I know I'm going to get a lot of hate for this, but now is the perfect time to start sharing ideas for The Sims 5. EA are, hopefully, going to use feedback from this week's release to gauge the potential for future games, and that includes an eventual fifth installment. Never has a Sims game been criticised more heavily than The Sims 4, certainly not by me, so I think 5 could be the game that reunites Simmers young and old (if of course it gets made).
Forgetting expansion features such as weather and pets for a moment, I think that, at the very least, The Sims 5 should include these elements in its base game:
The humour and randomness of The Sims 1
The charm, expression and fun of The Sims 2
The open world and endless customisation of The Sims 3 (improved and optimised)
The emotions, CAS and Build Mode of The Sims 4 (improved and optimised)
Every time I play Sims 2, I'm forever thinking about the features present in 3, and when I'm playing 3 I'm always thinking about the features present in 2. I think it's time to finally bring the best features from each game together to create the most immersive and charming Sims game yet. At this stage, with so much cut out of The Sims 4, I'd be happy to see a merge of everything we already have, though obviously new features would be nice.
Feel free to post your own ideas, and if you spot anything in your games this week that you'd like added/removed in The Sims 5 then feel free to share that too!