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Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Sims 4

Hello lovelies!
It has been such a long time since I did a gaming post/review, I'm talking like 2 years which is ridiculous! So today I am changing that. I've always loved the Sims, aside from Sims 3 which never appealed to me as I felt the graphics were too 'over done' and the sims all looked the same. I was a big lover of the original and I'm still a massive Sims 2 fan, still currently playing it. Anyway you get the idea. When I heard they were releasing a new Sims, I was in limbo about purchasing as, like I said, I was not drawn to the Sims 3 however I did my research and looked at Youtube videos and read review after review. Eventually it came down to that feeling of excitement you get when you really look forward to something, so I caved after a month of it's release and got it.

First of all I got the game guide incase there was new things I needed to learn about it, I do this with a lot of games however it wasn't really all that necessary as the game kind of explains itself. When I first began playing I encountered problems with it and I have the odd glitch with certain bits however it does run much better. The Create-A-Sim mode has STUNNING graphics, I'm still in complete awe at how beautiful they are, the new features are so cool too, for example you can choose what kind of walk they have, how low or high there voice sounds, different personality traits (I LOL'd at 'hates children') and you can click on the body parts to change them. The other cool feature is the moods they have, it's interesting to see them change whenever they do something throughout the game and it injects a bit more life into the boring Sim portrait icon. The rest of the gameplay in the beginning I found pretty average and I still find the home objects pretty average however overtime and learning new things as I played I find it far better and they even have in-game achievements and secret locations to discover and items to unlock via different careers and items to collect which keeps the game interesting. Also now there is a few game packs and add ons which helps too. I find the careers are harder to move up in and in the beginning when it came out there was no toddler stage I was devastated however child sims have different skills to build which I find is a pain as you can't really get a head start building them like you could on the Sims 2 so to me it isn't really that big of a loss. All in all though I thoroughly enjoy the game and I'm addicted the way I was with The Sims 2 which is a BIG deal haha. I would definitely recommend it :)

The reason for my Sims ramblings is because I've been debating a lot lately about whether to inject more gaming into my Blog which was something I had planned from the early stages of this blog being made and overtime I just got sidetracked by other topics and interests that I sort of it left it behind but for the past month I've been a lot more inspired to do so, so from now on I will be including more gaming posts as it is something I'm passionate about writing and is a hobby I enjoy so why not share it?! So keep your eyes peeled and hope you enjoy the future content :)

Before I go I thought I'd share some of my favourite Sims 4 links for you all. I get a lot of my sims information from Carl's Sims 4 Guide. Also for Youtube videos I highly recommend LifeSimmer, Vixella, Kawaii for general gameplay, Sofee for her Animal Crossing challenge videos and DanandPhilGAMES who I find SO hilarious with their sim, Dil! I literally watch their Sims 4 playlist on repeat. All of which are really interesting and fun to watch. Let me know if you watch any or if there's any you recommend and I'll check them out :)

Thanks for reading! :)
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  1. Oh I really love the Sims! I absolutely want number four, so thanks for your review : )
    xx,
    Céline blogging on http://smultronstaellen.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No problem Celine :D thanks for your comment :) xx

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  2. I love the sims! I get so addicted when I start playing it. I actually really like the Sims 3 but you're right, they all sort of look alike which sucks. I've been wanting the sims 4 for a while now but I still haven't gotten around to buying it! Do they now have a toddler stage? I don't know much about 4! Looking forward to your gaming posts! :)

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Haha I'm exactly the same! I go through phases of playing it constantly n then have a break and then playing it constantly haha its like a never ending cycle! The sims 4 sims all look really different which is really appealing, I hope they bring out similar expansion packs to the sims 3 because there's so many and they all look amazing haha! They still don't have a toddler stage, there had been rumours that it would be like an add on ages ago but nothing came of it. I wonder if they'll bring out a game pack specifically for it maybe? Not sure but for the moment they don't :(
      Thanks so much for your support Renee :D I really appreciate it :) xx

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  3. I've been a fan of the Sims for years and years and I only stopped playing because my Sims 2 are not compatible with the computer I have now. I didn't buy the Sims 3 but I definitely want to try the Sims 4 however I still need to think about it because I know I'll spend my whole life playing it ahaha! x

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    1. Argh I hate that when they need like super amazing specifications for computers. I'd love to be able to afford one of those really cool gaming laptops/pcs haha a girl can dream though ;) haha it really does take over your life doesn't it?! Thanks for your comment Marta :D xx

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  4. I'd love to see more gaming on your blog - I'm still on the Sims 3 sadly.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. Ah cool! Thanks for your feedback Lizzie :D xx

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  5. I really want to play The Sims 4 as I have 2 and 3 on DS, but it would be so much more fun on a PC :)

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk (formerly annaboho)

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    1. I loved Sims 2 on the DS haha! What a great game :D Thanks for the comment Francesca :) xx

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    1. Thanks Hara :) I'll check your blog out now :) xx

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  7. Ah! I can't wait to try the Sims 4! I love the sims!!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. You have good taste Belen ;) let me know what you think of it when you do play it :D xx

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  8. Omg I used to LOVE the sims!! I know what you mean sims 2 was better than 3 in my opinion! I think you've actually persuaded me to buy 4 lol! Never to old for a bit of gaming (I love building the houses the most!).

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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    1. Haha yes! You have great taste Gabby! ;) definitely never too old :p xx

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  9. P.s...you've also reminded me to dig out rollercoaster tycoon and theme hospital LOL!

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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    1. OMG! I completely forgot about those games! Theme hospital was my life! haha xx

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  10. Ah, I'd definitely like to see more gaming stuff! I used to love Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon (although I didn't like customers smashing all of my benches up!). xxx

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    1. Thank you for letting me know Carly :D I'll be sure to upload some new stuff soon :) xx

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  11. Can you believe I've NEVER played The Sims? I'm not really a gamer, I used to love Theme Park World as a kid though haha.

    Tara x

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    1. Eeee no way! Haha you should try it out if you get the chance Tara :) and YES!! I loved Theme Park World when I was younger too :D thanks for your comment :) xx

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  12. Hi I nominated you to do the Liebster award, you can find out the details on my post here:
    http://franalibi.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/tags-liebster-award-2.html
    Have good day xx

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for the nomination Francesca :) however I've done one a while ago but I'll be sure to answer your questions when I can :D xx

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  14. Oml I love the sims, that's probably the reason why I wear glasses now. Lool x

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    1. Haha probably the same for me too! Thanks for the comment Shirelle :) xx

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