EA announced a new game pack that will be released on May 30. The Sims 4 Parenthood game pack is set to try Simmers’ skills in raising kids. Offspring in this new pack is described as being more ill-behaved than ever. Teenagers will be rebellious and toddlers more savage than can be desired as they chomp down on their siblings. Parents will have a hell of a time raising their kids for sure. The Parenting Skill will give new and experienced Sim parents the chance to set these problems upright.
There will be new Character Values Traits, where Sims could take the time to teach their offspring some good manners. These are trying not to burp, swear, or fart, among others. Parents can also teach their kids chores like setting the table, doing their homework, and cleaning their room. These would depend on the parenting skills though, so some actions might be locked until after the parents, themselves have increased their skill set. Meanwhile, kids who don’t follow their parents’ demands would receive corresponding consequences and punishments. As of now, punishment details are still being worked out. However, time outs, grounding from activities and setting curfew will definitely be in the game.
It’s not all scolding and disciplining, though. There are fun times to be shared between adult and offspring. Children can bring home projects, which they can work on with their parents and siblings. Some of the projects that can be worked together on are permanent, hilarious objects like erupting volcanoes and backyard rockets. According to Dave Miotke, also known as Sim Guru Ninja, the backyard rocket project is especially more fun when launched at its best version as it has a two-stage process where the parts are returned to the ground via parachute after its take off.
As mentioned, teens will have school projects and they can be completed and look lousy, or they can look awesome. This would probably be based on the teens’ and the parents’ skills. In addition, projects can also be smashed and broken by Sims, so there’s a possibility of creating or encountering a bully teen, if that’s what you’re after.
The Sims 4 Parenthood game pack will also allow parents to set a curfew. Of course, rules exist to be broken, so teens can break curfew and grounding, but there will definitely be consequences. Teens can also get mood swings, and there is a particular interaction where they can Shout Forbidden Words. That would be fun to hear in Simlish (aka the Sims’ language). Moreover, annoying siblings also factor in the new game pack as the same rotten siblings can always snoop on journals that are hidden.
On the other hand, parents can help their offspring go through extreme emotions for whatever reason they have them. And at the end of the day, they can tuck their kids to bed, too.
There is also an option of taking packed lunches to school, but only if the parents makes it especially for them. This will probably be on most of the kids’ aspirations. Full level skills are set at 10, as always. Unfortunately, there will be no pre-teens in the game pack.
Simmers can also look forward to new clothing like the jeans with a jacket tied around the waist. One of the looks that Sims teens can have is the ever-annoying acne. It doesn’t bother them though—all part of a teen’s life, right? Aside from new clothing, there will also be new household items that will make your Sims’ home really look like a family’s home, clutter included.
The Sims 4 Parenthood game pack releases globally for PC and Mac via Origin on May 30. A livestream gameplay will be released on May 19 on The Sims’ Twitch channel, so stay tuned. Check out the trailer below and get a feel of the new Sims 4 game pack.
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