The Sims 4's newest expansion will finally let Sims take off their shoes indoors. It's a fantastic foot forward for Asians everywhere.
The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is a slightly misleading name for the high tech dollhouse’s 10th , set in the fictional location of Mt. Komorebi. Yes, there’s skiing, snowboarding, mountain vacations, and soothing hot springs. However, a large portion of the pack is dedicated to the arguably more interesting Japanese-themed additions, such as traditional architecture, kotatsu, kimonos, hot pot, bowing in greeting — and taking off your shoes indoors.
This isn't only an exciting inclusion for Japanese Sims players, but for numerous other Asian people as wellRemoving your shoes upon entering a home is common practice , and seeing it added to The Sims is a lovely detail for anyone who grew up barefoot with a pile of shoes by the door. It’s just a shame it will cost Asian Simmers $39.99 to add this integral part of their everyday life to the life simulator, though it’s admittedly thrilling that it’s being added at all. Read more...More about Video Games, The Sims, Japanese Culture, The Sims 4, and Sims 4