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Which graphics look better for the buildings?

Original version (Using sprites from the Feymarch FFIV)
2 (33.3%)
Updated version (Using brick sprites from FFIII JP)
4 (66.7%)

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Duke2go

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Since this wasn't related to my hack other than one choice of graphics will be used, I just wanted to take a quick poll. I figured even if people didn't like Final Fantasy, they could still vote on the sprites. I'm torn between the two, and the color choices are VERY limited, so any feedback is welcome. Sorry the images are two different sizes too (apparently the emulator on my phone takes better quality screenshots). Thank you.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 12:38:41 am by Duke2go »
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 12:51:39 am »
Tough call.
I like the building(s) better in the second image, but the city wall in the first. And I'm sure both differences are made possible by way of the same palette change.
Only other difference I notice is the flowers, which look better in the second image IMO.
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 01:12:12 am »
Thanks. I'm still playing with the city walls because I'm still not completely happy with them. Again, difficult with the palette choices. I'd actually made a few graphic changes, such as the flowers, between the two images. I just didn't have the original sprites still in the image and would have had to relayer a few things to have two identical images. Thank you for the feedback though.
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 05:13:25 pm »
I prefer the 2nd one, except I agree the wall looked better in the 1st

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Overall, your graphics work is amazing, but I'd suggest moving the shadows down so they meet the corners of the buildings and walls
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 06:02:22 pm »
Again, thank you. Could the two who have responded elaborate on what they felt was better about the original walls? Was it the blue and grey? I felt like that was a little too dark myself, but I would love to get some elaborate feedback. I've been considering eliminating the shadows from the sides of the buildings because it makes it so that I can't put anything on the right sides of the buildings. I know this isn't true to the original, so I've been trying to find a middle ground that works. Also, the buildings are about twice as big, so I hadn't figured out exactly where to put the shadows yet. I'd be interested to know why the one person chose the first buildings though, so whoever you are, please elaborate. As always RHDN, thank you sincerely for the positive feedback.

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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 09:10:22 pm »
I liked the first one's house wall design but overall the second one.  I also agree the wall looks better on the first image.  I think it is the contrast of colors that makes the wall in the first one stand out better. 

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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 09:47:47 pm »
I'm going to play with those sprites some more tonight. I just haven't found the right combination. I really liked the way that the house sprites looked on the first one, but they would have fit better in like a Mysidia type town I felt, much more like a magician's residence IMO. I still think I might just try to make wooden planks for the walls. I think the brown would probably contrast better than the bricks, which I still feel look wrong aesthetically. Thank you for explaining. It has really helped me to find out why people like certain things and it is helping me tremendously to build something I think that we will all enjoy playing. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 11:44:33 pm »
It was the greater contrast of the wall in the first picture that I liked. It made it easier to tell what was going on visually. And I think you might be right about removing the shadows entirely. I didn't even notice there wasn't one in the 2nd screenshot at first so I guess it isn't something I'd miss.
I also like the wood piles next to the inn. Touches like that add to the feeling that the town is lived-in, and they do more than just hang around waiting for adventurers to talk to them.

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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed: Need help with a choice between graphics
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 11:53:41 pm »
It was the greater contrast of the wall in the first picture that I liked. It made it easier to tell what was going on visually. And I think you might be right about removing the shadows entirely. I didn't even notice there wasn't one in the 2nd screenshot at first so I guess it isn't something I'd miss.
I also like the wood piles next to the inn. Touches like that add to the feeling that the town is lived-in, and they do more than just hang around waiting for adventurers to talk to them.

That's the kind of look that I'm really going for. I wanted to add some things to the towns like the flowers and the wood piles (although I've still got to figure out how to not have flowers quite so brown) and make the town exactly like you described, like people did things. Where I placed things kind of corresponded to what was located near the shop if I could help it. Like there aren't ANY flowers near any of the Black Magic shops, if I didn't forget about one town that is, because these places represented death. I tried to do this so far around Weapon shops. Some Armor shops have them because they represented the White Magic spectrum of this game, defense. I did try to put flowers by Inns, Churches, or White Magic Shops because these represented healing. I am a freelance professional writer, so I've kind of been applying that and my love of art from when I was a kid to try to tell a story as much as I can through the visuals and through the actual game dialogue. I haven't changed much of the dialogue because some of the text is linked and I've already messed up a White and Black magic Level 8 spell (which I might need help fixing). Luckily it wasn't Life2 or Flare I think. Thank you for the feedback though. I think you're right about the walls in the first picture, and I actually think I was just inspired to try moving it all one more time.
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