Some mods for the game alleviate the worst of the problems, but those too can have unexpected results if you run too many of them at once. The game’s developers have had 5 years to think about what they might do differently, and once the game makes it through its first months of patching, players will likely see a more stable and smoothly expandable game as a result.
At the very least, it’s a clean slate, and a fresh chance to make things the right way the first time.
There’s no getting around the fact that once you add a few expansions to The Sims 3, it becomes the patchwork Frankenstein’s monster of video games.
Neighborhoods get glitchy when they interact with content they weren’t future proofed to handle, and crashes become frustratingly regular.
The game’s Create-A-Sim tool is what let’s you make custom characters that look like your family, friends, celebrities, or even just characters from your imagination.