If you stalk the "sims 4" tag as frequently as I do, the blog "fearless-sims" has uploaded some images of a possible (?) Sims 4. They look hyper-realistic and incredibly detailed (in the backgrounds especially), though the images stray from the more cartoony look that has been shown as official Sims 4 concept art. I would disregard the images in an instant because of the hyper-realisim, but they do have some very sim-like aspects which makes me question if they are real. What are your thoughts?
They are unquestionably fake. It has been announced several times that the style will be cartoony and stylized. Also, there would be a massive media buzz if these were real images!
I’m afraid I’m venturing into non-official waters here but with little news at the moment in regards to The Sims 4 the mind wanders…
One phrase from the development so far has stuck in my head, ‘stylised realism’, first mentioned by concept artist Albert Truong during a live broadcast. From looking around the web it seems that fans are most interested in what the sims themselves will look like in the 4th iteration of the game. My understanding of stylised realism is realism in terms of ‘that is definitely a person’ but with a fun/cartoon-ish twist.
The best contemporary example I can find of it is in the new MMORPG ‘Wildstar’.
This in-game screenshot could almost be taken directly from the Sims 4 eyes picture:
I’d be ecstatic if the sims in The Sims 4 were to look like characters from Wildstar, particularly in the first 2 images as TS4 would be able to achieve better graphics due to it being a large, offline, A+ title.
Nice to see someone who supports and understands the concept of stylized realism. Everyone is so anti-cartoon, and they don’t realize how great the game could look!
HUGE UPDATES: Official Twitter Account and New Comments Section!
I added a comments section to each post! Now you can easily discuss Sims news, share your hopes and expectations for TS4, or just talk about your day!
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What do you mean by pudding faced sims when referring to sims 3?
The Sims in TS3 have especially rounded and cartoony faces, with little detail and definition. This results in almost every single Sim looking exactly the same, especially if you gave them all the same hair and skin tone. In TS3, children don’t really seem to inherit the features of their parents, because their parents rarely HAVE defining features. Thankfully, it appears that in TS4, Sims will be more distinct and alive!
The first-ever demo of TS4 will be streamed LIVE by EA on August 22nd, 8AM PST
This date has been added to the “Important Dates” section of the blog!
Here is some more info on TS4 that was revealed on today’s Live Broadcast:
Graham Nardone will be a producer on TS4
Emotions will play a large role in TS4. Sims will be visibly hungry, angry, happy…etc.
There will be different “gameplay modes”
TS4 will be presented on August 20th at Gamescom and info will be released via EA press conference
On August 22nd, at 8am Pacific Time, they will be live streaming a TS4 demo! They will be playing the game publicly for the FIRST time, and they will be streaming it to us LIVE on The Sims Youtube Channel
What if ea found a way to incorporate traits and personality points? Like use the same personality system from TS2 and three traits. So when sims have kids the personality points and one random trait from a parent (such as being a vegetarian like mom or a kleptomaniac like dad) would be genetic and as the sim would grow older the player would either choose the next two traits or they'd be randomly chosen based on the sims life.
I would absolutely love a more complex personality system! They definitely need to separate the traits like Evil, Neurotic, and Dramatic from traits like Commitment Issues, Dislikes Children and Loves the Outdoors, which are not really personalities.
But yeah, I really would like the personality points to be brought back, although they should be sliders. I hated how my Sim couldn’t be both outgoing and neat without having to be lazy, because I didn’t have enough points to fill everything. I would like it to be like Create-a-Pet in TS2, but with many more options AS WELL AS personality traits to further customize your Sim:
One feature I would absolutely love in TS4 is layered clothing. Those who played TS2 console games will remember this feature; jackets, sweaters, vests and more could be layered on top of t-shirts, polos, and tanks. This allowed for a much greater level of customization, and every Sim had a unique outfit combination. I sincerely hope they bring this back for TS4!
I’ve also heard news of pre-set outfits and styles for clothes in TS4. I’m really rooting for this feature! In TS2, there were many full-body outfits, but in TS3, there aren’t as many. Personally, I’m not very good at matching a shirt with pants…I’d much rather just select a full outfit!
What do you guys think about layered clothing and styles in TS4?