Sims 4 Beta Impressions


Hi guys! I just recently got my hands on the beta for “The Sims 4 Create A Sim“. I went through the process of creating a random Sim and noted some of my thoughts about it.

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Starting off with a randomly generated Sim, I feel right at home. I noticed a few different things, however. In the beta you can only create young adult Sims, but then again, what were you expecting? You start out with the option to choose your gender, voice, walk style, aspiration, and traits. I left the aspiration and traits for later. I started out with my walk cycle. which it something totally new to “Sims“. The cycles consist of:

  • Perky Walk
  • Snooty Walk
  • Swagger Walk
  • Feminine Walk
  • Tough Walk
  • Goofy Walk
  • Sluggish Walk
  • Bouncy Walk
  • Default Walk

This is something I thought was very cute, something that makes the Sim you create feel more human and real. Another new feature isvoices. Voices now not only can have their pitch changed, but you can also change how they sound. When I say that, I’m talking along the lines of if you sound sweet or mean. The voice types are different for males and females.

For females:

  • Sweet
  • Melodic
  • Lilted

For males:

  • Clear
  • Warm
  • Brash

I’m hoping that in the full release of the game, they make is so both genders can have the same type of voice.

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InThe Sims 4 they make it much easier to make Sims of different nationalities and races. Having default faces makes it easier to create. Back in The Sims 3 it was extremely hard to make anyone look like their real-world counter parts. Now, it’s easier to have a wide range of Sims in your game.

After fiddling around with her face, I noticed how it wasn’t as easy as I originally thought to just push and pull the face to make it the way you want it. It’s definitely easier than using sliders and way faster, but it’s definitely going to take some getting used to. Also I’m happy to see you can add hats to any hairstyle. In past games you had hairstyles with hats, and hair styles without. Now you can have them wherever you like.

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After dressing my Sim up, I went to change her body around. Just the same as the face, you have defaults and you can push and pull the body to change it as well. You can change the size and shape of almost everything. One thing that bugged the hell out of me was the fact I still can’t change my Sim’s height. But this still is the beta, so let’s just hope. Anyway, after changing a few things I noticed that it was very well done the way they made it. They kept the fitness bar and overall weight bar, but let us decide how our Sims will be shaped.

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Then I got to the part where you pick aspirations and traits. Instead of having 5 traits, you only get 3, minus the one you get with your aspiration. I honesty don’t care for this, I liked having several traits because real humans have many traits. But hey, maybe the traits will be more detailed and it’ll even out. Speaking of traits, there’s a few new ones:

  • Cheerful
  • Gloomy
  • Goofball
  • Self-Assured
  • Geeky (Hey, just like us!)
  • Foodie
  • Clumsy
  • Glutton
  • Materialistic
  • Bro

Having more traits help create more human like Sims, but I’d still rather we have more spots. But back to aspirations. You pick from 10 generalized categories for your aspirations and then pick a more specific one. For the Sim I made, I decided to pick from the Popularity category and take the Party Animal aspiration. Like I said before, you get a trait with your aspiration that helps you along with it. Like with the Popularity aspirations you get the Gregarious trait which helps you build friendships faster.

After all of the creating, all that was left was to give my Sim a name.

Overall, I really like how they made “Create A Sim” work. Since it’s a beta, I give it more allowances than I would have if this was the final cut. But so far, “The Sims 4” seems like its going to be a great game.

Has anyone else played the beta? If so, tell me what you think down below!