The Sims Spark’d Episode 1 Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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