It seems like some player truly want TS4 to be TS3 2.0. I've spent a little more than $375 on this game, with a few discounts, and I definitely wouldn't do that for the same game with better graphics. I've played The Sims for 17 years and if it had been 17 years of the same exact content with a fresh coat of paint I could've saved a lot of money sticking with the original. The great thing about it is when I miss something I can just go back to the iteration that had that feature. I have personally come to appreciate the different experience each game offers. I could do without the bugs but that's another thread.
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