4 Reasons To Be Excited For The Sims 4


The big debut of The Sims 4 at E3 is only days away which will see EA announce the official release date and show us a new gameplay trailer.

But some of you may be wondering what the fuss is all about. Here are 4 reasons why you should be excited for The Sims 4:

1. Emotion-based Gameplay

The Sims 4 will give you the power to create and control an entirely new generation of Sims. Powered by what Maxis calls “SmartSim”, Sims are now intelligent, emotional beings. Every action they perform is now influenced by their emotional state. Is your Sim angry? Then they may not do too well if you’re trying to build up a romantic relationship for them. But on the other hand, if they’re in a flirty mood they may get to show their new lover their rocket 😉


2. Revolutionary Create A Sim

Gone are the days of sliders! Say hello to the new and improved Create a Sim where you can create unique Sims as if they were a piece of clay. All you have to do is click and drag on an area of your Sim that you wish to modify and it will change. You can even give them a unique walking style to match their personalities.

3. Simple, Yet Powerful, Build Tools

Build mode has been re-imagined from the ground up in The Sims 4. It’s now faster and easier than ever before to create the house of your dreams. Similar to the blueprint mode found in The Sims 3, you can quickly build with “room-based building”. Place down a whole room, click and drag rooms into place, change the height of walls, move an entire building, adjust foundation heights, and so much more. The building opportunities are endless and will be the birth of a new generation of builders.

And to top it all off, you can share and download your lots easily as the exchange, which is now called “The Gallery”, is now built into the game.

4. Beautiful, Vibrant Neighbourhoods

The new neighbourhood, Willow Creek, is simply beautiful. Brand new Sims with their own unique personalities and stories await as well as activities to participate in, venues and lots to explore. Willow Creek is full of life with a tram passing through the town, a boat and lush scenery. This new world will be your foundation to a new generation of storytelling where every Sims personality and emotion will influence your gameplay.

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This list could go on and on. There are so many new things that The Sims 4 is bringing to the table and I’m sure we’re going to learn much more about these in the coming weeks.

What are you looking forward to in The Sims 4?


  1. It will be nice to be able to download and install new lots while the game is running. I usually ended up not getting that many lots because i wouldn’t realize I needed a new place for someone to live until I was already playing and then I just make due. I do hope the game is less sensitive about terrain height when placing objects. Bane of my existence.

    • Yes you can play TS4 with Windows 7, but the most important thing is your computer Specs ( Please don’t tell me what it is, if you own a PC, you should know what it means )

      • EA has said they will try and make Sims 4 available for all computers ranged between Windows 7 and Windows 8 pc’s and I think laptops, but they also said they won’t know until the game is fully complete.

    • Yes, you will be able to play with Windows 7. You’ll just have to ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements once they’re announced.

      • Thanks, Dan. I have a powerful Mac with a partion dedicated to Windows 7 Professional. I’m glad they’re predicting an Autumn release for TS4 as I’m working on a directorial project that needs my focus until the end of July! 🙂

        • I have a Mac too. There’s no news on the Mac release date so looks like we’ll have to use Windows until then. I do think The Sims 4 will be native so it should run well on Mac when it eventually releases.

    • To be honest, I don’t view it as a huge problem as long as pre-defined styles match. While CASt was handy, a lot of the time it was very slow and from time to time even caused my game to crash.

      • Yeah, I had to avoid CASt most of the time because it could crash my game even though I had a pretty good system. A color wheel would be very appreciated, but I can live without CASt, especially if they create some outside utility version of it like Create a World.

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