Just as I started to feel antsy for some new content and started lining up the pleading-eyed cat gifs, the sims team went ahead and announced the new stuff pack! The Sims 4 Romantic Garden Stuff Pack does exactly what it says on the tin: it gives us stuff… for gardens… with a whimsical Victorian feel. Perfect for a secret meeting between star crossed lovers, or beautiful summer wedding!
I LOVE the new sculptures, the flowers are pretty, and there are some nice outfits as usual. The content reminds me a little of the garden aspect of the TS2 Mansion and Gardens stuff pack… only, I think this might actually be even prettier! :-O
And what I REALLY like about this pack is that it’s a neat and tidy theme. Like ‘Spooky Stuff’ it’s easy to understand. You either like it or you don’t. I think a strong theme makes a better stuff pack because it has quite a limited amount of content, and it needs to really make a statement about what it has to offer if it’s going to really appeal to people. Romantic gardens might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but some people (like myself) are absolutely going to love this one!
The gameplay objects also fit the theme really well. First, there is the Whispering Wishing Well! Not only can this magical object bring a ghost back to life, but it can shower you with riches or give you that child you’ve always wished for (unless you’re wishing for a toddler). Like the wishing well from TS3 Lucky Palms, the magic can backfire and the gurus are being pretty candid about what could go wrong! But with over 50 different outcomes, it’s definitely an interesting object to explore!
Secondly, there is the Fountain of Gluteus Maximus, which sims can sit on while cuddling or flirtatiously flicking water at each other. Sims can even splash around in the fountain or pull a prank by filling it with bubbles! This is a nice feature for parks and gives sims another playful thing to do. Speaking of parks, the stuff pack also includes a new ready-made park venue!
The pack releases next week and I’ll definitely be grabbing this one!
(Screenshots and information can be found on the official blog.)