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Whilst I am slightly late to the party, The Sims 4 received another content drop in the form of paid DLC recently. Two new kits were released for us to enjoy focusing all around Create A Sim, clothing and all things fashion!
These two kits are of course the Fashion Street kit and Incheon Arrivals kit, both of which boast different vibes for your Create A Sim needs. Fashion Street focuses on bringing vibrant styles to the game and is heavily inspired by the trendsetting styles of Mumbai. Meanwhile, Incheon Arrivals is inspired by Seoul airport fashion and offers trendy Korean styles with a modernised twist, resulting in clean minimalist looks.
One thing I do need to quickly get off my chest, as I am extremely fussy, is that there seems to be no consistency in branding for these kits. The first three kits we received earlier this year, such as Bust The Dust, all had a similar isometric-style “box art” and branding. Meanwhile, these two kits are both completely different and are 2d digital art. It’s not a criticism of the pack itself, but it just seems weird that there’s no consistency.
Right, now that is out of the way I can focus on my thoughts of these two packs. My gameplay style is not usually oriented around Create A Sim. I am the sort of player who will whiz through this process to get into the game and start playing, however I do appreciate it when we get a content drop in this space, and these packs really do as they say on the tin and bring a good number of unique and different clothing items. With some packs in the past, their focus has not always been clear as they do a bit of everything, but on this occasion there’s only clothing to be found.
You can see from the photo gallery above all of the new items that you get in both of these kits, and it’s a nice selection considering the cost of the Kits are relatively low priced. In fact, I think this could even give the selections we’ve seen in stuff packs a run for their money.
All of the clothing items you get are decent quality, vibrant and fit the themes of the packs – thinking of it though, I say that, but I am unsure what “Seoul Airport” inspired would actually look like as I haven’t been exposed to that before. Though, to help with this, there are some good blog posts from The Sims team featuring people who helped collaborate on these packs to make them authentic, which definitely helped me understand the themes.
All in all, I think this has been a nice content drop and is another example of how Kits are being used to bring fresh content to the game and allows us to explore themes we may not have seen in the past. I certainly feel their popularity and presences continues the argument to bring back something like The Sims 3 Store.