Let's dive in and check it all out!
5 new terrain paints. The grasses have a soft natural look that is not a solid, flat green.
A very nice selection of trees..I appreciate that there is a good variety.
Love these flowers but I was extremely disappointed to find there are no alternate color options for any of them.
A very chunky/rustic column that could also work well in Spanish/desert themed builds.
There are not many new walls or floors...the few there are have an all wood look. I was hoping for some plaid wallpaper or a forest animal print for the kids rooms...something.
Huge mistake here. The new stone foundation is absolutely lovely. So why, then, is there not a matching wall texture? It does not make sense to me. There needs to be a matching wall.
A couple of examples of the "styled rooms"...including a very nice outdoor camping set up.
As you can see, there is plenty of new stuff that comes with Outdoor Retreat!
( side note: I adore the way new things in the build catalog are easily found and identified with the gold highlight. I have wanted something like that for years...so handy! )
No new overhead lights, but some really charming floor and table lamps.
A variety of seating options including a rock and a stump. The folding chairs will work nicely pool-side.
The beds come with very limited color schemes, 4 different color choices each and the colors are limited to bright/primary shades.
More picnic tables than you will ever need! The accent tables are interesting and the rock/stone slabs will lend themselves well to a funky modern design. There are no new kitchen counters or appliances.
The plumbing section contains 2 new sinks and showers. No new toilets or tubs.
Clutter!!! Love this so much...little details like this give a build personality.
These are objects from skill building ( the guitar and game table) and then Decorative objects. In this section we find another HUGE missed opportunity. No new fireplace. Really?!? This pack is the perfect chance to do a rustic river rock fireplace..it would fit perfectly with the theme and yet...nothing. Worse yet, all of the standard fireplace options will look pretty silly in a rustic cabin setting. FAIL.
I was also disappointed there was not a plaid or large Native print rug. Either one would have gone so beautifully with the theme.
Finally, there is a horseshoe pit, a couple of tents, some coolers, and two different fire pits. Oh, and a nice chunky wood dresser to go with the chunky wooden beds. No new book cases, because...Outdoors. Stop reading and get outside already.
While there are a ton of new objects, many of them are clearly geared to a certain look and do not lend themselves to multiple styles/usage. Regardless, this seems like a lot of "stuff" for a stuff pack...er...Game Pack. Is it worth it? That is going to be up to you and your interests. Between the new objects AND all of the new hair/clothing options AND the new location AND all of the new game play interactions, I would say yes.