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What do you guys think of this?
« on: October 16, 2011, 11:47:22 AM »
Okay, so I showed Moony my title screen last night, and she absolutely loved it. Then, I showed my sister, Raintalon, this morning, and to my dismay SHE HATED IT! She hated that "that girl was sitting on the log", those "stupid swirling leaves", and "that ugly font"! She went on to bash the title! D':

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So, I want your opinion on this title screen. Give it to me:


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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 11:53:07 AM »
I think the font is really cool, although the actual title of the game feels "meh" in a way, just because of the overused phrase, possibly. I do agree with your sister on the leaves, I reckon it'd be better without them? Her sitting on the log is fine for me, but possibly if you rotated the log 45 degrees and had her sit at the edge facing the right would make it a bit more appealing than just seeing the back of her head? Just an idea.

Bottom line, I'd not take this as a bad first impression when I launch a game for the first time. So I reckon it's pretty good.

EDIT: Also the color and glow of the commands feels weird when I think about it. The black title text is good, but the commands could possibly be altered a bit, perhaps given continue a slight indent and end a bigger indent to create a step feel? Dunno.
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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 11:57:59 AM »
Suggestion List:

Change title (1)
Leaves get rid (1)
Move log to allow side of face(1)

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 12:01:04 PM »
Also the color and glow of the commands feels weird when I think about it. The black title text is good, but the commands could possibly be altered a bit, perhaps given continue a slight indent and end a bigger indent to create a step feel? Dunno.

The problem is, is black in the commands make it IMPOSSIBLE to read because of the autumn trees. White is the only option that looks good and is readable. Maybe I could make the glow bigger?

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 12:04:06 PM »
The problem is, is black in the commands make it IMPOSSIBLE to read because of the autumn trees. White is the only option that looks good and is readable. Maybe I could make the glow bigger?
That's a solution, but indenting them step-wise would possibly make it look better too. Might also consider to color the glow or make it into a highlight (like the glow covers the whole text in its background as a more highlighting feel). I don't know, mess around with it, show additional possibilities so it'll be easier to tell what's best.

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 12:11:22 PM »
I think everything looks fine to me but the font. "Less is more" kinda comes into mind. The font is too fancy and distracting, in my opinion, to be used.

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 12:17:09 PM »
I think everything looks fine to me but the font. "Less is more" kinda comes into mind. The font is too fancy and distracting, in my opinion, to be used.

You mean for the title? Or overall?

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 12:19:18 PM »


New mock up of the "Selection Glow". It's now on the "Begin" and "End" while continue is deselected.

Working on fixing the Title.

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 12:21:40 PM »
Overall.

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 12:47:32 PM »
I agree with Rayen -- mostly because of how the background looks, which contrasts a bit too much with the font. I think some gradient or background behind the text at half opacity or whatnot might benefit it a lot, to give it more of a "title screen" feel rather than a map with texts. The overall idea is good though, I think you got the right direction. :)

P.S. I also recommend having the map show more sky -- i.e. panning the screen up a bit more.

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 01:14:53 PM »
Okay. I'll be sure to do that then.

Oh, and I made it so that the "camera" pans upward now.

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 01:15:53 PM »
Ooh, and I forgot to ask. Reives, Rayen, what about the title?

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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 01:37:48 PM »
I personally like the font, but I'm one for fancy fonts like that :P I don't see why the leaves are bad, or the problem with her sitting on a log. I think the way it is now (with her facing away from the camera) would be better than the alternative, because when people use the usual standing sprite and say 'they're on a chair! They're sitting! I promise!' it just looks weird. I like the colors. The new, bolder glow is kind of distracting, though.
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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 01:54:40 PM »
I think the font is only oppressive because there's too much of it. If you change the options (begin, etc.) to a more basic font, and maybe even "Dust to Dust", I think you can safely leave the first part fancy and flourished.

And see how your title is black with a white glow from behind? I suggest keeping your options white and making a black "glow" glow from behind them in the same manner. It'll give it some contrast to the background, be a reverse of the title, and, IMO, look pretty good.

I think some gradient or background behind the text at half opacity or whatnot might benefit it a lot, to give it more of a "title screen" feel rather than a map with texts. The overall idea is good though, I think you got the right direction. :)

I agree with this 100%. Having it sort of "fade" to black near the edges would also give it a more cinematic look.

I think it's looking great though. 40,000 times better than most of the RM titles I've seen. :)



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Re: What do you guys think of this?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 02:09:31 PM »
Taken all of your considerations and have this: (Title is just to show the idea of the design. Not real title*)


 


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