Each iteration of Sims has introduced a new theme or hook that pushed it further than the generation before. For example:
Sims 1 = New game
Sims 2 = 3D, Aging, Influence
Sims 3 = Open World, Color Wheel
Sims 4 = Emotions
What do you think the Sims 5 theme will be?
I'm hoping it's gradual aging.
What do you all think?
Realism and Diversity. I think it will basically be living in the current day with apartments favoured over houses and cars will be back and we’ll have to worry about their eco footprint etc. Real world flags, disabilities, depression, these kinda things. I think we’re already seeing it in sims 4 but in sims 5 it will be more ‘realistic’.
They’ve had to shoehorn most of this stuff into a game that was never intended for it, but this time I think they’ll specifically design the game around it and it will be very different overall. Whether they’ll still do vampires and aliens and things I don’t know. I do think they’ll try to keep some traditions but that it will be a more serious toned reboot.
I would hesitate before I took the leaked videos too seriously. Remember, they were playtesting a very limited version of the game. I think it was just buy mode. They might not have even had access to build mode yet. That would make a pre-built lot the best option to playtest in. Though having apartments in base game would be interesting and unique. I hope, eventually, they do it differently than sims 4. I miss being able to build the apartment building and put a chair out on the balcony!!!
Worrying about their eco-footprint is not something I would have anticipated in the Sims. It seems like a game about consumption, but I suppose anything is possible.
I actually hope they don't go too far in the direction of realism. I think the silliness of Sims is part of its charm. In any case, they've always worried about falling into uncanny valley in the past, hence an intentional veer away from realism. But I know a lot of people clamor for it.
(P.S. - Yes, another person who double spaces after periods. Woot.)
I haven't seen any leaked videos, I've been away from the Sims for awhile. So, I have no idea what's out there.
Bringing back the color wheel is OK. I liked it. But for those who really love it, it's already in Sims 3. I'm just wondering if they have anything fresh up their sleeves to get people to shell out gobs and gobs more money to start over in a new game.
Starting with apartments would be nice with a alot of fixes. I guess Sims would just move to the 'Burbs when the game grew and so did the amount of stuff they'd purchase.
Plus the object customization possibilities.
More is still unknown...
Yeah, I guess that could be a pull for some. Not my thing, but I see that there are people who would like that.
Height would be a nice addition. They had a cheat for that in Sims 2, so I was expecting it to be a thing in Sims 3 already.
Also want really good AI that causes Sims to feel *different*