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The Sims 4: Carnaval Streetwear Kit Review

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The Sims 4 recently had a new dlc drop in the form of the Brazillian-inspired Carnaval Streetwear Kit. At £4.99, is this kit a must-have for the hardcore players?

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!

With the word “Carnaval” playing havoc with my spellchecker as it is Portuguese for “Carnival”, let’s see what this is all about!

Gameplay

The Carnaval Streetwear kit has been designed in partnership with Brazilian drag queen and singer-songwriter Pabllo Vittar. Together they have drawn up a wardrobe of clothing and accessories to celebrate the vibrancy of Brazil’s iconic Carnaval.

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Nothing very Brazillian Carnaval about it.

With a vivid array of multicoloured neon shirts, tees, crop tops and dresses both for men and women, Pabllo has brought their ideas to life.

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I don’t think I could pull this look off!

With a majority of the Sims dlc’s, your people can only wear their outfits when the season allows it, however, they can dress up throughout the year to attend parties.

Below is a full list of the available Carnaval Wear kit:

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The full kit.

As you can see, there are a couple of make-up mascaras and a set of nails to adorn your sim with as well as a few variations on colours. To be honest I felt as if the whole Brazillian Carnaval vibe was lacking the flair and big party atmosphere that is usually associated with Brazil. There are no headpieces, feathery wings or flashy sequin outfits to ooze that samba charm. No masks, or elaborate costumes to dance the night away in.

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A variant of the watermelon shirt.

Graphics & Audio

The costumes in the Carnaval Streetwear kit are eye-catching to a degree but I did not feel the Brazillian vibe at all. Neon colours displayed with fruit images like this were all the rage in the 90s while I was wearing Bermuda shorts as a kid, it just doesn’t feel special and is rather uninspiring.

Longevity

The Carnaval Streetwear kit adds a few extra items to your already expansive clothing, accessory and makeup range. With the items only being seasonal as your sim will get cold, you are limited to its uses similar to the Swimwear kit.

Final Thoughts

Although only priced at £4.99, I can’t help but feel a bit let down by the Carnaval Streetwear kit. It does not bring the Brazillian vibe and instead looks like a summer range from Primark. If you are a die-hard fan of The Sims 4 feel free to expand your available items, however, sadly for me it missed the mark.

The Carnaval Streetwear kit gets a Thumb Culture Silver from me.

Disclaimer: A code was received in order to write this review.

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