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Wednesday, July 09, 2014


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Actually, the developers have stated that sims can have even more traits than in TS3, but they're unlocked as you play.

Arcadia Codesmith

Maxis did turn its back on the modding community with The Sims Online, and that was half the reason the title folded. One hopes they learned a lesson, but... developers. They always learn lessons, but usually the wrong lessons.

I suspect the only limit in this "limited" release is being a registered owner of previous Sims releases. I got the invite too, and I'm just a minor gadfly.

I do like the direction they're going with the customization interface. It takes some getting used to, and some of the limitations seems a little arbitrary -- I had difficulty modeling a female athlete who looked like an athlete. Overall, though, it's a definite improvement over a huge bank of sliders.

I would be dumbfounded if Create-A-Style doesn't come back. That was an amazing advance in The Sims 3, and ditching it would be a huge step backwards for the franchise. I'm hoping it was excluded from the initial Character Creator release just to streamline the package.

Arcadia Codesmith

A little research reveals that they left Create-A-Style out. On purpose. And it's unlikely to be incorporated later, despite persistent player feedback to include it.


That was stupid.

Don't tell your customers that you're not going to deliver what they want because you think the features you're delivering instead are more important/exciting/cutting edge/whatever.

Wrong lessons strike again.

anthropomorphizing m&m's

I watched your video, and had a question, apparently there is a supposed ability to "unlock" all items for each category, ie stuff is not really sleepwear, what you see when you click sleepwear is just the stuff tagged that way, but if in the text box under the categories you delete the word sleepwear it removes the filter and your sim can wear anything in the game to bed? Is this functional, and if so what do you think of the amount of choice in outfits, if it's not actually more clothes than what is shown, just all categories stuff available in other categories? Because I agree, the formal wear choices shown didn't really fit together very well, but I don't know if anything in another category would be enough to fix that?

Ares Shoreland

Alanna is looking good! In this generation the Sims look super good! They look like they have a lot more character and a kind of vibrancy to them. They look more sharp and professionally made, to me, while on the sims 3 they looked like a blurred mess... I really wish I had been invited for the demo, i'm in love with these sims! Great review!

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