First Impressions of ‘The Sims 4’

Last weekend I played ‘The Sims 4’ for the first time. My wife and I had gone for a ‘Limited Edition’ and as it seems, it is a rather good new version of the game. Of course, for people who played ‘The Sims’ since their first appearance, there are quite a few missing things and the re-appearance of loading screens when leaving the house is a little bit of a disturbance. We missed some kind of restaurant or bistro on the common grounds, but on the whole, the playing experience is still rather rewarding.

The positive sides are definitely the multitasking abilities (eating and watching TV at the same time, having dialogues with several people at once) as well as the newly introduced emotions. Furthermore, it seems nearly bug-free, except for one time where the dialogue screen stayed although the dialogue was over for some time, we did not encounter anything unusual. I still hope, that there will come some updates, but if not, I am sure, that there will be add-ons to give us all  the things we are still missing.