One of the more impressive aspects of The Sims series is its set of tools, which enable players to create unique characters and homes for them to live in. But while the tools are comprehensive and deep, they are quite time-consuming to use. However, that’s about to change.
I’ve just been playing around with the creation tools in the upcoming Sims 4, and… well… they barely feel like tools at all. Instead of using sliders and menus to bring the character I have in my head to on-screen life, I’m pulling, pushing, grabbing and shaping quickly and easily. Because next year’s Sims game has evolved the franchise’s more traditionally-functioning tools into something that feels completely natural, intuitive, and most important of all – fun.