>no more noise when you successfully conceived a baby
>you now have to take a pregnancy test
>no more repo-man if you dont pay bills
>instead lights go out, power goes out, ect.
>no more open world
>instead there are neighborhoods of 5 lots with no lag and loading other lots take no more than 7 seconds
>all these threads talking about 80+ removed features
>not stating more than half of were added through updates
why wont this be the best sims game?
>no more open world
HOW THE FUCK IS THAT AN IMPROVEMENT?
Even it was horribly done in Sims 3 at least the idea behind it is great. The neighborhood feels more alive, you see your neighbors' story progress and cars are relevent.
So instead of optimizing the open neighborhood idea they remove it and call that improvement.
played some sims 4 at Cologne, let me name some pros of no more open world
>no more lag
>more dense parks and neighborhoods
>when you travel to a park it is PACKED with sims
>neighborhoods generally have more sims doing shit outside, jogging, ect.
the only reason no more open world could be a downside is if loading times were shitty, but its never more than 7 seconds
I'll tell you why..
MAJOR MISSING FEATURES THAT WERE IN TS3:
No create a style (CAST) - NOT possible in future expansions (x)
No modifications to world/public spaces - The park in the demo is a mix of a community lot and public space (x1) (x2)
No “normal” careers - Law enforcement, Medical, Business, etc. were removed (x)
No open world - You must incur a loading screen between each active lot; each neighborhood has 1-5 lots total (x1) (x2)
No pools (x)
No terrain tools other than paint; everything is perfectly flat (x)
No story progression - Sims in the neighborhood age, but do not have children, get jobs, move, get married…etc. without player intervention (x)
No toddlers (x)
No way to create/place new lots - And you only have 2 empty ones at the start of the game!
No Mac version of the game at release
MAJOR CRIPPLED/LIMITED FEATURES THAT WERE IN TS3:
All buildings on a lot must have the same foundation. No mixing for sheds, garages, etc. (x)
Babies are mere objects - All interactions are through basinet. There are no baby objects. Babies can only be lifted directly above basinet. (x)
Backgrounds are illusions - The buildings in the background are not playable in the game. (x)
Completely FLAT lots - The entire build-able world is completely flat (x)
Fewer floors/levels, limited to three (x1) (x2)
SIGNIFICANTLY smaller “worlds” of <25 lots compared to 125+ lots in TS3 (x)
Smaller lots - Lots are limited to 50x50 instead of 64x64. (x)
Loading screens for individual lots (x)
The map is a one-dimensional picture (x)
Teens are same height as adults and they, along with elders, all look nearly identical. (x)
OTHER MISSING GAMEPLAY ELEMENTS FROM TS1-TS3:
No acne (x)
No aliens (x)
No animated hair (x)
No aspiration failures (x)
No babysitters (x)
No bartender (as NPC) (x)
No basements (x)
No bookstores (x)
No burglars (x)
No cars (not even as décor) (x)
No cemeteries (x)
No cutscenes (x)
No cleaning skill (x)
No clothes shopping (x)
No color wheel, predefined to ~20 colors (x)
No comfort need (x)
No curfew (x)
No customization of multi-tone hair color (users select only main color) (x)
No dinner proposals (x)
No diseases or illness (x)
No dreams (x)
No environment need
No eyelash length slider (x)
No favorites (food, color, music) (x)
No fears (x)
No full face make-up (x)
No garage doors (x)
No gardener for hire (x)
No ghosts (x1) (x2)
No grocery stores (x)
No male body hair (x)
No move object cheat (x)
No newspapers (x)
No opacity slider for makeup (x)
No party invitations from other Sims
No private school (x)
No rabbit holes at all - Sims move offscreen for work and school. There are no hospitals, work/school buildings…etc. (x)
No random or accidental deaths
No repairman (x)
No repo man - (x)
No skin slider (x)
No swimming/swimwear - Including lakes, fountains, etc. (x)
No tragic clown or social bunny (x)
No way to watch a Sim commute to work/school (x)
No website for browsing exchange or store (in-game only)
No zodiac signs
MISSING OBJECTS FROM TS1, TS2 OR TS3 BASE GAMES:
No changing tables
No dishwashers (x)
No hot tubs
No pool tables
No trash compactors (x)
MISC CRIPPLED GAME FEATURES:
32-bit executable - TS4 is not 64-bit, and cannot access more than 4GB of RAM. If you have more than 4GB then you are crippled.
Fewer traits in CAS (more traits must be unlocked/earned in-game)
Incompatible Simpoint currency - Sims 3 Store Simpoints do not work with TS4
LIKELY TRUE YET STILL UNCONFIRMED:
No Create a World
Premium Membership is REQUIRED to get certain sets on release day or at all
No pinball machines
No way to water flower beds/bushes
No family trees
And here's your source:
>Why the fuck did they remove pools? For what purpose?
if i remember correctly, it has to do with their engine....
more like this bullshit http://www.incgamers.com/2014/08/maxis-explains-why-the-sims-4-has-no-swimming-pools
>the marketers are real
Guess, Sims and DA:I marketing threads go in cycles
>why wont this be the best sims game?
because they removed 80+ features. And if you honestly think that it's okay to take them out because DLC will put them in again, than you're the biggest retard of them all.
If EA can properly not too rush to release the game, then perhaps developer can get time to properly polishing game more shinny rather than release updates every fucking week to fix the netcode. Ohwait-
I dunno man, but it's not as if pools were a big deal anyway. They'll probably be added through DLC later on for a very reasonable price.
Seriously, don't worry about it, the game will be great without them anyway. Definitely going to pre-order the deluxe edition!
>Unskippable new gameplay mechanic: Every house has a computer, your Sims must share everything he does 4 hours per day.
>New Social network bar, deploys faster than eating and shower bar combined
What DOES this game have? How is this even possible?
>32-bit executable - TS4 is not 64-bit, and cannot access more than 4GB of RAM. If you have more than 4GB then you are crippled.
I am completely lost for words, literally.
What the actual fuck?
>Thes sims 4 was going to be online only like Sims city
>Have to remove loads of features as a result
>Sims city crashes
>EA change their mind about S4
>But they don't change the base content in the game
Why is Sims 4 even a stand alone game? This is clearly Facebook / Sims online.
God damn EA, trying to set some record breaking new lows.
Don't worry friends!
All these awesome, an actually basic things will be different DLCs!
Want more Jackets ? Buy the Jackets DLC!
Want more Flowers? Buy the Flowers DLC!
Want Dreams? Buy your Sims the Dream DLC!
Every DLC just for 14,99$.
I would rather The Sims 4 be an online game like Sim City that the disgrace it is now.
At least some of the online features would be enjoyable, without them it's just the most stripped-down basic sims game ever released.
the specs if i remember were
i will only comment on the ones i know, didnt get to try out everything
there is a mixology skill
that is false
nigga dat was removed from ts3
nigga dat was only in ts2
>no full face makeup
not sure what you mean but there certainly is makeup
>no male body hair
added in update
>No party invitations from other Sims
>no repo man
instead lights go out, power goes out, ect.
I just liked building houses. I can already do that in 2 and 3 and I don't need to install a spyware to do so. Nor do I have to give money to soulless, industry-destroying criminal of a company.
This. My computer is almost 2000 fucking euros, I run everything at ultra, but the motherfucking sims 3 took forever to load for the most shittiest thing. Also, bugs for absolutly EVERYTHING.
Fuck that game.
Fuck I love EA. They understand how to jew the money out of retarded americans. I bet they are sitting in their big ass offices and laughing their asses off while counting the mad cash they are making out of fucking nothing. Just hire some college students and give them a shitty engine,
The main reason I have little interest in this game is because a lot of DLC will be made for them like they all have.
The main problem with that is the games are so insanely sensitive that if you basically install a new DLC your entire installation can break and you might have to delete everything and start from scratch.
You still didn't answer the question. I think it was even a 4 series I was playing that game on at that point.
You must be poor as shit if you consider THAT a super computer haha.
Already on it
Videogames are shit these days anyway
This is absolutely disgusting. How can people fall for shit like this? It's common knowledge how EA are greedy jews and have stripped all their games of fun. They have been ridiculed for years and have won worst company in america twice in a row, for how god awful they are, yet people are still dumb enough to fall for the same fucking thing every year.
Can someone please explain to me how EA can still fool people into buying their stuff?
I honestly would not be surprised if this was a literal copypaste job of The Sims 2 with ahit deleted and a new character creator. Also would not surprise me if this game installed an EA bitcoin miner.
i5 2500k @4.8GHz
8GB DDR3 @ 1866MHz
ASUS GTX 780 DCUII with factory overclocks
Game running on WD Black
Shit's so fucking laggy. Sometimes it gets so slow that simply turning the camera causes it to not respond for like 5 seconds and suddenly turn it. Loading times are a bitch. moving around the map to a new lot has horrible stuttering associated with it. Not to mention the game makes my shit run really loud.
Probably more unoptimized than Saints Row 2
they are including all features from sims 1-3 + the updates after release
>sims 2 had cut features from sims 1
>sims 3 had cut features from sims 2
all of that were never in any one base sims game
They stack. Never played the sims? It's weird because you run the executable of the latest expansion, but the game itself, even though it says like "mansion & garden stuff" when you run it is actually all inclusive of all the DLCs you have.
Sims 2 is actually my favorite by a huge leap.
Better graphics, better music, better feel, better sound. That was back when Maxis was actually trying to make good and revolutionary games rather than just rehashing for the sake of milking an IP.
Wow that house is sexy.
I've been waiting for them to spice up the builds that come with the game. They're always so boring and ugly, not to mention literally fucking everything has had that dated 20th century aesthetic no matter how "fancy" its supposed to be.
Now if only you could see through those windows
>not a porn star
>doesn't have a cute braid and huge tits
In comparison to 3 maybe.
It's not just the optimization, I found that when the monkeys make the maps they never test it for path finding. Which results in MASSIVE LAG.
They probably know it themselves, but leave it to the community to fix the mess they left behind.
>I was maxing that on an old 5 series with an AMD cpu.
"was" implies you just tried the base game, right?
Because there's no way you've tried the full package and had it run fine, as it's so godawfully coded
You should try the sims 2. It's easy to pirate and install. Doesn't take a supercomputer to run well. In general it's better than The Sims 3 which tries to do so much that it just fails at. The only catch is like any other sims game it takes a ton of HDD space and therefore it's a very big download.
There is no way this thread isn't by an EA employee.
Trying to attract attention with your idea of a "sexy nerd girl" because of your dumbass market research?? Really?
This company truly is the worst.
God, that looks like shit. Container Houses fucking when?
I played the pirated base game for about as long as I could stomach it, which was until I saw all it had to offer. No expansions were out at that point.
Later I bought Sims 3 complete but never actually played or even installed it.
That said, I really can't imagine the game running terribly for anyone considering just how budgeted my old rig was at the time I was playing.
People have been making CAS threads to show off their waifus for a while now, anon
They'd have to hire an army of shills for that and its probably not worth the returns considering this is /v/ and everyone is going to pirate it as soon as they can anyways
>wanting a game on origin
>wanting to purposefully install a botnet
>wanting a game that will be inferior to sims 3
How the fuck was Sims 2 better again? I think you faggots are simply being nostalgic.
>No water house that you can transport and move around in the ocean like in the Sims 3. Even park it in the middle of the water and travel in waterboats in and out of your house.
>No Mermaid waifus that you can catch, have sex with, and even impregnate.
>Loading time is horrendous, seeing only one household slot made things terribly lonely and didn't feel like you were living in a community or neighborhood.
>Lacks the exploration that you get in Sims 3 like taking a quick stroll anywhere in the map, even small graveyards, instead of being forced to visit a lot and its limit border
>You can genuinely make fat sims and have them lose all the weight later on in the story, instead of just a Sim with a beerbelly.
>Diagonal building and placing things diagonal instead of leaving an empty fucking wall like in the Sims 2.
Need I say more??
Well they make casual games.
Casual Sims players won't care for any of this.
Casual Sports games, casual racing games, casual RPGs with Bioware, Casual FPS with DICE, Casual RTS with whatever the fuck is left of CnC, CASUAL EVERYTHING.
And casuals don't care for fucking standards or anything really. They play games casually. They buy a 60$ game and play it for 10 hours and then in one year they maybe remember it and play it again a few hours.
Just go online and look at steam achievements. See how many people finished their games and on what difficulty. You can also do this on PSN now.
Like 70% of the people that buy gmaes never actually finish them.
>>not stating more than half of were added through updates
How very typical of EA to call DLC = updates
but then again they call adding disgusting microtransactions into a game for "innovation"
I haven't played a Sims game since the very first one, but now I kind of want to try another. Which one is best, 2 or 3?
>getting tired of architecture
Yeah whatever dork. Go back to your fish "waifu" daydreams.
I only stopped building because my computer died and I couldn't be shitted to hunt down and reinstall the gigabytes upon gigabytes of custom content on my new one.
>tfw 4 floor limit
>tfw the cheat to get rid of it wouldnt work for me for whatever reason
EA games business strategy:
>Fund outside talent, outside talent create good original game.
>You funded the original version, you own the rights to all the sequels.
>Get rid of the sucker that made the original game, give project to idiot that will just do what management tell him to do it.
>All sequels cost less to make but will still sell the same because of idiots that follow brand/franchise loyality.
>Kill franchise, hence and repeat.
How can people still get surprised by this shit ?
I really dig this design.
Is that a statue of you?
>Upset about waifus.
>Being in a place where there are literally waifu threads every minute.
>Being this rustled over a game where everyone basically plays this game to make waifus.
Wrong place bud?
The Artificial Academy 2 Maker is so much better.
honestly it's sims 3.
there's problems with it but things like Create A Style are a godsend in retrospect. And personally it always bothered me how dead the game seemed when only one lot could be loaded, where you can see the whole neighborhood in sims 3, even if it runs like ass.
>install sims 4
>could not connect to Origin servers
>game shuts down
>can't play game for two months until patch because always online check crashes origin servers
Calling it now
No. You are, clearly. You fall in love with a dude's drawing and dislike female flesh. You don't belong on this planet nor any planet. You are a living fluke.
Here. I made you a new "waifu". That should keep you busy for the next several years.
I'm just going to go back to pretending you creeps don't exist and ignore you now.
Can I make my Sims engage in a conspiracy to conquer the city?
That's kind of a deal breaker.
>Someone was so mad they took the time to make this
I burned myself with Simcity.
I literally bought 0 EA games after that I I will pirated every single interesting one like Sims 4
They can honestly SUCK MY DICK.
I had BF3 and I won't buy 4 or Counterstirke the Battlefield or whatever the fuck comes out next.
And I really liked and played BF2 and 3 for a long time
Get a load of this faggot. And this happens with basically every waifu thread that pops up in this place. Normalscum please go. This area is obviously not for you.
Thanks for being so mad that you actually drew a picture. I feel so special inside
There's a breast slider in AA2.
Also for waist and figure.
The "breast slider" probably has more configuration options than the Space Shuttle.
Everything from color and texture to areola sizes, roundness, plumpness, bounciness, direction of the nipples and cleavage...
it just goes on.
I will say the butt options are lacking though.
>due to constant consumer demand EA ships Sims 4 with Garbage day feature
>every morning at 6am(Sims time) the garbage truck will come by your neighborhood to take out the trash
>naturally this feature requires you to be online to rank you against other Sims based on how green you are!
>you cannot play without this feature
No. Fuck that. I want them to take over the world.
>best character creator, most realistic characters in vidya history while remaining somewhat cartoony
>successfully avoids uncanny valley
>the rest of the game is concentrated shit
>All these homophobics not supporting a gay friendly company.
I bet you use Mozilla Firefox too, that CEO was such a CIS SCUM, this board is worse than rape.
> big tits in japanese game
> angry mobs of feminists and sjw bitching and moaning about this shit all year long
> big tits in western game
> feminsts suddenly ok with this and do not cause a big fuss about it
>best character creator, most realistic characters in vidya history while remaining somewhat cartoony
Wait... If you can convert them to the gay, can you make them straight again? Can I stick my Sim in a town full of LGBT faggots & start a Pray the Gay Away campaign? EA or not, I'd buy the fuck out o fit.
The face is also pretty lacking with around six options that are still quite similar to each other at the end of the day, but this is anime and the eyes are what makes shit stick out.
I think the current AA2 game could be polished into RIDICULOUS quality.
You can have sex underwater, or they pull off an Ariel and walk on land.
Nah, eye options arent enough and it clearly shows in AA2. You need to have the ability to tweek facial proportions, where the eyes are situated, how wide they are appart, how large etc.
Until this feature is in, its not a serious character creator. Especially not an anime one.
Man, Rei does funny things to me.
>you will never touch Rei and make her feel good
not even pretending with a girl RL is good enough
Works for me, but all those things would be a great addition.
I would support a gay-friendly video game company if they made good video games and wrote gay characters competently and not as worse stereotypes than gay characters in games that don't advertise said gay characters.
>remembering paying for and not being able to play battle field
>remember paying for and not being able to play sim city
>implying I want to give away 70 dollars
this isn't okay
Who cares if it's the best, it's the fucking Sims. Are you a 15 year old girl OP? It's fun to build the house though
>pirate the sims
>any sims game
>spend 3h downloading mods
>spend 6h building house
>spend 15 minutes playing with a sim and get bored
I've since move to Google SketchUp which is pretty much the best part of the Sims but with better stuff
And it's as botnetty as origin
>Painter: Master of the Real/Patron of the Arts
>Secret Agent: Diamond Agent/Villain
>Astronomer: Space Ranger/Smuggler
>Tech Guru: eSport Gamer/Start-up Entrepeneur
This is the complete list of jobs on release, each job has two career paths.
Hey fuck you that was my thread. I wish i was getting paid for this but i just like making sims you cunt
it doesnt utilize cores. you can change that in the bios but just for one game its not worth it. also my sims walk around with a huge black rectangle under them. The game wont launch from origin, i have to open as admin from the .exe.
Still a great architecture game.
>please kill me
He's making mobile games now.
Heres something to cheer you up. Or probably not.
>Like 70% of the people that buy gmaes never actually finish them.
It is actually quite understandable though. I borrowed a PS3 and played some of the heavy advertiseda and "good" but not super good games. And honestly, they were all so boring I did not finish one of them.
If a casual that are not that into gaming will play these games, I completely understand why he/she would just stop playing, the games are just not fun. They buy up the hype and the advertisement and then they actually play it and realize they are not having fun, and repeat.
you are doing gods work, anon
Everybody should spread that shit
>I feel a bit less sad because EA gifted us the entire Sims 2 collection for free a while ago on origin.
and it was just a coincidence that their quarterly report were some weeks after that, so they could report growing origin user numbers.
>no family tree
of course there is
>premium membership is required
Swings in gameplay demo
pinball is gameplay demo
Im done with this
Sims 4 is doing everything I want, frankly. The complete open world was pointless. The art style is far nicer, I never used create a style.
That said, I never buy Sim games on release, I always wait for a sale or bundle pack. But I guess if you're going to buy it day one then you could complain about lack of features. Your own fault though.
I wonder if he does it on purpose. I think if he wanted it he could find enough backing easier than most. A kickstarter would be fucking easy. I imagine he doesnt need any shameless money, though i hope he'll make another shooter game sometime in his life.
fuck this article
it's the same sensationalist garbage that makes video game journalism the joke it is today
if the game is shit say why its shit, dont make funny jokes to try and get the reader to suck your dick and beg for more
theres literally no info on here besides the price and system requirements and shit that the faggot copied down from the back of the box while he was at the store
>no more open world
btw, is this confirmed? I saw someone playing, and it seemed like TS3 open world is still there?
Its magic anon. If a game is 64bit it runs flawlessly and is 100% (proved by science) better.
It doesn't make much difference. You can access more ram, but for a game like this you wouldn't get anything out of it. Sims 3 REALLY could have done with being 64bit, but Sims 4 doesn't have the ram-hogging bullshit of its "realistic" style or open world.
In short the people complaining about it are faggots.
>all that flat terrain
>that clear SimCity engine
>shills left and right
>All these nonstop whine threads
>Filled with people who never cared about Sims in the first place but loves some good old internet drama
The real fans of the games are going to throwing their money at EA on release day. If any of you were into the series you'd not be kicking up a stink as removing features is nothing new.
You're not addressing the core complaint.
The devs saw tons of lag, so rather than make a better game to keep open world with no lag, they did away with open world entirely to reduce lag. It was a lazy move that sacrificed one pro for another.
>You can't expect both!
The problem with modern videogames.
perhaps its why 60 pieces of clothing is "shitty" in a dress up game
or maybe what other brand he'd have preferred to dress his sims in since he might just not like H&M
or fucking something
there's no substance
How was my post bait? I'm not implying that EA are not faggots for doing this. But they do this EVERY TIME. It is literally par for the course.
Complaining about this is like complaining that they are releasing a new Cod every year.
But I LOVED the world being open and seeing a character literally just walk the entire world.
That's why it was open. SO YOU COULD GO INTO THE WORLD, OPENLY.
YOU STUPID, STUPID SHILL.
I don't want to watch some faggot go into rabbit hole after rabbit hole and pretend they went to their friend's house. This is not an improvement you total shit.
Its a researched list, Its what people have found that has not been added to sims 4 that was in the other titles in the series, Just cause its on tumblr doesn't mean shit its the truth now stop shilling for EA and get on the hate train.
>I don't want to watch some faggot go into rabbit hole after rabbit hole and pretend they went to their friend's house
I'm surprisingly excited for Sims 4. I mean, like the other games I won't buy it so it's not like I feel cheated.
Pretty much all the features that are gone I never used or I don't mind are gone.
I mean, if I was a fan or panning to buy it I would be pissed. But Sims have always been a series I've just played for a weekend every other year.
And I like the artstyle.
I just hope there will be a decent mod community.
Exactly a classic 'if everyone does it, why cant they'. In this case, ' theyve been systematicly fucking you, why should you ever complain about it'. Oldest trick in the book.
>Remove half of it's features
>Rerelease it, call it a sequel
>Make millions through the stand-alone game
>Make millions through countless DLC packs
>Make millions with "Delux" editions
>Make millions with "Game of the year" editions
>Make millions in advertisements and merch
EA has the gaming market int a fucking choke hold, this is ridiculous, there was a point where this was funny, but this is just beyond everything...
>no move objects on cheat
literally what the fuck? that has always been in the game since TS1.
the sims fanbase is full of women and casual gamerrs so youtube is full of comments like "stop complaining!" and "true sim fans will buy it no matter what!". Can't wait for it to sell 5 million copies day 1.
Modern game design for sequels is:
>add one new major feature
>market game based on said feature
>don't bother adding any of the old features
To the uninformed consumer, it looks like an improvement because the marketing deceives them. Bonus points if you sell the cut features as DLC.
This is legitimately painful.
This is the death of the gaming industry.
Thats how skyrim was sold. Cut Cut Cut, but look at this shiny.
Thats how skyrim 2 will be sold aswell.
>add old feature back
>cut in other departments
>sell on old feature bringing nostalgia people back and to the majority of the skyrim audience it will be a brand new feature.
Have you not heard the news anon, Well they have removed alot more than just pools over 89 features from past sims games have been removed because "muh EA no understand the game engine" they are just gonna rush out an unfinished mess its not the sims its a load of shit.
>People actually getting upset as if they actually pay for Sims games
oh yea, skyrim was totally butchered. With that whole 2 dlc that adds 2 areas and like 1 feature in each that were made after the game was released during a game jam. But no, let's call it butchered like the sims.
Well. Again. I don't really care. As I said, the Sims is a pretty boring series. It's fun for a weekend and it's about that. My expectation are so low already that I just don't care because I will play if for a few days, then forget about it. Then next year, I will do the same.
Sure, those few days might be fairly enjoyable, but it's still just Sims. It's like getting angry ad CoD. I just don't care anymore. The only difference is, I can at least get some enjoyment from Sims still.
There's no excuse for it I agree. EA is being fucking mongoloid retarded jews and they should get all hate for it. I just don't care.
So I remain strangely exited for a few days of kinda having fun. Maybe this time I might actuality be able to run it for more than half an hour without it crashing.
Funnily enough if you were to run all of these at once it'd be unplayable due to how unoptimized the game is.
You can literally only have the base game and MAYBE one expansion for it to run smoothly.
My nigga. The only reason I'd want the Sims is so I can place lots on beaches or hills without much effort.
>complete control over terrain
>can transfer models into other software that can render better pics
>learn skills that transfer into archetecture careers
>can create more complex building facades
>completely custom pillars, ornaments, foundations
>can follow a grid, or no grid, or a combination of both
>can measure the archetecture and plan accurately
>Funnily enough if you were to run all of these at once it'd be unplayable due to how unoptimized the game is.
I tried, it turned out as well as you'd expect. Sims 2 managed to work fine-ish with all the expansions but sims 3 is a fuckin' mess even with the optimization and cleanup mods
I don't think anyone should buy The Sims 4. If fact, I think doing so makes you disgusting.
The latest Sims content I bought was the Sims 2 the base game because I was young and didn't know what torrenting was, and I see no reason to change that. Even if the were making a good Sims game.
Also. Just for fun. These are the features that I can actually see myself getting a bit upset about:
>No “normal” careers
>No story progression
>No way to create/place new lots
It's kind of scary that this could be the last Sims game we'll ever play. Because of the gigantic list of removed features, this could very well be the first sims game that would flop bad. I'm not sure of The Sims Online (which was fun, by the way) was a flop, but I'm damn sure this Sims could be.
Actually. I hope it will be. Sims is one of EA's biggest cash cows. There is no way they would ever let it go that easy.
If anything, they might realize just milking it doesn't cut it anymore and actually spend some time on it.
Sadly it will probably sell well. Maybe not as well as the others. But still well.
yes, and you can't really blame them, I mean if someone offered you a million dollars for you to sell them, literally, shit why would you refuse? As long as the morons are willing to pay for it they will keep doing this kind of stuff
Do you mean The Sims FreePlay? cuz The Sims Online was released in 2002 and shut down in 2008. They also released The Sims Social, on Facebook, which bombed so bad they completely abandoned the game.
Also, there was the kinda recent Sims Medieval game + pirate expansion which didn't do too well. It didn't completely bomb but the Medieval side of franchise is pretty much dead right now.
>The Sims 4 does so bad it kills the franchise
But it still has the possibility of flopping badly.
The people in Maxis sounds like a bunch bad programmers and coders, because they are so bad at getting pas these "technical limitations" that TS3 was plagued with that they had to remove a shit ton of features originally present in TS3.
Then again, remembering Simcity, the're probably just lying though their ass again.
And then of course there are the millions of console ports.
Oh, and wasn't there something like The Sims: Castaway or something? Remember it being a bit like Medieval. Fucking great idea but it just wasn't fun to play.
I meant the sims online, and I played that a bunch of times back a decade ago. I wasn't sure it was a flop, but I never hear about it.
>Will Wright will watch as EA burns his creation to the ground again, just like Spore and simcity
Well. Yes. And it flopping badly will make EA(hopefully) take a step back and see what made it flop, and fix it for the next release.
And then you have to uninstall it too. Every single individual expansion pack has it's own fucking separate uninstaller.
>even a fan news site is turning against the game
It will never happen. Just look at Battlefield.
Anon, we're not the targeted audience. Ever since Sims 2, the targeted audience has been women. Women will buy this no matter what. They aren't concerned with shit under the floorboards.
Not sure there have been a proper sequel to BF yet. If anything, Hardline shows us that the real BF team might be taking a step back and actually doing some proper work this time. Having another team creating a spin off as to not let the brand get some well deserved rest.
If you were hinting on BF3 then it sold ridiculously well.
>Cut features that were in TS1 base
Faith in Maxis? You mean faith in EA? Not after they clusterfucked everything maxis has already done.
Tell me Sim City was a decent game at launch without offline and mods. I fucking dare you.
The character creator is an improvement over the previous one but it's still not nearly good enough. If they'd make it more flexible there'd be entertainment value in just getting any character or person I want into the game to do stupid dumb sim shit, but in it's current state it's very limited. There's a couple of instances where it's just fine, like if you try to make this character >>258369929
but you'll hit a brick wall with a lot of other shit. The main issue right now is probably hairstyles, which are predefined and you can't do anything about them.
These fan communities seem to indicate that they know about this shit and surely a good portion of them must be women. Not to mention the bad word of mouth from the people that actually buy this game will probably cause this game to perform less than EA expects it to.
Confirmed. I told my wife she is going to pirate it. She says she won't because then ea won't make more. She wants to support her game..
I told her I want to support Sim City but not the way it is now.
Because removing features that were in the past few games just to sell as DLC is fucking disgusting.
It would a nice gesture of them to add something that's been a DLC in every sim (like pets or vacations) till now in the base game, instead of remove shit that used to be in the base game.
But this is EA we're talking about. Which is why the game is going to be shit.
No I mean faith in Sims Studio or Maxis in Name Only. Notice I didn't name Maxis for a reason.
And I don't know what the fuck you're talking about with that Sim City shit. Nowhere does my post imply that the developers are good.
With an i5 750 OC'd to 4ghz and an HD 7870 I still had frame dropping like crazy when doing the simplest shit.
Most of the time I couldn't even hold 45-50fps unless I was zoomed into the room my sims were in.
More than half of the shit mentioned in (>>258357013 >>258357104 >>258357180 >>258357254) was already in the base Sims 3 game. The patches didn't add as much as people think. Some Expansion packs didn't even have build mode additions.
Some stuff even had workarounds, basements didn't even come till ambitions yet you could still create your own with terrain tools, foundations and modular stairs.
>Open Sims 4 CAS demo
>make my crush
>manage to make them look exact thanks to the way better CAS builder
>realize I'm being creepy
>probably going to download the game to act out our life together
I need to stop
Sims 2 graphics suck though. I think Sims 3 is better, just get the vanilla one which ran smoothly for me (can't speak to the pirated version) and if you like it get some expansion packs.
Sims is too hard for me. How can you handle all that managing? Even real life time management is not that hard (and I have a job). Jesus christ
That's not a good plan at all. I know a lot of people who play the Sims religiously and not a single one of them are on /v/. Plus, when it comes to buying shitty games on release, many /v/irgins are huge hypocrites and will buy it anyway.
Yeah, a majority of that "blog" makes complaints about features that are always added in Expansions.
A couple base-game features are gone, but for past games they freely updated the game with some things.
Though I still get the feeling a majority of expected content will be tossed into Expansion packs (ie, pools, toddlers, etc.). But I don't plan to buy them anyway.
If anyone is wondering, yes it is that bad. I've already seen a number of simguru's (EA employed moderators) actually telling people to download NRaas mods and not wait out on a fix when they have problems. That should be fucking embarrassing for a game company having its employees saying stuff like that yet EA doesn't give a shit.
>32-bit executable - TS4 is not 64-bit, and cannot access more than 4GB of RAM. If you have more than 4GB then you are crippled.
This is still the killer for me. It's 2014, they're just incompetent.
Yeah who cares about massive steps backwards in computer power. Why should EA provide support for resolutions about 1024x768? Whats the point of using more than a gig of ram? Fuck these NERDS im buying this game day one :^)
All this cut content makes me think they were originally going for a Sim City "always online" kind of deal with the Sims 4, but when Sim City totally backfired on their asses they had to panic and hack the game to pieces just to get it to work.
Also, look at this fucking neighborhood screen. Absolutely disgusting.
I dunno when it started getting okay to cut large swathes of old features out of the new games.
I remember being annoyed with Civ V for all the shit missing initially, and I hate that I had to buy two expansions to get back to anywhere near the functionality of IV.
Then when Diablo 3 shit on customers, I kept seeing people saying "Diablo 2 sucked until LoD added a bunch of features!" I just feel like new games in a series should BUILD on the previous iterations...not take a year and 5 DLCs to get up to par.
Oh and fuck Simcity too. And fuck Sims 4
So I assume with this neighborhood lot thing
they fixed that problem with the sims 3 where
if you go to an empty public lot
after awhile the whole town basically shows up there and throws a party and act like its just a normal lot
it was really off putting, especially if it was for a junkyard or graveyard
I played Forza 4 recently and ALOT of cars that were normal in Forza 2 were made DLC in Forza 4.
Wtf is that, releasing a sequel to a game with content cut from previous version? Thats absurd.
Fuck off marketer. Everyone hates you. There's no fucking pools. That's a fucking basic feature that was there since the first game. Anything you try to justify can always be countered with that point as the representation for what sims 4 is. Go fuck a duck
I don't know how anyone could enjoy the original Sims;
>Start off poor
>Buy tiny house and barest of basics
>Work all day in a job
>Barely enough time to get cleaned up and have breakfast
>Come home tired as fuck
>Barely enough time to eat, clean up and pursue other things
>Then the fucking toilet breaks
It's just like real life, TECHNOLOGY