The Sims 4 gets 'weird' in latest trailer


For a clip entitled "Weird Stories Official Trailer" the above footage from The Sims 4 depicts an exceedingly dull, staid Sim whose most impressive achievement is making pancakes for two.

EA's description of the sadsack above as the "most least interesting Sim in the world" indicates that he's a spoof of the bearded fellow in those omnipresent Dos Equis commercials. Where the beer company depicts its hero as a rugged adventurer, the embodiment of The Sims 4 lives an oppressively boring life. The tagline "Smarter Sims. Weirder Stories." attempts to remind viewers that chronic, crushing blandness is only one avenue available to Sims 4 players, though the closest to "weird" we see in this video is our protagonist leaving the gym in a dour pout to the dismay of a half-naked stereotype.

The Sims 4 makes its debut on September 5, at which point players will have a chance to demonstrate just how strange things can get in EA's latest virtual sandbox. Even without babies and swimming pools, we're sure the Internet masses can come up with some weird things for their Sims to do.
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