So Many Games, So Little Time

Hi all! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything. Life has been crazy! From studying for school, to working and having a crazy schedule, it’s left me very little time to do anything else. With so many new games coming out, I decided to blog about my excitement about these games!

To start off, the Sims 4 just came out. I’ve played every Sims game since the beginning of Sims time, but I have to say I’m on the fence about even purchasing the Sims 4. Before the Sims 4 came out, I read that the world wasn’t doing to be an open world anymore and that unfortunately, we were going back to loading screens. This was supposed to be for a smoother running game if you have a lower / not so new computer, which, makes sense to me. They also removed the “toddler” life stage, and pools. POOLS. I can’t make my Sim go skinny dipping anymore, guys! 😦 Not that that was the most important part of the Sims….

I’ve been reading reviews from IGN and player reviews and I’ve seen many people who are saying that the game is basically the Sims 2, but more of a dumbed down version. User reviews on Metacritic.com also aren’t looking very good. The Sims 4 has more negative reviews than positive reviews here: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/the-sims-4

Kallie Plagge of IGN posted her review here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/02/the-sims-4-review?watch

Keep in mind though, that is not a full review as EA did not provide advance copies of the Sims 4 for early review, which in some peoples minds means that the Sims 4 might not be a good game to purchase anyway… I will say, I did download the demo and I was impressed with the Sims CAS. I didn’t like that I couldn’t make custom colors in Create A Style and I had to use the colors for clothes, hair and makeup that the developers decided on…

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I’m torn! I have been so excited for the Sims 4 since I first saw the trailer for it. Honestly, Sim customization was enough to sell me on it. You can actually build a Sim that is essentially you, and make them closer to your actual body type and do all sorts of crazy things with them! I can’t bring myself to bite the bullet yet and buy it, and as much as it’s killing me to do so, I am patiently waiting for more reviews of the game before I make my final decision.

And FINALLY…Minecraft was accepted by Microsoft testing and will be released on the XBox One on FRIDAY!

HUZZAH!

You seriously have no idea how happy I am about this. I keep having to switch over to my 360 to play Minecraft, and I’ve been dying for it to come out on the XBox One FOREVER it seems. Yep, more of my vacation time wasted on video games…

There are so many games coming out in the next few months and it’s going to make me POOR. From Destiny to the new Dragon Age coming out, I’m going to have to put in some overtime or maybe stop with the shopping splurges at Bath and Body works… 😥

How are you all feeling about any video games coming out this fall and which ones are you most excited about?

Also, if any of you have purchased the Sims 4, what are your thoughts?

 

XO, Whitney

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