The Sims and I have a love hate relationship. We always have.
|Lots of customization.|
|3 out of 5 stars|
Right now it appears that the relationship between the first child of my primary Sim, via her first husband has no relation to her second child via her second husband other than roommate. They both list her as mother, but their relation to each other is only roommate. This is not the first bug I've found.
I've also discovered the fun one where if your Sim is engaged and your Sim's betrothed dies, they are still engaged to their ghost and cannot become engaged to another Sim. Funtastic. They have a work around, but it is mildly irritating.
Oh, and the more dead Sims you know the less live you you can know. Try to not let anyone you know die... since this is the Sims and death is sudden and unexpected. Sadly I've yet to create a house to test how Sims die. Changing light bulbs seems gone, so the old trick of murdering plumbers seems to be gone. Remember that one? You get a broken light, and a bathroom that has a broken toilet so the floor is flooded and hire a sim to change the bulb. Dead sim.
|I went and made the cast of Archer!|
Right now I am testing out family longevity. I want to see how far I can take on genealogical tree. Once that is done, I plan to load up the family pictured just there to the right...
|One of my Sim's houses & families.|
|Sterling Archer can be a secret agent in the game as well.|
There are new good features. The graphics are way better than the Sims 3, as one would expect. But the best, and I mean the best feature is multitasking. Now your Sim can eat, watch TV, and have a conversation all at the same time. Just like in real life. Or you can paint and talk to someone... a lot of it is allowing conversations to occur during other activity, but that makes sense. That is realistic and good. Best improvement of the game so far.
Here's the thing, I am complaining about the game, but at the same time I am still playing it (and probably will until Civilization Beyond Earth arrives). So there is that. Would I recommend it? I'd really say that it is up to you. If you enjoy the Sims franchise, then this is for you. If you are like me and have a love-hate relationship with it... then you need to ask yourself if you really want it. You can probably easily loose yourself in the game and blow hours and hours of time...