-I love the interactions, build mode, multi-tasking...
-The CC is cute!
-TODDLERS ARE FREAKING ADORABLE
-I hate how squishy the towns are. I wish the towns were more like Sims 2. I hate the fact that creators can't create new towns.
-Creating Sims is just s o m u c h e f f o r t
-I get bored within 5 minutes
-I can spend hours playing
-Slow. Laggy. Annoying.
-Story Progression is great if you're lazy like me
-Unless you're a toddler or YA, you're ugly
-I love the cartoony look of the Sims
-I love the fact there's so many hobbies!
-I hate rotational play.
-You can build towns!
-You can make the world whatever you want it to be!
-The small details are great
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Originally Posted by I like sims 4
I have only played sims 4, but I've seen sims 3 and 2 gameplay and they look a lot better than sims 4 tbh, but I don't feel like dumping my money into them lol
If you buy the basegame of TS2 you can get the complete collection for free on Origin if you contact EA. It's insanely cheap for all the content and hours of fun you're going to get from it
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I consider TS2 and TS3 to be way, waaaay better than The Sims 4. Why? There are a LOT of reasons:
-I think the Sims in TS2 have the most personality out of all of the Sims games, even TS4. In 4 they just look dumb with all the stupid, repetitive and silly animations they make.
The "personality" of the Sims in TS4 just breaks when you see them do the same animation over and over again for everything(Like asking questions, talking, etc.) They feel like robots after you do 3 or more interactions. TS2 and TS1 had unique animations for almost everything.
-Now, attention to detail: TS4 lacks this(Sims disappearing instead of actually getting inside elevators, no cars, no detail at all). The Sims 2 had a lot of this, like Sims getting inside cars, chairs reacting to Sims' weight and the surface they were placed on changed the noises they did, etc.
-Graphics: TS4's graphics are extremely dated, it looks like a 2005 game. You can have a cartoony art style AND good graphics at the same time, just look at Pixar. The textures are insanely low res and models ridiculously low poly. In my opinion, the graphics in TS3 worked, just needed more polishing and better face models.
-Content: The basegame of TS4 is not enjoyable and lacks content, even more than the previous iterations. The expansion packs are lazy and recycled from previous games, unlike TS3 and TS2 which had unique and big packs. Get To Work is just Ambitions but with less jobs, Fitness stuff? Really?, Vampires is an extremely watered down version of Supernatural(Only contains vampires), etc.
-Family play: In TS2 you actually feel like you are playing a family, and it's very good at it. In TS4 it's just dull... Feels like a bunch of random people living in the same house.
-Genetics: TS2 had very in depth and well made genetics, not like TS3 and TS4.
Linear-ness: TS4 feels very linear, you have to unlock everything and have a lot of goals. While it's cool to have something to do, it's dumb that everybody wants to achieve the same thing. Want to be a writer? You have to complete a pre-defined set of the same goals as every other writer...
-Creating your own worlds in TS2 and TS3.
-The Relationship system in TS3 and TS4 got dumbed down. I liked the lifetime and daily relationship meters on TS2 and TS1.
-Wants and Fears in TS2.
-(This is a matter of personal taste) I think TS3 has the best sountrack out of all The Sims games, and a lot of the songs, specially the town view ones, are very nostalgic. While the soundtrack in TS4 fits the game, it's boring and kind of uninspired.
-TS4 has no potential to get better than TS3 or TS2 ever simply because it's core/engine is already too limited(No open world, no cars, etc.).
I like that it runs better than the previous games, but it's still buggy and my oldest savegame started lagging after a while.
TS4 feels like a quick, lazy, half assed cash grab, even more than the TS3 basegame.
The Sims 2 never gets old, i still play it after all these years, along with TS3. The unchallenging always partying simulator that TS4 is doesn't appeal to me. I like having a family and watch them develop and grow up and i can't do that with TS4.
There are some other reasons why i think TS4 is the worst in the series but, i don't want to make this reply too long.
The Sims 2 > The Sims 3 > The Sims 4 > The Sims 1
I used to play Sims 1 with cc, but no expansion, no long beards. The best was rejuvenation item to refill all needs.
TS4 became my best friend. I had to uninstall which is not playable. I have to deal with crashes and errors when with Custom Contents. It was very fun with custom traits which would give immortality. But after I downloaded C&D, custom traits were blocked until I had to see the future patch. Immortality Aspiration reward the custom content is what I want it for TS4.
I am wishing for TS2 to be as good as it is.
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I recently played the 48 hour free trial of TS4 and got sucked in and purchased during the black Friday sale. I love the level of customization. What I really wish for is a version that is an amalgamation of 2 & 4... Any stubborn TS2 players have suggestions for mods that can make that possible in some part?
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For instance, there isn't any form of body sliders. You only have 2 bodyshapes (and painted muscles for fit sims). I know people have made custom shapes but they clutter up the catalogs, not enough clothes were made for them and I don't think I like most of them either. I don't think body sliders would be possible for 2, it's not how the core of the game was made, but it's a small loss over all of the freedom and control I have with this game.
I prefer to play with many families, make my own lots and so on. Plus the game is very smooth, unlike 3. It's so strange how that game runs well for some and not for others, it's like it has a mind of its own. I admit 4 plays smoothly on my laptop, but I don't like the gameplay as much as 2. I like how the sims look, the search catalog function and the new tools, but they messed up how some of it works... CAS lacking sliders to have more precision and with build I didn't like how some of the build mode has changed, it doesn't feel very intuitive to me, it's a bit troublesome to use. I find previous games had it right with hold and drag instead of all of those arrows, but that's just what I prefer. I'm sure there's some that prefer the arrows.
Originally Posted by 101ita
I still love Sims 2 the best. It has its limits, being such an old game... But some mods do make it feel more new. There's a few things I wish was in it from 3 and 4, but those aren't enough for me to play them more over 2. For instance, there isn't any form of body sliders. You only have 2 bodyshapes (and painted muscles for fit sims). I know people have made custom shapes but they clutter up the catalogs, not enough clothes were made for them and I don't think I like most of them either. I don't think body sliders would be possible for 2, it's not how the core of the game was made, but it's a small loss over all of the freedom and control I have with this game. I prefer to play with many families, make my own lots and so on. Plus the game is very smooth, unlike 3. It's so strange how that game runs well for some and not for others, it's like it has a mind of its own. I admit 4 plays smoothly on my laptop, but I don't like the gameplay as much as 2. I like how the sims look, the search catalog function and the new tools, but they messed up how some of it works... CAS lacking sliders to have more precision and with build I didn't like how some of the build mode has changed, it doesn't feel very intuitive to me, it's a bit troublesome to use. I find previous games had it right with hold and drag instead of all of those arrows, but that's just what I prefer. I'm sure there's some that prefer the arrows.
Amen, just about sums it up.
This game is not complete. It constantly freezes, even on powerful computers with a lot of RAM and a good graphics card.
I think that it was necessary to work on improving the performance of the game, and not to release in a hurry Sims 4.
Everyone enjoys the graphics in Battlefield and in other games. And here comes Sims 4, as EA says, the "spiritual heir" of the early Sims. So, this is not the "spiritual heir" of the early games. It's not an excuse to cut the possibilities of the game to the level of Sims 1 and even lower. Even there, I think the individuality of the Sims was more apparent. There were at least the interests of the characters. A person does not consist only of emotions and a pair of character traits. He still has desires, aspirations, interests, hobbies, memories, preferences and things I forgot from Sims 2.
The graphics of the game is cartoonish, the rooms are dim. I do not like this style. Although at the end of the development of the game it can become a visiting card of the 4th part.
Despite the fact that I abuse the game, it can bring pleasure and cheer, but then it can become boring because of small possibilities.
About this game a lot said good before me. I want to say first of all thanks to the developers, the 140 people who have invested all their love, all their strength in this masterpiece.
Why is the game a masterpiece and unique? Because it shows "almost people", not characters from other games (this applies to Sims 3 and 4, too). The game has a deep system of character and personality, with which you can fully describe the character. This has never happened before, and now this is not in any game. Will it be in the future?
The game has, albeit obsolete, but very good graphics. I'm very interested in how the developers created such a smooth animation of sims in 2004? They used "Motion Capture" like Naghty Dog, for example? After all, this animation is "beat" and 3 and 4 part. Animations of sims are felt alive.
The developers have created a sequel, which can be impossible to surpass. But to surpass it, we must first use some kind of psychological system, I think.
But until it turned out something better, I think Sims 2 is a sequel that can not be surpassed.
Found the soundtrack and now remember that I used to be in build mode just for songs like these . Here is a crazy guy who actually learned how to play "Now what" (build mode 5). I am not used to people trying to literally replay someone else's improvisation
Anyway, TS1 build/buy mode music > TS2,TS3, TS4 :p
All the hoods are merely the same, so I made ones where all the Sims aren't straight.
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