Story 2014-09-05 2S3R SIMS 4 not meeting expectations

SIMS 4 not meeting expectations

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story imageSIMS 4 has been out long enough for reviewers and gamers to provide feedback on the latest chapter in the mighty SIMS franchise. So far the reviews have not been highly positive.

The game has a number of issues with the most disturbing being deformed babies leading to galleries of deformed SIMS 4 babies. The consensus at this stage is that the game is ok, lacks game mechanics users expect in a SIMS game, has some new quirks, and generally could be a lot better.

EA has apparently not learnt from the last SIMCity debacle with SIMS 4 requiring an Origin account and internet connectivity to register. Players are disappointed. Too bad! Given the resources EA commands and that 5 years have passed since the last SIMS this game could have been awesome.
Reply 8 comments

Fork It (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-05 21:17 (#2S3T)

I like the fork bug.

Re: Fork It (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-06 05:26 (#2S3Y)

... because Testing is so last century..

Re: Fork It (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-08 17:54 (#2S5N)

Oh, that's not fair. It's just that now the testers pay EA, and they prefer to be called early adopters.

Doubtless EA will release a patch soon.

Re: Fork It (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-11 03:08 (#2S9E)

Much like Microsoft: Windows 8, Office et al come to mind.The term is: Testing in Production

Re: Fork It (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-07 09:12 (#2S47)

That fork bug really if funny. The deformed babies with wolverine claws on the other hand, freaky. Notice however that all the moms lifting up their babies are all skinny and sexy? Not sure if that's a programming glitch or just wishful thinking. Most women who have recently given birth ... not quite that sexy.

It's the Sims... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-06 02:37 (#2S3X)

For anything other than making a giant doll house, how could one not be disappointed?

Re: It's the Sims... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-07 22:46 (#2S4Q)

The main problem appears to be that it is not living up to that minimum expectation.

SIMS has a long history of bugs from memory leaks through to game stopping save bugs.

Perhaps EA needs to release a game for which stabilty form and function are key.

Internet registration required (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-07 22:52 (#2S4R)

This looks like another attempt by EA to get people signed up on Origin.

I never played Diablo 3. Probably never will. I've gotten beyond the point where bypassing stupid game.auth is fun. I have money to buy games now. I buy on average a game a week. But not if online registration or computer snooping is required.