The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
|a game by||Maxis Software, and The Sims Studio|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||All Star Wars Games, The Sims Games, Simulator Games, Life Sim Games|
Star Wars and Sims, these are probably two of EA’s most prized possessions, with The Sims being one of the most famous games in the life simulator genre and Star Wars, well, just being Star Wars. For those of you who do not know, Star Wars is one of the biggest film, television and video game franchises in all of pop culture, it goes far back to the late 70s and new things in the Star Wars universe just keep popping out.
Sims 4 is one of the most heavily monetized games, with around 10 expansion packs, 9 game packs and around 17 cosmetic packs. The Star Wars Journey to Batuu pack however, was not one of the best ones. It comes with a whole different vacation point that you can go to, once your Sim gets there, all of their stats become full and they don’t really go down too quickly either, this was a deliberate feature added to make the other new thing that they have added stand out more, missions.
Journey to Boredom
The Sims 4 Star Wars Journey to Batuu pack is quite literally, just the same old Sims 4, with a fresh coat of paint on it. At first glance, it seems cool when you get to Batuu, which is quite simple, you call up the vacation point in your game and you’re there, but it is so terribly boring after a maximum hour of gameplay that it feels pointless to play. The cosmetics that it comes with are however very good, making your Sim’s house look pretty cool for whenever they have friends over. The missions, that I mentioned earlier, are tedious and boring tasks that basically have nothing much to do with Star Wars; they’re just a way to make you play enough so you get a light-saber and a droid. Journey To Batuu comes across as a glorified tourist attraction rather than an actually fun to play expansion pack, the few things it does right are the cosmetics outside of the mode and the fun to look at character models in Batuu itself.
Missions will have you doing tasks such as scanning crates and breaking into places, the A.I is too weak to stop you so they’re very easy to do. Most of the time you would be doing tasks for one of three factions, these tasks will directly determine whether; the resistance or the First Order will be the ones taking control of Batuu.
Sims 4: Star Wars Reskin
The choices however do not impact as much since you get to choose the cosmetics at the end anyways, there’s also missions which require you to have a high level at rocket science but if you do the default choice in those without having the rocket science, you have a very high chance of succeeding anyways. So the choices in the mission design felt quite pointless.
After playing through the entirety of the pack, it brings nothing new to the table, the missions are simple and for the most part quite boring and the choice system is often pointless, the cosmetics are a redeeming feature, they are unique and really cool, and they are a solid addition to the game, along with the Batuu vacation spot being really beautiful and faithful as an adaption, but there’s not much else to keep the player-base engaged in this pack.
- Fun, high quality cosmetics that are cool to look at
- A really cool layer of fan service for Star Wars fans
- Fun to look at character designs in the Batuu area, with the area itself being very beautiful and faithfully designed to the Star Wars spirit
- Often times boring and shallow gameplay
- Pointless choice systems
- Uninspired missions
- A glorified tourist attraction in Sims form
Download The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP