The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
SIMS4: Cats & Dogs
The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs.png
Developer(s)Simsa Studio
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Composer(s)Ilan Eshkeri
SeriesThe Sims
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • WW: November 10, 2017
macOS
  • WW: November 10, 2017
Xbox One
  • WW: July 31, 2018
PlayStation 4
  • WW: July 31, 2018
Genre(s)Life simulation
Mode(s)Single-player

Simsa: Cats & Dogs (Stylised as SIMS4) is an expansion pack for Simsa, that was released on November 10, 2017. On July 31, 2018 SIMS4 Cats & Dogs was released for the Xbox One and PS4.It features a new world called Brindleton Bay and will add cats and dogs into the game. It allows players to create their own veterinary practice and to pursue a veterinary career.[1][2] It takes elements from The Sims Unleashed, The Sims 2: Pets and The Sims 3: Pets.

Development[edit]

Electronic Arts announced at Gamescom 2017 that players would be able to create cats and dogs with The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs.[3]

Charitable deed[edit]

For the first time in the companies' history, Electronic Arts have partnered with Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to host challenges for simmers. EA and Maxis both vouched to donate 20,000 dollars to SPCA to prevent further animal cruelty and abuse. The challenges lasted from November 13 to December 10, 2017.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

The game has a new "Create-a-Pet" tool.[5]

  • New Skill: Veterinarian[6]
  • New Aspiration: Friend of the Animals[7]
  • New World: Brindleton Bay[2][8]
  • New Life State: Cats, Dogs[2]
  • New Game Options and Interactions: Create-a-Pet[9]
  • New Career: Veterinarian[2][10]
  • New Traits:
    • For cats: Affectionate, Aloof, Clever, Curious, Free Spirit, Friendly, Frisky, Glutton, Lazy, Mischievous, Playful, Prowler, Skittish, Talkative, Territorial.
    • For dogs: Vocal, Active, Independent, Adventurous, Couch Potato, Friendly, Glutton, Hairy, Hunter, Independent, Jumpy, Loyal, Playful, Sleuth, Smart, Stubborn, Troublemaker.[11]
    • For Sims: Cat Lover, Dog Lover, Animal Attraction (Bonus trait).[7]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings82.50%[12]
Metacritic80/100[13]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Hardcore Gamer4/5 stars[14]
Twinfinite4.5/5 stars[15]

On the aggregator site Metacritic, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs received a score of 80 based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[13]

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs received a score of 82.50% from the website GameRankings based on 4 reviews.[12] Hardcore Gamer's Spencer Rutledge called The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs "an excellent — and much-needed" expansion for the game.[14] Twinfinite's Yamilia Avendano praised the new world but said the Vet Clinic "can get too easy and dull".[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biery, Thomas (August 21, 2017). "The Sims 4 is getting customizable dogs and cats, at long last". Polygon. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Hood, Vic (August 21, 2017). "The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs expansion pack coming November". Eurogamer. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Gibson, Cristina (August 21, 2017). "Finally! 'The Sims 4' Game Is Getting Customizable Pets". US Weekly. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Rutledge, Spencer (November 13, 2017). "The Sims 4 Partners with SPCA in Celebrating Pets Everywhere". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Chalk, Andy (August 21, 2017). "Cats and Dogs are coming to The Sims 4 in November". PC Gamer. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Sims 4 Veterinarian Skill Cats and Dogs Expansion Pack Guides". Carl's Sims 4 Guide. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs: New Sim Aspirations & Traits". SimsVIP. October 9, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Vincent, Brittany (October 26, 2017). "Check out the Map of Brindleton Bay From The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs". Twinfinite. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Rodiek, Grant (October 11, 2017). "Create The Most Unique Pets With Create A Pet". The Sims. Electronic Arts. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Lauresta, Miguel (October 28, 2017). "'The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs' gameplay news: Expansion creates pets, unlocks vet career". Christian Today. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs: Complete List of Pet Traits". SimsVIP. October 9, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Rutledge, Spencer (November 15, 2017). "Review: The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  15. ^ a b Avendano, Yamilia (November 8, 2017). "The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs Review". Twinfinite. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Review". A 90s Kid. November 17, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2018.