Three generations ago, my grandmother came to Del Sol Valley, trying to make it big as a movie star. I’m the same as she was when she first started now, and from my new home in the desert, it’s hard not to think about what she went through as I embark on my own journey.
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The Sims 4's holidays, introduced in the Seasons expansion, do a good job of mimicking their real life counterparts. In order to complete holidays successfully, you have to achieve certain goals before the day is over. On Love Day, you're expected to give flowers and go on a date. During Winterfest, you give gifts and wait for Father Winter to come. During Harvestfest, you make a big meal and then... appease the gnomes?
In an effort to keep their fans in the loop about upcoming features, The Sims’s development team has started a monthly live stream to talk about the game and sometimes hint at what’s to come.
Their very first livestream was a doozy: they introduced a new career and terrain editing tools, both coming in a free update at some point in the future.
The Sims, by design, is meant to be as malleable as the Sims you create. Sims fans create challenges to spice up this open-ended world, like the Legacy Challenge or the Random Genetics Challenge.
I’m trying to beat the 100 Baby Challenge. It’s the hardest task I’ve ever set for myself in The Sims.
In The Sims 4, there’s a feature that allows you to download Sims that other players have made. Looking for a hot guy for your Sim to hook up with? Head to the gallery and download one. Need a single mum with two cats and a dog? You can find one, as long as someone made one. Based on what’s on the gallery right now, it seems like a lot of Simmers are into making pregnant teenagers.
The Sims is a pretty good simulacrum of human life. Sims fall in and out of love, move, change careers, have families, and grow old. It’s easy to see the ups and downs of life reflected in this game—Sims even endure the mundanity of catching a cold and getting bad grades. One thing Sims can’t do, though, is be sober.
Nitpicking is easy. I can always spot the one dirty dish in an otherwise flawless kitchen. Likewise, small flaws in a video game can stick out to me. The Sims 4 fandom loves to nitpick, and although I’m also really bothered by that one lot in Bedrock Straight where a single tile is mismatched from the rest of the house, I see this game get nitpicked way too often.
The truth is, at its core, The Sims 4 is a good game, and it always has been.
If you’re playing a straight female Sim in The Sims 4, finding someone to date can be difficult. Many of the pre-made Sims are either taken or not that cute, and if you take a chance on a randomly generated Sim, you might end up with a hotheaded slob who hates kids. Luckily, you can peruse the Sims 4's Gallery to find more eligible bachelors, all dreamed up by members of the Sims community. I took a look at what’s on offer.