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Are many sims youtubers overlook the fact the sims 4 is lacking?

For example: lilsimsie plays the sims since the sims 3. But would she be more critical if she played the sims 1 & 2 a lot more?

I play the sims since 2000 and thats why i can see the sims 4 is lacking. The expansions they put out are not on the same level as the sims 1 and sims 2?

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  • haneulhaneul Posts: 1,120 Member
    Probably, but people also like different things. I prefer Sims 4 to Sims 3, and I like Sims 3 more than both Sims 2 and Sims 1. Not everyone is going to think that the older Sims series are the best. I played all of them, but I'm not a rotational player and the lack of global aging and the way skilling is done in the Sims 2 are deal breakers for me.
  • dearie_blossomdearie_blossom Posts: 691 Member
    1) They‘re not paying for the packs.
    2) They‘re making money with their videos.

    I would love TS4 too if it paid my rent.
  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 3,430 Member
    Who knows what goes on in peoplefolks heads, especially Me Tubbies.

    I agree with @haneul though, we all like different things in different ways. I never expected the sims 4 to be the same game as sims 3 or 2 or 1. I prefer some of the systems from sims 4 over those of sims 3 and vice versa.

    I recently played sims 2 for a bit ( I didn’t “grow up” with sims, but that doesn’t make me less of a simmer) and there are a bunch of really great features in that iteration that I’d love to see in Sims 4, however it doesn’t necessarily mean TS2 is “better” than the rest because the majority seems to think that way. A lot of that is also nostalgia tugging at your dear dear hearts.

    We all have different preferences for stuff. Some see improvements, others see “lack of”. Oh well. 😅
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  • BabykittyjadeBabykittyjade Posts: 3,421 Member
    edited January 13
    Agree with Haneul. I am young so no I didn't grow up with the old series like older simmers have. But I have played the older games for first hand experience. I don't remember much about ts2 but I have all of ts3 packs. Yes ts4 is missing stuff it has but I would pick ts4 over the others any day. It's just more that I like about it and it feels like the right game for me.
    Plus it's actually more sandbox tell your own stories and I love that. Also love my sims and their emotions too. Older sims had attraction and whatnot but felt like stone to me.

    But as a YouTuber I don't see the point of crying and moaning constantly about how bad ts4 is to older games. Leave that to twitter. Otherwise I'll just change the channel because it's like okkkkkaaayy... so you don't like it? Go play ts3?
    Voicing a few complaints or lacking things you'd like to see is fine. But after it seems like your dedicating your life to trashing a video game it starts to become....weird...o.O
    Ts4 ts3 or ts2 is not for everyone. Different people like different things and there is no harm in that 😌 plus the whole point is to have fun with it on YouTube and share your fun adventures with others. I've watched lots of youtubers just creating fun dramatic stories.
    Honestly I feel like there are plenty of ts4 critics out there for those interested.
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  • kaiwrysimskaiwrysims Posts: 1,226 Member
    I don't think it's fun to have a YouTube channel about a game you hate.
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  • cynciecyncie Posts: 996 Member
    I think there’s this assumption that everyone who plays this game hates or only tolerates it, and prefers the holy grail of Sims 2. That may be true for some players, but I don’t think it’s universal. I started playing with S3, but have S2-4 on my computer. I have a choice of which game I play, and I’m playing S4. There are pros and cons to all of them. Each game has its strengths and weaknesses. I’m always amazed at people who profess to hate this game and then expend huge amounts of energy on these boards or YouTube telling everyone how much they hate it, and how they should hate it too. If I disliked a game that much, I’d just go back to one I liked better and wait to see if S5 is more to my liking. I would not be all over YouTube and social media trashing it. Let those who do like it enjoy their game.
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  • DianesimsDianesims Posts: 2,434 Member
    Lilsimsie criticizes the game too, just not all the time. She basically makes a living out of TS4, so she's not gonna spit in the soup (it's an expression in France).
  • OnverserOnverser Posts: 2,889 Member
    I think her thing is just being overly happy happy about everything. She has a lot of younger followers so her channel isn't really about "the pitfalls of the sims franchise"
  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 4,837 Member
    I've notice there's some YouTube Simmers that actually mentions both the good & the bad with Sims 4. Also, they are very good at being morales which is very much needed in these crazy times. :)
  • LatinaBunnyLatinaBunny Posts: 3,988 Member
    edited January 14
    Who knows? Maybe they’re getting free packs? Or, maybe they might actually like (some of) Sims 4?

    Though I’ve played a lot of Sims 1-2 in the past, lately, I have been preferring to play Sims 4 and Sims 3 instead, and Sims 4 is one of my top favorites right now. (I’ve been playing since Sims 1.)

    However, I am aware of areas where Sims 4 is lacking. At the same time, though, I am tired of dealing with that kind of constant negativity, and just focusing on just playing.

    I think some YouTubers do know some of the lacking areas, too, and they do list some of the disappointments and cons alongside the good stuff/pros. But, it’s been several years, and I think YouTubers already know what to expect out of Sims 4 nowadays.

    I follow the more positive YouTubers because I got tired of the folks who kept constantly lamenting about older Sims games, and I was tired of that kind of negativity. I am glad to find more positive YouTubers and sims fans who actually enjoy Sims 4 instead of making me feel awful about liking Sims 4 like the forums did when Sims 4 first came out.
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  • LatinaBunnyLatinaBunny Posts: 3,988 Member
    cyncie wrote: »
    I think there’s this assumption that everyone who plays this game hates or only tolerates it, and prefers the holy grail of Sims 2. That may be true for some players, but I don’t think it’s universal. I started playing with S3, but have S2-4 on my computer. I have a choice of which game I play, and I’m playing S4. There are pros and cons to all of them. Each game has its strengths and weaknesses. I’m always amazed at people who profess to hate this game and then expend huge amounts of energy on these boards or YouTube telling everyone how much they hate it, and how they should hate it too. If I disliked a game that much, I’d just go back to one I liked better and wait to see if S5 is more to my liking. I would not be all over YouTube and social media trashing it. Let those who do like it enjoy their game.

    Thanks for this! :smile: I have loved Sims 1 and Sims 2, but nowadays, I prefer to play Sims 4 (and a bit of Sims 3 with mods). It’s nice to find some fellow Simmers who also like Sims 4.
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