The Sims 4 Deluxe Edition: The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by the Redwood Shores studio of Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fourth major title in The Sims series and was originally announced on May 6, 2013. It was released in North America on September 2, 2014, for Microsoft Windows. A Mac-compatible version of the game was released on February 17, 2015. The Sims 4 is the first PC game to top all-format charts in two years. The game has received mixed reviews since its release, with the majority of criticism directed towards its lack of content.
Ten expansion packs have been released. The most recent is Snowy Escape, which was released on November 13, 2020. There have also been eighteen “stuff packs” and nine “game packs” released for this generation, as well as free updates that include major changes such as the addition of a toddler life stage.
The Sims 4 Deluxe Edition Gameplay
The Sims 4 is a life simulation game, similar to its predecessors. Players create a Sim character and control their life to explore different personalities which change the way the game plays out. Sims can multitask. Sims’ moodlets change the gameplay by influencing the Sims’ emotional state, introducing new interaction options.
Similar to previous Sims games, player-created challenges abound. One of the most prevalent is the Legacy Challenge, in which players create a single Sim and try to make its family line last for ten generations.
Create a Sim
One major change to Create a Sim functionality is that sliders have been replaced by direct mouse manipulation. By clicking, dragging, and pulling with the mouse, players may directly manipulate the facial features of a Sim. Players can directly manipulate any body part including the abdomen, chest, legs, arms and feet. In previous Sims games, only the fitness and fatness can be manipulated on a Sim’s body; however, fitness and fatness levels may still be adjusted in The Sims 4 with sliders as in previous games.
The base game comes with over 40 hairstyles for both male and female Sims. There are up to 18 hair color options per hairstyle. Selections of premade designs of Sims are available to choose from, and range in body shape and ethnicity.
Seven life stages are available including baby, toddler, child, teenager, young adult, adult and elder. The baby life stage is accessible only through the birth of a Sim and not available in Create a Sim. Toddlers were initially absent from the original game release, but were added in the January 2017 patch.
Each Sim has three personality traits and an aspiration containing its own hidden trait.
Compared to previous Sims games where everyday, formal, sleepwear, athletic, party and swimwear outfits were restricted to having their own clothing options, all clothing options are available across all outfits and players are allowed up to 5 outfits per category. There is a filter panel where clothing options can be sorted by color, material, outfit category, fashion choice, style, content and packs.
In a summer 2016 update, gender options were expanded in the game, allowing any gender expression. With this update, haircuts and outfits can be worn by any Sim of any gender, and pregnancy can become a possibility regardless of the gender.
The 2020 update has been set to allow for more diverse customizations. For example, the skin color of the Sims can be set by dividing them into warm and cold colors. Also, the makeup has been updated to adjust transparency and saturation so that it can be customized more and more diverse ways.
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The Sims 4 on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1222670/The_Sims_4/