By Jim Rossignol on December 12th, 2008 at 9:04 am.
After the jump is what seems to be some kind of French-language Sims 3 advert: I’m assuming this is some kind of life-lesson trailer, because, er…
The Sims™ 3.
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12/12/2008 at 09:11
Roman Levin says:
Can I ever be the same again?
12/12/2008 at 09:13
I am confused says:
What… What the hell happened? Seriously, I don’t get it. Can someone translate the french part?
And yes, quite a few disturbing moments here, but overall it was pretty nice… Though it just shows you how little difference there seems to be graphically if you compare it to Sims 2 trailers.
12/12/2008 at 09:14
FYI, I believe the text at the end (“vous avez …”) means “you’ve got better things to do than steal candy from children”.
Why they would make a trailer about doing exactly that, then, is a bit odd. :)
12/12/2008 at 09:19
High school french –
You have better things to do that steal sweets (candy) from kids?
12/12/2008 at 09:22
Well I don’t know about anyone else, but I really want to play The Sims 3 now.
Also did anyone else feel really uncomfortable when the girl looks at the small boy and has that really sinister look on her face. I mean. :(
12/12/2008 at 09:25
Gap Gen says:
“FYI, I believe the text at the end (”vous avez …”) means “you’ve got better things to do than steal candy from children”.”
Also, better things to do than watch fake people walk about their living room scratching their arses and wondering what’s on TV?
12/12/2008 at 09:31
Mister Yuck says:
Eh, the French.
12/12/2008 at 09:32
You watched it, you can’t un-watch it.
12/12/2008 at 09:44
They’re French. This explains it. :P
12/12/2008 at 09:46
I like it. It’s weird, quirky but doesn’t try to be just cute. There’s something quite ominous to it.
12/12/2008 at 09:48
12/12/2008 at 09:52
Evil = Fat
12/12/2008 at 09:52
I am protected by flash incompatibility. Huzzah. I want to make a prediction. Sims 3 will not outsell sims 2 on a year by year basis. Contraversial i know.
sims (1) was horrible. Like looking after ocd rodents with bladder bypasses, which had to hold down jobs.
Sims 2 was a wonderful leap in both visual and play experience. I can’t see sims 3 being the same leap and without that i can’t see the casual customers going crazy to buy it. The first year sales will be similar but the expansion packs will suffer from reduced sales compared to sims 2’s expansions. People will realise when sims 3 pets comes out they are being sold the same shit twice.
12/12/2008 at 09:55
Not Bernard says:
Wow. Slightly creepy, but this was actually better than the big happy street party of the English trailer.
12/12/2008 at 10:06
Soooo….. it’s something about a woman who breaks into Hugh Hefners house and abuses children, before becoming morbidly obese (is she eating the children with the aid of that knife-wielding chef)?
mmm…. I could really go for some lemon bonbons now, actually…
12/12/2008 at 10:13
@Mister British, ahh when I read that I instantly remembed the very same line as uttered in Futurama, they should attach that sound bite to the end of videos like this. Not that I’ve seen the video mind, work tends to filter those bits (seemingly for good reason).
12/12/2008 at 10:15
I think it’s footage from the canceled video to X’s Sex and Dying in High Society.
12/12/2008 at 10:17
They make it look so much more interesting than it is
12/12/2008 at 10:20
Naturally the majority of the video is taken up by a homage to that giant of French video gaming, Twinsen, and his ‘discreet’ walk; alas the soundtrack left no room for the appropriate SFX.
12/12/2008 at 10:55
That was……odd, and kinda french
though i would be pleased if all that scooting around town is in game, the abritrary house boxing in of the sims games always makes me feel like i’m running some kind of paraphrased stanford prison experiment
12/12/2008 at 11:11
Hmmm. This is beyond understanding. Even for a French guy, really.
12/12/2008 at 11:12
Maybe is like memento. You have to watch it from end to start to make sense.
I mean, a pregnant girl, give birth to a few chidlrens, she distribute the childrens, after years, the guys grown and buy a house, a computer… but then something alien show…
12/12/2008 at 11:31
12/12/2008 at 11:43
Rei Onryou says:
I can see the Daily Mail headline already.
“Game for all encourages child abuse, stealing from kids and obesity!”
BAN THIS SICK FILTH!!!
12/12/2008 at 11:50
Sim Grand Theft Thief Chubby City. err. wtf ?
12/12/2008 at 11:58
Well, even though i’m French, i don’t quite understand this trailer. Sadly, i must say it seems to be a trend lately in French advertising (unintelligible ads)..
I do have better things to do than steal candy from kids, but those better things don’t include playing Sims3.
12/12/2008 at 12:02
I can see a lot of French kids damaging themselves trying to recreate the “throw the knife behind your back and catch it again” trick.
12/12/2008 at 13:38
Coming up with bizarre European Commercials is one of the biggest obstacles in localization. Euro-gamers always complain about the delay in games being released in Europe, this is the reason.
Curiously, this exact same commercial is also used in France as both Mentos commercial and a commercial for a designer brand of stretchable clothes.
12/12/2008 at 14:00
This is disturbing on so many levels.
And that includes the “wtf, graphics are worse than Sims 2?” level.
12/12/2008 at 15:27
Someone needs to re-edit it to look she is eating the babies.
12/12/2008 at 15:52
Jakson Breen says:
Oh, I get it. It’s a euphemism about video game piracy. See, everything on RPS is somehow connected to the topic!
12/12/2008 at 16:11
Trust the French.
12/12/2008 at 16:25
@boatorius: And it’s sily, really, when for most gamers it’s not necessary to make trailers for their own language region.
I mean, I can understand translating a trailer.. and in the case of the other Sims 3 trailer, yes, it was quite heavily american in theme. But still.
12/12/2008 at 22:10
The english trailer ends saying ‘More fun than stealing candy from a baby’. That should be the translation.
12/12/2008 at 23:06
Think someone just mixed up the footage from Evil Genius 2 trailer, there.
13/12/2008 at 06:43
Is the car stuff in-game? I’d really like to urban plan race tracks and high speed interchanges just so fat chicks could street race.
13/12/2008 at 13:43
Disturb factor aside, being able to break into other Sims’ houses sounds incredibly fun.
It depends on how well they pull off the persistant neighbourhood system. And how much it can be done with it. At the moment it appears to be suffering from “invisible innovation syndrome”, kinda like how people caled WAR “a WoW clone” or Left 4 Dead “just another FPS”.
It could make Sims 2 (which, new look aside, essentially just fixed most of the first games’ problems) look like a joke.
13/12/2008 at 16:27
I’m seeing a future mod where desperate sims who want to be parents break in and steal other people’s children (which should be in the game by default).
14/12/2008 at 03:37
I bet this was edited from a previous version in which she eats the children.
14/12/2008 at 14:00
Everyone go to the sims 3.com to see the vid in english and it also has awesome new pics and it also tell all the new features in the game
14/12/2008 at 14:38
Erm…. Corporate drone! Thank you.
20/02/2009 at 22:15
alex O_O says:
errrrr….. WTF?!???!? evil+fat= OMFG!
23/05/2009 at 06:14
It’s pretty obvious what’s going on.
The chick is in shape but is also a klepto and a professional thief (one of the over 70 traits your Sim can have in the game combined with one of the professions your Sims can have) and she starts out breaking into the 1st house to steal the kid’s candy. They show different other Sims in various scenes of distraction while she moves through the house. Then you see various children crying and the chick went from being in shape to being a fat blob with another lollipop. She obviously went on a candy stealing spree and got fat because of it.
It more or less shows how one of your Sims traits can have major effects on your Sims outcome.
The tagline then has something to do with The Sims 3 being better than stealing candy from a baby.
Macho, macho rat
From your good pal Radial-B
Plays as good as it looks.
Pay what percentage you want
Way beyond rectangles
Full Steam Ahead (I'm Fired)
A game about exploding
The Failure Workshop
"It's a nudge – go play"
Wile E Coyote Simulator
With a shiny new map too
First-person wedding ring
Baby Steps Toward A Sun
Education Education Education
Five Plans For a More Peaceful Nazi Germany