I am preserving a detailed eye on Paralives, which might wind up being a competitor to the uncontested life simulation juggernaut that’s The Sims 4. Paralives remains to be in prealpha, with no introduced launch date, however the Paralives crew offers us occasional glimpses at a few of its options in growth, like housebuilding, which we noticed again in June.
This week Paralives confirmed off extra of its character creation instruments, which look impressively intensive and versatile. Beginning with a lot of physique sliders to regulate the scale of absolutely anything from head to toe (although there aren’t really toe sliders), we transfer on to a couple physique hair choices (one thing The Sims 4 does not have with out mods) and tattoos, which you’ll scale, rotate, and drag across the character’s physique till you are proud of the location. Fairly cool.
Selecting your Parafolk’s peak is as straightforward as adjusting one other slider, and there are many choices to your character’s face, together with magnificence spots that, much like tattoos, you possibly can dimension and transfer round till you’ve got discovered the right placement. There are additionally a handful of premade pores and skin tones (the video says the studio will add extra) and instruments to create your individual from a palette and coloration wheel.
You may even give your character heterochromia, which suggests they’ve two totally different coloured irises. I assume a variety of gamers will go for this feature as a result of, frankly, it seems actually cool.
I am wanting to see extra of Paralives within the close to future, and I hope I haven’t got to attend an excessive amount of longer to really play it. The artwork type is charming as heck, and even the few animations proven within the character creator look nice, too. And albeit, it is excessive time The Sims 4 received a little bit of competitors.