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13 Nov 2020

The Sims 4: Snowy Escape Expansion Pack Review – Mt. Komorebi, Winter Sports, Lifestyles & Sentiments, Build/Buy, CAS & More

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Mt. Komorebi

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Build/Buy & CAS

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Winter Sports

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Lifestyles & Sentiments

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Final Verdict

Sims fans might be waiting for news on The Sims 5, but fear not as EA is releasing one of the best Sims 4 expansion packs to date!

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape brings some big changes to the game, on top of the usual CAS and Build additions.

Get ready to explore a brand-new world, develop lifestyles and learn some winter sports.

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape releases on the 13 November - keep reading to find out what we made of it when we got our hands on the game.

Mt. Komorebi

With the new pack comes the first ever world to include both residential and vacation lots.

Not only that but this feature will become available for all other worlds too!

There are three primary neighbourhoods all with their own personalities and environments.

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MAKE A HOLIDAY A HOME: Live in Mt. Komorebi or vacation there, or do both!

This pack is heavily centred around Japanese culture, something which can be hard to do, but we think EA has done a great job.

Fans have been desperate to see more diversity in the game and we think this is a step in the right direction.

Mt. Komorebi has to be one of the best worlds so far, it’s absolutely beautiful and one of the most unique settings we’ve seen.

Build/Buy & CAS

Snowy Escape is big on CAS - you’ll see 130 new items which are of course Japanese inspired, whether this be everyday wear or traditional.

Get ready to make the home of your dreams with build/buy.

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BUILDERS ZEN: Get creative with a brand new Japanese inspired theme!

This pack includes traditional and modern furniture including items such as shoji doors (sliding doors containing translucent paper - anime fans you’ll know what they are), paper lanterns, Japanese maple trees and more.

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The detailing in the texture is insane, following from Journey To Batuu it looks like the team are constantly one-upping themselves.

Winter Sports

I’ve always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard but never had the opportunity - now at least my sim can!

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ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE: Get to the slopes and learn winter sports!

Get your winter gear on and hit the alps, there are even different levels of difficulty for sims with higher or lower skills.

I may not be the most athletic person in the world, but I love a walk or hike when I get the time, things shouldn’t be any different for my sims. Climb to Mt. Komorebi’s peak either alone or with your friends and family.

Lifestyles & Sentiments

With Snowy Escape comes Lifestyles and Sentiments, get ready for a personality/social overhaul.

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FEELING SENTIMENTAL: Discover the new lifestyle and sentiments system!

Even after a few social interactions I can see how impactful this change actually is on the way sims treat each other and events.

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There are 16 Lifestyles currently and they will all link to how your sim reacts to scenarios and will even give them specific habits!

Final Verdict

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape is the breath of fresh air the community has been looking for.

It seems that EA has really taken many of the players' wishes into consideration when making this pack.

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FLAWLESS: The Sims 4 Snowy Escape is the expansion the community has been calling out for

I’ve never felt so excited about playing an expansion as I did when I first dived into Snowy Escape.

The new quality of life features, such as Lifestyles and Sentiments, take the game to a new level.

Pros:

  • A new world to explore (all worlds now residential and vacation)
  • Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding, Rock Climbing and Hiking
  • Gorgeous Japanese inspired theme
  • Social/personality overhaul (Lifestyles & Sentiments)
  • Amazing CAS and Build/Buy items

Cons:

  • None

Ranking:

10/10

Buy Here (US): The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack for PC on Amazon

Buy Here (UK): The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack CD Keys for only £23.99!