Julia5520 Asks The Question In The Most One Sided Debate On The EA Forum All Week
Okay, get your pens and pencils out, get ready to tally up how many went for Sims 3 and how many went for Sims 4…
First five up – including veteran posters 06Bon06 and Simasaurus09 alongside the lesser spotted Luvalphvie and Nikkibitsward plus the newbie LaracroftEyes1 (bloody hell, her eyes were usually the last part of her anatomy gamers were interested in…) – and already it’s five nil for Sims 3.
This very much set the tone for proceedings as others like Dreamerz13, Meredisu and Robyn536 stepped forward to express their dissatisfaction with the base game that killed any interest in bothering throwing good money after bad for the expansions, and even those that did pay for extras found it a waste of their time, if not entirely yet their money…
Indeed Kateness – what matters is whether the game is making you happy. If you appear to be spending more time fixing it, or more time wondering ‘am I having fun yet?’, time to move on.
But could this be a generational matter of preference as appears to be the case with Lisamwitt and her daughter? There’s been a train of thought that many of those that like Sims 4 over Sims 3 are dissatisfied Sims 2 players that wanted an updated version of their old favourite that coped better with new versions of Windows and newer computers and consoles, but equally there are those that have claimed the insanely bright pastel colours are more aimed at the new younger generation of players brought up on the likes of Candy Crush on their mobiles and other such games that look like someone vomited a rainbow to compensate for inferior smartphone and tablet graphics.
TadOlson meanwhile prefers TadOlson’s game to be heavily modded.
TadOlson also loves Sims 3 more than Sims 4 because TadOlson does not have Sims 4. No faulting TadOlson’s logic there!
Which is more than can be said for…
You haven’t explained whether your chocolate milk is heavily modded or not?
Yeah, with a large dollop of Tia Maria and Crème de Menthe for an Over Eighteen!
Meanwhile, DyingLight and Simasaurus09 were getting all competitive over the length of their Simming prowess.
Do we have anyone out there that can keep it up for nine hours without the need for pills or natural/unnatural stimulants?
Else, what is your Simming Viagra of choice (we already know Rflong7/13’s is chocolate milk)?
The remarkable part of the thread was the sheer lack of people stepping forward to defend Sims 4 – the nearest we got was QDog after the inevitable vote for Sims 3 from King_Of_SimCity7 and JoAnne65, and even then when it came to the gameplay it was still Sims 3 for the win.
It was JimBoola11 who was to nail the crux of the problem for those who were attracted to Sims 4 only to head on back – they preferred the look of Sims 4, but when it came to playing it they were swiftly bored, begging the question whether those continuing to play Sims 4 are simply those preferring style over substance.
Fair enough, but it bodes ill for the Simming series if this is the route that EA takes in the future, aiming for the more fickle gamer more interested in the initial aesthetic appeal of a game rather than any staying power. It equally bodes ill for their own attempts to sell on extra content – which is where the Sims series makes most of its money from – on the back of a base game so initially limited in appeal and with a higher than normal probability of Simmers deciding not to get stung in the purse again and buzzing off like Bee1977…
Anyway, feel free to go and add your thoughts to the discussion if you are so inclined.