It will be 7 years since The Sims 4 premiered in September. And although it must be clearly said that it is quite a lot, you can give the creators one thing – they know how to support their work for a long time. After all, the project is still receiving new updates as well as smaller and larger DLCs. In fact, it’s hard to get bored, because at every step EA Maxis introduces us to new items and opportunities that you just want to use.
She fits perfectly in this The latest complete game expansion pack – The Sims 4: Rural Idyll. As you may remember (or don’t), I had the opportunity to share my impressions of the show and play a small version before the release. Now, it’s time for the final test – this test in practice. Expectations were huge Electronic Arts has finally decided to listen to the players and service the add-on on the highly anticipated topic.
Finally, there is an alternative to what we love about series like Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley. We can slow down the pace a bit, and even if we used to slam our Sims from festival to work and vice versa, we’ll now get a chance to take things easy. After all, nothing relaxes you like the perfect life on the farm. They just need to be well served. How did you get out in this situation? You will read in the review!
Departure to the countryside
As indicated by the name, the latest downloadable content will focus on providing us with a rustic vibe. You mentioned that this is something fans have been waiting for for a long time. However, do not confuse the second part of the name Being on a farm is nowhere near ideal. It takes a lot of hustle, and our hands are full. However, this is a huge plus, since speaking of “life simulation”, we must admit that the game does what it should.
This is best illustrated by how much attention you have to take care of the animals and how much work there is. Likewise with plants – if we dream of bigger and better quality, we must not forget about responsibilities. On the other hand, alone The climate of The Sims 4: Rural Idyll reviewed perfectly balances how much to cover. The creators fully understood the new map and chose the soundtrack well. This means that even though we are in a hurry, we can relax with this routine.
However, staying with the city – it was called Henford on Bagley. The project itself is truly poetic. Personally, I see the biggest flaw in the fact that this is not the kind of village we associate with American films or travel around our country. Surely there is more green than yellow or orange. We get a British picture of the countryside. However, this is just a matter of preference and not a fault. So the tastes will be basic.
On the map that comes In The Sims 4: Rural Idyll reviewed, we gained up to 12 plots – Of course, the most important are two social (where festivals are organized), five ready to move (four built and one empty) and one for relaxation, which can be a great choice for a vacation when we are bored of the noise of the big city.
Picnic basket of novelties
I have already written about a large number of elements in the text with impressions before the premiere. It makes no sense to repeat what you said there (I warmly invite you to textIt’s also something like a news review). However, it is worth adding some aspects that have been captured over time and somehow summarizing its long-term operation. Some noticeable flavors Just get to know the aura.
For example, building relationships with animals turns out to be great in The Sims 4: Rural Idyll. Although you may initially think this is art for art’s sake, it brings tangible benefits. The little ones can provide us with better components and even help with some functions, which is definitely a relief. Dogs are able, for example, to protect our plot from dangerous foxes (this is also not only for their existence – one of them killed a rabbit)!
Features like “lactose intolerance” and “animal lover” also work well in practice and add to the realism that everyone is trying so hard to catch. Another novelty that could somehow diversify our gameplay is the neighborhood help option. For the first time in the game, we can offer our help sims to our city With different missions. This is a kind of task that we have to complete (for example, provide some components) in order to receive payments and similar rewards. This is somewhat similar to the ‘deal’ mechanics from previous versions!
The Sims 4: Rural Idyll – Hit the spot
A lot can be written about expansions in The Sims 4. First of all, there are a lot of them, and in the whole flood there was better and worse. It’s normal. However, there is usually something missing and you can get the impression that EA didn’t really listen to the voices of the community, which announced very loudly what you expect. This time they went out to meet them, and whatever they wrote, it paid off.
I tend to say that The reviewed add-on is the best that has been released for The Sims 4 over the past seven years. It seems to be the most complete and refined – especially for people who have expected real country life in Sims. On the one hand, there are completely new and more extensive options for growing plants, and on the other hand, there are many animals that would like to breed and develop them. The Life Simulator now emphasized that first word.
The tendency to listen to players has been noticeable in the game for some time. The revised DLC is the first big proof of that, but I get the impression that this is not the first time. However, it is the most important and allows us to believe that in the future Maxis will provide us with more of what we need – not from the point of view of a huge company, but only from the point of view of the players. And if a lot of additives are made, then at least it is good. Here we have a bull’s-eye.
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