do no Do you want to go back to high school? Not at all. But do I want to throw my Sims into social hierarchy, education, and adolescence? for sure! The Sims 4S High school years The expansion adds a much-needed feature to the game: a high school for teenage Sims to attend, in addition to all the other fun that comes with it.
High school years, which was released in late July, is primarily centered around teenage Sims; Most of the gameplay is just for them. Set in the new town of Copperdale, teenage Sims have a major lifestyle change – you can now follow them to school. In the past, teenage Sims went to school when they fell into a cliff. High school years It comes with a pre-built high school, but can be modified and rebuilt as you choose.
The Teen Sims experience is mostly what you’d expect from high school. Sims go to classes, meet around their lockers and at lunch, and sometimes have to serve detention. There are after-school activities like chess club and cheerleading, as well as new side hustles for teenagers like streaming video games and selling clothes on thrift apps. If you, like me, are not Sims 4 A player who usually works or plays with teenagers and families, I think High school years Expansion may seem like a useless novelty. But for players involved in family life, High school years It basically changes the day-to-day game, and that’s a big one. For some players it’s one of those expansion packs that affects most families and game sessions, but for others, like me, say; Having a cottage, Cats and dogsOr Seasons.
I still think that’s all High school years It’s a worthwhile expansion for most players. Although I’m not too interested in the dynamics of high school life, like my Sims asking other Sims to beg for it or navigating socially awkward situations with lockers; High school years It has a lot more content that I like. That said, the Create-a-Sim add-ons and furniture options in the expansion pack are amazing – some of the best I’ve seen added to an expansion.
Although the clothes, hairstyles, and accessories are tailored for young Sims, they also work on adults. (Kids, on the other hand, don’t get many extras except for a new hairstyle. The teen/adult clothes don’t work on kids, but some hairstyles do.) The new clothes generally have a variety. Style — We’ve got goth anime t-shirts, black academy-inspired school outfits, sweet preppy and cool streetwear options. Clothing options will expand into one of the game’s new features, which is a collaboration with online thrift retailer Depop. Sims can buy and sell clothes through an in-game app called Trendy or through a thrift store/bob shop called ThiftTea. It makes sense that fashion is so cool and diverse, because that’s an integral part of the teenage experience: trying things on, experimenting and finding your style.
This extends to furniture and build added options High school yearsas well as. The focus is on teenagers – which means many new options are designed specifically with teenage bedrooms in mind. This is reasonable; It’s one of the few places where teenagers can truly own and express their personal style. Obviously it is. The Sims 4 He was in mind when the group created the new collection. There are plenty of new bedding options to spread around your Sim’s bedroom, as well as lots of decor and little details, like rugs and LED lights.
There are also many new features added to the top. The Sims 4Base game as a free update, whatever High school years Expansion purchased. These are some of the more interesting additions, even though they are small details, because that is often what matters most. The Sims 4. Body hair, sexual orientation, desires and fears, and curved walls add more depth to an already pretty game. Desires and Fears traits have replaced “whims,” which are small goals that Sims have related to traits and emotions. Fulfilling these wishes means collecting satisfaction points that can be used in-game. Desires are especially similar to desires, while fears arise from things like rejection or fire in play. It’s a feature that makes the overall system feel more customized to The Sims – but can be turned off entirely if you’re not interested. I don’t particularly notice a huge difference between wants and needs, but I think it’s fair to say that fears are something Sims can now face and overcome.
That’s the sad part of all of this. The Sims 4The new expansion and base game update launched with a lot of bugs – some particularly problematic. One of the major bugs was the auto-aging of Sims, which caused some Sims to die prematurely. Similarly, another major bug added some unexpected needs, such as the need to connect with family members, and a few other minor bugs. These don’t necessarily make the game unplayable for everyone, but EA advises players to avoid saving files that might have a negative impact.
Electronic Arts He said reform. It will be released later this week to fix these bugs and more. Definitely not a fitting release for a highly anticipated expansion pack. High school yearsBut once the fix is out, the expansion is worth a look.
The Sims 4S High school years The expansion was released on July 28 Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows pc, Xbox OneAnd Xbox Series X. The game was reviewed using a download code provided by Electronic Arts. Vox Media has an affiliated partnership. Although Vox Media may receive commissions for products purchased through affiliate links, these do not influence editorial content. you can find More information about Polygon’s ethics policy here.