Gamer Chat & Game News / May 12, 2017

The Sims Mobile – The New Sims App for iOS & Android

When I first heard about The Sims Mobile, my first reaction was “Ah, Finally!” The Sims FreePlay was a huge success initially for EA. Being the only free version of the game on IOS and Android, the game was a big hit for Sims lovers, however it didn’t quite live up to the original The Sims series. But at long last, EA have listened to the Simdom and along comes The Sims Mobile.

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After watching the trailer for The Sims Mobile, I am very much looking forward to the release of EA’s new game. The feature that really draws my attention is, of course, the very much needed update of the graphics. As an avid player of both The Sims FreePlay and The Sims Series for Windows/Mac, the graphics have been something that has always made me compare the two games as opposed to just enjoy them. As the Sims became more realistic and more adaptable from the evolution of The Sims 3 into The Sims 4, The Sims FreePlay didn’t see the same graphic update which – in my opinion – was becoming quite necessary.  The new Sims Mobile app fixing this issue brings much happiness to myself and, I am sure, a lot of you Sims Fans out there.

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Watching the trailer, it also seems to promise more interactions with your sims instead of the same ‘go to work, work on hobby, fill needs, go to sleep’ routine which pretty much filled the gameplay of The Sims FreePlay. After reading reviews from people who have played the early releases of the new app, I am also very excited that EA are keeping the quests and objectives that we have already seen and have already got used to with The Sims Freeplay. As a person who enjoys real time gameplay, to find out that actions cannot be sped up unless you use SimCash (currency that can be bought with money) pleases me a lot. This element of the game seems to create a link between The Sims on Windows/Mac and The Sims Freeplay as you have the time based element of the pre-exisiting mobile game, but being able to interact more with your sims like The Sims 4.

Families and houses are drawing a lot of attention with the new app: there seems to be more choice when it comes to decorating your house, but there is a limitation when it comes to gameplay. The Sims Mobile, from what I have read from beta testers, only allows you to control one household, with a maximum of 4 people. This is completely different from what us Simmers are used to, as with The Sims 4 we can create as many 8 person households as we like, as well as playing as the pre-made sims, and with The Sims Freeplay we can create multiple households with 4 sims living in it (unless you have a high VIP status, giving you 6 per house). Personally, this feature will not bother me much as I only focus on one family at a time in The Sims 4, and I only really play with one household in The Sims Freeplay – the rest of my families simply go to work to get Simoleons.

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As The Sims 4 gets bigger with various content packs, I can only but hope that EA will introduce some sort of content upgrades to the new mobile game. I feel like this will help it to stay current and will keep Simmers coming back for more, like we always do with the expansion packs. I also would love to see interactions that perhaps do not exist in the current The Sims 4 series or The Sims FreePlay, just to add that little bit of individuality to the app.

I think it is quite clear to see that I am very excited about this new announcement, and I am confident that I am not alone. Without trying to compare it too much to the pre-existing Sims games, I am looking forward to testing the app as its own stand alone game and to be able to enjoy The Sims ‘on the go’. But, until I discover any more exciting information to share with you, here is the all-important trailer of the new ‘The Sims Mobile.’

Photos & Video credit: EA (Electronic Arts)

Author - Bexz Walker (aka Gamer Girl)

UK games writer and (almost) full time gamer. Bexz aka Gamer Girl, has written for publications, worked with brands and live streamed and reported from MCM ComicCon, The Daily Mail, Reuters, USAtoday, FoxNews, Ideal Home Show (Tech Section), Marks & Spencer, The Walt Disney Company, NetMums, MumsNet, Prima Magazine, Bella Magazine, Natural & Organic Products Show, Natural Food Show, Lindt Chocolate, Doris & Co and many more.

Living in Kent with her family, most of her evenings and weekends are spent in London either attending press events as a journalist or gaming. Bexz loves all games but especially the MMORPG game World of Warcraft which she has been playing since December 2004. Bexz was in the top 14% of worldwide World of Warcraft PVP players in early 2017 and is already heading towards the top 9%. She is the guild master of 2 World of Warcraft guilds and you can find her playing one of her many healer classes in raids and dungeons as well as PVP arena and battlegrounds. Playing other games such as Overwatch, Call of Duty, Creativerse, CS:GO, Warframe, Sims4, Hearthstone, Wildstar, SWTOR, D&D, Pathfinders, Magic: The Gathering and a whole heap of others, as well as now just starting to build her first Warhammer army, gaming is a huge part of not only Bexz's life but her whole family, as every member of her large family games in one way or another.

Writing about gaming is a complete passion and a joyful extension of her gaming life. With games reviews, both informational and humourous pundit opinions and general gaming news and views, Bexz knows the the gaming industry like the back of her hand. And she loves every single minute of it.

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