The following is a list of some of the new features that come with new DLC: The Sims 4 City Living. Here are some of new important features;
1-) A New City
3-) Apartments and Penthouses
4-) Power outages, roach infestations
5-) Video game consoles for groups to play together
7-) Bubble Hookahs
8.) Street Art
9-) Cultural Events like eating contests
10-) Politics Career that appears to be interactive
This was included as a free update for every Sims 4 owner. Some apartments come with predetermined traits that are locked, though you can change your lot’s traits at any time. These provide skill boosts, and may allow you to make your building have some supernatural effects, such as gremlins or gnomes that either damage or repair objects overnight. Buildings can be earthquake-prone, have nice breezes that give your Sims a boost to exercise, or nice lighting for painting. Multiple births are also supported if your apartment or house is built on a ley line. Lot traits are changed by clicking the info panel in the top left when you’re in build mode. Hover over them and click the X, unless it’s one that is permanent (such as the apartment being an historical site).
Apartments are a new feature in this Expansion Pack. You can rent one of several apartments in different neighborhoods in the city, with different rental expenses. Apartments allow you to use an elevator to leave the building without a loading screen and explore the neighborhood like usual. Building fans will have to get creative to make efficient use of the available space. As your family grows, you’re likely to need a much bigger and more expensive apartment. Naturally, you can choose a furnished option when you initially put down the deposit, but you will have to pay for those items’ value. Sims on a tight budget may want to buy items as they need them. A downside to apartments that seemingly could’ve been avoided is that players cannot simply walk into the neighbor’s apartment. You’re able to socialize with them in the hall or knock for a little chat, but going inside to visit does require a loading screen. See festivals for other explanations about loading screens that pertain to this DLC.
The new city is a great backdrop for living out your Sims’ lives. The developer definitely pulled off a city vibe, as traffic goes by in the background, the great skyline and Sims going about their daily lives all contribute to this feeling. In certain areas, Sims can partake in street painting, or buy street food from a vendor. Overall it’s nice to be able to get away from the base game’s small towns, and you can certainly alter some of the city to suit your design whims. Just to be clear though, you won’t be able to plop skyscrapers anywhere you want – you’ll build around them, there are just some lots that can be heavily customized as usual. Among the regular Sims you’ll run into in San Myshuno, there are plenty of tourists, street performers, and human statues your Sim can meet. This makes each day in the city just a bit more interesting, as city life should be.
Festivals are held regularly in San Myshuno. The new city’s various neighborhoods are all home to different types of festivals. If a festival is held in your home neighborhood, you can visit it at the designated time without any loading screen. Traveling to a festival in another neighborhood does impose a loading screen, though in my experience they were indeed brief. Festivals last several hours and give your Sims something different to do, allowing them to connect with others Sims and sometimes enter into competitions with prizes. Checking the bulletin board outside your Sim’s apartment will notify you of any upcoming festivals.
City Living features three new Careers – Politician (Activist), Critic, and Social Media. All three are fitting for the city life. A new feature for these careers is the ability to work from home. Each day, before your Sim leaves for work, you get to choose if it’s a day they’ll go in to the office, take the day off, or else work from home. Each of these have two branches like usual, so you can take the career into an entirely different direction.