- The amount of customisation you can do in the game is incredible and you can sink a huge amount of hours into the game just by doing this.
- I was very surprised by how smoothly the game run on my console. I didn’t suffer with many problems and the gameplay remained responsive most of the time.
- The amount of replay value in the game is almost endless and the best thing is that it remains fun and there’s always something for you to do.
- It offers you a lot of the PC experience and only one thing is missing, so they’ve really done a very good job of porting it to consoles.
- Helping and making the Sims do tasks is a very rewarding experience and it’s great seeing them grow knowing you’ve helped.
- The controls in the game are very awkward and you can definitely tell that it was first on PC.
- I have suffered with a few technical problems every now and then.
- I found the tutorials in the game to be a little too complex and instead of helping me I ended up more confused.
All in all I’ve sunk a huge amount of hours into The Sims over the years and I still see it as one of the best creations to ever present itself to us gamers. When The Sims 4 was first announced for consoles I was very excited, and thankfully it lives up to my expectations quite a lot of the time. There are very few games out there that offer you as much customisation as a Sims game does, and I’m not exaggerating when I say you can sink hundreds of hours by just chopping and changing things. The replay value overall is second to none and this is a game that you will be playing for year’s to come, which means you definitely get value for your money. I was a little dubious to how the game would run on my console, but thankfully I didn’t need to be dubious because it runs smoothly most of the time. It does however suffer with a few problems and the biggest problem for me is the controls. The controls are very awkward to grasp and without a doubt you can tell that the game was originally designed for PC. They do offer you a tutorial showing you how to work the awkward controls, but unfortunately I ended up becoming more confused because they are a little too complex for their own good. I will say though that they have put almost everything in from the PC experience and I appreciated the effort that has gone in here. The presentation side of the game is what you would expect from a Sims game and everything has been done really well, which is great. At the end of the day fans of The Sims will be very pleased to see that the series has finally made its way to console, and whilst it suffers with a few problems it still plays very well on the console. The thing that really makes The Sims stand out is the amount of replay value it gives you, and it’s very rewarding when playing for long periods so you will definitely get your money’s worth within a couple of weeks, and that’s the main reason why it gets a thumbs up from me.
I rate The Sims 4 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Virtual Life
Release Date (Xbox One): November 17, 2017