TS4 Previews yay

19 August 2013 at 20:34 (Random Randomness, Screenshots, Sims 2) (, , , , )

In an exclusive teleconference with EA, T$R’s Steve has been able to leak us the following previews of The Sims 4!

In his dreams :mrgreen:

The Agent Pixies were revealed first by, I believe, AllGamesBeta.com. Please click the link to see the rest.

UPDATE: Official site is live: http://thesims.com

One thing I have to say, they don’t look so puddin-faced as TS3 Sims. That was reason #1 that TS3 was a DNW for me.

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For some reason, I feel like I’m looking at a TS1 screenshot here.

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That is one fugly interface. But at least that is not one fugly puddin’ face.

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I have to say, it looks quite interesting. I’m not so sure about the cartoony feel, but that’s what custom content and default replacements are for.

Quotes from above link:

Emotional Depth – For the first time, Sims feel and express emotions. Your Sims can experience a diverse range and depth of emotional states and are influenced through other Sims, actions, events, memories, or even by the clothing and objects you choose. Emotions offer you more choice by giving you the opportunity to create richer stories with even more possibilities.

But haven’t Sims being showing emotion since, um, TS1 days? What I would have liked to see (forgive me if this has already been done in TS3) is for Sims to have more personality. So we get those stupid Sloppy/Neat, Shy/Outgoing options, but honestly, apart from disabling one or two interactions, and the occasional whinge when you tell a Serious Sim to play, it doesn’t really affect the character all that much. My Sloppy Sims still clean up their dishes after themselves. Even 100% Sloppy Sims still want to shower frequently. I’d have liked sliding scale traits like Stupid Sims, who don’t get the jokes and never excel at school no matter how much they study, and Mean Sims who just like causing meanness to everyone (sorry, we have Thoma$$ for that already). *sigh*

Another thing about TS2 that seemed incongruous was that personality traits don’t actually affect what you can and can’t make your Sims do. Hmm, I dunno. Like for instance, let’s take a Sim with 0 Playful points, ie 100% Serious Sim. I would expect such a sim to not be amused by jokes. Depending on their Grumpy/Nice score, I would expect such a sim to either contrive a polite laugh or to be clearly not amused. But in actuality, such a sim will ALWAYS laugh uproariously. Without fail.

Also it doesn’t make sense that a Romance Sim with fear of getting engaged will still ALWAYS accept a marriage proposal, as long as the friendship scores are high enough. Seriously?? Why?

Anyway, unlike TS3, this is a MW (maybe want). Of course, to be a MP (maybe play) I’d need a better computer, since TS2 Seasons is as far as this one can go. I’m really thinking I’d like to build my own. We’ll see.

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