The Sims Medieval is a refreshing take on the series, transporting players back to medieval times and putting them in charge of heroes and a kingdom’s wellbeing. Now the game is out, Switched On asked executive producer Rachel Bernstein to tell us more. Howdoes thenewsetting change The Sims? The Middle Ages are a time of epic tales of war, love and quests. We think about medieval people by their professional identity: knights, wizards, blacksmiths, etc. That led to heroes to the different ways different professions gain experience. The desire to have the stories feel medieval led to the quest system, which gives the game a way to provide medieval stories and still gives players room for creativity.
Take a snap of this image using the Wimo app for iPhone or Android to see The Sims Medieval. Which profession/hero type do you think is most fun? There are 10 professions: the monarch, knight, spy, wizard, physician, blacksmith, merchant, bard and two priests for two fictional religions. My favourite profession is the physician because I like the creative inventions the physicians can craft. Howmany new traits are included? There are more than 20 traits players can choose from in creating their Sim. Some include: adventurous, chivalrous, jokester, or a whaleate-my-parents trait! What’s the idea behind each Sim’s fatal flaw? What hero doesn’t have a fatal flaw? Working around the fatal flaw creates a fun challenge that is unique to your Sim. It presents the opportunity for a player to choose a quest to convert the fatal flaw into a legendary trait.