The Red Plumbob
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Shared September 6, 2019
Hello everyone. I know by this point there's no much need for this since Realm of Magic is right around the corner, but I thought...why not?
So this is a not so brief comparison of the beaches and the sea/ocean in all of the sims games and they've come a long way. I feel bad for putting Sims 1 and Sims 2 against 3 and 4 because it's clear they didn't have the means to manage something as big as a whole sea back then, but anyways, here it is.
Sorry if there's something important missing but I had to cut loads of stuff, I wanted to show children interaction, the whole worlds of Sulani and Isla Paradiso, maybe a few touristic destinations from the other games but there's just sooo much I hope this summed up the most important parts.
Anyways, what's your opinion on these games? Were you impressed by Island Living?
Sims 1 didn't have the means to make the ocean work so they stopped at a beach lot, the vacation expansion has other neat stuff like icy and wooded areas so I understand why they fell so short.
Sims 2 is in a similar position, beaches were introduced in a vacation oriented pack called Bon Voyage so the ocean was not their top priority, the world they built was enjoyable for its time and as always there are some neat little details hidden.
Sims 3 used two packs to add to beaches, it started with Seasons and ended with Island Paradise, and man, it sure shows that there were 2 packs used and one of them was focused in the sea, this is the most fun experience from the sims in the beach in my opinion, granted, it's not the smoothest, at all, but if you can get you PC to quit lagging it's hard to get bored when you have so much to explore, there are underwater spaces, hidden islands and the world is huge! And those are just the basic aspects.
Sims 4 Island Living gave us a beach oriented neighborhood, it's pretty for sure, at first I didn't like the cleaning aspect but now it kinda grew on me, seeing how the world is affected is cool, altho I wish there were more interesting activities rather than just gather the trash and whatnot, that being said, when it comes to the actual sea it was disappointing not being able to visit, sure, the dolphin's cute but there's barely anything to do, I felt like I was done exploring within a few hours of the game. That being said, I like the details they introduced like dolphins, turtles, aqua zip tricks, the sand sculptures, and basically small details.
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