Another Sims 4 Sims Delivery Express (also known as "SDX") has given the famous Sim Bella Goth and her family a makeover. SDX drops first began last fall, as a way for developers to add small amounts of content to the game without requiring a full update to be installed. Since then, the service has been used many times to convey things like new items, clothing, and hair to players.
Bella Goth's character has a storied history within the Sims universe. She's appeared in each section in The Sims series, frequently alongside her husband Mortimer and youngsters Cassandra and Alexander. In The Sims 2, Bella suffers a mysterious disappearance that players can unravel through gameplay, and in The Sims 3 - which is set years before The Sims 2 - she appears as a youngster. The alternate timeline of The Sims 4 has her back alongside her family, although players have expressed some negative sentiments about their design. Frequently accompanied by new Scenarios, EA has released several SDXs since last year. The latest Sims Delivery Express drop came last month as a celebration of Earth Day.
The Sims Twitter account announced a SDX this week that focuses on another version of the Goth family, alongside new items and Scenarios. The recharged Goths have a considerably more distinctive focus on them and have had general improvements made to things like their hair, face, and clothes. Bella now looks more regal in another dress and gems, and more like the previous iterations of her character with a darker skin tone. Mortimer now more impeccably embodies his rich persona, and the kids look cuter and more detailed. Accompanying the new family is a table and chair that the EA website calls "Parisian Outdoor Café Items," a new "Into The Moodlet" lamp which is suggested to assist with lifting Sims' moods in its Buy Mode listing, and a Simlish version of a song by Alice Longyu Gao. The two new Sims 4 Scenarios introduced according to the in-game menu are named "Best Friends Forever," a restricted time scenario about cultivating youth friendships, and "In The Moodlet," about emotional regulation with no set end date.
Although small, SDX drops are always a welcome addition to The Sims 4 - free new items are always a pleasant surprise, and the fact that SDX drops don't need a full patch - which can frequently break any mods players have installed - is an added bonus. To see a makeover of the Goths will undoubtedly be satisfying for many long-term fans of the series who are familiar with the cherished family, as these new versions all the more fittingly carry on the Goth legacy. Developers have been slowly yet surely aiming to further develop elements of the game throughout recent years through things like refreshes of Sims 4 Game Packs, however this is the first time an in-game family has been changed.
Sims 4 players will always have their specific preferences and issues with the game, yet Sims Delivery Express drops are hard to find fault with. They may not be as substantial as a genuine DLC release, yet the occasional new additions of content to the title helps keep it fresh for players. This could very well just be the beginning of the Sims 4 team refreshing famous townies like the Goth family, which will undoubtedly make many fans invigorated for the eventual fate of the game.