The major thing that I’ve done this week is play the latest expansion pack of The Sims 4, so I’m just going to go into the latest pack and all of it’s details since I’ve been playing it since it was released on Friday. And I don’t have anything else I really wanted to go over in this week’s Pop Culture Download.
On November 16th The Sims 4 released the newest expansion pack called Get Famous which brings in the possibility to become a celebrity. Which was one of my favorite expansions in The Sims 3. Though this pack is wildly different to that one and I’m loving the changes to it. It’s quite similar to the Vampire expansion pack as it has different levels that unlock over time through your sims actions, and with those levels you gain access to different perks. I wanted to play it quite a while before I released my thoughts on the latest pack. I have also updated my ranking on the packs so if you want to see where I would place this one compared to the others check out that post!
EA recently had their Sims Camp for the next Expansion Pack coming to the Sims 4, and bloggers and YouTubers alike got to experience the first gameplay of the new world and content. While I was not at Sims Camp, I did watch many of reviews and previews of the new pack and there were a few things that really stuck out to me. I’ll do a more thorough review once the Expansion Pack is released on November 15th. But I wanted to get a few of my thoughts out there to begin with, noting they may change in the future when I get to play the pack for myself.
Since The Sims 4 added toddlers into the game, there’s one thing that never really works perfectly in the game. And that’s using the sliders to create a toddler without using the presets or genetics to create a sim. Somehow when you age them up some of their features just look off if you do it that way. And since I’m in the middle of a bunch of posts that are going to take a month or more to complete, I’m in a bit of a lull. So I thought I would attempt this challenge for on the blog.
When I started playing The Sims 4, I missed custom content or redesigns that you could get on the Sims 3 online gallery. But after like two years, I discovered you could through third party sites and at the time I heavily loved Maxis Match only. Including no skin details, 3D lashes, or anything that didn’t look like it was from The Sims 4. There were tons of creators out there for the Alpha style, but it just wasn’t for me at the time… well as you can probably tell but the title. My opinion has changed. I will always love aspects of the Maxis style and use some elements of it. But now (probably after binge watching all of Clare Siobhan’s Sims 4 series) I am loving the Alpha style… skin details and all. It just makes the Sims look so much more interesting and opens up a whole new area from clothes to hair to objects that you just don’t find in the Maxis Match realm.
I have been in a creative mood so recently I built a treehouse inspired by a build I saw from The Sims Supply on YouTube. I made it wrapped around three trees but a lot of the furniture I decided to make almost everything black with pops of blues throughout the treehouse.