 Ryan Vaughn

The Sims has always been about playing with other people’s lives – you replicate the day to day routine and boredom of your own life, and then spice it up by making simulated friendships and getting into simulated awkward situations. The new Sims gives you a lot more control, and it looks a whole lot more intuitive.

Here is the latest trailer, showing off character creation in The Sims 4.

For those who don’t watch videos, we see the creation of the Goth couple – they’ve been a staple in The Sims since the first iteration of the game, and this time around creating them is way easier. Unlike in Sims 3, which allowed for a ton of customization through a huge variety of option menus, the Sims 4 lets players grab hold of the attribute and push or pull as desired to change the look and feel. It’s particularly funny to watch the creation of Bella, the curvy lady – grab her lady parts and pull to make her even more voluptuous.

Fans of the series can rejoice – character creation looks a whole lot more intuitive and easy to manipulate. Recreating your friends and family in Sim form appears to be a snap, and there are more options for a fuller and more accurate range of races, body types and personalities. It may even be enough to lure some new fans to the series – with character creation so quick, easy and entertaining, just imagine how much more intuitive gameplay will be as well.

The Sims 4 looks like it might just be the best iteration the franchise has seen. Could it lure in some new players? Perhaps it will persuade some old fans of the series to give it another whirl. That is, of course, until we get the 57th expansion to the game. But for now, the game appears to be slick and shiny – maybe I will get pulled into playing it.

Last Updated: May 15, 2014

17 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    May 15, 2014 at 12:09

    Maybe they should take a page out of TESO and make it an online game with subscription fees, that way they shouldn’t be able to charge extra for all the new content they obviously have planned plus then they can add all the stuff they want without people accusing them of milking the game to death.

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    • RinceBroken

      May 15, 2014 at 12:19

      They can then add real adverts in the game too! So much win!

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 15, 2014 at 12:55

        On the TV

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    • Kensei Seraph

      May 15, 2014 at 12:20

      People would then complain about all the micro-transactions for all the other little items.

      The current model allows them to release a R300.00 mini-expansion every 2 months in addition to all the little extras in the store. rather than charging R150.00 per month and giving all the little extras away for free.

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    • Lydon McG

      May 15, 2014 at 12:49

      Well The Sims Online failed, so I’m not sure whether they’d want to embark on a similar experiment.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 15, 2014 at 12:55

        Didn’t know about Sims Online, wow.

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    • Charl van der Merwe

      May 16, 2014 at 08:41

      Just like Final Fantasy 14, amirite! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 16, 2014 at 09:14

        Exactly

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  2. Kensei Seraph

    May 15, 2014 at 12:18

    I remember a friend showing me character and house creation trailers and thinking to myself: Now that could be used to make an amazing RPG Dungeon Crawler with a huge number of user-generated dungeons.

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  3. Norm

    May 15, 2014 at 12:25

    So using this editor you could create a better looking ‘Bombshell’ than the one shown in the previous article?

    http://www.lazygamer.net/video/duke-nukems-girlfriend-coming-next-year/

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      May 15, 2014 at 12:37

      just pull on her boobs and they’ll get bigger ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 15, 2014 at 12:44

        Every man’s dream… and some women’s too.

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        • ollie

          May 15, 2014 at 18:05

          Except some men are gay, asexual, dont like huge breasts or dont like them at all. Same goes for women.

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 16, 2014 at 08:16

            True… different strokes for different folks… the gay people can make their guys or gals as they want.

      • Norm

        May 15, 2014 at 13:37

        Fair point… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Robert Hart

    May 15, 2014 at 13:22

    Lol they pretty much took the pulling/pushing thing from eve. Literally exactly the same, except Eve’s still looks better XD

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  5. Labey-Kun

    May 15, 2014 at 16:43

    I am 1 of those people who bought the Sims 3 Limited Edition and you know what the game was a bit of a disappointment for me I felt like Sims 2 gave me more enjoyable times, Sims 3 just lacked some content that made Sims 2 so memorable. but Sims 4 IT”S LOOKING SO INSANE I WANT TO GIVE THEM MY MONIES NOW!!!!

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