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Author Topic: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]  (Read 467290 times)

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #760 on: March 21, 2014, 01:18:26 pm »
@OneCrudeDude:
Looks like PW saw our comments and did a ninja update, putting a proper menu into the title. New font looks great there, btw.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #761 on: March 22, 2014, 10:40:07 pm »
That's much better now.  Now if that text matched the rest of the game's...

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #762 on: April 23, 2014, 09:59:34 am »
I can't seem to apply the JP title logo for the US version of Megaman's 2-6, But I managed to make this.


  JP      US

I also seem to not have any knack on pulling the US version logo style of "ROLL-CHAN". :-/

Maybe someone would like to try making a US version logo style?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #763 on: April 29, 2014, 06:23:47 pm »
Finally got around to hacking this in.



Also, thanks to M-Tee for doing this title screen for me.

« Last Edit: May 01, 2014, 09:14:17 pm by Pennywise »

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #764 on: May 04, 2014, 04:40:20 pm »

Gosh that looks nice. M-Tee should be a professional logo designer.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #765 on: May 05, 2014, 08:27:21 am »
Finally got around to hacking this in.



What's wrong with the American Princess Tomato?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #766 on: May 05, 2014, 06:46:51 pm »
Objectively, nothing, but some things were altered as per Nintendo's censorship policies of the time (cigs and matches -> coffee and donut) and/or localized to be more Western-friendly.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #767 on: May 05, 2014, 08:10:24 pm »
Comic sans! D:

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #768 on: May 05, 2014, 09:07:19 pm »
Thanks, Midna.

What are some other NES games that had better Japanese title screens than their official English counterparts?
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #769 on: May 06, 2014, 11:05:47 am »
There are quite a few.

Fire 'n Ice / Soloman's Key 2 comes to mind. Also, Chuuka Taisen, Code Name: Viper / Human Weapon Dead Fox, Conquest of the Crystal Palace / Matendouji, and Dino Riki is missing the New Type part from the Japanese version. I'm sure there are plenty more too. If you look through the translations you'll find some that still use the unalteres Japanese title screens as well.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #770 on: May 10, 2014, 01:46:42 pm »
What are some other NES games that had better Japanese title screens than their official English counterparts?

Not actually better but quite funny title differences you can see between Final Mission (JAP), S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (USA) and Action in New York (PAL).

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #771 on: July 09, 2014, 04:20:35 am »
We need some help here. It's a titlescreen for Heracles IV, did you think something need to be improved?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #772 on: July 09, 2014, 04:53:13 pm »
We need some help here. It's a titlescreen for Heracles IV, did you think something need to be improved?

I was about to write that the only improvement needed was for you to be less modest. ;) But then I thought of one minor thing: the "Glory of Heracles" part is the only one that's not outlined with a darker shade. How about adding it? It would make the text stand out.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #773 on: July 09, 2014, 06:20:46 pm »
What are some other NES games that had better Japanese title screens than their official English counterparts?

Life Force and Gargoyle's Quest II comes to mind...




The Rockman / Mega Man titles are other examples I think.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #774 on: July 09, 2014, 09:22:50 pm »
Life Force and Gargoyle's Quest II comes to mind...




The Rockman / Mega Man titles are other examples I think.
Oh boy! I always loved Gargoyle's Quest II's original title screen. It'd be awesome if someone could find out how to add the fire (and lightning bolt?) to the international one. Also, the sprite itself looks a bit different too. Hmm...
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #775 on: July 09, 2014, 09:54:41 pm »
We need some help here. It's a titlescreen for Heracles IV, did you think something need to be improved?


It looks great. My only critique is that the font seems a little thing and the jagged pixelation. Perhaps a less italic and more bold font would look a little cleaner.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #776 on: July 12, 2014, 04:14:52 pm »
We need some help here. It's a titlescreen for Heracles IV, did you think something need to be improved?


To me the original title screen had an extra dimension to it that made it look as if it were carved or etched from stone. I would go with something to that effect.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #777 on: July 17, 2014, 04:46:23 pm »
We need some help here. It's a titlescreen for Heracles IV, did you think something need to be improved?


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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #778 on: July 24, 2014, 11:06:08 am »
The Glory of Heracles text leaves a little to be desired in my opinion. It feels a bit "default font" thrown in.

Stylistically, I'm really not feeling the choice to go sans-serif on it. Something more Romanesque with chisel serifs would be more suiting, I'd say, and with small caps instead of proper casing for the title.

Technically, the banding caused by skewing such narrow text at that resolution is the biggest problem. Also, the Japanese screen shows more depth on the letters, and seems to use its palette to not only anti-alias its hard edges, but to also introduce a second light source from behind, as seen on the grey planes of the characters.



Maybe that can help some.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #779 on: July 24, 2014, 07:43:21 pm »
I'd agree that thicker and more-compacted (removing empty space between letters) would be an improvement. The o in "of" looks too jagged, and maybe a thicker H. Those are the two letters I really don't like.
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