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Have you guys seen the four new "Live The Sims Life" promo videos? I'm talking about them.

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  • izecsonizecson Posts: 2,722 Member
    edited December 2020
    Well they did say "Not all images appear in game", especially the Waterworld one and it's the only videos that shows features not exist in the game. But i really like how the sims looks in there, more cartoony than the one we have.
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  • Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 1,148 Member
    Yeah it's a little misleading, why didn't they use actual gameplay footage of what new players would actually be seeing in their game. The lighting and rendering of them makes the game look way better than it actually looks in person. Plus the one makes it appear like you can have an underwater house, which is not true.

    They should have said, "For Promotional Information Only, Live Play May Look Different On Your System"
  • bella_gothbella_goth Posts: 1,736 Member
    can ea stop wasting money on useless ads and give devs more budget to actually make a better game rather than rely on false advertisement?
  • Sorak4Sorak4 Posts: 3,462 Member
    "Paddock full of Unicorns"
    A statement that would only be true advertising if it shown 3 and said 3, but no. It's shown Sims 4 pictures. I haven't seen any of the other adverts yet since I always use Adblockers but that one I've seen so far is a bad bad sign.

    Remember Sims 1's "casting for the Sims" trailers? Showing all the ways you could create yourself/people you know by personality? That's far from misleading.
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  • indigo_snap45indigo_snap45 Posts: 34 Member
    I thought they were funny! Could have done without the swimming one though.
  • MetaDoeMetaDoe Posts: 9 New Member
    They would be entertaining if they did stuff that Sims ACTUALLY did in the game, like taking their dishes and washing them in the bathroom sink. The only one that's not misleading is that one where the guy's eating his meal on the toilet in the living room while watching TV.
  • ktalexanderktalexander Posts: 36 Member
    MetaDoe wrote: »
    They would be entertaining if they did stuff that Sims ACTUALLY did in the game, like taking their dishes and washing them in the bathroom sink. The only one that's not misleading is that one where the guy's eating his meal on the toilet in the living room while watching TV.
    Amen! I'm all for multitasking, but why are they obsessed with doing everything whilst on the loo? It's my knitting sims favourite place to craft!
  • OnverserOnverser Posts: 2,315 Member
    edited December 2020
    Technically the actual in game footage of the sims is mostly all things you can do but the rest is pretty misleading. For example you can place a pool in a room and your sim can swim through it and use the furniture above water, which is all that it shows of the actual sim and that's a real thing, but the fridge is not.
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    You can have 7 cats at maximum and the sim part of the video shows 8 so it's only slightly misleading, but technically you could have other sims cats at your sims home so 8 in one room is possible. The mermaid in the bath part is totally misleading though as you can't multi task in a bath. The living rooms the only totally legit one as you can place a toilet in a living room.
  • SimsILikeSimsSimsILikeSims Posts: 1,467 Member
    edited December 2020
    MetaDoe wrote: »
    They would be entertaining if they did stuff that Sims ACTUALLY did in the game, like taking their dishes and washing them in the bathroom sink. The only one that's not misleading is that one where the guy's eating his meal on the toilet in the living room while watching TV.
    Amen! I'm all for multitasking, but why are they obsessed with doing everything whilst on the loo? It's my knitting sims favourite place to craft!

    I am an admin on an amateur humor/satire wiki...let's say there is lots of toilet humor there because it is EASIEST to do. Heck, we had a sort of parody of a Fisher Price logo with a very juvenile slogan on it involving cussing (FP made us remove it). The point was that it really doesn't require an adult mentality to curse, or use base toilet humor. Using the kind of strong language a drill instructor might use does not, in itself, make anything funny. Humor takes work. A LOT of work. And more refined forms of humor....take considerably more work than basic toilet humor. Even the thing with the mermaid in the tub brushing the teeth was supposed to be funny. But...perhaps the marketers could have benefited from HTBFANJS (how to be funny and not just stoned). That acronym is also on the internet, by the way, and if you find it, you may find a satire writing guide. Also...you may see a different word on the S that usually means a different thing, if you feel like looking it up, but in the end, it amounts to much the same thing. By the way, how to be funny and not just "plum" works well here too, given we all know the context of that here.
  • troshalomtroshalom Posts: 771 Member
    This still tickles me: Sims Life Waterworld - like nothing in this ad is true. It is unlisted on YouTube.
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  • ScobreScobre Posts: 20,278 Member
    I'm still waiting for my thunder thighs:
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  • zoldos9zoldos9 Posts: 51 Member
    > @thatpinkcoconut said:
    > Have you guys seen the four new "Live The Sims Life" promo videos? I'm talking about them.

    I haven't even heard of this. Is it a new game or something?
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  • troshalomtroshalom Posts: 771 Member
    zoldos9 wrote: »
    > @thatpinkcoconut said:
    > Have you guys seen the four new "Live The Sims Life" promo videos? I'm talking about them.

    I haven't even heard of this. Is it a new game or something?

    @zoldos9 no it is an ad campaign for the sims 4 on the EA Website https://ea.com/games/the-sims/live-the-sims-life
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  • zoldos9zoldos9 Posts: 51 Member
    > @troshalom said:
    > @zoldos9 no it is an ad campaign for the sims 4 on the EA Website https://ea.com/games/the-sims/live-the-sims-life

    Ah. So it's misleading? Hmm...I'm not too worried about it. BTW, how do I quote with that fancy box? lol
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  • DragonmasterleoDragonmasterleo Posts: 165 Member
    zoldos9 wrote: »
    > @troshalom said:
    > @zoldos9 no it is an ad campaign for the sims 4 on the EA Website https://ea.com/games/the-sims/live-the-sims-life

    Ah. So it's misleading? Hmm...I'm not too worried about it. BTW, how do I quote with that fancy box? lol

    you have to be a full member to do this. You need a certain amount of likes and comments to become one
  • zoldos9zoldos9 Posts: 51 Member
    Okay thanks!
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  • troshalomtroshalom Posts: 771 Member
    edited April 24
    Scobre wrote: »
    I'm still waiting for my thunder thighs:

    Hey @Scobre who made that video? That's funny. I think if you get a mod that allows sliders in CAS you can get thunder thighs. 😂🤗🤣

    I remember the commercials on TV about how evolved the Sims are in TS4, how much better their emotions are, and yet I've never seen this swagger guy
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  • troshalomtroshalom Posts: 771 Member
    edited April 24
    Wait these Sims Academy videos are hilarious and not true of gameplay. I wish tho


    Though they will comment on whoohoo however that panel never popped up in my game


    Nope I have NEVER seen my sims react to music, except dancing. But not like this. What game are they advertising:
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  • Ray_TraceRay_Trace Posts: 294 Member
    That Bust the Dust kits trailer doesn't have Sims being Inspired 95% of the time and having Sims smell the room on how clean it is while urine puddles, dirty dishes, and garbage are abound.
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  • ScobreScobre Posts: 20,278 Member
    troshalom wrote: »
    Scobre wrote: »
    I'm still waiting for my thunder thighs:

    Hey @Scobre who made that video? That's funny. I think if you get a mod that allows sliders in CAS you can get thunder thighs. 😂🤗🤣

    I remember the commercials on TV about how evolved the Sims are in TS4, how much better their emotions are, and yet I've never seen this swagger guy
    Sims marketing team did. Yeah the videos are great.
    “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” –Helen Keller
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