Werewolves could topple failing franchise – The Daily Evergreen

Could this be what The Sims needs to regain its relevance?

I was nervous when Electronic Arts announced the latest game pack for my favorite game franchise, The Sims 4 – The Sims 4: Werewolves.

The idea is cool, and more occult types in the game are frankly overdue, but I almost had a heart attack when the first photos of the werewolves were released. What is that?

They’re like met furries… okay, I don’t even know. They are just furs.

It’s like they’re trying too hard to make werewolves “pretty”. News flash, werewolves are not supposed to be beautiful! Werewolves are primitive and animalistic! I don’t want sexy, I want goblin mode wolves from The Sims 3!!!

I was also nervous because the latest releases of new Sims content have been poor, with issues ranging from broken games to political controversy.

In fact, I was hesitant to even get the game pack, that’s how strong my worries were. But of course I couldn’t resist – I’m a slut for this franchise, so they got my money back again.

Fortunately, I was quite impressed!

I was convinced to buy the DLC by the new items available in Create-A-Sim and Build & Buy, and I was not disappointed! The grungy aesthetic is fresh and cool, and if you’re as dedicated to this game as I am, those elements alone make this pack worthwhile in my opinion.

The new world, Moonwood Mill, is also quite sick! It’s pretty small, but there’s a lot to explore and lots of new gameplay available.

(And seriously, the aesthetic is all I could have asked for. Very Forks, WA-esque).

However, the highlight was actually the werewolves themselves!

Their appearance still bothers me a bit, I’m not going to lie, but the more I play with them the more they grow on me.

It’s really the new lore and gameplay that Werewolves bring that makes them great, though. It’s been a while since The Sims introduced a new occult with this much depth (and it was really fun to play).

Overall, The Sims 4: Werewolves is a step in the right direction for a franchise that I love so much.

They fell for a while there, with the humiliating release of My Wedding Stories and their continued attempts to get us to buy kits, but I think Werewolves could represent a turning point for the game.

If The Sims team is able to continue to build on that hype and release good quality and interesting DLC, I’m excited to see where my favorite game franchise goes next.