The Sims 4 Is Going To Be Dangerous For Me

Character creation menus will be the death of me. I love pouring my soul (and my time) into crafting the best-looking cat mage in Skyrim. Or a Commander Shepard in Mass Effect. Or a Jew in South Park: The Stick of Truth. The more complicated the interface and range of options is, the better.


In other words, this new trailer for The Sims 4 that details all the ins and outs of its character creation system is pretty much my dream come true:

Impressive, right? But when it comes to character creators, is it possible to go too far?


I for one couldn't watch this without thinking about the hours of my life that will soon be spent gradually sliding a nose-length meter back and forth, back and forth, back and forth...

At some point, I'll have to overcome my obsessive tendencies just so I can actually play the game.

Too much of a good thing? Maybe. But I certainly hope not, because I don't think I'm going to be able to hold myself back once The Sims 4 finally comes out.

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"You little whippersnappers with your highly-detailed Sims! Why, when I was your age, the Create-A-Sim menu only lets you choose a head and body from a limited set of choices. And that was just enough for us!"