The Sims Online FreeSO Intro Video - 1° Try

Discussion in 'Contribute' started by Alessandro Needs A Server, May 31, 2016.

  1. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    During this days i've been recording few crodwed playtest to capture the real essence of The Sims Online: Play With Friends You might ask WHY? Well, cause every The Sims Game has its INTRO VIDEO, so why not FreeSO? Click on this link to watch it now! Maybe your sim is here!
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  2. dennusz1995

    dennusz1995 Active Member

    I'm so ruining the last scene omg.XD
  3. simshout

    simshout New Member

  4. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    Very good, The music can be a problem because copyright issues, but also seems some images are from TSO and not actual FreeSO gameplay??
  5. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    All of it is freeso gameplay... You might know that if you actually showed up in any of the servers recently!
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  6. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    That's the quintessence of The Sims Online :):cool:
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  7. Blayer98

    Blayer98 Active Member

    Sorry, but I really don't like the music choice and the Sims 4 like design, it's too simple and bland, and it doesn't really entice me into playing it unlike TSO's trailer where it had a lot more things going on.

    Also, the Sims 3 music and Sims 4 graphics ruin the original Sims 1 style for me, TSO is literally based off Sims 1 so it's a little better if you use Sims 1 related content. I like that the houses appear with their roofs and then fade into the gameplay, but there's not much going on, so it just seems a little empty.

    Ok, now the "Play with life" tag is really bad... You seriously tagged on a Sims 3 quote? I'm sorry, but this is a big turn off, as it literally makes me think this is a Sims 3 expansion or whatever it could be. Also, the Build their homes tag and the "wall building animation" is so bad... Really, if you going to do footage like that, you should actually SHOW footage of someone building a house, not tack it on, it makes the gameplay look bad and that all you do is build 1 wall and that's your house :S

    You also added in a Sims 3 plumbob, like no... This isn't the Sims 3.
    The overall feel of the trailer feels like it's a kids game which it isn't, you had to be 18 to play The Sims Online, and if you were 13 - 17 you were forced with parental controls. TSO was sort-of about life as an adult and being somebody else, since you could do everything an adult could in TSO, but this feels like everyone is a kid, and it's a bit boring.

    Of course, not everyone will agree with me, but personally, this just isn't a good trailer and seems lazy, Sorry.

    • Fade into houses
    • A lot of people playing the game, which makes a more social experience.
    • Not many people talking or doing much. (VERY noticeable in the restaurant.)
    • Too much stuff that's related to Sims 3 and 4 and not Sims 1/Online. (Music, graphics, logo, etc.)
    • Trailer is too short. (Even in the Pre-Alpha trailer for TSO, it was 2 minutes long, this is only 39 seconds...
    • Re-using slogans from Sims 3 which ruins the Sims 1/Online feel.
    • Trailer isn't that exciting for me. (I don't feel like the trailer alone would make me hyped for a Sims Online restoration announcement, sure I'd check it out, but it's not really appealing.)
    • Feels like a kids game... (If it WAS a kids game, you wouldn't have woohoo, you wouldn't have vibration beds, etc.)
    • No gameplay other than Live Mode. (Not good...)
    • "Play With Friends" tagline indicates hand-holding... (With TSO, you could be anyone and hang out with anyone, but with this tagline, it feels like the game is best played with a ton of friends, which not everyone has, unfortunately.)
    Of course, like I've stated before, not everyone will agree with me, and everyone will have their own opinions. But this is how constructive criticism is supposed to work, people will say things are bad like I did, but it's to help make a much more better trailer. I don't dislike the trailer, but I don't like it either.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016
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  8. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    What was this made with? Does not not allow you to export resolutions that aren't 4:3, for example the widely used 16:9 ratio? Also, I agree with Blayer - it's a little too basic. It'd be cooler if the TSO trailer was remade for FreeSO almost exactly the same, but in 1080p and with higher quality footage.

    Love the Sims 4 style though, I feel the colour scheme is quite modern and you should probably keep that somewhat.
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  9. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    Well, The Sims Online and so FreeSO actually works with 4:3 ratio, as u can see if u set resolution to 1080 splash screen is adapted and so cutted.
  10. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    That has no effect on the trailer though. You don't show anything but gameplay in the trailer... And gameplay works fine at 16:9 resolutions, so I don't see why you couldn't render in 1080p/1440p
  11. SimsExperiencia

    SimsExperiencia New Member

    I love the intro, good job! :D
  12. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    Wasn't the plumbob animation at 0:31 the one used in xTSO Update 5?
  13. nicefunfungirl

    nicefunfungirl Active Member

    Personally,If people want to make it like the old one,The most noticable comparison would be the graphics. I'd rather save it until the Shading is done.

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    The top is The Sims Online
    The Bottom is FreeSO
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  14. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    My eyes are bleeding
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  15. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, I don't even have eyes anymore.
  16. AquilaSim

    AquilaSim Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Shit, well, what can I say more? nothing I guess because you have said exactly what I thought too!
  17. MrPhoenix

    MrPhoenix New Member

    It just feels like a video that plays during the install of a program... Good Job!
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  18. Alonzo

    Alonzo Active Member

    Wow, this is the truly the greatest thing I have ever witnessed!

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