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A new 10 minute gameplay video has surfaced for The Sim 4, with a detailed look at how some of the new gameplay features work, what some of the new and improved elements are like and how well some of the features work.
Tom Marks from PC Gamer gives gamers a walkthrough of some of the new features, explaining what has been changed, what has been improved, what has been removed and what has been altered to suit the tastes of today's generation of gamer.
The video moves along at a quickened pace, providing key insight and details into how the game plays out and what players are capable of doing within the game using the tools at their disposal.
One of the new features of the game is the improved Build Mode, allowing users to easily and conveniently modify the shape and design of their home, the rooms and even the foundation. As mentioned in the video, there are still some minor drawbacks to the game's design such as not being able to place accessories and objects at odd angles or in the middle of acute angles, but it's definitely far easier to drop down objects and rearrange them to your liking with the modified building tools.
The video also covers the new play-mechanics and emotions. We get to see how the characters interact based on traits and aspirations and how some of the emotions come into play. It's noted by Marks that the one trait that makes his character dislike kids makes it almost impossible for his one character to talk to his little brother about his new job as an astronaut (his first job is as an astronaut, too... way to get a big start in life). Since his one trait is that he dislikes kids, it becomes difficult for the two to get along.
The video also briefly discusses how the game is no longer as open as The Sims 3, but not quite as enclosed as The Sims 2. The game is broken down with moderately sized instanced areas for neighborhoods, stores and other locations. It opens the game up so that EA and Maxis can definitely play around with some big expansion packs while players can maintain their current Sims.
Unlike The Sims 3 it's possible to easily and conveniently transport Sims around from one place to another, as well as from one world to another without losing that data. This makes it easy for players to pick up friends or family from within the game and transport them to new locations within the game world.
The Sims 4 is due for release on September 2nd. If you already purchased expansions for The Sims 3 you'll be open to receive some rewards when you buy into The Sims 4. You can learn more about the game over on the official website.