“Your Own Personal Soap Opera” – VG247 Feature The Sims 4
VG247 feature The Sims 4 and talk about the emotions we can expect in a very comical manner.
I cannot stand soap operas, I’m not sure I ‘get’ them. The cast of Hollyoaks look like a bunch of mad shaggers cast from the Argos catalogue’s home section, the lack of chin on Coronation Street’s Gail Platt keeps me awake with fear at night, and the name ‘Ian Beale’ reminds me of a local family butchers.
But there’s something endearing about the that particular blend of drama isn’t there? Can we safely say we’ve never become even an iota interested in what’s happening during a soap when they happen to be on the TV? I’ll admit that even I peered up from my laptop and watched in awe that time Phil Mithchell burst on screen with a wooden bat and started trashing some poor sod’s flat like some crazed roast potato. Many of us can’t escape the daily soaps, while others welcome it.
Even with a soap on as background noise, there’s something engrossing about the dirty little secrets and personal dilemmas faced by characters who are supposed to be ordinary people like you or I. That seems to be the emotional connection many of us can relate to in soaps, and this is the exactly what Maxis is looking to replicate in The Sims 4.
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