The social simulation series The Sims by EA and Maxis, which has been around for quite a while, has provided many gamers with hours of amusement. However, one player of The Sims 4 recently discovered that it can also be a source of horror due to a weird graphical fault. Recently, gamers of the successful title were given new material with the most recent The Sims 4 update, which brought in new gameplay elements and a bunch of cosmetics with an emphasis on inclusivity.
When The Sims first launched in 2000, there was a degree of uncertainty from the gaming community, as Will Wright’s previous titles had been simulation games. This new title, which he described as a virtual doll house, sparked confusion in fans. Nevertheless, the franchise was a hit, with players drawn to its entertaining and humorous gameplay. Over the years, the franchise has had numerous sequels and spin-offs, with The Sims 5 set to offer crossplay capabilities when it is released.
Reddit user lannes recently posted an image on r/gaming that highlights the fact that even in the cute and vibrant world of The Sims 4, there can be some pretty creepy glitches. The screenshot shows a female Sim that has her eyes sitting in the middle of her forehead and her facial features appearing oddly angular due to a graphical bug. This unfortunate character has a rather unsettling appearance as a result.
Players have been met with appreciation when they make characters like the recreation of Boo from Monsters Inc. in The Sims 4, however, the oddly formed face of this glitched Sim was met with a much more comedic reaction. Many Redditers noted the likeness to the infamous Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars franchise, and another person thought it closely resembled the Slurm Slug from Futurama. Some even joked that it was from the non-existent Spore 2, referencing one of The Sims’ creator Will Wright’s unpopular gaming attempts.
Facing this alarming issue when running The Sims 4 might be enough to cause some gamers to switch away from the social simulation title and play something less horrifying. Fortunately, following a recent update, users will not have to be concerned about any similarly deformed Sims moving in slow motion.
The Sims 4 can now be acquired for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.