Well, we couldn’t wait to try the full version, after playing The Sims™ 4 demo that I mentioned to you in my earlier post. We hurried out on release day, September 2, and purchased a copy for our family. We’ve all had a turn at building homes, characters and fun! Our neighborhood is growing by leaps and bounds.
Remember the David and Glenda characters I built in the demo? Well, I edited them a little more and, now, they’re running around in the real game. They even bought a house! So far they have one daughter. (I haven’t had time to create the rest of the family, yet. lol ) Glenda’s a foodie and always whipping up some scrambled eggs or a chocolate cake. David is a secret agent and, so far, his job is SO secret I haven’t seen too much happening with it. 🙂 Our daughter loves dance and watches a LOT of dance programming on TV between pirouettes in the kitchen.
Our eighteen-year-old son entered the neighborhood as our next-door neighbor and has created his own characters, built a house from scratch and comes over a LOT to pester me for food. (Just like real life!) 😉 My foodie reputation must have leaked in the neighborhood!
I find it so comical how these characters “learn” and their personalities develop. From the beginning, David liked telling jokes and has achieved higher and higher levels in the area The Sims™ 4 game calls “mischief”. lol Sounds about right! With the weekend upon us, our twelve-year-old who has been busy with school, volleyball practice and homework will be jumping into the game with full force. It’s becoming much more of an all-family activity than I ever imagined and it’s really fun to log on and see what has developed in “the neighborhood”, while I was away and someone else was playing and building. All the characters we build interact with one another and develop relationships, so the story is constantly evolving and changing. Plus, when you have pranksters like our son and my husband involved, you never know what will be happening next!
You can get in on all the fun in a couple of different ways. First off, I highly recommend The Sims™ 4 as a great family-fun activity. You can purchase the game in the store or online at Walmart. You can also use the demo that I mentioned in the last post, to create some characters and check out the fun before you buy. Either way, you won’t want to miss the fantastic SIMify yourself Facebook Contest here: https://www.facebook.com/simifyyourself. There are $8000 in prizes to be won including the grand prize where you could win a trip to Maxis studio in California! See the official rules here: https://collectivebias.box.com/shared/static/bgg20pn7ujnmkha77b6p.pdf!
I’m learning something new every time I play this game; and even though I don’t pick it up nearly as quickly as the kids, I’m having so much fun! I’m sticking with my original conclusion — it’s a great way for families to stay connected and have fun, together. I foresee lots of Skyping and The Sims™ 4 in all of our futures! Hurry out and grab a copy for you and your own family and I’ll see you around the neighborhood!