We asked 3084 fans if pets should be directly controllable.
In a life simulation game, the player can take control of the lives of virtual people in a virtual world. You have the power to decide how their story plays out, but what about their pets?
Animals are unpredictable and part of the fun is watching how they interact with your virtual utopia, but in a game where you are the decision maker, should the pets be given simulated freedom or do you want to play as them, too?
We asked the community if pets in Paralives should be directly controllable.
While not a definitive answer, about 2 out of 3 people want to take direct control of their virtual animals. But there is also a large number of people who prefer to influence their animals through the actions of their character, like in real life.
This divide stems from previous life sims in the past, where traditionally pets could be controlled just like Sims, but then suddenly in the latest edition, pets could not be controlled at all. And that is arguably more life real life, no?
We aren’t yet certain how Paralives will handle this gameplay feature, but we have gathered some valuable Twitter feedback:
I think it should be controlable by default but maybe an option to make it un-controlable for people that like having more realism in their game— 🎨UnalPlays🎨 [(Commsions Open!!)Slot 1/5] (@Unal_Plays) November 19, 2019
There should be a option to choose like in the settings turn off or on..— Ashley (@Jadenfire) November 19, 2019
Me personally would absolutely adore having the ability to control animals again!!! Maybe a control could be added for those who don’t like the ability to control their pets, that way it enables two ways to play!!! Pleases everyone🥰— Erin (@erins_smiles) November 19, 2019
Heck no! I like not being able to control them, it’s more real! I can’t control my dog in real life! Lol. That’s way too much! Controlling my sims, their kids and their dang pets! Some people just wanna control everything! 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Dr. Elisabeth Gucci (@Guccigoddess06) November 19, 2019
Yes!! If people don't want to control them, then just don't click on them. Everybody wins— Julian/Iron Seagull (@Iron_Cgull) November 24, 2019
I dont care about controls. But dont let them be NON-SELECTABLE. Let us be able to see their needs or something, maybe their skills too or something if there is that.— AYSHIA🏁 (@a_games2) November 19, 2019
Yes!! Pets should be controllable. I really hated that they disabled that function in the Sims 4. If you can control your pets it feels like you engage with your pets more, than without.— Layla 🌹 (@miiruuki) November 19, 2019
As long as we are able to see their needs, info, etc not as in The Sims 4, I don't care if they're not controllable.— Christopher J. Vargas (@crisv3003) November 19, 2019
Opinion: Yes, If the parafolks has the high skill to control them. I think it will be nice if we only know their needs through a bubble display in their head.— Christine with luv (@Mimristine) November 27, 2019
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