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So....anyone playing Sims 4?

RavageX

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I picked it up from Best buy for $23 or so with the GC membership on PS4.

Haven't messed with it much but it seems kinda complicated, watched gf create a Sim then get lost on making a house 😆

Typical EA/Sims stuff, they have several packs to buy in the PS store already....
 

The_Mike

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Game is four years old, so not really a surprise that there’s DLC.
 

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Yeah, it's pretty cool. I've said for a long time that The Sims 4 is more like a second Sims 2 sequel than a followup to The Sims 3. Both 3 and 4 have certain advantages over the other, so I have a tendency to switch between the two whenever I'm in a Sims mood.
Sure wish we'd get an update (or a new game, fine) that just merged the best of the two.
 
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Got it for my gf for Christmas and while we like it, the interface is super complicated and the txt is small when youre sitting more than 6 feet from the tv.
 

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Just bought the pets xpac yesterday. Still fun in small doses.

Got all 4 xpacs and a few game packs. No stuff packs tho.

Best advice is pick up the packs @50% off. Full price isn't worth it IMO.

Edit: Correction on the small doses. I played 8 hours yesterday. =O
 

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I was excited about this because my wife loves The Sims. Then I told her how they're releasing it on PS4 and she thought it was the dumbest thing ever.

According to my wife EA asks for way too much money for their DLC. I saw the list on Origins once and it's quite a lot. On top of that they can't include anything after so many years go by?

She even Googled Sims 5 and got nothing but a YouTube video making fun of having to pay to put a shirt on.
 
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I bought it last month.

It's actually pretty great and the controls work really well. They take getting used to for a few hours but after that its super natural. It's actually pretty fun and high spec settings like the PC one.
 

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I bought it a couple years ago for my partner. She seemed to enjoy it, but I think it was quite buggy. She picked it up against just last week and while she still enjoys it, it's still quite buggy (she's played all the previous Sims games and says 4 is the buggiest).
 

RavageX

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I was looking at the vampires pack on sale and trying to figure out if it was worth it, opinions?
 

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Wife wanted it after being a huge Sim fan on PC for so long. Drove me crazy about getting it.

Got it her on xbox.

She hates it.

The controls are awful, as in, mind bendingly bad. I have no idea why they went with these controls but I have to agree, its like they were made by somebody who hasn't played a game with a pad before? It doesn't help they have done next to zero to make it work on a console, its pretty much the exact PC game being played with a pad... Plus there's no X patch, which is shameful.

I would avoid.
 

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Played it on PC through Origin Access. It's fun for a while but if you want the full experience for any Sims game it's gonna cost ya. Why does The Sims always get away with expensive DLC that gets you like 4 new outfits and 10 new pieces of furniture?
 
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No.

After buying all the expansions for The Sims 1 and The Sims 2, I told myself that I would only buy The Sims again if all the features that they added to the expansions are included in the base game of the sequel.

Needless to say, I have not spent much time with a franchise since.
 

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I was looking forward to this when I heard it was coming to Xbox but the amount of DLC for this game is putting me off.
 

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I had a $25 Gamestop gift card, so I tried the PS4 version. I was lukewarm on Sims games from playing them on PC in the past, but I always liked the concept and there is a lot of content in the game + dlcs.

The PS4 version is almost unplayable IMO, as the controls are incredibly tedious on the PS4. I tried it for about two hours and then returned it to Gamestop the next day.
 

Setsuna

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Wife wanted it after being a huge Sim fan on PC for so long. Drove me crazy about getting it.

Got it her on xbox.

She hates it.

The controls are awful, as in, mind bendingly bad. I have no idea why they went with these controls but I have to agree, its like they were made by somebody who hasn't played a game with a pad before? It doesn't help they have done next to zero to make it work on a console, its pretty much the exact PC game being played with a pad... Plus there's no X patch, which is shameful.

I would avoid.
I guess you didnt look in the camera options
 

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According to my wife EA asks for way too much money for their DLC. I saw the list on Origins once and it's quite a lot. On top of that they can't include anything after so many years go by?
The DLC packs are way too expensive and not as worthwhile as the ones that came out for Sims 3 but that's just my opinion as a more recent fan of the game.

I think it's neat the game has come to consoles but I could never play it without mods.
There's just too many little things that get on your nerves over time.
 

Rellik

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As someone who actually enjoyed the console Sims games in the past, it's disappointing to hear these reactions.

I feel this is a lock for PS+ too. EA will see it as a good way to try and get some more DLC sales by giving the base game away.

I'll try it then.
 

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I know someone who loved the original and was interested in playing again. I did a lot of research into this vs 3 as there seems to be a bit of a debate concerning the two games.

Ended up going with 4 as it was the right blend of simplicity (jumping all the way from the original) plus I really appreciated the visuals.

They're loving it and I'm looking forward to playing it this year.
 

Setsuna

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Oh, wow, why did I not think of that? My wife having put hundreds of hours into the PC release, us both being gamers, and me being a designer myself, how could I not have thought of something so basic?

Oh wait...
Well, how can the camera be specifically bad in the sims 4, if the camera option specifically changes it to exactly how it was in the previous game?
 

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I think I'll give the game a proper shot after work today, been playing XCOM 2 and the expansion War of the Chosen and it's been surprisingly hard. Have had to evac several times.
 
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RavageX

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Ummm quick question guys, is there a city or downtown that your sim can go? I just see the lots...
 

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Yeah I really didn't even know they had put Sims 4 on PS4 until I read this thread today. All I have to ask is: why not play it on PC (i.e. as it was meant to be played)? I know every game is on PS4 but with this one they're stretching it.
 

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Yeah I really didn't even know they had put Sims 4 on PS4 until I read this thread today. All I have to ask is: why not play it on PC (i.e. as it was meant to be played)? I know every game is on PS4 but with this one they're stretching it.
Dunno man I'd love to play Total War series on PS4. Just don't have the spare to get a gaming PC so games like this make sense on PS4 especially if KB & M support are added (which technically should work as they work when plugged in anyway).
 

RavageX

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I had never played a Sims game on console, since it was cheap I decided to give it a go.

Plus I'm rarely at an actual pc these days.
 

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I picked the game up on Xbone, but couldn't get used to trying to navigate the interface with a controller. Ended up getting the PC version instead, and that's pretty fun, although not as good as Sims 3 was (is?).
 

Rellik

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Yeah I really didn't even know they had put Sims 4 on PS4 until I read this thread today. All I have to ask is: why not play it on PC (i.e. as it was meant to be played)? I know every game is on PS4 but with this one they're stretching it.
Because not everyone has a PC.

When I played Sims on the PS2, it was because of that very reason. It was the only way I could play the game. Nowadays, I have a gaming PC, so I have that luxury choice, but not everyone is you and me.
 

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I still play the first The Sims. It might be just my nostalgia about it. But for me, it's still the ultimate "feel good" game. The Sims 2 is awesome as well. The Sims 3 and 4 never clicked for me (not saying that 3 and 4 ar bad, they're just not for me).
 

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i actually just started The Sims 4 yesterday . i have origin access premier so gave it a shot. the tutorial is not so great. i was enjoying it but it doesn't do a good job of explaining things. i got stuck in the tutorial so stopped playing.
 
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I just started playing (EA Access, because of M+KB support) and the first day before work, my oven caught fire and my Sim died.
Fuck my life.

Will start again, when i got over this.