♦ Sims 1 vs Sims 2 vs Sims 3 vs Sims 4: Cheating & Break-Ups
Hello there! This is a brief comparison of cheating/affairs and break-ups/divorce in The Sims. I tried to cover the basics and this is mostly focused on married couples since that does the most damage.This was a learning experience cause I rarely make my Sims divorce or break up, I mean, they cheat lots but I make sure they're never caught lol, so it was news to me seeing just how easily Sims get angry over lovers, specially Sims 2 and I'm not sure if that's good or bad, what do you think? What do you appreciate in each game?My opinion?Sims 1 is very bland, marriage barely exists so I guess it's not surprising to see little to no reaction towards cheating, at least in my game, Sims didn't react at all, I thought it was a bug but this is quite common apparently. I think they didn't know how to handle relationships there cause you can't even break up and once fight your Sims is just gone! So it makes it hard to really want to engage with strong emotions. Sims 2 improved a lot from Sims 1 as usual, Sims are super jealous and they know when Sims are cheating right away, you have to be careful to cheat on this game and it feels very real in that regard, breaking up results in Sims leaving again and I really don't like this, I get it's to give it more weight but it feels very forced and it's something that bothered me cause I had to get out and move them back in, cause c'mon! They're not that bad lolSims 3 followed Sims 2's lead but this time breaking up can be autonomous and the cheater ends up regretting it more than their partner, if you break up, that is. I like the addition of being able to cause break ups since it gives couples a chance for a peaceful divorce.Sims 4 Sims are a bit less intuitive when it comes to cheating, they have to be really near to get what's going on, and again, breaking up doesn't have to be terrible for everyone, I liked the addition of the friendly breakup because, again, not everything needs to be dramatic and it's good that is a choice and not forced. Overall, my only nitpick is I wish Sims were smarter, you literally ask them about their lover and no one reacts and that's a missed opportunity. So in conclusion, Sims 2, 3 and 4 have my thumbs up since they each brought something new, except Sims 1, but it gets a pass for being so old lolBut that's just my opinion, let me know what you think and I'll see you on the next one, I may finally get to apartments but I'm still unsure.