The entire community knew about the thirteenth Stuff Pack for The Sims 4 for months and not only did we get a behind the scenes on the making of this pack but we also helped create it by voting on various community polls. Did The Sims Team and the community make The Sims 4 Laundry Day a Stuff Pack worth the $9.99 price? Find out in this review!
This review is based on 5+ hours of gameplay. Even though I was given an early review copy by EA to test the game, I am not by any means paid or bribed to state positive (or negative) opinions about this stuff pack. I will give my honest opinion of the stuff pack; its content and what it brings to the game.
Create A Sim
Although Create A Sim isn’t Laundry Day’s main focus it still has a few tricks up in its sleeve with country-themed clothing items that are full of cute floral details and other peculiar patterns.
In total there are 20 new items for feminine and masculine fashion choices. However, it seems that The Sims Team is bringing up its old mistakes by making a drastic difference between the amount of new clothing for masculine and feminine Sims. The ratio of new items this time around is 4:2 with feminine fashion choice taking the lead.
For a full overview of Create A Sim items check out this post!
With 49 new items The Sims 4 Laundry Day’s crown jewel is definitely the build items catalogue. Even without the objects that add unique laundry gameplay you still get PLENTY of objects that are both useful and decorative.
Most objects are really bright, colorful and rustic. What Laundry Day has to offer really stands out from the object themes of the base game’s build catalogue. They are really affordable and serve as a great starting point for your new household.
There are also objects such as the 2×2 coffee table and the 6-seat round dining table that are extra useful in terms of gameplay.
For a full overview of Build Items check out this post!
Laundry gameplay was something that was highly requested by the community since the release of The Sims 4. I understand that doing laundry doesn’t really sound like a fun thing to do in real life but in Sims that’s a whole other story.
Once you decide to place down any of objects that are related to laundry gameplay such as the hamper, washing machine or the dryer your Sims will start to have their clothes get dirty and, in case they don’t have a hamper, start leaving those dirty clothes on the floor. Don’t worry though – the clothing will be moved to the hamper automatically without having your Sim to walk to the hamper each time they change an outfit. However, Sims who are Slobs will have a tendency to leave clothing piles on the floor even with the hamper on your lot.
Washing your clothing is drying it is basically just clicking a few times on the objects mentioned. However, the real deal lies beneath the new, re-worked clothing system that comes with this pack. Laundry now has several different cleanliness and dryness levels. Clothing cleanliness varies on if your Sim has switched outfits during high or low personal hygiene need and clothing dryness depends on how good did the dryer / clothesline dry your clothes. Sims who have just been to the pool and decided to switch their outfit will leave wet clothes!
Clothes that are wet and dirty will influence negatively on your Sims but properly washed and dryed clothing will positively impact them with a huge variety of moodlets that are included.
Little details like this that come with this pack are what makes this Stuff Pack so it interesting – not the actual process of doing laundry.
There’s still so much more to uncover including laundry additives and different upgradebles for both the washing machine and the dryer!
What I really love about this Stuff Pack is that it provides more possibilities for both types of Sims – those who rely on technology and those who rely on nature, giving you a few more rich details for stories that you’ll tell in the game.
Things such as a rich build items catalogue and complex laundry gameplay are what makes this Stuff Pack one of the best in the series. The simming community has been eager for new everyday challenges that will throw their Sims out of balance. Doing laundry alone all day is not what will disturb your Sims but maintaing a career, raising a family, taking care of needs and on top of all that making sure that their clothes are clean and dry will have them begging you to use the Fill Motives cheat.
Even if that’s not really the case Sims will still appreciate warm and clean clothing which will only help them to go forward.