Full list of the new preferences coming with The Sims 4 Growing Together!
The Likes & Dislikes system in The Sims 4 is getting a massive overhaul with the addition of The Sims 4 Growing Together! Additionally, we’re getting two new categories of likes and dislikes that are more about who Sims are at their core. Also, these new categories of likes and dislikes are going to help determine social compatibility between individual Sims.
Moreover, the two new categories of Likes & Dislikes are Sim Characteristics and Conversation Topics. Also, these categories are platonic in nature. All Sims from the child age and up will have a social compatibility score with each other at the platonic level. However, social compatibility can still make pursuing a romantic connection easier or harder. Some specific Sim Characteristics and Conversation Topics will be locked for child Sims, such as romance-oriented ones.
Sims 4 Likes and Dislikes: How Do They Work?
When a Sim selects their likes and dislikes in the new categories, the game will calculate a compatibility score based on those selections whenever they meet a new Sim. Also, this compatibility score will take both Sims’ preferences into account.
Additionally, there are 18 different characteristics Sims can fall under. These likes and dislikes are:
- Emotional Decision-Makers
- Family-Motivated Sims
- High Energy
- Nature Enthusiasts
- Pet Enthusiasts
- Romance Enthusiasts
There are three main factors the game takes into account when calculating a Sim’s characteristics; their traits, their likes and dislikes in the Activity category, and lifestyles from Snowy Escape. Furthermore, every characteristic has cross-pack compatibility across many different packs for the most diverse experience possible.
Moreover, there are 16 new likes and dislikes in the Conversation Topics category. Conversation Topics determine what types of social interactions Sims love or hate. This is going to add a new challenge in building relationships with different Sims. Also, each individual Sim can have specific types of interactions they will be receptive to or reject. The player will have to put a lot more effort into finding out another Sim’s preferences in order to build meaningful relationships.
Additionally, the Conversation Topic likes and dislikes are:
- Deep Thoughts
- Discussing Hobbies
- Discussing Interests
- Malicious Interactions
- Potty Humour
- Silly Behaviour
- Small Talk
Now that Sims can dislike things like Affection but love Arguments, we can create a lot more unique social situations with likes and dislikes in The Sims 4. Individual Sims will have completely different social dynamics with each other when they interact. This is going to make Sims feel more alive than they ever have before.
In addition to the new likes and dislikes categories, the new Soul Music radio station will be added under the Music preferences.
Also, all of the above content discussed is exclusive to The Sims 4 Growing Together expansion pack. However, the Sim Gurus did mention that the next base game update will increase the max likes and dislikes limit from 20 to 50 across all categories.
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