So I used to be a fairly avid Sims player (You can read my thoughts on where the series has gone here) But I think the picture below is a new low for the series, and the publisher, EA.
Each of the boxes highlighted in red shows something that the game wants me to buy. If I want to search into the "mystery bag" and get one random digital item I need to buy $50(!) worth of "SimPoints". All of this advertising and shameless DLC promotion, and yet i've already spent roughly $400 on the Game and It's expansions. This seems to me like desperation and greed at it's finest. The worst part about this whole thing is that you have to see this screen just to launch the game, and within the game there are more ads to purchase DLC.
Oh and just for a kicker the "Sunlit Tides" world costs between $24.50(!) and $43.50(!!!!!) depending on which version you buy.