Review: Moschino Isn’t Just a Clothing Pack – Are Photography Updates For You?

Hi everyone, this review was made possible
by EA game changers, who provided me a free copy of the pack but I won’t let that influence
my opinions. In case you hadn’t guessed, The Sims 4 Moschino
Stuff is available worldwide for PC and Mac today. If you think of this as a clothing pack, you’re
really not looking at it from the right perspective. While I’d said in my last video I’m not super
happy to pay for photography upgrades, I’d say it’s much more accurate to look at Moschino
as a fashion photography pack which has some important distinctions. First of all, there really isn’t that much
clothing and some of what is here isn’t going to be worn every day by Sims. Certain items are definitely going to be popular
like the plumbob earrings, but much of it’s extremely artsy fashion based on Moschino’s
real life work. Secondly, the rest of what is here is focused
on enabling you to make a photography studio with an authentic look. There are new photo frames that hold more
than one picture, a digital photo frame that can go through an inventory of photos that
you provide, and Sims can earn new magazine covers while pursuing the new fashion photography
freelancer career. So yeah, it’s a fashion photography pack. I thought about how to frame this review based
on my own experience with Island Living. If you wanted a pretty island, that pack delivered. I think that in order for this one to deliver
for you, you need to either really want something from the build/buy catalog or have a strong
desire to get extensive photography improvements. And, in that area is where Moschino really
delivers. Take up the freelancer career choice and choose
the photography based agency when you start, and your gig selections will include many
different jobs based around the photography skill. A developer directly stated this was made
as a sort of tutorial to get people to use the new abilities you get with this pack. Several new things are going on with photography
now. Build/buy includes special lights to help
you make bright, colorful pictures. You can then tune the lighting to get it just
the way you want. There are area lights, and spotlights so you
can adjust brightness to your liking by tuning them a bit. While low-level photographers tend to make
crappy, blurry pictures, you can eliminate the blurring by purchasing a tripod to stabilize
things. This will also stop gnomes from photo-bombing
your work. Tripods are live-draggable and can be placed
in your Sim’s inventory, just like the lights and also the new fashion subject mark you
can place on the ground to control where Sims pose. You can set up a shoot anywhere, thanks to
the foresight they had to include this. Get a Sim to stand on one of the new fashion
markers, and click your camera’s tripod to begin the shoot in a few different ways, which
you’ll get the hang of. On the markers Sims will pose, or you can
take a photo from where your tripod is. One of the more controversial pack inclusions
requires the tripod, and this may be why it wasn’t given to everyone. While shooting from a tripod, you’re able
to pivot to the right or left around the Sim you’re shooting, letting you get pictures
from the side at the perfect angle. Many people, myself included, felt this would’ve
been an important function of photography to give to all players but that’s not the
case and it may not bother you with the other improvements in the pack. Once it’s time to shoot, you can pick from
various categories on the left, with options for excited, sad, happy and more. There are new poses unique to Moschino as
well, so it’s not just reusing poses that were already in the game. The poses make the pictures much better. There are also touching poses, but the Sims
need to be off the markers for them to work I think. In case it’s not obvious, romantic poses will
only come up with two Sims of the right age, but not more. So if you’re looking for the real touchy feely
kind you need two Sims eligible to be a couple, adulterers included. If you don’t have a subject to photograph,
it’s possible to use the marker to hire a model. Clicking them then the freelancer menu will
let you modify them in Create-a-Sim. Just remember which category you’re supposed
to photograph, and pay attention to the actual job requirement as sometimes it’s like, “Outdoor
company” but wants you to photograph in sleepwear. With the fashion markers, you can use up to
three Sims to get decent group shots, and they’ll all use poses from the category you
select. This works even with children and toddlers
as you can see. While there is an option to take photo carrying
on the camera, allowing you to get pictures with pets or toddlers, there’s a failure here
that will annoy some people. Take picture of Sim on subject mark doesn’t
work properly when a Sim’s carrying someone. If you work it out to get a Sim posing on
a mark holding a toddler, they will correctly hold them but only the model’s face changes. The workaround is to get them into the area
using the mark, cancel and hope they don’t move when you use the regular take picture
carrying. Even here I had to deal with a bug and get
the Sim to pick up the toddler a second time. If a Sim is already carrying, take picture
carrying is broken. That part is a little messy, so if this bugs
you wait for a fix. The ability to take all this to picturesque
locations in the game-world is pretty awesome. You can set up the tripod, use a marker to
make a place for Sims to pose, and get some really nice shots if you plan it out. For players who love their Sims families,
this is going to be awesome to capture pics for above the fireplace. Even better, now that you’re able to live-drag
a photo to a surface and get a standing photo frame, a feature added for all players recently. I would say don’t have high expectations for
the photography freelance career. They all involve taking a picture, in a certain
type of outfit, the clothes you’re wearing doesn’t particularly matter either. You’re probably going to see some bugs with
it as well, because I had photos approved before they were taken and if a certain step
locked up in the right way it may be necessary to clear the gig. The tripod also makes this a bit easy. Almost all of my pictures are coming out normal
or outstanding, at level one Photography. I wouldn’t have minded to see photography
expanded in skill levels, because level seems to matter much less now. You will make use of it when shooting without
a tripod though, so it’s not a total loss. Get a promotion in the fashion photography
career and you can unlock a nice new camera to make more of your photos outstanding. Overall, they nailed fashion photography and
gave some fantastic options. This is most definitely the key feature of
this pack. #Build/Buy Objects
So as I said earlier, I feel this is the main feature and if you want it, Moschino delivers. You do you, I just know that a majority of
people are going to go seeking this and not a specific window given the ability to download
CC for Sims. However, the build/buy options and CAS are
not at all awful. The new three-photo-frame is fantastic for
making artsy use of your photos. There is, however, a problem with this as
well. In case it’s not clear to you, there are three
sizes of photos. The right side requires a portrait in medium
size, then you need one each of a portrait and landscape in small. You can’t put a large photo there in any case,
resizing doesn’t work. So you need to plan to use this with specific
sizes as it’s not possible to change orientations. You can also use the digital photo frame to
change photos at a set interval, to save on wall space and always be showing off one of
your favorites. There is a separate inventory for both landscape
and portrait, but it is shared in all frames of that same type throughout your lot. New furniture, wall art, and photo studio
clutter round out the offerings here. #Create-a-Sim
CAS assets in Moschino are not abundant, but present. If you hate the stupid patterns on some clothes,
realize they did provide some solid color swatches to choose from so you can make your
Sims look dapper without having flashbacks to grandma jean’s wallpaper. There are few new hairstyles, plumbob earrings
I already mentioned which can be bought form the Moschino store for $200 ish, and a recreation
of this one-of-a-kind in the world suit made by Moschino you are likely to see some rich
mumble rapper wearing at some point on TMZ. Do be aware that for most photos you take
a copy will be placed in your screenshots folder. I wish these were cropped just like the photos,
but it’s OK as it’s something you can do. THe rest of the scene So, you
can see what Moschino has to offer here, at least hte major additions. I’m not about to go through every cas asset. There aren’t a lot of objects and clothing,
but photography improvements do round out the offerings and I think how well you’d like
that is a good starting point for making a decision to grab it. Many people will enjoy having the options
available to them, and photography is even better as a result. This is the first time I’ve done a review
on release day. I’d intended to have Patreon credits made,
but I want to do so tastefully and I don’t want to swap out designs out a lot, so I didn’t
get to it yet. We will see if it even works, because we have
about 120 patrons. Thank you for watching, and if you’d like
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