Since it's (finally live), some quick observations from me, and curious for yours! The lots/worlds are beautiful: Art direction on this is really phenomenal. Lots of sims everywhere: Every community lot I've been to has been loaded up with sims when they should be. Going to the bar at 9:30 AM on a Sunday was pretty dead, but the gym/park/library/museum were packed. Going the bar/lounge in the evening and it was packed, while there were fewer sims at the gym. Nice touch there. The social interactions are a bit intrusive: Lot's of "Maxis favored XYZ" pop-ups. Annoying. Load times aren't bad, but a bit silly: You'd think just popping up the map to figure out where to go wouldn't need a loading screen, right? I really miss the open world. Really, I do. I miss following my sim driving from one end of town to the other, and seeing everything that's going on in between. Or, just seeing who was at the bar before I sent my sim on their way. The fake building shells are taunting me. The community lots are fun, but I want to know what's in all those shops across the street in Willow Creek.