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The Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Aspiration
Story Act 1: Learning About The Town and Secret Lab
Taking the StrangerVille Mystery Aspiration (found under location) is highly recommended if you are going to try to get to the bottom of why Sims are acting strangely in the new town. I supposed it'd be possible to do everything while ignoring it but they go hand in hand. If you want some help getting around town or finding things, check out my StrangerVille Town Guide.
A guide to the first act of The Sims 4: Strangerville Game Pack's storyline. Take the StrangerVille Mystery Aspiration to get the full benefits.
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On your first day in StrangerVille you are likely to see a couple of odd things. First, Sims are likely to be walking around with jerky movements and a strange look on their face, saying crazy things. Their animations can be absolutely hilarious, especially the way they run. Your own Sim may experience odd things even at home, like Government agents showing up to confiscate the fridge because it has an infection. Don't worry, they'll reimburse you.
Strange plants can be found in every neighborhood. Photographing them may give you your first bit of evidence.
Additionally there are strange alien plants scattered around the world. You can photograph them, which will give you your first piece of evidence in the StrangerVille mystery.
Talking to 5 Sims about StrangerVille is something you'll want to do early that will begin to reveal bits of information you can piece together to figure out what happened. Sims in this town have a special 'Talk About StrangerVille' menu you can access that will be used in several different ways to progress and gather evidence.
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Be sure to visit the plane to make an interesting friend. The Curio offers some helpful inventory and can help you decorate your home in conspiracy stuff, though most of it is found in buy mode. What can't be found there is the Secret Inventory, which you'll need a few times to complete the story.
Near the crashed plane is a small roadside store called the Curio Shop. Here you'll meet a conspiracy theorist who sells lots of Illuminati and alien posters and books. You can also purchase a Tin-foil hat from the store although it's not going to have much of an impact on gameplay. Visiting here is a requirement a few times later in the story so it's good to know about it, in particular the Secret Inventory which will only unlock items as you progress.
The Secret Lab
The Lab in StrangerVille seems central to its mystery. Tucked away in a crater and adjacent to a military base, someone clearly thinks it is important.
Because of whatever happened there, the Secret Lab is abandoned and there's a hole in the fence your Sim will seemingly use to travel there, though it must be a fun climb up and over the crater edges. Visiting here and Examining The Sealed Door will complete the first milestone of the StrangerVille Mystery Aspiration.
Tips For Going Forward
Because many will decide to stop here and not come back to my walkthrough unless they're stuck, I want to point out a few things that can help smooth out the process. Scientists are often found at the town's Library, and Military are found at the town bar. Having one of each with at least 1/3 a bar of relationship can help so if your Sim is looking for social time it may be handy to hang out with someone who is knowledgeable about StrangerVille, in order to clear later steps. It's nothing major, just something I wished that I had done.
Continued in StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 2
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StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 1: Getting Started in a Strange Town
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 2: Evidence, The Dossier, and Key Card
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Or you could roll back to a previous save file of the same game to a point before you sold it all.
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What happens if you decide to drop the investigation when you're almost done with it? Does something bad happen?
Can this be played as a normal game without going through the scenarios?
Sort of. Your Sim can move into the Strangerville world and just live their life as 'normal'. But if you interact with the Bizzare Fruit and question the locals about the Secret Lab you will start the game play scenario. It won't advance without further player input though.
I have quite a few saves where my sims are just living in the world and not playing the game play scenario as I think the world is pretty.
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