I have been playing Snowy Escape and, a few hours in, I became frustrated with the robotic gameplay and limitations so I have decided to skip on posting this time around.
The Sims 4 needs some serious improvements before I will play again. The game has no soul and laying packs upon packs on a broken game isn’t helping. This is probably more of a reflection of the base game rather than the pack and it always will be unless it’s fixed in my opinion.
The new world is beautiful and there are some cool things in it but it’s all essentially just new stuff to click on, rabbit holes in places you’d otherwise be excited to see and deadpan Sims.
I may not post about the sims 4 again. This makes me extremely sad but there’s only so many times I can say the same thing about the game and I feel like I’ve been saying these things in every pack review for the past few years!
I really hope things improve and I can post content again in the future but for now I cannot keep repeating myself about the issues it has.
I am grateful that I was chosen to get early access for this pack and feel extremely guilty about not creating content given that someone else could made if they’d been given that slot and possibly enjoyed it (we all have different play styles and different things we look for in the game afterall).
I’ve lost hope that The Sims 4 will be anything like what The Sims encapsulates and means to me as a franchise.
I don’t want to burn any bridges but I also think it’s important to stand up for what I think is right. I’ve been posting Sims videos on YouTube since The Sims 3 days and started because I was genuinely passionate about the game. We’ve had rough patches before but they were always sorted out quickly and effectively. Each pack brought something genuinely new. With The Sims 4, while we do get some improvements, they come way too late and always seem to make the game buggy in some other place. Each pack feels like a re-skin of something we already have.
Perhaps the next edition of the game, if that happens, will be amazing! I hope so!
I could go on to say what I like and dislike about this new pack but I honestly don’t think it’s worth the time to think about it anymore. The base game does every pack a disservice. There were definitely good parts to the pack but the frustration I had playing it way overshadowed them. I wanted to have fun when playing and I wasn’t having any. Even when I made the decision to not make content and just play for fun I found it impossible.
I’m happy to see people hyped for the pack and genuinely hope you will enjoy it but for now I have to bow out for my own sanity.
Me not creating sims 4 content may not be a huge deal for the community as a whole I’m sure but it’s a huge deal for me. I feel broken.