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When fan made trailers are done right... (SMITE)
« on: December 13, 2014, 02:20:39 PM »
I can't really say much more than that this guy just NAILED it. He used the ending credits for Captain America as inspiration and made a trailer for SMITE. Pretty darn epic.
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Re: When fan made trailers are done right... (SMITE)
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 08:25:16 PM »
It's pretty epic indeed, but it seems like the sort of thing to appeal to existing fans, not convert new ones.  I don't know much about the game other than it's a MOBA, and all that really gave me was cool visuals and the names of a variety of characters.

Don't get me wrong, it was epic.  But it seems like something that would make for a great intro movie for the game, or end credits, or something like that.  It reminds me of a James Bond intro in some ways: they aren't trying to sell the idea of the game to you, they're trying to entertain you for a moment with something awesome now that you've already bought in.
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Re: When fan made trailers are done right... (SMITE)
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 09:52:24 PM »
I'm not even sure what I'm looking at with this one to be honest.... doesnt seem much like a game trailer at all.  Had I seen this without knowing what Smite was.... I probably wouldnt be knowing what Smite was anytime soon.  ....or caring, as game trailers without actual gameplay footage tend to bother me just a bit.

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Re: When fan made trailers are done right... (SMITE)
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 11:41:16 PM »
I definitely would consider this a fan trailer.

I spent my time thinking "Which mythology did this character come from?"...I would *guess* its for a game, but I would never tell you which game it was.
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Re: When fan made trailers are done right... (SMITE)
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 12:04:09 AM »

Don't get me wrong, it was epic.  But it seems like something that would make for a great intro movie for the game, or end credits, or something like that.  It reminds me of a James Bond intro in some ways: they aren't trying to sell the idea of the game to you, they're trying to entertain you for a moment with something awesome now that you've already bought in.

You got me to watch that youtube clip with all the bond intros. Well done!

Now that I watched all of them, I realize why the bond vets view the "new" movies with...less then enthusiasm. The new ones are just different, and that's just from looking at the introductions!
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Re: When fan made trailers are done right... (SMITE)
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 05:49:07 AM »
It's pretty epic indeed, but it seems like the sort of thing to appeal to existing fans, not convert new ones.  I don't know much about the game other than it's a MOBA, and all that really gave me was cool visuals and the names of a variety of characters.

Don't get me wrong, it was epic.  But it seems like something that would make for a great intro movie for the game, or end credits, or something like that.  It reminds me of a James Bond intro in some ways: they aren't trying to sell the idea of the game to you, they're trying to entertain you for a moment with something awesome now that you've already bought in.
Correct. Hence the "fan made" thingy. I sincerely doubt his intention was to draw more people to Smite, but simply to do something fun for the game he loves, I guess.


Though to completely honest I must say that way too many trailers of today are just like this. Flashy visuals and not a hella lot of info on what the balls the game/movie is about. :/
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