The Sims 4 (PC)

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The Sims 4 (PC)

Genre: Simulation - Publisher: Electronic Arts - Age Rating: 12+

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published 14/02/2016 | TheInternetExplorer
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Pro Good grapics, fun, long lasting
Cons Quite expensive
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"Simply the best"

I've owned the Sims 4 for quite a while, I've made numerous families and lived vastly different lives through them.

About the game:
The Sims is a simulation game where you create your family and control their lives from what they eat to who they fall in love with and even to when they die (if you're one of those lock them in a closed room players). Sims 4 was released in 2014 and is the most interactive Sims game, allowing you to sculpt their faces and pick out their character traits. They even have moods that can change at will and really up the pressure of caring for a computer program.

Graphics and sound:
The graphics have improved dramatically the characters looking more human than pixels and their options for clothes, hair styles and facial features all being stepped up.
The music is typical of a Sims game and is instantly recognisable. Though even that's improved in quality, sounding clearer and more detailed.

As with all Sims games you control the character by clicking on objects and commanding it to do so. It's simple and easy to do and the vast more options have made it much more enjoyable. The gameplay is also smoother, with older versions of the game it would stutter ands struggle to keep up with itself. However it seems much slicker and better put together.

The difficulty of a Sims game really depends on the player. Are you making a family of one or one hundred? The general difficulty has been stepped up with the addition of emotions and the fact that the characters are more likely to think for themselves. And they don't always make the most sensible decisions, such as hopping in the shower whilst cooking and setting the house ablaze.
Though the fact that they're able to complete more than one task at a time has made it slightly more easier, as long as they're not trying to do something too out there.

There are 2 disks required for installing the Sims, it takes roughly 15 minutes to install completely. I had to create an Origin account to install the game which refused to work at first. Once installation is complete you no longer need the disks to play and can start making your family immediately.

The Sims is virtually endless, though your families only have a finite amount of time before they die the game itself can be replayed continuously with each play through different.

Price and value for money:
The game costs around £20 to £30 pounds depending where it's bought from, with how long it's been out I would have expected the price to have dropped more but with more expansions being brought out it's clear to see why they're keeping the price up. Despite the price I have to say it's worth it, the game is fun, long lasting and very detailed. The quality of it makes up for a lot of the price and the improvements from the previous Sims game makes up for a lot of the rest.

My opinion:
I'm a big fan of the Sims series and really like this addition. It's fun, easy to play and has so much to offer. I can create my family and grow them to be successes, or pretend to be a cruel overlord who condemns the little Sims to misery. The graphics are great and with the additional expansions (such as get to work) the Sims world has grown exponentially.

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  • euphie published 16/02/2016
    vh :o)
  • danielclark691 published 15/02/2016
    well reviewed
  • VampirePrincessLizzy published 15/02/2016
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Genre: Simulation - Publisher: Electronic Arts - Age Rating: 12+

Product Details

Long Name: The Sims 4

EAN: 5035223111092

Age: 12+

Genre: Simulation

Release Date: 2014

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform: PC

Manufacturer: The Sims Studio


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