Yamilia Avendano – Twinfinite http://twinfinite.net Video Game news, reviews, opinions, guides and videos! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:54:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://twinfinite.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-logo-2-32x32.png Yamilia Avendano – Twinfinite http://twinfinite.net 32 32 Dynasty Warriors 9 Review http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/dynasty-warriors-9-review/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/dynasty-warriors-9-review/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:01:33 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330509 One step closer to a Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Dynasty Warriors hybrid game.

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Dynasty Warriors 9 on PC

Feudal Chinese warfare is back and with a whole new look to boot. Gone are the streamlined levels; Omega Force has taken notes from massive AAA series like Assassin’s Creed and The Witcher. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. However, with Dynasty Warriors 9 changing up the series in such an over-the-top way, will players still find the iconic gameplay they’ve grown to love over the past 21 years? Yes. A resounding yes. The answer’s yes.

The changes Dynasty Warriors 9 introduces to the series are exciting, y’all. It’s exciting, as a player of the games for over 16 years now. It’s about damn time something changes, you know? We’re not going through a level, finding the commanders, and beating them senselessly anymore. We’re going through China, finding the commanders, and beating them senselessly.

Okay, let’s get this out of the way now. If you’re not a fan of the basic premise of Dynasty Warriors, this one still won’t sway you. A lot of the reasons for people to dislike the series are still present. You’re still mashing buttons for combos, oftentimes the same button. You’re still just senselessly killing waves of enemies. The voice acting is still corny, and everything still moves arcade-y as all hell.

But, listen, I’ve had a dream for about 14 years now (bless Wikipedia, for allowing me to look up release dates so I can sound so absolute); I have always wanted an open world Dynasty Warriors game. I’ve wanted it to let me roam around, visiting all the ancient locales that I had heard so much about thanks to the series, making friends with feudal warlords, having a home and duties to partake in. Yes, I’m describing a hybrid game, thank you for noticing. I have wanted Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Dynasty Warriors to combine so badly for more than half of my life at this point. And while this isn’t Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires so we’re not quite at that level just yet, it is still so promising and refreshing to see the series go in this direction.

Instead of starting a level and going through a single battlefield like in the past, you’ll have the entirety of China to accomplish different things within. For example, one main mission for Chapter 3 might take place in, let’s say Xuchang. But the second main quest in that same Chapter could need you to travel to Luoyang. The same goes for any of the side quests that serve as optional missions for you to complete. They’ll be scattered all over and it’s up to you to either fast travel or ride your horse on over there. So, while I might be talking about the game in terms of “Chapters” nothing works like it did in the past games. Those chapters only serve to break up the Three Kingdoms story into palatable sizes. It’s really liberating to be able to tackle all of these different missions in an open world instead of having to merely defeat the main enemy commander in a single level.

All that being said, while the land is vast in the game (took me almost 30 minutes to cross it), that doesn’t mean much when there’s not a whole lot populating the space. China is your oyster, but there’s not much to slurp up. Traditional open world games offer players all this abundant space to roam around in, but that’s because there’s a whole lot to do. In Dynasty Warriors, there’s really not too much besides slashing people up. Even the new activities like fishing, cooking, and hunting don’t offer enough fun in the gameplay department for the real estate to be worth it. In fact, hunting is ridiculous with a bow, and that can be attributed to the controls.

The controls pissed me off a lot. Too much. I’m used to Dynasty Warriors, but when you place the game in a world that looks like it’s trying to emulate Assassin’s Creed, it needs some kind of polish. You can’t get away with the same ol’, same ol’ anymore. The horse needs to not have a a seizure when I’m riding over a rock. Climbing a mountain with the grappling hook needs to not look like it’s been designed in the early 2000’s. Polish, all around, would have done the game a whole lot of good.

There’s an exuberant amount of non-animated cutscenes (I mean to say the ones where characters are just standing with text boxes, you know the ones). There’s probably seven voice lines for the random officers (that don’t matter enough to have names) that you’ll hear 500 times over during your 20-ish hour playthrough of the story. And do not even get me started on how there’s no multiplayer, even though this would be so much more fun with a friend.

That’s all exactly why I think the game is exciting more than it is really good, if that makes sense. It’s exciting that this is the direction the series is heading in, even if this first attempt needs a ton of feedback and reworking. The open world fits perfectly, and it’ll be hard to return to the old ways. The progression in the story mode is super fun and unique. I loved having a main mission within a chapter to accomplish, but different optional quests to complete in order to make said mission easier.

Just to give an example, let’s say we’re playing the Battle of Chi Bi as Wu. The main mission was to beat Cao Cao in the battle. But before going to Chi Bi to board the boats that would take me to that naval battle, I could do side quests that fit in line with what happened. Stuff like “Collect 10,000 Arrows” which had me fooling the enemies into shooting my boats so I could steal their arrows, or “Pretend Huang Gai Defected” which had me beating up Huang Gai in front of spies so that they’d believe he’d actually defected to Wei. Every quest fit in line with what actually happened, and it was awesome to go through it all. Even besides the benefit they held, making the main mission easier to complete.

I loved that it tied so much more than any other game in the series has with The Three Kingdoms history before. This might be annoying to some, though, because it means a ton of cutscenes. The game’s deceptively long as it is without counting those in. As I mentioned, it took me about 21 hours to go through all 13 chapters available. But that doesn’t include doing a lot of the side quests, nor does it account for the 90 different characters you can play as. I’m willing to bet this is the longest in the series.

Also appreciated are the attempted changes to combat in Dynasty Warriors 9. It’s cool to have stronger hits designated to R1/RB and either Square, Triangle, Circle, X or X,Y,B,A. They serve as a good break in the monotony of pressing Square/X constantly, with the occasional Triangle/Y thrown in. Granted, I often forgot and was stuck to my old ways anyway, but it’s good to have the option if I wanted to be a better player. And the decision to let you finish an officer off with one hit when you’ve landed enough attacks and they haven’t gotten anything on you is *kisses fingers like as if it’s a really good pizza* divino! The action is faster, and the challenge is upped with the leveling system added in. Those RPG elements will get you if you’re not paying attention to your level versus the enemy’s.

Really, I loved my time with Dynasty Warriors 9. This is a defining moment in the series history, and I really hope they don’t decide to drop this entire idea altogether. Instead, if Omega Force polishes the game even further, this niche series may finally open itself to the mainstream market.

Score: 4/5 – Great


Pros

  • Don’t know how we survived without the open world.
  • Missions/Quest progression is awesome.
  • The story is at its most interesting this time around.
  • Changes to combat help make it more fast-paced and less monotonous.

Cons

  • China is huge but filled with a whole lot of nothing.
  • Lazy graphics and voice acting.
  • No multiplayer? Really?

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Solving The Sims’ Crazy Mystery That You Didn’t Know Existed http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/sims-series-mystery-afoot/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/sims-series-mystery-afoot/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:36:44 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330710 There’s a mystery afoot in The Sims… Join Yami Holmes as she delves deep into the disappearance of Bella Goth. That’s right, there’s a story there. Even has a timeline, too. Crazy, right? Let her explain it all in the only accent she knows how to.

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There’s a mystery afoot in The Sims… Join Yami Holmes as she delves deep into the disappearance of Bella Goth. That’s right, there’s a story there. Even has a timeline, too. Crazy, right? Let her explain it all in the only accent she knows how to.

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My Friend Doesn’t Play Video Games, So I Showed Her Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/shadow-colossus-ps4-gameplay/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/shadow-colossus-ps4-gameplay/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:40:33 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=328883 Be the nubbie you wish to see in the world.

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Yami and her non-gamer friend, Janelis, are back with another one. This time, she’s tasked with playing the Shadow of the Colossus remake for PS4. There’s a whole lot of WANDERing around.

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Video Game Difficulty Spikes and Life’s Curveballs (Positive Gamers) http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/video-game-difficulty-spikes-curveballs-positive-gamers/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/video-game-difficulty-spikes-curveballs-positive-gamers/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:48:45 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=328340 You can take whatever either will throw at you.

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Yami is back with another Positive Gamers episode. This one explores how life isn’t fair, like crazy video game difficulty spikes, but you’ll overcome it anyway.

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When You Don’t Listen to the Recommended Level (Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones) http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/assassins-creed-origins-hidden-ones-gameplay/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/assassins-creed-origins-hidden-ones-gameplay/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:00:46 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=327026 "Can I just fight like twenty lions?"

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Yami made a grave mistake when starting the new Assassin’s Creed: Origins expansion, The Hidden Ones. There’s no going back now, though. Watch as she explains her idiocy.

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Get Ready With Me, Kefka Palazzo (Makeup Tutorial) http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/kefka-palazzo-makeup-tutorial/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/kefka-palazzo-makeup-tutorial/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:00:55 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=321603 All mornings start with the ritual.

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Kefka Palazzo really cares about his lewk. Being nefarious and scary isn’t that easy; there’s actual time and effort put into his daily makeup routine.

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How to Never Get Asked to Play 1-2-Switch Again http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/1-2-switch-parody-sketch/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/1-2-switch-parody-sketch/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:00:41 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=321275 "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." "What?"

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When a friend takes a simple invitation to play 1-2-Switch too far, calamity ensues.

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Playing Getting Over It While Making an ASMR Video http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/asmr-getting-over-it-gameplay/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/asmr-getting-over-it-gameplay/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:00:22 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=320919 Getting over what, exactly, Bennett?

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Getting Over It is a new game that’s making a lot of people angry. Naturally, it’s time for Yami to try to ASMR it. No talking loudly or screaming is allowed, and no cursing is encouraged. She’s sill not really sure what ASMR actually is, but nothing can stop her from cursing so that rule goes out the window quick.

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The Best Strategy/Simulation Game of 2017 http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/best-strategy-simulation-game-2017/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/12/best-strategy-simulation-game-2017/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:54:03 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=319489 The best of the best for some tactics.

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It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Let’s look back at the best strategy and simulation games from 2017. Voted on by our editors, these games stood out as the best experiences this year for tactical fans. Let’s start our top vote-getting honorable mentions, runner-ups, and finally, of course, our overall winner!

Honorable Mention: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Best Strategy / Simulation Game of 2017

Fire Emblem has always been a key influence in the tactical strategy genre, and the series took a trip back to its roots this year. While Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is technically a remake of the second game, Fire Emblem Gaiden, the changes made are so drastic that it feels like a completely new experience.

Echoes bucks many of the traditions set up in later Fire Emblem games like the weapon triangle, opting for a system instead that’s entirely based around attack and defense scores. This means the strategy involved in Echoes is different from most games in the series, requiring longtime fans and newcomers alike to adapt their strategies on the fly. The presentation of Echoes gives the story lavish art and cutscenes while adding full voice overs for every character in the game, really making the experience more engaging than even recent Fire Emblem games.

Fire Emblem Echoes definitely features some big variations on the series’ combat mechanics, but the heart of Fire Emblem is still at its core. Just like Fates and Awakening, this is easily one of the best tactical experiences you can get on a handheld system.

Second Runner-Up: Halo Wars 2

Best Strategy / Simulation Game of 2017

The Halo Wars franchise made its long awaited return this year and set out to further the mission started by the original years ago: create an authentic RTS experience for consoles. Moving arguably one of the most complex and APM intensive genres from the flexibility of a keyboard/mouse onto a home console with the “limitations” of a Xbox One controller is an incredibly ambitious feat. And, for the most, part Halo Wars 2 succeeds.

It’s no StarCraft 2, but RTS fans that have moved onto primarily playing on consoles can scratch that RTS itch if they have an Xbox One. There’s campaign to run through that will prepare you for the intense challenges you’ll have online versus other players, either as a team or 1v1.

Even if it’s not the same as playing a RTS on PC, the fun and challenge that comes with trying to master such a complicated and strategic game within the confines of an Xbox One controller is an experience worth embarking on.

First Runner-Up: South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Best Strategy / Simulation Game of 2017

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has no right being as good as it is, as a strategy game. It’s the sequel to the beloved Stick of Truth, which in its own right was great. Sure, it’s sprinkled with light-hearted, comedic moments and it’s perfect for fans of the show, but let’s not forget that it’s actually a genuinely good strategy game. It goes along the Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics, or Advanced Wars style of grid-based strategy that you don’t see as often nowadays.

It was a big change from its predecessor, which followed the more traditional JRPG styled gameplay. That, in and of itself, is commendable. For a game to change its pace so drastically with a sequel and to be well-liked across the board is no easy feat.

Yet, South Park: The Fractured But Whole pulls it off. Couple it with lovable characters, an engaging story, some jokes, and an art direction that stays true to the source material and Ubisoft has themselves a licensed hit. The gaming world definitely isn’t used to those.

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Wild West Online Is Perfect For Roleplaying As a Cowboy (Gameplay) http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/wild-west-online-gameplay/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/wild-west-online-gameplay/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:30:30 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=316601 Howdy, y'all. This here's a stick up. Drop all your beaver pelts and there won't be no trouble.

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Howdy, y’all! While waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2, Yami and Ed decided to go on a grand adventure in Wild West Online’s early access alpha. These are the absolute funniest moments from the two hour stream on Monday. Where are the beavers?!

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Dropmix Is a Fun AF Board Game, Y’all (Video) http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/dropmix-fun-af-board-game/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/dropmix-fun-af-board-game/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:08 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=315715 Call Me Maybe is one of the songs. Need I say more?

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Yami has been playing Harmonix’s new board game, Dropmix, with friends for a couple of weeks. She really needed to get her thoughts off her chest. Featuring the world’s best evasion of copyright infringement!

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Here’s a Look at Star Wars: Battlefront II’s Game Modes (Gameplay) http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/star-wars-battlefront-ii-game-modes-gameplay/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/star-wars-battlefront-ii-game-modes-gameplay/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:27:55 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=314554 Pew, pew, pew, and zoom, zoom, swoosh.

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We were invited by EA to attend a Star Wars: Battlefront II preview event and during our time there, we captured footage of our shoddy exploits through the different game modes. If you’re interested in our preview, head on over here. Otherwise, enjoy our time spent checking out a galaxy far, far away.

Starfighter Assault Gameplay

Heroes VS Villains Gameplay

Star Wars: Battlefront II General Gameplay

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The Sims 4 Console Review http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/sims-4-console-review/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/sims-4-console-review/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:04:50 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=314511 Control lives and watch their demise at your choices; the blood, on your hands.... now on your PS4 and Xbox One!

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The Sims 4 on PS4

Look, let’s get it out of the way; The Sims 4 is better on a computer. If you have a PC or Mac that can run The Sims 4, you’re good. Get it on your PC or Mac. I can wholeheartedly recommend it on a computer. In fact, here are the minimum requirements to play it. Odds are – if you have a PS4 or Xbox One – you have a laptop that can probably run the game. Here’s a handy link to a site that will check the computer you’re on and let you know if you can run any game in case the following information means nothing to you.

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2.0 GHz Dual Core required if using integrated graphics)
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1300 or Intel GMA X4500
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 10 GB

Now that we have that all out of the way and you understand fully that the computer version of The Sims 4 is obviously the optimal choice, we can get into the console port.

It’s okay.

For the sake of transparency, I’m a massive Sims fan, having played the series since the first release in 2000. I spend hundreds and hundreds of hours on each one, and my primary reason for wanting the console port is to collect PSN trophies and have an excuse to start a whole new family line. I knew that the controls would be weird, but even so, it’s still the same ol’ Sims 4.

Now, this can be troublesome for people that have already experienced the game with the 21 packs of additional content. Four packs if you’re just talking expansions. No matter how you count it, though, we’re talkin’ tons of content that has been erased if you’re an experienced player. It was amazing going back to just vanilla TS4 and seeing just how small the selection of couches was. The console versions will get the packs eventually in the form of DLC, but they won’t catch up to PC for a while.

What I’m basically saying is, if you’re a computer player of the game already, there’s no reason to play this unless you find yourself next to your consoles more often. There’s so much more content, much better controls, and so many more possibilities with the mods readily available for you right now.

Also, the UI for the game is weirdly cut off before the edges of my TV screen and it really bothers me.

If you’re completely new to The Sims 4 and cannot get it any other way, then it’s an entirely different story. I highly recommend The Sims 4 as an experience that no gamer (or non-gamer) should miss out on. To sweeten the deal, let me ask you a series of questions. Do you love the idea of playing a family and deciding how their lives play out? Are you a fan of games where you seemingly do everyday stuff that should otherwise be boring but yet is somehow a massive time sink? Are you wont to get drunk with power? If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Sims 4 is for you!

All you’ll be doing is controlling sims (virtual people, think Reboot) and either making sure they’re successful or hot messes. You can build buildings, houses, and parks. You can create whole families either from people you know in real life, or strictly from your imagination. That’s it. The glory and fun of The Sims is that you make up your rules and how you play. The possibilities, as such, are endless.

And, if you’re like me and have zero imagination, the community has made up a ton of “challenges” that you can do to change up your gameplay. Want to create an asylum of crazy sims? You can. Want to make a black widow type of sim that can’t seem to keep a spouse alive? You can. Want to create the most interesting sim in the world with every skill maxed out? You can. Or, of course, you can just make a regular family with very minimal drama.

With The Sims 4, the choice is yours and how you play or have fun with the game is entirely up to you. The tools are all there, but you’re in charge of how your gameplay is built. It’s been the mantra of the series for as long as it’s been around, and it still totally works. There’s a reason the series has a massive fanbase that constantly creates, and shares, and communicates about their love for the games. There’s also a reason that, despite a very rocky launch, the fans are still around. It’s because the game is an open sandbox that allows you to do whatever you want within its vast confines, and it’s honestly hard to never get tired of it. Despite me thinking that the port doesn’t live up to its PC counterpart, I cannot recommend it enough if you’ve yet to experience the latest entry in the iconic series.

Score: 3.5/5 – Fair


Pros

  • Perfect for people that could never play it on PC/ Mac.
  • The possibilities are endless for players.
  • Hundreds of hours worth of playtime.

Cons

  • Better controls on PC.
  • Weird UI.
  • Lack of content available already on existing platforms.
  • Occasional slowdowns and buggy moments.

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100 Things You Can Do in Sims 4: Cats & Dogs (Gameplay) http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/sims-4-cats-dogs-gameplay/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/sims-4-cats-dogs-gameplay/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:45:59 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=314301 Scandalous!

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The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs finally brings pets to the scene. Naturally, Yami wanted to be scandalous around the sweet and quaint town of Brindleton Bay. Watch as she not only shows you 100 things you can do within the game, but also breaks up a marriage. Karma, though? She comes around.

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The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs Review http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/sims-4-cats-dogs-review/ http://twinfinite.net/2017/11/sims-4-cats-dogs-review/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:58:01 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=314237 Look at their witto butts.

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The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs on PC

The Sims 4 may have released to a bit of pushback from the community, but it’s been well on its way to impressing the fanbase yet again. Hot on the heels of a major update to the game is the release of the anticipated pets expansion pack, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs. Is this an expansion you’ll need to add to your collection, though? Let’s break that down for you.

The expansion pack adds the usual flair of Build & Buy objects, clothes, and hair for your Sims. Those are all additions you get within Stuff Packs. The real meat of Cats & Dogs is the gameplay add-ons it brings. Brindleton Bay is a beautiful bayside town with a beach (something a lot of fans have been wanting). The Vet Clinics you can own add a whole new level of gameplay to running the standard businesses. And last but not least, of course, there are pets now (that, again, fans have been wanting for awhile).

Let’s talk about Brindleton Bay, first. Oh my God, y’all. I couldn’t help but stop and stare at the bustling background happening behind my family when I moved them to the center of the town in Wishkerman’s Wharf. That area looks like a total bayside town and the architecture for some of the buildings is really fresh. Most simmers will probably replace it with their creations, but props to EA for making a two story house I actually wanted to live in. Oh, and the flocks of birds that you can chase for a cute hidden mini-game, you guys.

It’s not all hustle and bustle, though! The world ranges from the town square to the lighthouse. For example, there’s Sable Square that has the river spilling in and flowing through the middle of the nice and quiet suburbs. It even has a pet park for you, complete with a lot trait that attracts dog owners and their best friends. The new lot traits, as well as the traits for Sims, complement the entire shtick of the game with ones that make your pets breed more, ones that help your pets train faster, ones that attract either cat or dog owners, and ones that attract cat or dog strays. Sims’ traits include Dog Lover and Cat Lover, by the way.

The entire world of Brindleton Bay is really worth it alone, in my opinion. But I’m also a major beach head that appreciates being able to take a jog with my dog down close to the water.

Also, it’s like Maxis decided to make the most attractive townies they ever made for this world.

I found myself saying, “This is worth it alone,” a lot.

The first thing I tried out was running a vet clinic. I had enough to just buy the Pawspital that came pre-made, so it was really more like a vet hospital. The next thing I knew, I had spent three hours running it. Confession time: I never liked running a restaurant or a retail store. However, with the vet clinic, I actually want to show up when the business is open. I loved greeting patients, taking their sick (or not even) pets, examining them in different ways until I had enough clues for what the illness was. I only have two critiques for this part of the game.

The first, I wish it would only clue you in on what could be wrong and then have you decide what medicine to use. Having the answer spelled out for you with thumbs-up or thumbs-down is too easy. I’m sure the modding community will find a way to make this more challenging, though. The second critique is about the surgery table. I very rarely even had to use it on any pet, which is unfortunate, because it’s pretty cool and would break up the examining table monotony. Still, though, it’s the best business they’ve added into the game, and “worth it alone.” Watching cats freak out when you examine them is hilarious, too.

The cats and dogs (and foxes, dingos, and raccoons) added into the world are exactly what you’d expect if you ever played The Sims 2: Pets. You can’t control them like you could in The Sims 3, but nonetheless they add even more life to the game. Your sims don’t have to be totally alone in a house if they don’t want a roommate anymore. They can just buy a ton of cats and become crazy. You could become a dog breeder that sells off your pets’ offsprings. Maybe even make a post-apocalyptic house where dingos are your protectors? Or, you know, you can just be a regular family with a dog and a cat now.

More options means more gameplay possibilities for simmers, and we all know how much we love making up stories. With The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs, the missing piece to any household that needed a pet is finally filled. And even if you don’t care about that, there’s enough in The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs to make this one of the best expansion packs you can get to date.

Score: 4.5/5 – Great


Pros

  • Beautiful, big new world.
  • Brent and Brant are foine.
  • Cats and dogs! Finally!
  • Running a vet clinic is the best business.
  • All new hair, clothes, traits, and items.

Cons

  • Vet Clinic day to day can get too easy and dull.
  • No small pets?

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