Every time a new pack is released/announced/theorized about, I get briefly excited and then just angry. There's lots of theories about a generations-esque pack coming out right now. I was excited at first. As someone who mainly does family gameplay, generations based things are my favorite.
And then I sat back and thought about what they might include. And really, what will they? Generations has historically included things like more toddler/kid gameplay items, prom and sneaking out, marriage, wedding and parenting gameplay, and elder gameplay. So... Toddler Stuff, Kids Room Stuff, Parenthood, High School Years, and My Wedding Stories? So you spend 100 dollars for the same (actually less) content than what would've come in ONE DLC in any other sims game. What are they going to put in a 40 dollar generations pack to make it worth the extra investment?
The Sims 4 team is consistently taking what should and easily could be a single DLC and splitting into an endless amount of cheap money grabs. The new bathroom clutter kit is such a perfect example of it. We /just/ got an everyday clutter kit. Why did they split "everyday" clutter and bathroom clutter instead of just releasing a single clutter pack? Why did they have to make an entire pack just for bowling when they could've easily added bowling as a feature to another pack like Get Together? We really had to spend 20 dollars just to get restaurants in the game that don't even work! Imagine a world where we don't have a million stupid food stalls because restaurants aren't hidden behind a paywall in a life simulation game.
Post by Sparkiekong on Jan 19, 2023 17:47:57 GMT -5
It's frustrating at times, but this is the newest business model that a lot of games use... it's not just Sims 4, but just about every game I play as of late has this kind of mentality. Pay extra for little QoL things etc. It's just a matter of what you're willing to pay for. I suspect all of this clutter stuff will be converted to base game by someone who feels as you do at some point.
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