It is crazy to think that The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is the 10th expansion pack for The Sims 4. We knew that a snow-themed expansion was coming, but I was very pleasantly surprised by what they did with this. Rather than being your topical, cabin with a ski slope type of area. They went all-in with a Japanese-themed expansion that is one of the best they have done so far.
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The Game Review
The setting for the game is Mt. Komorebi and it is possibly my favorite location they have done in The Sims 4! The map is quite large and features three different neighborhoods. I love the Japanese theming of the map and the way the houses look to the general aesthetic of everything is something that I found very appealing.
There are many things for you to do here, but I want to start with the new “skills” that The Sims 4: Snowy Escape has on offer. In this expansion, you can do things like skiing, snowboarding, and rock climbing. These are all skill-based and as you do them, your skills will increase and you become better. As you level up you get new gear and access to harder slopes and trails.
I would say that rock climbing is the main skill that this expansion offers. It is a skill you will have to work on as you can actually climb to the very top of Mt. Komorebi, but only if your rock climbing skill is high enough. I loved the progression of the skills as the skills were a lot of fun to actually work on.
As well as fun new activities, there is also the social aspect of the expansion and this is done very well. You can make new friends and build relationships by doing things like going on hikes, hanging out at the spa, and even taking part in a festival, all of these are fun activities and help give this a ton of personality.
There are some new personality traits that are here as well. There is a health nut that will be all about healthy eating and who will actually get sad when junk food is around. Also, due to the setting of this, you have an adrenaline junkie who is all about going out on the slopes and having a thrill!
Many people (my wife included) play The Sims 4 for the building aspect and this expansion does not disappoint in that regard. The way you can have more “Japanese” themed buildings, items and furnishings gives this expansion a look and feel unlike any that have come before it. I thought that Japanese architecture was great and made designing homes a ton of fun.
If you are into The Sims 4, you simply must check out this expansion. After seven years and 9 previous expansions, you would think that they would be running out of ideas, but that is not the case at all. This is just a great deal of fun and the more I think about it, the more I would say this is easily in my top three Sims 4 expansions that they have done so far!
- The setting is one of the best that they have done
- I loved the Japanese theme everything has
- The snow sports skills that you can work on are a lot of fun
- I liked the social aspect and the home building too!
- I do not actually think I would want to play this in the summer months
- If The Sims 4 has not won you over yet, this probably won't either