Many reviewers criticized The Sims 4's lack of features and missing content compared to previous titles, particularly The Sims 3's Create-a-Style and open world features. Frequent loading screens and glitches were also mentioned. Lee Cooper of Hardcore Gamer described The Sims 4 as a "half-hearted experience wrapped in a neat and pretty package". Jim Sterling of The Escapist noted an "overall lack of engagement", and declared that "The Sims 4 is basically The Sims 3, but shrunken and sterile". Kevin VanOrd of GameSpot stated, "The Sims 4's biggest problem is that The Sims 3 exists". Kallie Plagge of IGN was disappointed by the lack of "cool objects" in place of missing content, concluding, "it's a good start to what may eventually be expanded into a great Sims game, but it's not there yet". Nick Tan of Game Revolution describes the game as a "case study for loss aversion", noting frustration among Sims fans due to the missing features and content, concluding that the game is "woefully incomplete, despite being unexpectedly solid and entertaining in its current state. "