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5 Tips on How to Play the Sims 4

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5 Tips on How to Play the Sims 4

Life simulation video games have recently taken the video gaming world. A lot of people are getting hooked to this game. Why not, having the ability to manage your own restaurant or take care of your virtual farm is indeed addicting and enjoyable.

The Sims has been one of the most played life simulation strategy game since the first installment of this huge franchise was released. I remember a friend who talked nothing but his virtual people every time we hang out. It baffled me how she’s worried that her people may not be well-fed or any desired unfulfilled while she’s having her own real lunch with real people.

If you’re one of the million people who have been hooked to this game, you need to know everything there is to know about this successful franchise. As the latest franchise, The Sims 4, was released on 2014, you need to know the ins and outs of this game.

If you haven’t tried playing The Sims4 yet, below are some of the helpful tips that will come handy.

  1. Taking Care of Your Sim’s Needs

Just like its predecessors, you need to meet the needs of your Sims in this latest installment. You have a total of 6 categories to watch out for. These needs are displayed with a green bar as the game starts. You would only want the color to be green at all times. As more needs are neglected or not fulfilled as the day progresses, the bar will turn to yellow, then orange and red if things get worst. There are some serious consequences when you get a red bar so you must do everything to avoid this from happening.

How do you know that all the needs of your Sims are met?

Click on the smiley face that is in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. Understanding Their Aspirations

What are aspirations?

These are long-term goals that will help give your Sim something to work toward. It’s also the choice that you will have to make right from the “Create-a-Sim” screen so it’s important that you make a good decision from the start. Here’s the catch though. Just like how you can change your aspirations and goals in the real life, you also have the command to change the dreams and hopes of your Sims mid-game should you feel that something is not right. With just a click on the star in the bottom right corner, you can conveniently change your Sim’s aspirations.

How can aspirations impact the lives of your Sims?

First, it has an impact on their personalities. It also has a weight when it comes to choosing what skills or careers they must have. For example, choosing a knowledge aspiration can expedite the leveling up of your skills whereas fortune aspiration can cause your Sim in earning more money. When you feel that the aspirations are not paying off, you always have the liberty of switching it.

Click here to view the full list of aspirations available.

  1. Understanding Relationships + Social Lives

Socializing is not optional in The Sims 4. It’s the most basic needs of every Sim in this game. Regardless of what type of Sim they are, they feel the need to go out of the house and socialize with others.  As a result, two different types of relationships are formed in socializing.

Basic friendship is the first type of relationship formed. This type of relationship will exist with every Sim that you will meet. Romantic relationship is the second one and this can only happen to a few Sims. Just like with real life, you can be friends with everyone but only a lover to someone, right?

You must ensure that you’re on top of your Sim’s relationship aspect as it plays a huge role in the game. You can gauge your relationship needs as you interact and mingle with others. You can also click on the smiley face in the bottom right to view your Sim’s social needs. Click on the Long Term Relationship window at the top of the screen to have an overview on where you stand socially and what you need to do to be on top of your Sim’s social needs.

  1. Prioritize the Emotional Well-being of your Sims

Just like how emotions have a huge impact on our daily life, so it does in your Sims. Just like the events in our lives can alter how we feel, your Sim’s emotions are also proportionate to the events in their daily lives.

For example, if you let your Sims take a long, steamy shower, they will come out of the bathroom feeling flirty. A brisk shower, on the other hand, will leave them refreshed and energized. Get to know your Sims better and do as much things as you can to put them in a positive emotional state.

  1. Learning + Developing Skills

Just like with its predecessors, skills are an important factor in The Sims 4. There is a variation when it comes to handling learning skills though. For example, Sims that are older or on their teenage years don’t have any skills at the start but they can quickly acquire those in their daily routines. They may initially cook inedible food; however they can quickly learn how to cook mouth-watering dishes by studying the food that they eat.

This is where the different levels of skills come into play. Let’s take cooking for example. Your Sim may learn to acquire a skill in cooking, but this skill needs to be developed until they reach level 10 or master. What’s good about it is that batch of new options are made available as they level up. Say your Sim has reached level 5 in cooking skill, gourmet cooking skill is unlocked. This new skill is instrumental until your Sim reaches the highest level.

Don’t be fooled. The Sims 4 may look easy, but it’s a complex game that needs more time and practice to master.

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What is Strategy Game?

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What is Strategy Game?

Strategic planning is a crucial element in our everyday life.

We need to have a strategy in everything that we do, even in the simplest activity of riding a subway train. You would need to think of a better method to get on the train fast and get a comfortable spot. Strategic planning is also very important in your professional aspect. You won’t be able to create and present that report if you don’t know how to strategize in the first place.

Now that it’s been established that you can’t get much success in life if you don’t have strategic skills, do you know that you can practice this skill by playing video games? Yes, you heard it right. There are games that have been created to help you create or plan strategies and improve your analytical skills. Read on to know more about strategy video game.

What Are Strategy Video Games?

Strategy video games are a genre of video game that helps you achieve victory by emphasizing on planning and skillful thinking.

One of the most popular goals in this game is to reduce the forces of enemy. To achieve this goal, the player must create a plan of action against one or more opponents. If you want to become victorious, it’s a must that you should have exceptional planning skill. There’s not much of an element of chance or luck in this game, so you have to make sure that every action you make is carefully planned.

In most strategy video games, the player is given a godlike view of the game world and has indirect control game units under their supervision. The element of warfare to varying degree is very common in most strategy games. The game also features a combination of strategic and tactical considerations. Aside from combat, strategy video games challenge your ability to explore or manage an economy.

Though most of the action games require strategic thinking, they are seldom classified as strategy games. The main emphasis on strategy games is your ability to outthink your opponent. They are typically larger in scope and do not involve much physical challenge.

Although they involve tactical, strategic and sometimes logistical challenges, they are far from puzzle games. Puzzle games call for planning in isolation while strategy games call for planning around a conflict between players.

Click here to view all the list of strategy video games.

History

If you want to trace back where turn-based strategy games started, we have to go as far back as the times of ancient civilizations found in places such as Greece, Rome, the Levant, Egypt and India.

One of the earliest games in this genre is Mancala, a game originated in Samaria approximately 5000 years ago. One form challenges two opposing players to clear their side of a board of mancala pieces while adding them into their opponent’s side and thereby preventing the opponent from clearing their side.

Chess is another game that has stood the test of time. Many believed that chess originated in India around the sixth century CE. It’s a game of tactics and skill which forces the players to think two or three moves ahead of their opponent just to keep up.

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Top 3 Highly Expected Computer Strategy Games in 2018

Top 3 Highly Expected Computer Strategy Games in 2018

They are saying that 2018 is going to be an amazing year for games. There are three games that stand out the most for me in 2018. One has already come out in the beginning of the year, while two are still anticipated and we hope that we get the release dates very soon. Are you a strategy game enthusiast? Then you must know these three games.

Legendary Age of Empires

This is a very important year for Age of Empires. 20 years after they launched their first game and reaped a big success, they released the Definitive Edition of the game. By the looks of the trailer, the graphics has improved a lot, along with more choices of game play.

There isn’t a gamer out there that hasn’t at least heard of Age of Empires and they were all on their feet when they announced that the game will absolutely be built for Windows 10; something that the players were struggling with when their nostalgia kicked in.

The Valkyria story continues

Eastern Front is the 5th installment in the Valkyria game series. First the game will be released only in Japan and Xbox players will have to wait a bit for their version of the game.

Unknown to some gamers, especially if you don’t play strategy games, but well known in the strategy game community, the newest Valkyria game is an action strategy game based in Europe, during the Second World War. You have to build your forces and create a good strategy to win this one!

Anno is holding everyone on their feet

The first Anno game release happened in 1998 and this city building game has kept its fans happy for 20 years now. Announcing the game last year has kept the players waiting for the release date. While giving a sneak peak with a trailer, they said that the game will be out in the last months of this year; promising better graphics, more game play and building options.