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  • ChampandGirlieChampandGirlie Posts: 2,289 Member
    I said yes, I'm happy with it. I joined later into the game and I got it on sale in a bundle with several packs, so I did not start with the early base game. That is pretty typical for me because I definitely did the same with TS3. I did not start that with just the base either. I've typically found playing only the base game to quickly get boring throughout the series.

    I'm still enjoying this version and I'm looking forward to more for it. I've been able to build an interesting rotation that keeps me entertained. It's the first version of the game where I really got into that.

    I agree that there have been some bugs especially on release of new content and then sometimes bugs that emerge in the patching process. I appreciate that they are working on it though. Tbh, TS3 was full of bugs and I was forced to quit it because of them. I also had a friend who bailed on TS3 because of unfixed bugs. I don't know if she has come back to TS4, but that was the big reason that she cited for dropping TS3. I like the "live service" aspect of this version of the game.

    I form my own opinions based upon my own experiences and evaluations. Others are entitled to their opinions but they may be looking for something different in a game than I am. I do know that if they shelve TS4, I'm going to take a long and possibly indefinite break. I did that before and then came back. Maybe I will eventually if they go in that direction, but I am as likely to move on.
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  • LizzychicagoLizzychicago Posts: 869 Member
    ST7_MTNMAN wrote: »

    Absolutely, I love this game.
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  • NorthDakotaGamerNorthDakotaGamer Posts: 2,559 Member
    edited February 2018
    I purchased it after researching extensively between Sims 3 and Sims 4. I did not buy it until 2015. After I bought it two major updates were added to base game that I very much HATE. Unfortunately, one update does not match my very strict conservative morals and values. The other was the unneeded new lifestate. I still play, but modded my game to eradicate what I severely disliked in those updates. I know the updates were popular with certain sects of simmers. I am not sure I would purchase it now because of those updates.
  • DrakosDrakos Posts: 451 Member
    Yes, and I regret waiting so long to purchase as I read too many negative forum posts and stuck with 3. On the positive side I got the base game and all rod At 50% or more off. I loved 3 but 4 runs so much better on the same pc. 4 is more streamlined but I'll take that over all the time spent waiting to actually do things on 3. I do miss UNI and WA though quite a bit.
  • Writin_RegWritin_Reg Posts: 28,907 Member
    edited February 2018
    Yes. I am a Simmer through and through - so yes I will buy the Sims - well as long as it never goes the route of Sims online again - anyway. Now that was a bad Sims game. Sims are meant to be played alone - as that game royally rotted. LOL.

    I do like open world better (even my avatar is a Sims 3 Sims self of me) - but Sims 4 also has it's wonderful moments. I have seen greatness in - like toddlers addition and the Vamps. The Science career soars and was done well. The cats and dogs are cute and lovable. The Sims and build mode is super easy. So yeah - knowing what I know I'd still definitely buy - but might have waited until after toddlers and Vamps had came out. Then I would have bought every thing. Still hoping for Uni and Witches as well.
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  • SeraphicPinkSeraphicPink Posts: 202 Member

    Specially knowing how the game had rounded itself out now... I'd still buy it.
    Like @Writin_Reg I'm just a Simmer all the way. I had to try at least the base game of Sims 4, so even then, I would still buy it.

    But knowing that thou it was kinda rocky the way it started, we still got a pretty good game, would make that base game purchase much better.
    It's not the same for some of us who have been playing the sims since the beginning. A lot of us have mixed feelings about that, and we would love to see some things that made the game magical for us in the past...

    but I personally as a long time Sims player have accepted that The Sims 4 is a lot different and took it as it is, becoming pleasantly surprised when something I really wanted back... well, comes back, and I keep hoping to see things that I miss such as Seasons eventually, while still wanting to see more of things that are new, like how Apartments from city living will develop and if we will get more.

    I think most things have a pro and con.

    For 3 it was that I didn't like how the sims looked, but I loved the world and everything else about it, for examples.

    Sims 4 is no different. But my heart has always been with the Sims series. I'll keep buying it too. lol
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  • LiELFLiELF Posts: 6,233 Member
    Yep. I was one of the few who were actually pleased with the base game. But part of that is because I had already been so stripped of my personal gameplay preferences with Sims 3's base game that it made Sims 4 a godsend, haha. I have, since then, discovered some important issues that I have with Sims 4, and I speak out about them in hopes that those things will be fixed/adjusted/added. But even so, there are still many elements of Sims 4 that I really enjoy, and it's enough to keep me moving forward with this iteration.

    I'm also not really one to recklessly buy the packs and then try to claim that EA is "robbing" me of my money with bad content. I take full responsibility for the packs I purchase because I know very well that I don't have to buy any of it if I truly don't like it. That's essentially what I did with Sims 3...turned the base game disc into a coaster and never spent another penny on it. If I really hated Sims 4, I would have done the same as soon as I felt it wasn't worth it.
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  • StutumStutum Posts: 1,146 Member
    I would, but I would probably wait for the couple of first expansions and game packs to come out first. The basic TS4 is pretty bland.
  • BittersweetBittersweet Posts: 23 Member
    Yes. I don't really have a choice but to keep coming back to 4 since Sims 3 unfortunately has too many bugs. I still miss open world, vehicles, and create a pattern from Sims 3. :'( I'm still trying to get back into Sims (4), but it's taking some getting used to. I haven't read up lately on issues/patches for 4, but if sims are still switching jobs and cheating in their relationships, then I don't think I'll play much still.
  • LumiastaLumiasta Posts: 170 Member
    I voted yes, because I absolutely love the game. Even the basegame itself got me hooked to the point that when I went back to Sims 3 to play with pets and world adventures (my two favourite additions, at that point still lacking in Sims 4) I found that I was immediately bored by Sims 3 gameplay, Sims 4 had spoiled me.

    I actually like the gradual addition of new things, aka the packs system. I absolutely wouldn't want to buy a complete-ready sims game, aka wait until it's all released and then buy it all to play with. It'd be too much, I'm sure I'd miss a lot of key features and how things work and what all would be fun. Now every time a new pack comes in, it re-triggers interest, gives me new things to play with in my save. My gamesave has been the same since the release of the basegame, I tend to my sims and worlds like a gardener, aging off, switch sim focus, edit neighborhoods, find new locations to new public lots, spread various dynasties around, edit townies, set up their lives, I'm having a lot of fun.

    I understand that the builders who wish to do more than build houses, aka ground and neighborhoods and so forth, are disappointed. I also miss the open worlds of Sims 3, but if that's the tradeoff of the game not loading forever, I'll take it.

    Yes, there are bugs, and every time I encounter one, I go both to forums and the actual bug-reports and report it. Then I go back to playing.

    Depending on my RL there might be long periods of time when I don't play at all, but then I get the itch again (and there's new stuff!) and back I go. :)
  • TheHarbinger_51TheHarbinger_51 Posts: 1,702 Member
    yup! enjoying sims 4
  • JeanBaby4JeanBaby4 Posts: 1,069 Member
    I would have bought the basegame no matter what. And for over 2 years I played without any addons. Then i started buying stuff on sale, what i regret is buying EP's. I have two and i barely use them. I love the GPs though
  • MidagereMidagere Posts: 67 Member
    Yup, definitely. I play it like for 3 years and I still love it.
    After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things. Terrible, yes. But great.
  • SimaniteSimanite Posts: 4,833 Member
    Yes, I bought it on release day and I don’t regret it. There are still things that I want and things that bug me with this iteration, but the main thing for me has always been toddlers and they were delivered. I really enjoy playing the game and I don’t think I could ever give up the Sims.

    (PS. This is really cool that we can make polls now! I’ve been gone too long...)
  • CazualKarmaCazualKarma Posts: 85 Member
    Yes I would still buy all the packs. I love the creativity and possibilities of this game, it lets me escape reality.
  • Sc3niXSc3niX Posts: 2,468 Member
    The year it got released my answer would have been no. I give the game a big YES now :)
  • damageincracingdamageincracing Posts: 275 Member
    Gonna have to be be a big fat NO for me. When you need third party content, mods, and "hacks" to make the game enjoyable, or even playable, what's the point. Every month after "update day", it's the same thing- go through and find what this months "fixes" screwed up, what didn't get fixed, and what got screwed up worse. Then it's go though and figure out what mods and CC still work, hunt down the fixes for the ones that don't, and hope the people that make the mods are able to fix this months batch of EA screw ups. EA needs to listen to the long time Simmers and make Sims5 (if it even gets made) a hell of a lot better than the current garbage game they gave us, or the series is done. Now, with all that being said, I DO still play it, but ONLY because of all the CC and mods I have in the game to actually make it enjoyable.
  • AshubiiAshubii Posts: 795 Member
    I waited a long time after the release to finally buy the game, and I am glad that I did. I didn't rush into it, I didn't waste my money, I made sure I really wanted to invest in Sims 4 well before I actually did. And I have enjoyed every bit of it. It took getting used to at first, and there will always be something about the older games that's lacking in the newer ones, but so far it has been my favorite (not including Making Magic from Sims 1, because that will forever be the best game/ep hands down, no competition).

    That being said, if I knew then what I know now, I would have bought the game much sooner.
  • GrijzePilionGrijzePilion Posts: 588 Member
    No, hell no. I regret spending my money on it back then. Over the last 16 months I've spent no more than 29 hours in TS4 and most of those hours have not been more than mildly enjoyable.
    I seriously doubt this game will ever redeem itself for me considering I've liked it less and less every time I've given it a chance. 3 and a half years in, this game isn't half what TS3 was a year into it's run.
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  • sheilab38sheilab38 Posts: 3 New Member
    I have had all Sims series. If I had it to do again I would not buy this one. I have played it and bought the expansions hoping it would improve. Like the building but that is about it. Not enough blank lots in the worlds. Also I was so disappointed in the Pets expansion. I will definitely not buy the Sims 5 right away if it comes out. Hope someone at EA pays attention to these posts. Also, let us have some control over what our world looks like or let us go back to designing one.
  • SharpheartSharpheart Posts: 151 Member
    I would still buy it but I would wait a lot longer to actually do so, its fun and all but it has its downsides by a major degree compared to the sims three.
  • SanguiniRebornSanguiniReborn Posts: 26 Member
    Yes. I was completely underwhelmed when the Sims 4 came out. I thought it was outrageous and that nobody was going to be happy about it and I couldn't believe the Sims team was doing this to us but I bought it anyways and I am so happy I did because it turned out not too bad. Do I wish it could have been cheaper? Of course! But this wasn't my first rodeo with the sims and I knew that I was going to have to put some money into it to play like I want.
  • aria34556aria34556 Posts: 26 Member
    I would but tbh i wish it was more like the previous games. the 4 is a little too easy and unrealistic . You can buy a 100,000 $ house without needing a real job just selling things you ind around town. |:
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