More Reviews
REVIEWS Yorbie - Episode 1: Payback's A Review
You've heard of the phrase “phoned in"? Well, this game is so bad that it must have been “texted in.”

BOXBOY! Review
What does the box say? Nothing. And it's gloriously addictive.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: Out Now

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Release date: 04/07/15


LATEST FEATURES Top 10 Games in Early Development You Should Know About
Last week we talked about Kickstarter projects, but not every new title takes that route. Here's the top 10 projects we found in their infancy. So cute!

GameRevolution LIVE #10 - Nevermind
Jessica Vazquez walks us through the new cerebral horror title, Nevermind, with Nick Tan and Kevin Schaller commentating.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
Re-Masters - Next-Gen Backwards Compatibility?
By shandog137
Posted on 03/30/15
I am a PS3 owner and someday hope to be a PS4 owner, yet I am not at all dissatisfied with my choice to delay purchase, solely based on the current PS4 library. When I transitioned from a Playstation 1 to a Playstation 2, I was pleasantly surprised that I could for the most part rid myself of my PS1...

DAILY MANIFESTO

The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Hands-On Demo Is Already Fantastic

Posted on Wednesday, July 23 @ 15:00:00 Eastern by

Dedicated fans of The Sims 3 were given a welcome surprise yesterday with a demo of The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim placed in their games library (mine included) on their Origin account. Not only did they want to make system-related tests and gain feedback, but they want users to populate the Gallery database so that we can download each other's creations like Louis CK.

Just a few clicks into the demo and it's clear that the framerate is much higher and smoother than the CAS system in The Sims 3. Though the age of the Sim was locked at Young Adult (Toddler, Child, Adult, and Elderly were grayed-out), everything else was customizable, from the depth of voice to the muscle/body fat ratio. My favorite of the options is the new "walking style" where my character could walk tough like Wolverine, bouncy like a character in Wildstar, or snooty like a snobbish aristocrat.

It took a while to figure out how to access the rest of the menus for face and body adjustments... until I just clicked on the Sim's face and body. (Don't overthink this, Nick.) Clicking and dragging each highlight body part adjusts their slope, depth, and width, making it a lot more intuitive than a bunch of sliding bars from, say, a Bethesda or WWE game. That said, having the option to see the number breakdown of each part would be received well by veteran players for recreating another person's creation down to a tee.



Outfits seem to work the same as usual, with one each allocated for everyday, formal, athletic, sleepwear, and party. So just like in The Sims 3, it seems you might be able to change between these outfits at will. The clothing options are still limited at the moment, and there's no create-a-style option yet, though the number of variations per clothing option is incredible. If you don't like a certain tanktop, you'll have about fifteen other version of it to choose from.

Of course, most of you Sims fans probably want to know most about the aspirations and traits. Choosing an aspiration will automatically provide a perk: an Athletic aspiration will give your Sim High Metabolism which makes it easy to stay fit and trim, a Family aspiration will make it easier to form friendships with family members, and the Knowledge aspiration will give a bonus to your Sim's skill building rate. I tend to develop a Sim with a long-term goal of capping every skill available, so I chose the Knowledge aspiration Renaissance Sim for alignment.



As for traits, surprisingly only three slots are available, with many traits having both upsides and downsides. Separated between Emotional, Hobby, Lifestyle, and Social, some traits like Gloomy might seem completely negative but being depressed will actually make a Gloomy Sim earn a boost to creative skills (Guy would approve of this profound sadness). The creepier trait, though, has to be Childish which makes a Sim like playing with children, watching the Kids Network, and likes playing with children's toys. Uh, maybe he'll just be a very good babysitter?

You can check out several outfits I've made in the gallery for my go-to character for all video games (who is a totally radder version of myself). The last screenshot shows off the ability to make siblings or twins of another character in a household with ease. That's how I made probably the nerdiest thing I've done this year, creating four of Tatiana Maslany's clones on Orphan Black. I wanted to make Helena, but The Sims 4 is too pleasant to capture this seestera's insanity. If the Gallery is sustained into the retail release, feel free to download it once you've got access to this demo or later.

Check it back at GameRevolution for more The Sims 4 coverage.
Related Games:   The Sims 4
Tags:   The Sims, The Sims 4, PC
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution