Well… The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack has been out now for a week now, and what a game pack it has been! I must say, I don’t know about you my fellow Sims Fans, but this game pack has been a big step up for EA. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the amount of content that was introduced? Anyway, after that little outburst of excitement, let’s have a look at what EA brought to us in their newest game pack…
The first thing I would like to mention is the update to the pre-existing Simology Information Panel. We now have things on their which really do make up your sim, such as manners and responsibility – you know the small things that can really make a big difference in the way your sims interact with one another and the world around them. I was extremely pleased to see that not only was it a feature given to toddlers and children, but a feature that impacted their adult lives, making you really think about how you will raise them! This realistic element really does appeal to me as it does give the game a real in depth aspect, which I feel like it may have lacked slightly before.
Now, this may just be me, but when I heard about the release of Parenthood, and then watched the trailer, I thought it was simply a game pack focusing on what type of parent you would be. Before I go any further, I would like to point out that if Parenthood was just that, I would still be incredibly pleased; but no, EA gave us much more than just parenting! New interactions between other family members makes Parenthood a game pack which encompasses the entire family. We now have more friendly interactions with siblings such as “Hug Lovingly” and sims can now make decisions for other sims. An example of this is when one of my teenage sims was getting a certificate at school, and yet it was up to the older sibling the certificate was presented. I love the addition of responsibility the game now has as I feel like sim families now function more like a family where you do have to work together and think about your relatives.
Going back to the focus of the game pack, parenting is now a skill – you can now learn how to be a better parent whilst raising your sim children! You get to choose how strict or how laid back you are and with a whole new interaction tab (parenting) we can see new interactions like “Teach how to say please and thank you”. Again, I am so happy to see this introduced into the game as it makes your family feel like a family.
Another small thing, (it really is a small thing, but it pleases me nonetheless), is the introduction of packed lunches. Your sims will never have to go hungry again at school or work! It really is a basic action, but yet again, it gives this extra layer of realism the game that I really enjoy. Children can now set the table to tea time, toddlers bite people, and of course the fights between siblings. All these small things that make up family life have flooded in with just one game pack!
EA – you have done yourselves proud! This has been one amazing game pack, and there is still so much more I can do and play around with. Everything I felt like The Sims 4 lacked, has now been introduced to the game, plus so much more. This has got to be one of my favourite game packs so far, and by reading some reviews, I am not the only one. Well Done EA!
Dag Dag until next time!
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