How is it that a 20+ years game series, that got its' start with offline, immersive, creative gameplay, is now reduced to basically a shallow, "pretty", give you nothing for your money shell of its' former self.
I have every game from Sims 1 onward through Sims 4 and its' latest pack.
With Sims 1& 2, you had a base game and every expansion pack added dimension to every neighborhood and gameplay. They took the time to do it right and actually cared about putting out an immersive experience.
Sims 3 was great in opening up the environment - lacking a bit in the depth of gameplay that Sims 1 & 2 had, but I never thought I would appreciate it as much as I do compared to Sims 4 and that is saying a lot.
How is it that you guys decided to take away base game objects from a series that still had its' predecessors around and expect consumers to be happy about it?
You know for a fact that the Sims has a great base following and people stay loyal to a game that has given them, in the past, a great "mental" vacation and you knowingly played on that.
It happened with SimCity2013 where you tried convincing us that us "older" players - who - because we have paid for your products - have kept it alive - were "playing" it the wrong way - to get with the times and you, in your arrogance, basically killed your own game.
You insulted us, lied to us, and were called out on your lies (online only due to server calculations) and you forgot that because people who play these types of games are a bit brighter and creative - these same players caught you in your lies and you backpedaled and where is that series now?
Cities Skylines - not SimCity 2013. Cities Skylines created by a small group got a huge payoff.
Even Ocean Quigley called you guys out. They are all gone. Why?
So, now with the Sims series.
Why - why turn this into a shell of it's former self?
If I can play on your greed - can you imagine how much more you would actually get if you gave us exactly what you know we have been expecting all these years?
Give us a fully loaded base game - not piecemeal. Give us expansions packs that are well thought out and interwoven throughout each area.
How hard is that to do?
They did it 20+ years ago with less and they are the reasons that you guys even exist now. There would be no Sims 4 without Sims 1, 2 and 3.
You want even more money - with more brand loyalty - with more respect (not that you guys seem to care) - but it would add to the loyalty and then in turn bring you even a bigger, longer payoff - give us what you know we expect.