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What is your favorite kind of apartment?

What is your favorite kind of apartment? 38 votes

The Sims 2 style
78%
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The Sims 3 style
18%
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The Sims 4 style
2%
PlayerSinger2010 1 vote

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  • waterywatermelonwaterywatermelon Posts: 433 Member
    The Sims 2 style
    This was a tough one. The Sims 3 apartments had skyscrapers and penthouses, so you could create a Sim, get that Sim into the Film career, become rich and famous and work up into a penthouse in the city of Bridgeport. The Sims 4 had a similar take, minus the Fame and the Film career. However, The Sims 4 added Lot Traits, which made different lots behave differently during gameplay.

    However, in terms of flexibility and customization, I'll pick The Sims 2 apartments. The Sims 2 apartments have the ability to customize the lots however you want, and they are extremely flexible. As long as the room is properly recognized as a room, you can convert anything into an Apartment Lot. Plus, you can play multiple characters in those apartments and live their lives. The Sims 2 also comes with Family Albums (Story Mode), and you can take pictures and write little captions about your Sims' everyday life.
  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 4,724 Member
    The Sims 3 style
    I never played Sims 2, I only play Sims 3 & 4. And I've always loved Sims 3 Bridgeport & their apartments over the Sims 4.
  • ddd994ddd994 Posts: 331 Member
    The Sims 2 style
    Sims 2 build your own apartment blocks were amazing, you could also visit other tenants without a loading screen. I’m still holding out for a sims 4 lot type like this.. And working elevators lol
  • Calico45Calico45 Posts: 1,676 Member
    The Sims 2 style
    You just couldn't beat the flexibility of building your own and having a number of different families you could switch between simultaneously.

    I like penthouses and what not, but the apartments feel so limited otherwise with building restraints. Plus I cannot save them when I go through all the remodeling trouble. And the neighbors ended up pretty annoying in 4, but I won't bash it too much.

    I consider lot traits an addendum system separate from apartments, though I do enjoy them. Just going off of my experiences I had more fun with 2's because of the creativity.
  • Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 1,518 Member
    The Sims 2 style
    I agree about having so much flexibility and creativity with 2. I was always super disappointed that TS3 didn't have the same mechanics. And, don't get me started on TS4 apartments!

    The fact that we, the players, who paid for this feature, can't even create our own apartments any where we want is a serious turn off. I refuse to even play in, that's how irritated it makes me. See I don't live in a big city in RL that has skyscraper apartment buildings, so that's not something that is familiar to me. We apartment complexes or ground floor condo type apartments, or huge victorian houses that were split up into multi-family homes.

    So, yeah once again in TS4, I can't play myself if I wanted to playout my RL life because I can't build the type of apartments that I have lived in. (And have it actually be functional).

    So yeah, TS2 was the best in my books!
  • OnverserOnverser Posts: 2,829 Member
    edited July 2
    The Sims 3 style
    They work better in my opinion in 4 as you actually have real neighbours rather than fake neighbours in your building, and the elevators are quick, but for me I prefer 3 as you can just place them wherever. I don't want to have to live in a certain world if I want an apartment, so I like the freedom.
  • waterywatermelonwaterywatermelon Posts: 433 Member
    edited July 2
    The Sims 2 style
    Onverser wrote: »
    They work better in my opinion in 4 as you actually have real neighbours rather than fake neighbours in your building, and the elevators are quick, but for me I prefer 3 as you can just place them wherever. I don't want to have to live in a certain world if I want an apartment, so I like the freedom.

    If you had played The Sims 2, then you would find that The Sims 2 apartments would have real neighbors instead of random NPCs in the extra rooms. You can have up to 4 playable households per apartment lot. Once you get pass 4, and there are more apartments on the lot, those extra apartments will be filled in by random NPCs. Furthermore, the NPCs that live in the apartments may be classed as Upper Class, Upper Middle Class, Middle Class, Lower Middle Class, and Lower Class. The exact names for those social classes are Socialite, Jock, Bohemian, Gearhead, and Tech. Sims can build relationship and reputation, as well as decrease relationship and reputation, in romantic and non-romantic ways, while reputation in The Sims 3 is closely associated with fame reputation or romantic reputation. The Sims 4 also takes on the Sims 3 approach.
    You can build your own apartments from an empty lot and install elevators. But in case the elevators break down (and yes, they can and will kill your Sims!), you may want a real staircase on the side for safety purposes. You can place apartment lots in the Sims 2 anywhere you want like a residential lot; however, unlike the Sims 3, they must be placed alongside the road.
    One last thing, because everything is on one apartment lot, you can easily visit your playable households that also live in the apartment building. This is all without a loading screen (unlike The Sims 4).
  • LeGardePourpreLeGardePourpre Posts: 12,288 Member
    The Sims 3 style
    The Sims 3 was a better experience due to the open world.
  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 4,391 Member
    The Sims 2 style
    I really like ts4 apartments too but sims 2 just had more options I feel like

    ts3 I didn't really like to use them because i found it hard to move camera with the skyscrapers
  • AnnabellaroseAnnabellarose Posts: 16 Member
    The Sims 2 style
    Sims 2, but, to be fair, I haven't played much in Sims 3. I miss being able to build a building of apartments from the ground up myself... :(
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