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Biggest "flop" of the sims series?

Zeldaboy180Zeldaboy180 Posts: 5,700 Member
Hey guys, what is the biggest "flop" in the sims series? By flop, I mean things that are considered highly controversial. Please keep in mind that things you may find awful, someone else may actually enjoy or even love. This entire thread is all opinion-based and contains a list of controversial subjects in sims history. That being said, try to respect each other's opinions. This thread is meant to be light hearted and funny, please do not let it derail into flaming.


Post edited by EA_Rtas on

Biggest "flop" of the sims series? 262 votes

Sims 3 Katy Perry Stuff
16%
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Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
26%
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Sims 4 Strangerville
0%
wynette85 1 vote
Sims 4 Star Wars
37%
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Sims 4 Moschino stuff
1%
Cinebarcharmed4life4discoduck227katrinasforestdoggers123 5 votes
Sims 4 My first pets stuff
8%
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Other (please specify)
8%
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  • MetaphasicMetaphasic Posts: 417 Member
    Other (please specify)
    Eco lifestyle. I’m not excited about Star Wars, but I’ll probably buy it for items. The entire premise behind EL is horrible. It’ll be the only one I absolutely won’t get.
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  • Calico45Calico45 Posts: 303 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    If I had to pick solely controversial, I'd have to say 4's GP9. I have not seen anything quite like the backlash on this one for the Sims. It kind of reminds me of the original Sonic movie trailer. Not even EL went like this. Sure, some people like it, but there is that someone for everything.

    However, if we are talking about a "flop" in the broader sense, then it is the base game. As someone that has played since the first entry, I've restarted with every base by itself and 4's is the worst in my opinion-- and I abandoned 3 until the pets expansion. I played 3, ignoring 4, until I switched over to my laptop full time and had to give it up.

    Even though Sims 4 has sold well, it is a flop because of its limitations. It has become a bit of a defense now that the game simply cannot do the things its predecessors could because of its fragile foundation, which is a little confusing for me, but I digress. Even with each chunk of missing content added through patches, it feels like it is always trying to play catch up rather than setting ambitions for 5 and these limitations restrict the scope of all the produced packs. Much of the disappointment can be traced back here, so the base game has to shoulder the burden of its packs being "flops", wherein lies the excuse of a poor foundation.

    In short, the apple does not fall far from the tree. Bad decisions will always be bad decisions, but packs will find it difficult to shine without a proper foundation.
  • CamkatCamkat Posts: 2,053 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    Star Wars isn't even out yet though, so we don't know for sure it will flop? There's a ton of views on the trailers that didn't like or dislike so there's a lot of people not saying yet. ;)

    I don't think anything is actually a flop for the sims though to be fair. Everything they do seems to sell well, even if there is some backlash to some concepts or packs.

    I did vote for the base game though just because for me, it took until they added toddlers before I'd even pay attention to this version. I was initially excited for TS4 but as information came out, and so much was missing, and I was happy with my TS3 at the time, I just waited and played that game until the base for TS4 was update to something I felt more worth my money.
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  • Zeldaboy180Zeldaboy180 Posts: 5,700 Member
    Sims 4 Star Wars
    Camkat wrote: »
    Star Wars isn't even out yet though, so we don't know for sure it will flop? There's a ton of views on the trailers that didn't like or dislike so there's a lot of people not saying yet. ;)

    I don't think anything is actually a flop for the sims though to be fair. Everything they do seems to sell well, even if there is some backlash to some concepts or packs.

    I did vote for the base game though just because for me, it took until they added toddlers before I'd even pay attention to this version. I was initially excited for TS4 but as information came out, and so much was missing, and I was happy with my TS3 at the time, I just waited and played that game until the base for TS4 was update to something I felt more worth my money.

    By flop, I just mean controversial things. We all know that they could release a 10 dollar pack with only 5 items and it'd still sell like hot cakes 😂
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  • sketchessketches Posts: 254 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    I can't consider voting for the little Star Wars game pack, although it is hilarious to see how many downvotes the trailer has received to date.

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    I am watching gameplay video after gameplay video after gameplay video, before I feel if I've "seen it all." (Remember... Simmers mostly aren't storyline gamers — we're sandbox gamers.)

    So, my vote is the big, whopping Sims 4 initial release, pre-patches. Womp, womp.

    It's a coincidence I was reading these two Wiki articles earlier today? 😂
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sims_4#Ratings
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Electronic_Arts

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  • KimmerKimmer Posts: 896 Member
    edited September 5
    Other (please specify)
    Please, delete my vote.
  • NindigoNindigo Posts: 2,764 Member
    Just one pack from TS3 ain't very much fair...


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  • FlyingPotato659FlyingPotato659 Posts: 1,425 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    Nindigo wrote: »
    Just one pack from TS3 ain't very much fair...

    I think it was the only pack from The Sims 3 that people weren't a big fan of when it was announced. Hence why it was a "flop" lol
  • KerriganKerrigan Posts: 66 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    The Sims 4 base game was so underwhelming I legit thought I'd just outgrown Sims games. I gave it another shot when Get to Work came out because I LOVE aliens but I still didn't really take to playing often. IT wasn't until Vampires came out that I started really feeling like I had a reason to stay.
  • AnnLee87AnnLee87 Posts: 2,331 Member
    I'll vote after I actually play the new game pack. I never bought sweet treats and for me it's too early to judge the new pack. Also, a pack in the Sims 3 called Diesel Stuff. I thought that was bad. I want to cancel all of the Sims 3 because it always crashed or got corrupt. I got tired of fussy with it. I would spend hours just to get it to load and then it would crash again. I quit buying stuff for it. I am glad players are enjoying it now.
  • BluegayleBluegayle Posts: 3,012 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    Only because of like others have said it was controversial. I enjoyed playing it once I got used to the setup. Although I do remember the huge mashup when Sims 3 babies came without legs, especially after the awesome babies in Sims 2. Was not a happy time on the forums.
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  • OEII1001OEII1001 Posts: 3,388 Member
    edited September 5
    Other (please specify)
    The replacement of the personality matrix with traits beginning in The Sims 3.

    I should add that I don't think it is even close by comparison to any other change when it comes to a shift in the overall direction of the series.
  • j1z1j1z1 Posts: 262 Member
    Other (please specify)
    Ooh I think I misread, I don't know whether these were flops (one of them was certainly poorly received) but my least favorite packs have been Eco Lifestyle and Realm of Magic, I think they're the only ones I pretty much never play with, though the latter I was really anticipating.
  • Zeldaboy180Zeldaboy180 Posts: 5,700 Member
    Sims 4 Star Wars
    Nindigo wrote: »
    Just one pack from TS3 ain't very much fair...

    I mean... There weren't any other controversial packs in sims 3 though. I can't help it the sims 4 team likes to make a controversial pack every year :D
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  • SharoniaSharonia Posts: 2,420 Member
    edited September 5
    Sims 4 Star Wars
    It's kind of hard to say without knowing sales figures. I hope Star Wars though so they will hopefully not make anymore of this kind. :D
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 19,281 Member
    Sims 3 Katy Perry Stuff
    It was Katy Perry for me and I like her music.
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  • LilUnicornAmaltheaLilUnicornAmalthea Posts: 23 Member
    Sims 4 Star Wars
    🌺🌺🌺🌺 I didn't see The Sims 4 base game option.
  • Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 445 Member
    Sims 4 My first pets stuff
    I voted for MFP because I don't like DLC for DLC and I think that it should have all been included (and more animals) in C&D.

    Star Wars is not out yet, so can't really have a clear idea if it was a flop, even tho a big majority of players don't like the theme.

    Althought KP did not have anything useful in it so it was really a toss up for me, but in the because of the DLC for DLC MFP got my vote.
  • ClarionOfJoyClarionOfJoy Posts: 1,651 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    OEII1001 wrote: »
    The replacement of the personality matrix with traits beginning in The Sims 3.

    I should add that I don't think it is even close by comparison to any other change when it comes to a shift in the overall direction of the series.


    I actually prefer TS3's traits over the points in TS2 because the large number of traits (over 80 or so) in TS3 can be combined in so many more ways than in TS2 so that you'll get a lot more unique sim personalities. As a young adult, you can choose 5 traits, at university up to 7 traits and with mods, even more per sim. TS3 traits also unlock different actions and reactions by themselves and also in combination with other traits and lifetime rewards.


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  • elemmeleelemmele Posts: 656 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    I say it with a heavy heart, because I really do love TS4 -- it's my favorite in the series so far. However! The fact that pools and toddlers (and so many other things) weren't in base game is still astonishing to me. There's a reason it became kinda a meme, because... Like...c'mon... they were basic...sims staples... (for the most part...you know what i mean)
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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 17,708 Member
    Sims 4 Base game (Pre patches)
    Thank goodness I now have a game that brings me much enjoyment. 🥰
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  • sims2freak737sims2freak737 Posts: 2,391 Member
    Other (please specify)
    I vote for the entirety of The Sims 4. While its definitely making EA money, I just think The Sims 4 from start until now has just been one big miss of the giant target.
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 17,715 Member
    Sims 4 My first pets stuff
    I was tempted to answer release day TS4, especially since I actually did buy it on release, but I still think the idea behind MFPS is a travesty
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  • alanmichael1alanmichael1 Posts: 4,058 Member
    Other (please specify)
    TS4 Island Living, a pack without gameplay.
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