The Sims is a game that has attracted millions of players since the early 2000s. Through many different versions, The Sims always satisfy the needs and become more and more like real life.
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, MacOS, Microsoft Windows
- Game genre: Simulation
- Game mode: Single player
Realistic life simulation in The Sims 4
If you’ve played through the previous versions you will realize that the big change in The Sims 4 is how life in the game can be like real life.
Some features that can be mentioned are the replacement of desk phones with smartphones. In addition, your character will access more social networks, write a few status lines, chat, even use the 360 camera to take a picture and then share on social networks Sim Social.
Sims can join start-up groups to prove themselves because of the business start-up model that has been gaining popularity recently. You can also sign up to learn to program to write your own software, applications on the internet, and so on. This factor makes the game more vivid than previous versions.
Characters in The Sims 4 can also work multiple jobs at the same time via Multitask so you can cook while “checking-in”, talking and eating in the kitchen at the same time. One small detail is that if guests visit your house, you can just finish the job and shout that you are in the house without having to frantically open the door as before.
An interesting feature that also appears in The Sims 4 is that players can be changed status as a result of their actions. If you just eat, sleep, play, congratulations, you will quickly become obese and the only way to get in shape is to work hard.
The Sims has made progress in mental health simulation
The prequel of the game directs players to an open world and enhances global interactivity, allowing you the freedom to build a character and even the land where your character lives in just a few taps. In contrast, The Sims 4 focus on the character’s mind.
This is also understandable when real life is being swept up in the industrial cycle, isolating people around four walls and living quite self-contained. Building social relationships and interacting with the outside of modern society is modeled on every step of the game, forcing the player to live more to himself than to follow flashy motifs.
Not only that, the emotions of the characters in The Sims 4 are not only governed by their aspirations and personalities but also influenced by external conditions. For example, if you had a bad day at work, you might feel overwhelmed by feeling stressed out, but don’t be too worried because if you pass through these states, you can get Aspiration points. Mood points allow players to buy special items.
The game allows you to create unique characters
The deep focus improvement in this game is the Creat-A-Sim feature (create a character) – where EA has poured most of its efforts into it. With a variety of styling tools and detailed editing, the Create-A-Sim feature allows you to create a character that is unlike anyone with different skin colors, physique …
The item system in The Sims 4 is also quite diverse and varied. In addition to common items on the bed, bathroom, electronics, The Sim 4 also has a few more simple things to decorate without any special effects to increase the reality for the game. The interaction between characters and objects also has many changes because depending on the objects, you can interact with them in many different ways.
One thing The Sims 4 outperforms The Sims 3 is that it allows the player to influence the character’s life cycle. In The Sims 3 world, players can not affect the aging process of the player as well as their neighbors but in this sequel game, you have full control over the aging process of all people by turning off the “global aging” function. This function will help players can play multiple families at the same time without having to worry that the previous family played is older than the newly created character.
The main reason players complain about The Sims 4 is the cropping of so many useful features. However, if you play carefully and learn surely you will realize that this game version focuses on simulating the personal lives of people, focusing on building social relationships, success and parenting more and focusing on the outside world.