Dear The Sims Studios,
I didn't mean to be rude in my title, but I know you are but a subsidiary who acts under a much larger gaming giant.
Dear Electronic Arts,
The Sims has undergone a lot of changes over the years. Admittedly, I haven't followed the franchise much since 3, and I only played that a bit. My computer situation has never been ideal when put up against the always cutting edge Sims games of the time. Sims 3 was simply too much for my laptop to handle, and my family had to replace our computer after a series of expansion installs for the original Sims caused a 60 second hang up between commands.
For this reason, I played a majority of your titles on my Nintendo Gamecube and PS2 and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Sure the Gamecube Sims didn't allow for you to build a second story home, and The Urbz forced you to interact with the Black Eyed Peas...but dammit, console gaming was the way to go when it came to The Sims in my book.
It's been a long time since those days...the series has gone through some face lifts that many fans aren't really into. What once was a living dollhouse where you could execute your visitors via fireplace is now, as Metro said it best, GTA without guns.
I quickly realized in my research on Sims 4 that things had grown far too complex for me to want to dive in...but I'll tell you what I would love.
I want the original Sims with all expansions playable on my Xbox One! What was once a lengthy install on the PC in 2002 surely would be no challenge for the next gen console. I believe this move wouldn't just appease me, but all the fans clamoring for a return to the classical feel! Hell, as long as you don't make me pay DLC for the expansions and package it all in, I'll pay new price for the re-release! If it's DLC though, throw it up for like 20 dollars if you would.
No MySims...no expanded world...just bare bones. C'mon, I'm jonesin' here!