The main game, Sims 4, is much like the previous editions in the series, except this one is set in an alternative location to the other games, allowing for different infrastructures and neighborhoods to be built, should the player so desire it.
There are a host of new careers in this game, as well as the addition of features that were not able to be included in previous incarnations. These include ghosts, swimming pools, basements and even toddlers – almost like one’s old school friends popping up several years later, a handful of children in tow and being all grown up, the Sims in this game have evolved somewhat!
The Land is Beautiful
While often the location of Sims homesteads is rather bland and featureless, waiting to be filled up rather than offering any natural beauty by themselves, this expansion pack is different.
You can watch a volcano erupting – from a safe distance, of course, and you can even try to enrage the island’s elemental spirits to cause such as eruption! Lava is always beautiful to behold, and this is the case in this game too. Just don’t let your Sims get too close to the molten stuff, it is unlikely to do them much good, health-wise!
Otherwise, each lot in the game features a backdrop of rolling hills and a gentle gradient down towards the beach where the Sims can lie in the sun and get a tan. As mentioned above, they can suffer from sun burn too, so make sure they don’t stay out too long – or at least get them some sun block!
This expansion pack takes the Sims to a tropical island called Sulani, where they can enjoy large colorful cocktails, plenty of beach sunshine and warm breezes as they go about their business
You have a choice of careers here. You can chill out on the beach doing nothing but catching some rays and snoozing in your lounge chair – watch out for that sun burn though, especially if you are particularly fair – or you can become a conservationist and clean up the island. The latter has visible results, which makes it a rather satisfying path to follow
If you do not want to work, that is absolutely A-Okay on Sulani, You can, instead, just do odd jobs from time to time in exchange for a few dollars or a meal, or you can go fishing and catch your own dinner as and when you want to
Your Sim should be mindful of the culture of the island on which he or she is now living, and can demonstrate this by attending classes about the history and culture of the island, and by trying their hand at traditional practices like pit barbecues, dances and more. You can also learn more about your new homeland by chatting with the elders who will soon put you right
You can embrace the sunshine life by dressing your Sim appropriately in Bermuda shorts, Hawaiian print shirts, and by learning how to swim, surf, and scuba dive. You can also snorkel about, catching a glimpse of what life is like under the waves. If you are quick and quiet, you might even catch a glimpse of a mermaid or merman whisking about beneath the sea’s sun spotted surface