♦ Sims 3 vs Sims 4 : Mermaids

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Shared July 6, 2019

Hi! This is a brief comparison of Mermaids in the Sims 3 and Sims 4, introduced in Island Paradise and Island Living, yeah, first time trying one with only 2 games and if Sims 4 doesn't introduce other creatures this might be the case in the future with zombies, fairies, genies, etc. But for now here it is!

As I've said in my community post, I was having issues with lag in Isla Paradiso and I didn't solve it 100% so sorry for the mild breaks in animation, etc. If there's something I appreciated in Sims 4 it was the smoothness and the ability to fast forward time without worrying my game would crush.

Anyways, what do you think of the old vs new mermaids? I thought they'd be pretty similar but I'm glad they've got new powers and stuff, I would've loved it if they had ranks and more depth like vampires (honestly, the vampires game pack felt more complete than this whole expansion for some reason imo) but ooohhh well, let's just enjoy what we did get.

My opinion?

Sims 3's mermaids were revolutionary since that had never been done before and they're pretty damn solid and they can compete with Island living's mermaids, I like details like their transformation, the way to take care of their needs, their interactions like calling a shark attack are pretty neat but I found myself liking Sims 3's ability to actually visit underwater, it's perfect for mermaids to explore and it's just beautiful, I found myself missing that a lot in Sims 4.

Sims 4's mermaids are way more customizable than Sims 3's, you have a few tails to choose from and the new Sulani world is gorgeous, their new powers are great additions, the mermaid lullabies, the dolphin, the ocean threats, etc. Those powers are my favorite part of these mermaids but I wish they would've given them more depth.

So I think a mix of both's best aspects would've been amazing but if I had to choose one I'd say Sims 4's, but when it comes to the whole expansion? Sims 3 has soooo much content in that pack! But that's a story for another video, I'll see if i can compare the sea/beach in my next video and maybe include another game so I hope to see you soon!


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1 year ago | [YT] | 1,958

Gay Ralph

if we could merge sims 3 and 4 together my life is ccomplete

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,592

Brandon Ramirez

TS3 wins simply on the fact that Mermaids have an entire underwater habitat to explore. PERIOD.

1 year ago | [YT] | 5,732

Fri zee

sims 4 is pretty, sims 3 is fun. I prefer fun because that's what I expect from playing game.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 3,195

Madison Tucker

Things for mermaids that should have been added in ts4.
- Dehydration death. I know this replaces hygiene but it’s a fatal thing for actual sea life.
- A point system like celebrities and vampires. To choose whether or not to be a peaceful mermaid/merman or an evil siren.
- Ability to dive in a secret underwater lot like Sixam

Let me know if there’s anything I missed.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,458

Ein Poteit

I have never payed sims 3 but everything in sims 4 just seems incomplete. It is like a school project you never actually finished but you had to turn in anyway.

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,830

One On One

I was disappointed with Mermaids in The Sims 4. I thought they were going to have a power system like Vampires or Celebrities. :(

1 year ago | [YT] | 3,990


I feel like the animations and the way the mermaids look is better in the sims 4, but the sims 3's gameplay is a lot better!

1 year ago | [YT] | 4,687

Moch. Faris Dzulfiqar

The Sims 3: shark, kraken, and underwater world for mermaid.
The Sims 4: dolphin, mass of eldricth fog, and rabit hole for everyone.

1 year ago | [YT] | 465

Kreatywna Komentatorka

Wow the only human on the world who dont have lags with isla paradiso 👏👏

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,735

Dhea Nabila

If it weren't for mermaids, i won't be playing Island Living tbh.. like wth ! the ocean is basically a bigger pool with different interactions

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,034


I say Sims 3 solely because diving isn't a rabbit hole.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,454

Kuru Chan

I like how after the girl fainted a man just suddenly laughed as if he was happy to see the girl fainted xD

1 year ago | [YT] | 904

Vegan Tart

only now after taking a scuba diving course do I realise the sims in sims 3 use actual scuba diving communication hand movements when there diving
and thats cool as heck

1 year ago | [YT] | 148

Amelia B12

Man:*Asks if mermaid*
Girl:''Mermaid? What gave you that idea?''

wElL it's totally not because of that Oh so noticeable tail you have-

1 year ago | [YT] | 808


The worst thing with ts4 dlcs is that they get boring after playing a few hours. Open world is actually what was the best, and I will always miss that. Becouse running everywhere or knocking on the ppl doors with your sim was the best. And the diving with ts4 really dissapointed me :c

1 year ago | [YT] | 790


Sims 3 mermaids are clear winner! Very indepth game play.

1 year ago | [YT] | 683


Overall, I think the mermaids in the Sims 4 are better but you can't go underwater with them, I'm disappointed by that honestly!

Edit: Wow my comment got so many likes! I guess a lot of people agree with me on this!

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 3,552

Elizabeth F.

It’s quite sad that Sims 3 is vastly better than 4 in basically every way. Although I do play 4 as well as own all of the dlc, 3 is forever the best Sims in my heart.

1 year ago | [YT] | 254

Lubricant Records

The Sims 3, they're more unique. Also for everyone saying the world is too laggy, you don't HAVE to play in Isla Paradiso to use the mermaid features, unlike The Sims 4 features aren't locked to the premade worlds.

1 year ago | [YT] | 308