One player decided to show others how ridiculous all the DLCs to The Sims 4 are.
The Sims 4 really offers many different types of expansions. Currently in the world of The Sims we have DLC types divided into:
- full DLC,
- gameplay packs,
Each of them is slightly different from the others. Full DLCs are, of course, the most expensive, but they enrich the game with many new objects, interactions, and features. Accessories and collections, on the other hand, are characterized by the fact that they are the cheapest of all DLCs and offer only some specific and limited line of products.
And what does it look like if you compare The Sims 3 and 4?
Simmers have a huge fondness for the previous parts of The Sims, especially for two and three. Many of them feel that 4 completely fails to be evenly compared to the older versions because of how bad it is in terms of gameplay, storyline (which isn’t even there), and the developers’ approach to the part in general.
Gamers have long complained about the fact that developers, when releasing new expansions – be they add-ons or accessories – offer pretty poor value for the price, which is really high. For all intents and purposes, a lot of the DLC released should, according to Simmers, be included in full add-ons, but developers prefer to split them into several smaller ones and earn more in the process.
One player on Reddit compared two add-ons from The Sims 3 and contrasted them with all the expansions in this theme from The Sims 4. The result is truly absurd.
This comparison shows that for The Sims 3 Generations, everything related to family and child themes was included in just one expansion. In contrast, to complete all the “family” elements for The Sims 4, players need to purchase as many as 5 different DLCs.
As for animal-themed stuff, The Sims 3 simply offered a “Pets” add-on, while The Sims 4:
- Dogs and Cats – add-on,
- Cottage Living – add-on,
- My First Pet – an accessory,
- and recently, the developers have even been giving hints, as if horses were about to appear in the game.
The sight of such a comparison can really surprise, although many Simmers have realized this for a long time. One could argue that nevertheless, all these expansions to The Sims 4 combined add much more content and gameplay than the separate additions to The Sims 3 alone, but here one would already have to take literally everything from each DLC under consideration.
It’s also worth mentioning that back in the days of The Sims 2 and even The Sims 3 Maxis promoted microtransactions at every turn, such as accessories or mini sets, which were not at all satisfactory. Nonetheless, players are strongly disappointed that EA prefers to separate and monetize everything so much, and is not at all hiding it.