The Sims Spark’d Episode 1 Review
I was so excited for this show! Unfortunately, they chose to go with a “traditional old-school high-pressure competition” style. I had been hoping for more of a Great British Bake-Off or Making It kinda vibe. More collaborative and creative, and less about harsh judging and interpersonal feuds. Huge bummer.
Despite being disappointed in the first episode, I’m awarding a second star for the way the show has reached out to the Sims community to involve all players in a post-show competition. I love the idea of playing along with the show, and it’s very fun and inspirational to look through everyone’s builds in the Gallery.
Eco Lifestyle Review
This expansion pack has surprisingly complex mechanics which are new to the Sims world. The mechanics aren’t necessarily explained well in the game, so I suggest browsing a resource like Carl’s Sims 4 Guides. Otherwise it’s easy to overlook some of the more entertaining and unique aspects of this expansion.
I love the eco footprint, but I wish you could move it back into the negative – or even farther! You know me… some Simmers just want to watch the world burn.