Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]

Started by FlashPV, January 01, 2008, 06:50:38 AM

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contra

New project, inspired by one of the suggestions in the hack ideas thread.



I decided to skip the "A" in the title even though the correct title indeed is "A clockwork orange", I couldn't make it look good and looking at reference material a lot of designs (t-shirts, posters) seem to omit the A so I believe that's fine. There's one or two pixels that need some cleanup and I might add some additional text to it (push start or credits) but overall I'm pretty happy with it.

Grimlock


SunGodPortal

QuoteNew project, inspired by one of the suggestions in the hack ideas thread.

I remember this being mentioned, but what game is it a hack of?
Cigarettes, ice-cream, figurines of the Virgin Mary...

Vanya

Lol. I would so play a Clockwork Orange game based on Ninja Turtles.

Chpexo

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contra

Quote from: SunGodPortal on October 27, 2015, 06:11:25 PM
I remember this being mentioned, but what game is it a hack of?

It's River City Ransom (NES).
I'm planning on this to be a fairly extensive hack (music would obviously have to be a big part of the hack) and since I'm a pretty crap hacker I'll probably going to need help with this. I'll set up a project page once I have more stuff to show off beside the title.

Tramsam500

Chttp://www.romhacking.net/translations/191/    Can anyone change the Title screen of Motocross Champion to read Excitebike 2 or know anyone who can alter my copy?

Vanya

Here's a thing I'm working on...



It's based on the work I did for the AjDen title localization patch.
Still needs to be refined some.
Any critique would be appreciated.

PresidentLeever

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^Cool, I really like the castle art. Maybe try to make the subtitle more visible with a brighter red or the cyan color?



Would like to get people's thoughts on the crown artwork here. I'll probably go for a MM4/5 style title screen in terms of the layout.

It's based on this manual art (called "the gold crown" there) and the in-game sprites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9zIpHqFp1Q
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Malias

It looks like a pumpkin :P.

I would indent the top of the crown more, maybe change the outside so it comes down more.  Also, wasn't the base of the crown red?
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ShadowOne333

Quote from: Vanya on November 05, 2015, 12:54:59 PM
Here's a thing I'm working on...



It's based on the work I did for the AjDen title localization patch.
Still needs to be refined some.
Any critique would be appreciated.

It's looking neat! :o
Is that for the Japanese game or the USA one?

magictrufflez

I still never regret coming to this or the screenshot thread--some are more WIP than others, but I don't think I've seen something posted that wasn't pretty good in one way or another.

Vanya

Quote from: ShadowOne333 on November 05, 2015, 10:57:06 PM
It's looking neat! :o
Is that for the Japanese game or the USA one?

Right now I'm doing it on the US REVA.
But if possible I'll do patches for the FC & FDS versions as well.
I'll probably also use a variation of it for a hack I want to revisit.
I mentioned in the thread about the unknown CV hacks that I had a much more advanced version of my CV Extreme hack done that was lost in an HDD crash.
Well, since I still at least have the stage layout drawn out partially and I have a clear memory of the graphics, I'm going to try to recreate it and finish the whole game.

PresidentLeever

Quote from: Malias on November 05, 2015, 09:56:29 PM
It looks like a pumpkin :P.

I would indent the top of the crown more, maybe change the outside so it comes down more.  Also, wasn't the base of the crown red?

lol, well I guess you're right. Looking at some crown sprites and actual crowns I think I'm gonna go for something like this instead:

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The base of the crown is red in one place and yellow with a red outline in another, but I don't think the sprite on the slab makes much sense or looks very good.
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PresidentLeever

Looks great! I personally prefer the cleaner logo but it's a matter of taste.

An update from me as well:
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Vanya


contra

@Vanya
Castle looks really good!
The logo I find the text a bit small in comparison to the background, like in the original logo the text fills out the background more, almost completely. One suggestion I think could look really cool is to maybe use the type of curved background (as seen in the simons quest logo) combined with your text thus reducing some of the blank space.

@PresidentLeever
Really good looking crown! Nice clean shading. Definitively works better then the first.

SCD

PresidentLeever: You did a great job on the crown, I like how it came out.

Vanya: You did a great job on the Castlevania title screen, I like how it came out.

M-Tee

Those letters are way too thin and small on that CV logo, Vanya. Firstly, there's strong hue contrast in the logo to begin with,  but when you thinned the main logo out, it causes the red space to become rather overpowering. Even more so when you continued to weaken the green with spots of black and blue through it.

If you're insisting on redesigning the typeface from scratch, I'd suggest going all the way and redesigning the C as well, and rethinking the palette.