The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
Top Critic Average
Mostly cool looks and hard work make for an eco-friendly expansion that inspires
Despite the game's bugs, The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle is a welcome surprise that surpassed my expectations. Even if you're like me and the idea of off-the-grid living doesn't interest you, there's still enough in this pack that makes it worth a look - just don't expect as much replayability as The Sims 4: Seasons.
This DLC goes straight to the top of our favorite The Sims 4 expansions (only surpassed by Seasons)
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The Eco Lifestyle expansion feels new and fresh even this far into the game's lifespan. Another game-changer for The Sims 4, and a true home run for Maxis.
Eco Lifestyle adds some of the most interesting stuff to The Sims 4 I’ve ever seen.
Overall, Eco Lifestyle has been an average experience, though to be fair I am not overly interested in the concepts presented in the expansion. In general I have a lot more fun in packs with nightlife, celebrity, magic, and supernatural concepts, and it has been that way for me throughout all of The Sims games. It is pretty neat that your actions have an impact on the map and you see changes, be it negative or positive, but I personally didn’t feel the need to do anything else once I had my neighborhood cleaned up. Evergreen Harbor itself isn’t a very interesting map to live on, and I don’t see myself continuing on with the Sim or game I started on it.
While I, at first, began playing with a bit of wariness, the Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle, really improved on the everyday gameplay. Yes there are a few minor issues with gameplay and the facade of living in a full bustling neighbourhood is a bit disappointing but there’s a ton of new features to be played with and so many new ways you can tell a story with your favourite Sims.
The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle brings with it a sense of community I've never felt in The Sims before. Your sim's actions have consequences in the world, both for better or worse, and this new expansion gives players a ton of new ways to play. Eco Lifestyle is refreshing and unique, even if some of its new clothes are horrendously ugly.
The Sims learn to be Eco Friendly in this new expansion to the Sims 4. Will you help the environment or will you destroy it? The options are plentiful so check it out.
Overall, I rate this additional content for The Sims 4 positively, except for minor annoying mechanics and bugs that arise each time a new add-on is released. New content receives 9/10, mainly due to the originality and timeliness of the topic and because it is adding a lot of new functions.
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