originals\ Jul 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I got early access to The Sims 4 Create a Sim Demo and recreated myself from my wedding day

Today, I received a nice surprise from EA and Maxis -- and early trial of The Sims 4 Create A Sim Demo that is scheduled to become available for the general public later this summer. For the past few weeks we've seen EA talk about and even demo the powerful new Sim creator, but today was the first time I actually got my own hands on it.

I played around with the tool for about an hour creating just about everyone in the GameZone office. Then I tried to see how close I could get to creating myself. Using a picture of myself from my wedding last year (like I would dare to recreate my stunningly beautiful wife from that day), me and GameZone Editor-in-Chief Mike Splechta went to work. Like masterful surgeons, we put on quite the performance.

Damn, I'm a handsome beast.

So is The Sims 4 Create a Sim as intuitive and powerful as promised? Well, to put things into perspective, creating this Sim took us about 12 minutes and I'd say it's pretty darn accurate. Honestly, though, we probably could've spent another 45 minutes playing around with the sculpting tools to get an even more accurate depiction.

I'd argue my arms are not that lanky and my hair not that volumized. We nailed the nose though -- nice and big. My Sim is also a little more tan than I am in real life, but hey, a man can dream right? You can only get so tan from the light of a computer monitor. My only complaint -- and this could just be because this is a demo -- is the limited the selection in hair and eye color. I would've prefered a color wheel then specific color blocks. Still, not a bad end result all things considered.

Though the video is sped up at parts, you can see that creating your Sim is done through clicking various parts of the body and dragging them to adjust the size. And it's not just broad body parts either. You can literally zoom in to the finer details, like the corners of your lips or eyes and tweak them ever so subtly. Pretty darn powerful.

EA notes that the Create A Sim Demo is still in development "so it doesn't represent the final quality of the game." 

What do you think of my final creation?

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