What to Expect With “The Sims 4: Discover University”

After some disappointment from previous packs leaving stale gameplay, the next expansion pack of “The Sims 4” was leaked, and left the Sims community shook to its core. That leaked image was just the tip of the iceberg for the new, highly-anticipated expansion pack. “The Sims 4: Discover University” is a pack that fans were waiting on FOREVER. With the game dropping on Nov. 15 for PC/Mac users, many have already been playing for about a week now. However, “The Sims 4: Discover University” won’t be out to PS4 or Xbox One users until Dec. 17.  So, if you haven’t gotten the chance to try out the new pack yet, here’s what to expect:

“The Sims 4: Discover University” is the eighth expansion pack within “The Sims 4” and is the most highly-anticipated pack apart from “Seasons” and “Cats and Dogs.” The university pack is highly anticipated because according to some Sims fans (including myself) the game itself has been lacking in gameplay as of late. So, finally, having university added to the game brings so much more gameplay ideas for more realistic players like myself. 

The features that come with the pack are really good in terms of realistic gameplay. There are two colleges to choose from: University of Britechester and Foxbury Institute (whose mascot is a lobster for some reason?). We get three new careers (engineering, law and teacher) and a total of 13 majors to choose from differing in the level of difficulty depending on your sim’s skill level. There are a ton of new build/buy items and a new roommate system. Don’t forget the return of bikes!

And, oh yeah, student loans…

That’s right both you and your sims can have crippling debt by the time you graduate. But don’t worry, there are scholarships to help you out. 

While everything is fine and dandy, there are some problems that many are complaining about. Unlike “The Sims 3,” the classes are rabbit holes -- meaning that you don’t get to go with your sims to class. Also, you cannot build directly onto the lot with the build/buy feature in the dorm rooms (however, you can get to it by using cheats).

Despite those issues, I think that it adds to the realism of the pack because let’s face it, everybody’s dorm looks plain AF when they first move in, and nobody wants to sit with a sim in class for an hour -- we don’t even want to do that ourselves in real life.

“The Sims 4: Discover University” dropped November 15 for PC/MAC, but those using PS4 and Xbox One will have to wait until December 17.