I’ve been playing The Sims series since the first game came out 14 years ago and loved every minute of it. I was so excited when The Sims 3 came out. However, due to the fact that it didn’t run that well on my computer and I got completely sucked into World of Warcraft, I didn’t actually end up playing it that much. After unsubscribing from WoW and uninstalling the game a few months ago, I decided to pull out The Sims 3 and give it another shot. Fortunately, I discovered that with a few mods, the game is actually fairly playable on my computer. I’ve also picked up a few more expansions (quite cheap these days) and even got my husband to start playing the game. Now that I’m back into the series, I’ve been following The Sims 4 news cautiously, and I was very surprised to learn that toddlers won’t be in the base game.
Yes, an entire age phase will not be in the base game. True, toddlers didn’t exist in The Sims 1, but it seems amazing to me that they would remove an entire age bracket that has been in each base game since. Stripping a core feature such as toddlers from the base game seems a bit crazy to me. It’s still unclear whether toddlers will come in a future patch, an expansion pack, or never at all. I really don’t know what the developers are thinking. I am still interested in The Sims 4, but it’s not a release day purchase for me. This news just to reinforces my opinion to wait and see what happens with the game.
In the meantime, enjoy this rather amusing comic I found on this subject: