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  • NushnushganayNushnushganay Posts: 8,626 Member
    I played a LOT of Sims4 in a relatively short period of time (only got it in 2019) and got all the packs (even Supernatural which I have almost not played) except I draw the line at those "packets" or whatever they are...basically vending-machine junkfood of gaming bits I don't give a flip about anyway, and being creative, did a lot of storytelling and exploring but finally, the marionette aspect of the Sims, in which they don't actually have any impetus of their own, drove me to repurchase Sims 3 because my laptop has no way to read the old game disk I still had, and I haven't touched Sims4 again since, even though I have fond memories (in my head) of the personalities (again, that I pretty much made up in my head) of the Windenburg families in particular.

    Sims 3 is what I'm spending money on now, and haven't regretted a dime of it. In fact it has revealed to me just how poor Sims4 is by comparison. So many things I didn't know were already there in Sims3, came late and defective, into Sims4 just recently, and people were so excited, not realizing that a lot of things were taken straight out of Sims3 and recycled. The laundry line appears identical. The bunk beds from Sims3 so long ago, worked properly from the start even with loft beds with desks under them. Toddlers and babies can be taken out in strollers, or ride spring toys, etc. Even the graphics, which I at first thought were not so great in Sims3, actually are just as great in Sims3 once I got everything set maxed and custom. In fact, Sims4 now suffers by comparison.

    So I hope people who have become disillusioned with Sims4 and are even more reluctant about Sims5 (as am I) will check out the comparison videos out there on Youtube made recently by many avid Sims Youtubers, showing all the ways that Sims3 actually beats Sims4, and get Sims3 from Origin. With my laptop (and it's nothing that snazzy, it's a Dell from like 2014) I can run Sims3 with like 8 packs installed and tons of CC without problems. Also all of Sims4, but I barely touch it now. Take advantage of modern PCs being more than a match for Sims3 now and get a robust game for a reasonable price that still has Sims who do things on their own (but there's a slider for that, so you can still micromanage or play god), that still has surprises, a sense of humor, even mods for skin textures and facial features that make them blow away the Sims of Sims4 (though I haven't bothered with those, I've seen the breathtaking Sims of some people here who have).

    I pooh-poohed the colorwheel, the ability to customize colors, textures, materials, and patterns on everything, and so on, til I tried them and now realize the value of it. Sims3 also doesn't constantly go through mod-breaking updates. So that's my answer to the prospect of Sims5: Sims3 has all the game I need.
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  • SimSpockSimSpock Posts: 118 Member
    edited May 31
    I played a LOT of Sims4 in a relatively short period of time (only got it in 2019) and got all the packs (even Supernatural which I have almost not played) except I draw the line at those "packets" or whatever they are...basically vending-machine junkfood of gaming bits I don't give a flip about anyway, and being creative, did a lot of storytelling and exploring but finally, the marionette aspect of the Sims, in which they don't actually have any impetus of their own, drove me to repurchase Sims 3 because my laptop has no way to read the old game disk I still had, and I haven't touched Sims4 again since, even though I have fond memories (in my head) of the personalities (again, that I pretty much made up in my head) of the Windenburg families in particular.

    Sims 3 is what I'm spending money on now, and haven't regretted a dime of it. In fact it has revealed to me just how poor Sims4 is by comparison. So many things I didn't know were already there in Sims3, came late and defective, into Sims4 just recently, and people were so excited, not realizing that a lot of things were taken straight out of Sims3 and recycled. The laundry line appears identical. The bunk beds from Sims3 so long ago, worked properly from the start even with loft beds with desks under them. Toddlers and babies can be taken out in strollers, or ride spring toys, etc. Even the graphics, which I at first thought were not so great in Sims3, actually are just as great in Sims3 once I got everything set maxed and custom. In fact, Sims4 now suffers by comparison.

    So I hope people who have become disillusioned with Sims4 and are even more reluctant about Sims5 (as am I) will check out the comparison videos out there on Youtube made recently by many avid Sims Youtubers, showing all the ways that Sims3 actually beats Sims4, and get Sims3 from Origin. With my laptop (and it's nothing that snazzy, it's a Dell from like 2014) I can run Sims3 with like 8 packs installed and tons of CC without problems. Also all of Sims4, but I barely touch it now. Take advantage of modern PCs being more than a match for Sims3 now and get a robust game for a reasonable price that still has Sims who do things on their own (but there's a slider for that, so you can still micromanage or play god), that still has surprises, a sense of humor, even mods for skin textures and facial features that make them blow away the Sims of Sims4 (though I haven't bothered with those, I've seen the breathtaking Sims of some people here who have).

    I pooh-poohed the colorwheel, the ability to customize colors, textures, materials, and patterns on everything, and so on, til I tried them and now realize the value of it. Sims3 also doesn't constantly go through mod-breaking updates. So that's my answer to the prospect of Sims5: Sims3 has all the game I need.

    Sims 3 used to go through mod-breaking updates when it was being updated; but I agree that it's nice not to have to re-download updated mods every month. Mandatory updates have kept me from playing TS4 several times, because I just didn't feel like reinstalling mods.

    I've always been a big TS3 fan, but I've also usually had a pretty powerful computer. TS3 isn't very efficient, and back when TS3 was the main Sims game, normal computers sometimes had trouble running it. That turned off a lot of people. Now normal computers are way more powerful than even the best computers when TS3 was new, and run the game great even with all of the packs. It's also very buggy; and (at least in my opinion) needs the NRaas mods to work properly long term. That's all now stable and works great, but back when TS3 was new, sometimes those fixes didn't yet fix things very well.

    All of that makes for an interesting situation where TS3 is now a fantastic gaming experience; and better than when it was new. The only thing I enjoy more in TS4 is the ability of the characters to multitask. I like everything else better in TS3, including the graphics (that's very subjective though).
  • BluelleBluelle Posts: 321 Member
    The Sims team must be completely tone deaf if they think fans want TS5 to be online. If TS5 is online I'm not getting it.

    As others have stated, The Sims is a game where you can live in your bubble and have your own story, do things your way, without having to interact with others. I don't wanna socialize when I play The Sims.

    The Sims main line (TS1, 2, 3, 4) should remain singleplayer as it's always been, or else it isn't the same game.
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