This is a complete list of Sim games , their expansion packs, and compilations. Most games were developed by Maxis and published either by Maxis (pre- 1997 acquisition by Electronic Arts ) or by Electronic Arts (post-1997). EA has also marketed and recruited companies to develop several games such as Bullfrog Productions , Firaxis Games , and Tilted Mill Entertainment under the Sim brand. Maxis Sim games So far this game has shown as much as it wants us to see, and I (kind of) like it. The connections I’ve had with the Sims I’ve created in The Sims 4 have been more emotional than I had in any other Sims game. I felt horrible when Ted Parks (my Sim) died before he could publish his bestselling novel or father a son to carry on his legacy. I am excited to see where The Sims Studios are going to take The Sims 4 and as always how long they can stretch out the expansion pack releases. http://mypaper.pchome.com.tw/swyamhymvq/post/1330193189 The building phase has always been the most enjoyable throughout the Sims series. The Sims 4 manages to make the building section feel new and fresh which is enjoyable. It feels like the user has more control and ability over the design of the house but it only consists of the same tools as previous Sims games. The lack of geo-tools was quite disappointing. Being able to sculpt the land to suit the need of your Sims was pretty fun in past games and made for some interesting house design. The removal of the open world is something that has gotten the online community riled up. The only issue I had with the removal of this feature was it disjointed the game play from your house to wherever your Sim was travelling to. At times the loading screen could be a little too long just to enter your neighbour’s house to steal whatever they had in their backyard. We know that the team has the technology to carry out an open world and it worked extremely well in The Sims 3. Not that there are that many venues worth visiting anymore. The beaches, the stores, the spas, the theatres and the restaurants are gone, leaving your sims without much variety in terms of where they can go and what they can do even compared to The Sims 3 ’s base game. What’s more, when you do load into a public venue you’re likely to see a stream of random sims come rushing up to join. Remember, these places essentially cease to exist when your sims aren’t present, so what you’re seeing is the game awkwardly rushing to populate them for you like it’s The Truman Show It feels like a big step backwards.