A Better World For The Sims

by Niña Arandia

Pioneering a genre and maintaining that phenomenon is no easy feat, but for the past two decades, The Sims have been doing so. Now on its fourth installation, the franchise continues to develop through times. However, its millions of players are still hungry for more content. Here are some of their concerns.

One of The Sims’ most essential features is building. May it be building a dream house, a restaurant, or a famous landmark, the game’s extensive features are a creator’s delight. Despite this, some of the said features are still overlooked in order for a Simmer’s build to mirror the real life.

For starters, working windows would be a nice addition to a Sims’ life. Imagine opening it in summer or springtime and leaving it like that in winter so your Sim could die. This would be more special if you’re using curved windows. Minimalists should also find the more furniture available in basic colors. On the other hand, the lack of choices for curtains in the base game should be given attention. Other supplementary parts of the house should also be considered like bunk beds and loft spaces.

People may agree that the off the grid feature is seriously flawed. Also, building lots should be more flexible than it is now. For example, in order to live sustainably off the grid, one would need a farming pack that could provide food. A more wide-ranging choices for available appliances should be available. For those Simmers who want to delve into real estate, they should be able to buy and sell lots. A multi-use lot should also be available. Who wouldn’t love a bookstore within a café? Or perhaps a sari-sari store in front of their house?

For starters, working windows would be a nice addition to a Sims’ life. Imagine opening it in summer or springtime and leaving it like that in winter so your Sim could die. This would be more special if you’re using curved windows. Minimalists should also find the more furniture available in basic colors. On the other hand, the lack of choices for curtains in the base game should be given attention. Other supplementary parts of the house should also be considered like bunk beds and loft spaces.


People may agree that the off the grid feature is seriously flawed. Also, building lots should be more flexible than it is now. For example, in order to live sustainably off the grid, one would need a farming pack that could provide food. A more wide-ranging choices for available appliances should be available. For those Simmers who want to delve into real estate, they should be able to buy and sell lots. A multi-use lot should also be available. Who wouldn’t love a bookstore within a café? Or perhaps a sari-sari store in front of their house? 

Living is hard but taking care of your Sims may seem easy enough. Yes, we kill Sims once (or more) in a while, but other times we just want them to live their best digital lives. More choices of jobs ought to be in order. Before they do this, education should be available for all ages. As the game also pushes for inclusivity, would we also see polyamorous relationships in the game in the future?

Babies are no fun if they are treated as objects. How would you brag to your future wife or husband that you didn’t kill your baby Sim if you barely did anything? Also, wouldn’t it be actually fulfilling if you could teach your toddler Sim how to ride a bike, as knowing how to ride a bike in real life is optional?

Many more things inside the game needs to be polished. The concerns have been heard and The Sims have recently done a community survey. From having real, growing life plants to building waterparks, The Sims franchise should keep up with the community’s imagination.

I guess my last question for the developers would be: When would you let me live as my cat?