With a bigger focus on story telling, The Sims 4 has built your characters to emote and express more realistically and to allow for more unique personality traits. Add to that improved AI tech that allows your Sims to move around your world with a more natural motion, and to interact in groups more intelligently, the general feel of the game adds realism and fun to your daily adventures.
Most importantly, the new improved build mode should please established Sims players, but also welcome newcomers to the genre. With quicker, more accessible controls that let you tweak wall heights, push and pull the shapes of the rooms, even move entire rooms to preferred positions, it should be much easier to make your dream crib and actually get to the nitty-gritty of exploring the Sims’ weird and wonderful lives.
If you are a fan of showing off your creations, or exploring the designs of other players, The Gallery is a great concept. You can browse images of other creations, using a useful filtering system that determines price range and size, download them to your game and tweak and edit them too, as well as upload your own. This makes for a brilliant time saver, but also allows less experienced or younger players to populate their world with beautiful constructions. A great idea.
The Sims 4 is out now on PC from EA.