NEW WORLD! Touring The Sims 4: Discover University

NEW WORLD! Touring The Sims 4: Discover University

November 11, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


The world is so pretty are you seeing this? I I get too excited about these things. I’m sorry. Let’s talk University This video is presented to you by EA game-changers I had the chance to go to sims camp in, California this week Which means I got to go fly out to the Sims studios in San Francisco and play university early So I came back with hours of footage and a ton of information for you guys and so today I can finally share it with you and obviously as a builder one of the most important parts of a new pack for me is the World, the build mode, and the existing lots that they place in the world And so today we’re gonna tour Bright Chester So here it is as you can see there are 3 new neighborhoods and 13 new Lots There’s two universities and then one like town center area. And so each University has their own small neighborhood. Small is kind of an understatement They’re pretty big. The town center has like a library and a bar and some off-campus housing There are also four new families in this save but only eight new Sims and I think this is probably okay because To have a million existing townies would be a little bit much There isn’t a ton of residential Lots in this world and I secretly despise the fact they put townies in the dorms I’ll explain why in a little bit but I think eight’s a good number also the Lots in this pack aren’t as bad as before They’re still empty as always because there’s object limitations and stuff for the sims team But they’re not as ugly as they have been in the past there’s only one lot that I actively despise and that’s a good, I mean out of 13 like {Thumbs up} You know, oh well The houses are We’ll talk but as we get started today We’re gonna jump into the library first and this is like the main center point lot of that middle neighborhood And this one I was thoroughly impressed with I was like wait, this looks really good. It doesn’t look empty inside The outside is really pretty there’s like a cool like grassy bit on the exterior It’s a big lot the world around it is amazing. I mean I was impressed with this one Of course, I renovated it still but it’s pretty nice on the inside And if you’re seeing that in the back there there’s bathroom stalls So this it just as a game changer all around but you’ll see we have like a computer area Those are research machines on the back wall, and there’s actual computers as well And there’s a ton of bookcases and things there isn’t much for your sim to do here. It is library So like, you know, you can come and study There are groups that meet here every day almost to study and stuff like that. But like Realistically, it could use some more objects I feel like because there are things like the debate stuff and those robot making machines that just aren’t here So when I renovated it, I put them in this lot I think this is a good example of them taking their Limitations and making a really nice build out of it but moving on to more lots in this front neighborhood There’s one bar called Pepper’s pub. It’s pretty small, but to be expected with you know, lots in-game the world around it is adorable I like the idea of the style I just feel like it could use maybe a bit of a renovation But like I’m gonna said about all these things it definitely could use some help from me No offense, but it’s cute on the outside and I love the world. I think it fits in really really well It is two stories. The first one has a bar and a bunch of seating and stuff and then upstairs There’s more seating and a ping-pong table! They added ping-pong tables into this pack. So your Sims can come here They can play ping pong, juice pong, or they can just hang out and sit downstairs There are groups that meet here almost every night as well There’s organizations on University campus and they all kind of meet and hang out in different public spaces And that’s one of the main ones now in this town. There’s also a few residential lots. There’s three off-campus housing options there’s like five houses but two of them are on campuses so you can still live there like from the University and rent a room and stuff like that. But the three off-campus housing Lots are in this neighborhood There’s two new townie families and one empty starter home and you guys might recognize the Pleasants They’re making a return from the sims to the pleasant twins go to university I didn’t even play the sims 2 and even I was excited about this But Angela and Lilith Pleasant have moved into an old family home located in Grimm’s Hill to attend the prestigious universities in Bright Chester It will be a true test To find out whether their bond as twins can overcome their differences their majors have already split them in two separate universities But whether they will be at odds or work together to make it so it was a new challenge in their life They live in one of these big townhouses in this main central neighborhood of Grimm’s Hill. I love that It’s also on a hill. There’s like the universities at the top of the big hill and there’s houses lining down the sides There’s like the bar and the homes in the back and also a ton of beautiful water and rivers I love the style of this world. I think it’s beautiful. Your Sims can bike all around I mean, there’s so many good things about this world I really pleased honestly, I think I couldn’t have asked for a better world for this pack this is exactly how I imagined it to be this is like This is fantastic. Honestly, I’m even the lots. I’m pretty impressed. Although as you can see, um The houses are oh Oh boy. Okay. I Definitely laughed out loud when I saw it because you can tell they’re trying to make things fit in with the world You know, they’re kind of having the match the exterior of the other houses in the background. It’s just you can’t recreate those houses on The scale of a Sims build because the ones actually in game looks so boxy and weird and it’s so sad It’s a really big house though too for the both of these girls They each have their own whole floor, but you can see from the outside It is just a big giant flat box and I think that it could certainly use some renovations from me. So don’t worry I’ll be doing that but next door there’s another one. Similar shape almost the exact same shell but a different family lives there It’s the Elderberry family and it’s these two grandparents and their grandson you live here together. So there are elders in University Your elders can attend University obviously It’s just kind of geared towards young adults just like real life anyone can go but obviously the majority of students They’re all people that are like 18 to 22 ish But this family, Ekram and Eleanore have lived in Gibbs Hill their whole lives from young love to a growing family and finally into retirement Eleanore loves seeing the new students appear each term But Ekram isn’t always as fond of the young adults taking over their quiet town recently The couple’s teenage grandson Rowan came to live with them as he prepares to go to university soon Rowan will finish high school and have to make his final decision on what university he wants to attend. Yep. Just as you would expect It’s a big old box. I also don’t understand what the mailboxes are place where they are I think they just didn’t put mailboxes down. So the game generated them there. I don’t know It’s a weird place for a mailbox But as you can see it is just a big three-story box and then it’s got more of like a grandma style on the inside Because obviously these grandparents live here. So they’ve got wallpaper everywhere and stuff and then they have bedrooms I think it’s cute because the third floor has like kids stuff in it Like it’s obviously it’s like a family has lived here. And so they’ve got toys and stuff I don’t really understand the little apple chests that they’ve got everywhere But you know, it’s cute love the concept and then finally the one starter home in the world. It’s cute It’s small it matches the world style. I’m gonna bulldoze this in my game I’m gonna replace it with a lounge or a Nightclub or something? because I feel like it’s more fitting to have you know more stuff for your Sims to do as Opposed to having a starter home cause like why would you move into a starter home in this world? You have no reason to live in a starter home I mean, you might but like meh. I’d rather go to a nightclub, you know, but it is just a two-story cute starter home I like the idea of being two stories It gives you a room to expand pretty easily but it doesn’t lis have a single bed in it. So And now moving on to the university of Bright Chester as you can see this world is stunning It’s got that like classic old university feel it reminds me a little bit of Northwestern in Illinois. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? My grandparents went there when they were young and then they live, have lived in in Evanston their whole lives It holds a special place in my heart. As a child I was wanted to go there and then I and then when I got older and I was like Oh it cost like how many dollars a year? {Stutters} over 60,000? {Disagreeing noise} No, and so I didn’t even apply but it was a dream of mine to go there for a long time But the world is stunning. It makes me happy just looking at it. And of course the commons lot is what you might expect It’s the Commons. It’s the cafeteria for the students. It’s like the debate hall It feels that like Student Union purpose and when you come here This one I think is beautiful from the outside. It could use like some minor updates. So don’t worry. I did them I renovated it already. But when you come inside, you’ll see that it’s got a cafeteria on the right So there’s like the cafeteria object. Your Sims can come here and get food It’s free for students and then they have like tables and stuff and on the left. They have like the debate area They’ve got some computers and tables for studying. I mean it really fills the purpose what you might expect it to it. Just um is Yeah, it could use some help but I love the exterior and I like how small it is because when they make these lots smaller It means that they look more full on the inside. I think this is a great size for the comments So we’re gonna move now into one of the houses on campus There are two dorm Lots per campus and then two houses one on each world world school Whatever and the houses are just like on-campus housing picture like a sorority house or something like that But it’s a so your sims can rent. The one in Bright Chester is interesting looking to say the least I, I think it’s an interesting concept But you know, it be like that I definitely will be renovating this house It’s my second least favorite lot in the new world, but you’ll see on the outside It’s pretty big and then on the inside there are a bunch of bedrooms And I definitely get that like on campus university housing feel there could sleep four Sims here. I say a bunch of bedrooms There’s two bedrooms But there’s four beds and there’s a new roommate feature in this pack So you can have NPC roommates like roommates that you don’t actually live with live with you So they aren’t in your household but they live in your house, and they’ll fill in those beds in Drake Hall But then in the dorm rooms, like I said, there’s two of them They’re each a little bit different on the inside, but there’s like the same building on the outside Just like how in real life it kind of is and this is a very Americanized dorm living situation I understand that. So a lot of people at Sims camp like Europeans people from Australia We’re all like why can’t you have a kitchen meh!? And I was like we can’t have kitchens Yes, because I was so excited about that because I didn’t have a dorm in my kitchen Oh, I didn’t have a dorm in my kitchen at all. I didn’t have a kitchen in my dorm at all Not even in the building we all we just had mini fridges in microwaves There was no kitchen at all in my entire building and same in this building there isn’t a kitchen and the purpose of that is to make your Sims leave the dorm and go in on campus and Get food in the Commons and like get you out of the house and I like that idea of trying to push you to leave Your building and move more places in campus. So stoves are actually banned on this lot type You physically cannot place a stove but the actual Lots Themselves have a bunch of bedrooms and just like some empty Commons just like how you would have a dorm in real life each bedroom Has two beds and like two desks and some dressers and stuff like that And so your Sims have to share rooms with their roommates You can get single rooms in some places in this world But obviously as you can see there are single beds that you have to share and rooms with people there’s also open showers and you can kind of make your own walk-in showers that way and the other dorm building actually has a Person living in it. So be careful be wary of Darby’s den There’s the best of friends household living here and if you move into this dorm You’re gonna actually be in their household like you’ll have those Sims with you they wont just be your roommates they’ll actually like be Sims you have to control they don’t really warn you about that in menus when you’re moving places just Avoid Darby’s den If you don’t want random Sim’s in your household But these two Julia and Becca have been the best of friends since they met in kindergarten nobody that knows them could imagine them going university without the other one by their side now as they’re starting a whole new journey into university It’s up to the pair to see if their friendship will survive this new adventure and carry them through adulthood Similar dorm to the one before same exterior shape, but the rooms are a little bit different and stuff like that This one actually has two bedrooms that both have three beds in it Which seems like a god-awful nightmare to have two roommates in one room But if you want to suffer a ton feel free It has the same bathroom layout it also has single bedrooms so you can actually get a single if you lived here Which is a good thing because you know, you don’t have to share a room with somebody now These lots can’t be edited from build mode while you’re living in them you guys to do it for managed worlds or use a build cheat BBI, dot, enable free build to edit it, and I know people have like some weird qualms about that They’re like, oh my god. I can’t go into build mode in my dorm room. That’s my impression of them I think this is great personally because you know when you move into someone else’s building like an apartment or a dorm You can’t like paint the walls or change the floors you can like you know change your bed and put up posters and stuff maybe but you certainly can’t change the shape of the Windows or paint anything or anything like that? And so I think it’s done a great happy medium here where they’ve given us like a penthouse style lot They’ve put a build on it so you could change the whole build if you want so you can pull those it and put something else here if you want It’s a lot that’s just on top of a building and then you could build things into it so build your own dorm rooms build your own dorm building and then once you come in and live in it You can’t edit it anymore. It’s like letting us build our own apartments It’s a whole new method of building and I love this This is everything I ever could have dreamed of about building my own apartments because I can now and then I can populate it with Roommates and it’s annoying that you can’t like change your bedspread or anything but you could just go into free build and edit it that way and of course your sims can actually buy and then they might Need from a little shop on campus and that puts it in their inventory So once you get any draggable items like mini fridges microwaves posters books decorations, they’re all draggable So they’ll put them in your sims in inventory and then you can kind of move them into the room yourself without having actually go Into build mode and I think this is perfect this is exactly how I imagined they would do it and I’m so glad they did it this way because again, I can build my own if I wanted to but also I can’t edit the lot So it’s this perfect like happy medium with apartments It’s like how the sims 3 work how you could like sort of manipulate them if you wanted to using cheats But also you couldn’t edit the exterior without cheats Perfect. Fantastic. I was so pleased with this on Twitter. People were like, oh my god, the dorms are so empty I don’t get it and honestly when have you ever Moved into a dorm room that was fully decorated like come on and that makes perfect sense to me I know that my experience is very American with school and you might disagree with the kitchens or anything like that But god, I’m so happy about this I love their methods for making the dorm rooms work in this pack And now we moved to Fox berry the other University campus in the town the more modern Fox berry Institute This one’s more Science and Industry Based where the other one Bright Chester is more based on the arts and things like that And the first lot we’re popping into is Fox berry Commons {Big Sigh} My least favorite lot in the world Guys, I am so sad about this and I understand that they have limitations for the number of objects They can place in these Lots because they have to make them minimum spec compatible so you could play this game on like a potato laptop and these lots would still load but Man, it sucks that it’s so empty because this lot, one the exterior is kind of a big weird box looking thing And I don’t really know about that but then the interior because it’s so huge looks so empty And it makes me so sad because bright Chester’s a lot smaller. So the comments looks really full and good this lot It’s just it’s so empty. They have the cafeteria, but there’s like weird rugs everywhere to fill up space I imagine because we had to like have only so many objects and they’re like, okay Well, we can use a rug to make the place look more full Even there’s just one tiny object here and it’s so disappointing. But of course they have like tables for the cafeteria They’ve got the cafeteria object where your Sims can get food. They’ve got like a ping-pong table and then the robotic stuff and some computers but it Definitely could use some renovating. Honestly. I’m also getting get famous Museum vibes from the shape of the exterior And we don’t need that no one needs that I should never be reminded of that lot if your build reminds me of that lot come On do you want me to cry next we have Maritime Manor? This is another house lot on campus like how they’ve done it because they’ve got this cul-de-sac of fake houses And then this one at the end so it kind of matches the shape and the style of the houses nearby But then inside it’s you know, just a university house on the inside That’s a few bedrooms how you might expect it to look. There’s also like a master bedroom upstairs I was kind of weirded out by that but like I mean live your dream, you know They move into that lot through the campus enrollment So when your sims get accepted University they’re going to enroll and then they can move into that space just like they did with dorms There’s two dorms on this campus as well. One of them also has a sim in it But this one this first one title tower is empty as far as like household Sims It will fill with roommates, of course, and these are these two towers. Each one has a dorm on top And again, these are penthouse Lots so you could basically build anything you want on top of it so you can make it However, you’d like there’s a few three-bedroom dorms like three sims sleeping in one room God, what a nightmare and there’s like one single room and a couple doubles and this is a pretty like modern fancy looking building I was very impressed. I think I like these better than the ones in Bright Chester. They look nicer I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like my campus has like the old stinky dorms that are cheaper I lived in one of those but I had a single room. So like You know living the dream and then they have like the more modern like apartment style fancier dorms I definitely get like oh you built this, you know five years ago Fancy modern dorm the new dorms were built in the 70s in bright Chester, you know, they’re not new Seventies is maybe it an overstatement with that one. Again. The other one has a sim living in it so be wary of moving into this building because if you move into that one that one that Sim will be put into your household just keep That in mind you’ll get mr. Fletcher hanging out with you. Cameron Fletcher is all about learning new things at school What a nerd honestly, he’s just not sure how to make friends of the people around him It’s hitting too close to home with just a little nudge in the right direction. Cameron is sure to master university life He’s a cute sim. I relate to him a lot like with the no friends thing Here is his building the other one on campus. It’s very similar to the one before as you can see Is it even the same I don’t care if it’s the same to be honest. They’re just dorms, okay? You can edit them their dorms in real life are all identical you know like I’m no one surprised but that is Bright Chester and as you can see the Fox Berry campus is Stunning. It’s a lot more modern than before obviously and as you might expect all the classes are rabbit holes here So your Sims will go to the other buildings on campus and then they’ll go into them and go to school now I have a bone to pick with all you rabbit-hole fools Okay a rabbit hole is like what your sims go to work and then they just disappear for eight hours or whatever and people are so up in arms like why can’t they go to class with my sims and I am so Glad that we don’t have to go to class with our sims rabbit hole classes for this game are so good Keep in mind you guys if you went to class with them. You’re just gonna be in there It’s an hour and 25 minutes long every class And what are you gonna do sit in there with them for an hour and 25 minutes? It’s so short You can’t actually do anything with them in class and like The Sims 3 had classes You could actually attend like lectures you could physically go to with your sim and they just sat there for two hours and then the sim at the front was like {Fake talking} For two hours And then you left and that’s all it was And that’s all it would be the sims four too because what are you gonna do in class like genuinely? What do you want to do in class? I don’t get the appeal of this for me I’d much rather have my sims go off to class in there. And then me do things outside of class Like do my homework to my projects write my papers study things have friends, you know join organizations I’d much rather spend my time that I’m playing with my sim Doing outside of class things even like how they’ve added in this pack. They’ve added University papers presentations we didn’t have that and past universities The Sims 3 didn’t have any of that This game has so much more depth and it’s exciting and there’s two schools. There’s 13 majors I mean this pack is great in the world genuinely There are a few lots that I’m like I don’t know about this, but I’m impressed and pleased overall I mean This is what I would expect from the sims team some of the past packs things like get famous realm of magic the lots were so Bad it was like shockingly Laughable bad and this pack is good. I mean I’m impressed I want to fix things still but like I don’t feel like I have to change everything for it to be playable I think that just the Fox berry Commons needs to be edited for it to work Well, and I mean one out of 13, that’s pretty good, but the world is good. I’m so excited to build in it There are so many ideas that I have for things. I want to add. The simsie save, you guys I’ve already done a couple renovations. I’m so excited about it. I, I love University I really in place with this pack and we all know that lilsimsie has not been so happy with some past packs they’ve had like the most recent ones I mean Get Famous, Strangerville, Realm of Magic, mosquito stuff. Like I’ve been disappointed for a while and I, I like this one I have more videos coming soon, obviously more builds and gameplay stuff and then the pack comes out on Friday. So get ready kids I’m also gonna stream tonight looking at my footage. I’ve got hours of footage to show you I don’t have the game yet because I played it there I don’t have it on my PC yet, but we can talk about University Now if you have any questions or anything like that, my twitch channel is linked down below I’ll be live tonight talking more about the pack but on that note I am going to go So please make sure to leave a like and comment and subscribe and do all those fun YouTube things and in case you guys didn’t know I post new videos every single day and so I will See you all tomorrow. Bye everybody. I’m getting excited all over again guys. I really like this pack. I’m so impressed I’m so happy. It’s so good. We only talked about the world. There’s so much gameplay. We haven’t even discussed yet I mean, I love this. Okay deep breaths {Piano music}