The background is actually darker than a previous build's was, but apparently not enough =) Some people also say that the blue at the top and bottom borders is too strong.
Another big change I did was move most of the text to BG3 instead of the original game's BG1. This is because in Mode 1, BG1 graphics are 16-color - twice as big as the 4-color BG3. This conserves a lot of VRAM needed to store the rendered text.
I like the background; it looks just like the one d4s used in Breath of Fire II.
Whatcha guys gonna do for the lower-left blank box? Or is that a secret?
Some suggestions, if you don't have anything planned.
- Play time. (Probably easiest?)
- Time of day indicator? (Dawn, morning, afternoon, evening, dusk, night)
- Powers of who's currently up front? (Fishing, flying, hunting, forest-walking, nothing, etc.)
- Current music track name? (This one's reaching, admittedly)