Almost everyone agrees that one of the best features of The Sims is the ability to create unique characters. Even if you’re new to the franchise, it’s a feature that sets the game apart from other Simulation titles. But, where some celebrate the dev team’s efforts, many would argue that...
Yes, the rumours are indeed true; Farming Simulator is getting its own eSports league, with the first season to be competed in across Europe. The 10 tournaments will offer a prize pot of $280,000, courtesy of Giants Software.
A simple premise with a nice gameplay overhaul, Parkitect is a title that doesn’t pretend to be any more than what it is; a 2018 remake of one of my most popular genres of the early 2000s. And for those who have a particular soft spot for any of the ‘theme’ games, then this indie title might just be the ideal next purchase for you.
For a game released in 2014, The Sims 4 still feels unfinished in many respects. After the success of The Sims 2 (2004) and The Sims 3 (2009), fans of the franchise have recently voiced their dissatisfaction with the lack of content that allows players to give their Sims more personality, or to allow for more dynamic gameplay.
We need to talk about Elite: Dangerous. Well OK, “I” need to talk about it. You see, it’s been around for some time. The thing is, any time I talk to other gamer’s in my day to day life, nobody else has played Elite: Dangerous. Let’s try and break down what Elite: Dangerous is all about.
Within the Sims community, there are some creators who go above and beyond to carefully curate and produce challenges for the rest of us to use to spice up our gameplay and builds just a bit more. This year was a huge one for The Sims, the EA Gamechangers program, and controversies around the game itself – but if nothing else, there were some bloody good build challenges.
The Sims has long been one of EA’s biggest franchises, with Maxis offering fans new content several times a year. And whilst nobody can deny that the outward communication from the Sims Team (headed up by new Global Community manager Kate Olmstead) has become more frequent and more ‘personal’ – has quantity become a priority for Maxis at the sacrifice of quality?
When it comes to just a scant half-hour of game time or the chance to sit down for some de-stressing, unpressured gameplay, Kingdom: New Lands is precisely the right side of difficult; presenting enough challenge to keep me playing time and time again while remaining comfortingly ever-enjoyable and straightforward.