It's been a while since I last played The Sims 4. I haven't had much to play it since it was released when I started moving into college, busy with university life and stuff. I miss the time back when I was still in highschool so much, I pretty much spent years of my life playing The Sims 3 all day long.
Every evening after school, every night after my tuition classes and spent pretty much every single days of weekends and holidays with The Sims 3. The Sims 3 was so much fun back then. I still don't know how I feel about The Sims 4 but anyway, let me just start playing The Sims 4 and see how it goes.
Creating my Sim... or Sims?
Ah yes, the most fun part in the whole The Sims franchise. This thing never gets old nor does it ever gets boring. Just admit it if you're a fellow The Sims player, you know how much time it takes to create the Perfect Sim or at least a desirable Sim. Being a guy myself, I have to let it out that I have never, ever in my whole life created a male Sim and play his seriously. It's always a female Sim, to fulfil my desire as a man.
So, the most most fun part in CAS. Giving my Sim a name. Yes, it's a male and I don't have any ideas what to name him. I thought of naming him Oda Nobunaga or something, but... I don't know man. That sounds very weird, I guess I can make it work though. Oda Nobunaga, it is. Now the whole neighbourhood gotta drop the respects on The Shogun.
...Wait, what? He's not a shogun but he's a daimyo? OK then, my bad... My bad. I'm no good when it comes to War History or just History in general. Oda Nobunaga, who is he? What kind of a person is he? According to Japanese history, he was a very powerful and influential man during the Sengoku Era, attempting to unify Japan.
God, this is so hard. This is why I prefer creating girls. Men are so hard to create, because it makes me feel so wrong.
...Ah, I'm done. I'm so done. I had enough of this. I can't get anything right. He's supposed to be a Sim that loves friendship and unity, but on the surface he's a confident, determinated leader. How do I balance these things out? You can't put all of them in the Sims. He can only have 3 traits and he needs like 4 traits to be the person he is. Is he aspiring to be a knowledgeable person or was it all he wanted to be is unity, friendship and family?
Oh yeah, what happened to the screenshot you asked? Well, this was the original screenshot, before I changed his looks and all. I redid all of the screenshot, but I forgot about this one.
There seems to be a "Friend of the World" aspiration under Popularity. Nah, not what I'm looking for. He wanted to conquer the world, not befriend the whole world. Oh wait, I just discovered something pretty neat. We can actually give them only the first name without the last name? Now that's news to me.
Nobunaga, without the Oda. Now he can be what I want him to be. I want him to be the Nobunaga that is inside me. I am Nobunaga... Just kidding. It is just so easier to go this way bwithout having to think so much about the actual Oda Nobunaga himself. Besides, I have plans for this guy. Time to change his aspirations and traits.
...Or I guess not. You can't leave their first name empty. Bummer, I was so excited since I prefer only having first names anyway. Looks cleaner, and no specific identity to anybody. Just him being himself.
I am a big fan of glasses. Well, on girls mainly. Guys with glasses are the cool guys that I aspire to be. I do wear a pair of glasses, sometimes. I don't really like to wear glasses myself because of my facial structure the glasses would always hit eyelids and dirty them. Cleaning the glasses is a pain in the ass.
But what does that have to do with this? Honestly, I can't decide if I should wear him a glasses or not. He looks pretty cool with this.
He does look very professional with those glasses. His eyes are telling us that he's been to far out places that no other man can be. "Fear me!" But man, looking at this and looking back at the previous image where he was still bald... Uh, makes him look like he's about to go bald anytime. Or he already is and is wearing a wig right now. Oh God, why. Let's have a look at his skin colour now... Nope. Just nope.
Ah, that's better. I think the previous tone was a lot more proper for a Japanese person but I do think that this is more correct for the males, especially. I honestly don't know. It's not that I've never seen a Japanese male before, but in fact I have a Japanese brother-in-law. He's definitely brighter than me but looking back at the colour pallete, I'm sure he's of this tone. Pretty much.
Oh, I'm sure he's going to get bored living alone. Or let me just admit that I'm the one who's actually bored of playing just one Sim. Before you ask, no I have never played The Sims with a lot of Sims. Basically, The Sims without Sims. Just Sim. One lonely Sim. The reason for this is mainly that I'm just way too lazy to manage more than one Sim. I have a lot to accomplish with one Sim.
With just one Sim, I can spend my whole time perfecting him or her. I'll have them practice every single skills there is, take on all career and their many different routes. Even befriending the whole neighbourhood and do crazy things literally everywhere on the planet.
To be continued...