'The Sims 4: City Living' Tips: How To Get Started From Game Producer

The Sims 4: City Living Tips: How To Get Started From Game Producer
Want to know how to maximize The Sims 4: City Living experience? Learn from producer Grant Rodiek himself. Photo : Photo by The Sims/YouTube

The Sims 4: City Living DLC is the latest expansion pack to hit the game. Bringing the new world San Myshuno with skyscrapers, street festivals and more, your Sims will have the time of their lives exploring what the urban jungle has to offer. To better immerse in the city life, game producer Grant Rodiek has taken the liberty to give players some tips.

The Sims 4: City Living Tip # 1: Start Poor

Yes, Rodiek urges you to start broke. The reasoning behind this is that it is more attuned to the real world, where newcomers to New York don't immediately get the penthouse. You will have fewer choices on a smaller budget, but that is how exactly The Sims 4: City Living producer recommends it to be.

"It helps you create that true city story," he told iDigitalTimes. "When you first move in, there's only so many places you can afford. So the map is constrained quite quickly."

The Sims 4: City Living Tip # 2: Get That Dirty Apartment

The Sims 4: City Living producer recommends players to get that Culpepper apartment in the Spice District. He describes it as having a lot of culture, "cool" neighbors and awesome food. However, underneath it all is a cheap $400 or $600 apartment that either has Gremlins, is haunted or badly needs TLC. But, sure, let's stay for culture.

The Sims 4: City Living Tip # 3: Use That Aspiration

The Sims 4: City Living DLC introduces a new aspiration that Rodiek absolutely recommends using. In his own words, "it will guide you through and hold your hand in a way that it gives you the freedom of a Sims experience where you can make your own choices, but it's not so overwhelming like, 'Oh my god there's too much to do.'"

The Sims 4: City Living Tip # 4: Play However You Want

These tips from Rodiek would give you that urban jungle experience where you are a baby lion who just got out of your mom's womb. Of course, you can play in the new world however you want, but cheating your way to the top will take out all the fun and as he said, the "culture."

You might encounter some cockroaches and "hilariously bad" apartments along the way, but as with any other game, you're playing for the experience. If you want the rich lifestyle, though, the Uptown neighborhood is just right for you.

The available apartments start at only $3,500 per week with four bedrooms and three baths. This is perfect for a family or a couple who just uses too much space. The most expensive one is at $7,500 with a great view. If you want to rise to the top, why not aim for the highest?

The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack is now available worldwide for PC and Mac. It introduces San Myshuno with four neighborhoods namely Arts Quarter, Spice Market, Fashion District and Uptown. It also brings three new careers: Political, Social Media and Critic; all of which should help you get out of the dump.

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