Sims 4 launched two kits, one to go back to the 90’s thanks to Grunge and the other to create your own reading room. We tell you how they are in this review!
Sims 4 continues its bet to item kits, and in his new release of 2023 he has chosen two very different themes. On the one hand, “Back to Grunge” is a Create a Sims kit that contains different clothes and 90s styles that give this air of “mom, it’s not a phase”; on the other, Reading Corner brings with it the possibility of building comfortable and warm rooms surrounded by books. We tell you more about each one, in this review.
Sims 4 Back to Grunge Kit
Grunge is a fashion style that originated in the 1990s, mainly associated with the Seattle music scene and the music genre of the same name with musical exponents such as Nirvana, Soundgarden or Pearl Jam…among many others. This musical movement (said in a very simplistic way) is characterized by the “anti-establishment”, which strongly criticized the dominant culture from its lyrics and its sound, but also from its aesthetics.
In clothing, grunge is expressed through a unkempt, scruffy, and “Rebel” look. Worn, baggy, and used-looking clothing such as flannel shirts, rock band T-shirts, ripped jeans, and leather jackets were common items. Dark, muted colors were preferred, and more conventional styles and trends were avoided.
For fans of this style, the Back to Grunge kit is certainly something refreshing, with 25 different Create-A-Sims items that accurately reflect this aesthetic, but from a more “modern” perspective. It doesn’t look like it’s straight out of the 90s, but more like how grunge is used today.
Most of the clothes that we find in this pack are unisex, with the exception of a dress, a top and a short that are exclusive for sims who dress “girly”. And each of the garments has multiple color changes to create different looks.
The most critical thing about this kit is that in the case of Male Sims, the superimposed clothes seem to give them a “pear” shape, making it not fit very well in general -and especially, as usually happens, in sims with a non-hegemonic body -. But, broadly speaking, it’s very good. It complements perfectly with the clothes included in the Lycanthropes Gamepack.
Sims 4 Reading Corner Kit
Whenever Sims 4 releases a kit, it tends to highlight one over the other in terms of quality. This has been the case, from Intimate fashion and objects for the bathroom. Luckily, since the latter, he hasn’t made big mistakes in terms of polishing the details of the objects it includes.
In the case of Reading Corner, we find a slightly reduced number of objects, but very remarkable in terms of utility. And this is because the “star” of this kit are the libraries with modular shelves. What does this mean? that you can combine one shelf with another to generate your own furniture, of different sizes and shapes, to adapt to absolutely every corner of your house.
The kit contains a total of 25 objects, which are designed to perfectly set a “cozy” reading room. Wood, leather, warm colors and comfort prevail, in a construction set that adapts perfectly with the rest of the game pieces. All in a very “neutral” aesthetic that can be adjusted to more classic or more modern settings, playing with color changes.
Although with each kit that comes out, we simmers can say goodbye more and more to the possibility of a new accessory pack that provides a little more gameplay, in this case the team did a good job taking care of quality and details.
Whether or not it is worth investing in these packs will depend a lot on your playstyle and desire to rogue with custom content. Reading Corner incorporates the modularization of functional libraries, which gives a “little extra” that free downloadable content does not usually give.