Since jumping back into the Sims World, I noticed a few things simultaneously.
Firstly, The Sims grew and then stagnated a bit and secondly, the base game alone (Sims 1, 2, 3 or 4) are rather simplistic. Bare with me here, maybe my gameplay styles have changed, or as I’ve grown up my needs have developed. Either of these is true, but it seems that the Simming community is a little stunted by The Sims 4 (TS4 from now on, because typing is hard).
Following a question, from the lovely Hannah who hosts #SimsSocialSunday Twitter chat, about what expansions simmers would like to see from TS4, it made me think; what more could they do with TS4.
The Sims 3 gave us so many options, so much gameplay and variety. It feels that TS4 has a high bar to reach, and I’d love to see it go that little bit further.
So here are my thoughts:
Age expansions – Having options to live through toddler and teen is brilliant, but perhaps we can add expansions within each age bracket. Toddler tasks is a great example of this and could be added to each age group. Elderly tasks or difficulties beyond basic needs (as they do get tired more etc). Perhaps old people’s homes and aspirations that we can play along with. Some new features that let us fully explore the realities of being a Sim at each age group.
Career expansions – I can’t be the only one who wants more from the career options of TS4, can I? Of course, there are CC and mods, but it would be great to update those careers to reflect the society we are currently living in!
Outdoor living – This is an odd idea that slipped into my head while looking at challenges, but it would be great for Sims to be playable outside of a lot. It’s a complex one and I agree the execution isn’t something I’ve thought through but it would be amazing to have homeless sims that were playable.
University – It’s just a TS3 classic and it worked so well! I’d love to have that aspect in TS4, and to be able to extend that with the current expansions too. I’m thinking pet cat, part-time job as a blogger and at university!
That’s all I have for now. What do you think, are these doable? What expansions would YOU like to see in TS4? Leave a comment below and let me know!