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Ways the Sims 4 is BETTER than other Sims games

OnverserOnverser Posts: 353 Member
Edit: Please stop trying to turn this into a negativity thread, the following are my opinions from what I've experienced playing different sims games. If you want to throw a pity party about how much you hate the sims 4 then please, go to the 500 threads dedicated to that. Thank you! Now on with the thread:

I feel like people love to criticise the Sims 4 because X other game has this feature and the Sims 4 doesn't, so I wanted to make a thread on the opposite - all the features of the sims 4 which make it better than the other games. I'll leave this as an open list so if people wanna add stuff down below feel free.
  • Build-Buy in the Sims 4 is the best out of all the Sims games by far.
  • Sims 4 CAS is the best sims cas by far, it's easy to use, intuitive and works well. Nothing was worse than the game almost crashing in TS3 every time you tried to open the accessories tab or accidentally went into create a style.
  • Sims 4 is the only sims game where you can freely go between worlds - in past games if you were in the island world you were in the island world unless you moved to another world. In the sims 4 you can be on an island one minute and in the middle of the city the next
  • The game doesn't take an hour to load like the sims 3
  • Apartments work well in TS4 and aren't a buggy mess like they were in previous instalments (flashbacks to throwing a party in a TS3 apartment and it took the guests 5 hours to get up the elevator as they could only go 3 at a time)
  • Sims 4 toddlers are adorable and much better than any other installments toddlers
  • The best graphics and UI out of all sims games
  • The supernatural occults (vampires and spellcasters) are much more in depth than in past games
  • More diverse sims are built into the game (lgbt couples, different ethnicities, etc)
  • It works well on all computers even if your specs arent the best
  • Edit: How could I forget the Gallery, that was supposed to be one of my main points! Possibly the best new feature to ever be added to a sims game, it completely changes the game and makes so many things a lot easier.
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  • DoloresGreyDoloresGrey Posts: 2,507 Member
    searching tool in b&b
    no open world - no ghosttown - many sims on lots
  • Omri147Omri147 Posts: 10,812 Member
    (Apartments were much better in TS2 than TS4 though...)

    I do agree about CAS and Build/Buy, those are definitely better.

    Also deleting Sims not causing save corruption is nice, deleting Sims in TS2 is a hassle because of that.
  • xdawnxxdawnx Posts: 76 Member
    • Sims can multi task actions - talking,eating and watching TV at the same time
    • Being able to have different hairstyles for different outfits under the same clothing tab
    Look for my lot creations on the gallery luckylady88 ;)
  • Omri147Omri147 Posts: 10,812 Member
    Oh, having hairstyles and hats in seperate categories is nice too.
  • GamingTweetyGamingTweety Posts: 830 Member
    edited June 13
    This might be an unpopular one, but i love the premades in the fourth the most! I didn't even care about them back then. Only current ones 😍
    Also getting each supernatural in their own pack is a good decision.
    Gallery id: GamingTweety

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  • Akl500PAkl500P Posts: 2,571 Member
    -The game systems (fame, skill trees for occults, the calendar, the clubs)
    -the usually buttery smoothness of the game
    -multitasking (not perfect but it’s what makes it so hard for me to go back to the other games in the series)
  • LadyKynLadyKyn Posts: 2,906 Member
    About the same with any game series as expectations are well expected. Nothing wrong with criticism in wanting to better the game to be better than it can be, but at the same time I believe many have become bias for the good and bad of it you know?

    -I enjoy other packs being implemented to cross fade into the others. Makes it feel like they expand more on the gameplay all the time. (Example you can no get bee's wax from the bee box from seasons to make candles in eco living)
    -This game is more than likely to age far better than it's predecessors and not look dated. Love the earlier games, but their age shows some far more than others.
    -S4 probably has a far bigger selection of quality afro-texture and ethnic hairs than any other game, which I can appreciate. Much as I love S2 there just wasn't a selection of good hairs to choose from unless you downloaded CC. So I'm happy to see more of this and hope to see even more.
    -Search bar is just a god sent being able to find what you need because it was such a hassle in previous games
  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 1,371 Member
    The gallery!


    Sims 5. Please be great.

  • SimmerGeorgeSimmerGeorge Posts: 479 Member
    I like the CAS and Build and Buy thhe most.

    Sims 4 has the best graphics (since it is also the newest game)

    The UI is enjoyable though I think the UI in the Sims 2 was awesome because it managed to pack a huge load of stuff without becoming busy like The Sims 4 one is becoming after all EPs.

    Apartments in The Sims 2 were better in my opinion but I think the city itself looks better in The Sims 4, so the environment. Belladona Cove in The Sims 2 is like suburbia with skyscrapers and doens't look like a city

    The Sims 4 has the most diversity

    The create a holiday feature from The Sims 4 Seasons is something I won't be able to live without in the next Sim games!

    Where's my Sims 5 squad at?
  • Atreya33Atreya33 Posts: 1,335 Member
    - club system and the many options we have with it
    - the customisable holidays and calendar
    - Cas: filter system so any outfit can be used in any category.
    - cas: separate hairs from hats
    build: the system based on rooms is the best
    - multitasking : not always helpful but I don't know if I could play without it now
    - space rockets and Astronaut as a separate career, not just a level in the military career. (small detail, not necessarily an improvement but I like it.
    - the ability to travel between worlds
    - occults with skill trees. Though I wish we had more of these in depth occults
  • KaeChan2089KaeChan2089 Posts: 4,134 Member
    edited June 15
    Toddlers and Vampires...

    That's all...

    [Edited - Let's stay on topic]
    Post edited by EA_Joz on
  • KruegerKrueger Posts: 79 Member
    The cheats don't run the exist of completely blowing up your game (looking at you, Sims 2!).
  • Tony89Tony89 Posts: 2,196 Member
    With three of my favorite mods.

    The sims 4 is easily the best sims game in the franchise to me.
  • SharoniaSharonia Posts: 1,918 Member
    edited June 13
    It's better in many ways for me personally. I honestly don't remember the game play of the Sims 2 much anymore though despite being absolutely addicted to it when it was the current game so I can't compare it with the Sims 2. I only really have the Sims 3 to compare it to and I hated that iteration so it's easy for me to say it's better. I really don't like somethings in TS4 though like horrible situation outfits, my game is heavily modded just to keep these out of my game and the lack of fears, memories, real snow, real babies and attraction is also a disappointment to me. I think the Sims 4 is still my favourite iteration so far despite all these faults that bother me.
  • nerdfashionnerdfashion Posts: 5,325 Member
    This game has the best University in my opinion because we have to pay tuition and it's actually difficult, just like in real life!
  • DuvelinaDuvelina Posts: 700 Member
    edited June 16
    [Edited by EA_Mai - off topic comments removed]

    Back on-topic, I love this iteration's CAS and how I can randomize everything separately.
    Post edited by EA_Mai on
  • SimAlexandriaSimAlexandria Posts: 3,365 Member
    Gallery.. I love it. I'm not a builder and being able to download houses makes the game sooo much better to me!

    Sims Personalites... I much prefer them in this game as I can be more creative in story telling

    Art Style... I love it! THe Sims and Worlds, items, just everything, are much more beautiful than previous versions.

    CAS/build are really good too.

    Toddlers, I love them!
    The UI

    The plain loading screen (though this is kinda unimportant to me, but I do prefer it haha)

    Travel between worlds.

    The ability to multitask.

    And just overalll the game is more entertaining to me. I can play it for hours at a time, and years on end, without getting bored quickly like I do in previous versions.
  • bixtersbixters Posts: 913 Member
    And, as for things I think are better in the Sims 4:

    Build/ Buy
    Career Options & Flexibility
    Fame System
    Flexible University options (being able to take classes at home)
    Clean UI
    The Gallery
  • BohoFlowerBohoFlower Posts: 97 Member
    I absolutely love it the sims can multi-task they seem more alive with the way they just socialise on their own, sit down next to each other and mingle lol and then sims effect each other with their moods even when in real life i hate that, it's super great even when i'm staying a Vanilla Base Game player and i can still form Groups too :) i can finally do the builds i want to in The Sims 4 too because the roof adjusts to the walls and they blend SO much nicer and a bit of Open World too honestly it's great. I'll say what others say though it needs to be a bit more immersive with the quirky in between animations and interactions put back in there like in TS2 and a couple things adjusted but other than that i'm pretty happy with how far TS4 has come now compared to the earlier days.
  • ladybreidladybreid Posts: 3,361 Member
    edited June 13
    to me the perfect sims game would be ts4 graphics ts2 gameplay because the gameplay in ts4 is really lacking. I do agree with most of the good points the op brought up.
    Saying "not to be rude", then blatently being rude does not excuse rude behavior.
  • Akl500PAkl500P Posts: 2,571 Member
    edited June 16
    [Edited by EA_Mai - off topic comments removed]

    I’ll add another to keep it going in the correct direction.
    -the amount of sims who show up on community lots is really nice to see. Makes the game feel more alive.

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  • Seera1024Seera1024 Posts: 3,446 Member
    edited June 16
    [Edited by EA_Mai - off topic comments removed]

    Toddlers and the calendar are the two things that jump to mind as things that make Sims 4 better than the others.
    Post edited by EA_Mai on
  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 1,579 Member
    edited June 13
    being able to move rooms/walls/whole buildings/lots after placing down

    I swear I can't even build in old games anymore it drives me nuts to not have that
  • LiELFLiELF Posts: 3,855 Member
    It's better because it's not Sims 3. :p:D (No shade to those who like it, I just... didn't.)

    Vampires are most definitely better than ever.

    Toddlers are the best because I actually want to play with them sometimes.

    The worlds are gorgeous and feel more "filled in" and immersive. I really love this art style.

    CAS, as far as physically creating a Sim, gets top marks. I'm not one who feels the need for a color wheel and since they've been adding more basic black and white and neutral swatches, I'm very happy with it. I can actually create likenesses of real people and fictional characters alike without any CC, and a variety of body types too. And something I've wanted since Sims 2 is unisex CAS, which they delivered.

    The Gallery is one of my favorite things because I love getting builds from there and being able to upload all my Sims to declutter my Library.

    The weather effects are amazing (despite snow having no depth.) The blizzards, the thunderstorms, and the variety of climates in each world is something completely new and adds to environmental immersion.

    Some beautiful animations exist in this game that definitely rival previous games. I wish there were more, though.

    The ability to travel between worlds is absolutely one of my favorite things about Sims 4. There's a freedom and variety in it and it really makes the Sim universe feel larger and more diverse.

    And, of course, the diversity itself. Actually having curly hairs and a healthy selection of cultural choices and varieties in not only CAS, but some of the build/buy as well... really bumps this game up a notch for possibilities.

    Finally... I'm just going to say it. First person camera. Oh yes, I'm serious. It's another thing I've wanted since Sims 2 and it makes me happy.
  • SimAlexandriaSimAlexandria Posts: 3,365 Member
    ooh yes, I forgot about the calender and first person when I made my list above. I agree with those too!
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