Jean wrote: »
I don't share all the same opinions, but I do think Sims 4 is a big step backwards in comparison with Sims 3 and 2. It should've ended with The Sims 3, tbqh.
alanmichael1 wrote: »
I like that I don't have to care much for my cat and can just let it walk along with my family to play with toddlers and children (who get a lot of skills from this). I was always annoyed by the TS3 pets and think they did a great job this time.
I think they are pretty cute. The fears however do annoy me somewhat. And the trips to the vets! My Sims adopted a stray yesterday and it has been to the vets 3 times already!! Her current dog has been once and she has owned him way way longer!
In 3.5 years we have received 4 expansions when in older iterations we would have already received 7 and 8th would have already been announced.
Yes yes, i know we got small game-packs but its also an obvious indication to EA's strategy. The game didn't do well so they probably cut staff, hence smaller team is pumping out more smaller content then big feature expansions. I would be willing to bet my fortune that TS4 team in no-where near the size TS3 or even TS2 team was.
I stopped playing this game over a year ago, i still visit forum from time to time to see how things are shaping with one of my favorite childhood game series but honestly future for Sims doesn't look bright at this point. All good things must come to an end, after all.
Why can't I know what tricks or behaviours they know or are in progress to learn, showed maybe like the skills pannels for sims, for example?
Why can't I teach them how to behave with possitive actions and not only scolding? Such a system already exists in game. When Parenthood came out I was 100% sure that the traits system was going to be adapted to pets in the future. It was so obvious! But no, you just scold your pet 3 times and a message pops up telling you they won't do whatever anymore.
The gameplay is extremely simplistic and empty with not much to do with them and don't even get me started again on the (lack of) objects for them!
The EP is a massive let down overall.
Brindleton Bay is boring and strays are a pest in some neighbourhoods. I realised after a couple of weeks, I wasn't even moving sims to the new world or visiting anymore.
The vet career is like all the other active careers (repeat the same things over and over) plus the annoyance of the restaurant rating system. Also, if your pet gets sick, you don't even have to take them to the vet, they will be fine in a couple of sim days like if nothing happened so there's no point of wasting your time through loading screens and then in the vet clinic (where there's nothing for you to do apart from waiting).
Most CAS items make no sense without seasons or at least rain in game.
Edit to say: The poops are a nightmare!!! As soon as a household has more than one dog, you find them everywhere in the lot that is considered "outdoors".
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I disagree. I loved Sims2, had a love/hate relationship with Sims3, and Sims4 has restored my love of Sims. Basically, the toddlers are well-worth the wait and are by far and WIDE superior to toddlers in either past iterations (meaning 2 & 3, since 2 is the first time they launched). The CAS for Sims, themselves is of greater range, building (once I got the 'hang' of it) is better, too. While there were parts of Sims3 I truly enjoyed ST, in particular, the game was so dern buggy it hurt to play. I had to totally mod it to the hilt (thanks Twallen and NRass, Industries) else it was all but unplayable on my GAMING RIG. Even my DDR-3 has problems with it. I have to play through Razor to shut off the background programs, first, in order to play reasonably okay.
End of Rant.
> I think this is the problem in all packs.
> They're all only exciting on the first glance. Boring after you figure out everything in game. They're all super repetitive and dull.
> Get To Work, Get Together, Vampire, City Living, Cats and Dog, etc etc. They are all the same. We probably need something like "Quest" or "Stories" to make it less repetitive. Not the kind of pop-up that you get from your kid though. That's boring, we don't even know what happen next.
Honestly the best one was Get To Work, but I only really like the detective career because it is something different. The doctor and scientist career is repetitive everyday.
Golden retrievers look the same in the game as they do in real life.
What did you want your golden retriever to look like anyway?
I’m not sure what you even expected while creating a pet?
I love particular breeds and I want my sims pets to look exactly like that particular breed so I like the presets. There are so many different breeds to choose from.
What did you want as a cats tail? A tail that’s been severed half way from an injury? :frowning:
I own every single pack bar a couple of stuff packs and I’ve never had a problem with sims dying from hysteria- not by accident anyway :sweat_smile:
I love the pack. I love the animals. I love how they act like real animals. I love the furniture that it comes with. This pack bought so much more to the game. It’s great. Sims players are so damanding, just sit back and enjoy the game. :smile:
> I'm terrible at any kind of CAS so I can't comment on CAP, but I really like this EP for two reasons. I love the world of Brindleton Bay, which is I think quite stunning. And I'm in love with the build/buy items, which represent an aesthetic I quite love and wasn't really present in the game until now.
> I just finished a challenge that involved the vet career, and while I thought it was insanely difficult to get to a 5-star rating, I enjoyed the experience.
> But I would have bought this EP just for the build/buy items alone.
and thats whats bad about this expansion. if you release a product which highlight "PETS" people should primarily love the product because of "pets" and not on the items which packed with it. It is like buying a new laptop and you are more happy of the freebies that it came with rather than the laptop itself. just sayin.
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Same here. It does make it a bit easier. Toddlers are already a handful and takes a lot of focus, so I like how pets are so much easier to care for without taking too much time away. I also really like their interactions and how you can train them, etc....It is called Cats and Dogs and for what animals it focused on has done a good job. Plus there are sales and ways to get things cheaper; but that is the basic price for almost all games now these days.
The Vet career is nice and the world is beautiful. Definitely a much better expansion compared to some of the others.
I am so glad it didn't end with Sims 3. Lets just say we don't all share the same views.
Lets make this a reality!
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