EA was kind enough to give us an early access code for The Sims 4 Moschino stuff pack. Views are entirely our own.
The Sims has a history of teaming up with big names for themed Stuff Packs. The Sims 2 saw link ups with H&M and Ikea, while The Sims 3 brought us Katy Perry and Diesel packs. The latest addition to this collection is The Sims 4 Moschino stuff pack.
My personal preference for game packs is that they provide content that can be used with other packs, rather than being so specifically themed that they can only be used by themselves. Not being a fan of Moschino, I was expecting this pack to be more on the Katy Perry end of the spectrum, rather than Ikea. With a few exceptions, I was pleasantly surprised.
I’ll split this into three sections, CAS, Build/Buy and Gameplay
This is where the pack most closely matched my expectations. There are 4 new hairs – 2 female, one male and one coded for both, 7 new tops , 3 male, 3 female and a tshirt for both, 3 skirts and 2 trousers, which match various tops, 2 dresses, a suit, coded for males. but arguable better on females, a pair of boots and a swimsuit. They all have multiple colourways.
For me, it’s a mixed bag. Some of the items I could see myself using regularly. Others, not so much. Anything overly patterned or logo-ed is one the no list for me, which rules out the t-shirt, the sweater and sweater dress. Oh, and let’s not forget the gents’ Harlequin suit (separates, with a matching female skirt). Thankfully, it comes with a decent black alternate colourway, which would work for my rocker sims, but if I see any townies in the original version, they’ll be getting dragged straight off for a makeover!
We now move on to the selection of wall, windows and doors, and furniture. The furniture is mostly aimed at living room/photography studio styling, but this is a case of it really working well with other packs. It offers clean lines, and bold colours.
I like the new pieces offered here. While a full living room might be a bit too much for me, the pieces all work with other packs. Loft windows for example fit perfectly into City Living, the photography pieces will work with Get Famous, and the clean lines and colourways work and contrast with the Gothic elements of Vampires – there’s pretty much something for everyone!
There are 2 styled rooms available with this pack, which showcase the items available.
The Sims 4 Moschino pack brings a new Freelance Photographer career, which sits alongside the existing ones. Sign up for a Freelance position, join the appropriate agency, and start taking gigs. You know the drill.
Some useful tips
- Grab the camera tripod, which is totally portable, just pop it in your inventory, and use that to improve your pictures.
- Pay attention to the time allowed for the gigs – although they may seem generous, some of them require you to wait for the picture to be sent back from the client so you can upload them to your Fashion Simstagram.
- A photo shoot with a sim or 2 is a great way to build relationships, fast.
- No sims nearby? No problem! If you have a studio, there’s a floor marker, that will allow you to hire a model. Like the tripod, you can add it to your inventory for outdoor shoots.
Tying back to using the content with other packs, you could use Get to Work allowing you to buy a retail store to set up your own studio if you don’t want one at home, include some of the items from Get Famous for atmosphere or alterrnate backdrops, and maybe look at the Clubs from Get Together to have a handy supply of models and faster skill building, especially when the job requires pictures of a group of sims. It also aligns well with the social networking skill, and allows you to acquire fame points. Even at low levels, the earning can vary from a couple of hundred simoleans, up to several thousand – basically, your earning potential is in your own hands.
I must admit that The Sims 4 Moschino pack exceeded my expectations in most areas. The clothing is a little meh, but that’s mostly down to it just not being to my taste. If you like Moschino clothes, you’ll probably like these. The rest of the pack makes up for it, though.