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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #60 on: September 06, 2008, 12:18:36 pm
Comix Zone on the Genesis
http://www.mobygames.com/game/genesis/comix-zone/screenshots

I'm sure some of you will enjoy the hook to the graphics and I think it'd make for an interesting C+C discussion
plus it has a Z and an X in the name, so you know it's good
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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #61 on: September 12, 2008, 03:16:59 am
I agree about Comix Zone. it makes a nice bridge between the most celebrated hi-saturation prime color art styles in POP...Comics and Pixelart. In tiling it also has a very clever way of sidestepping "breaking the grid" with it's panel structure.

There is a very curious and pixelly effect in Genesis, because it used to blur vertical lines together...and many games took advantage of that to sort of fake an alpha blending(that Genesis never had) it'd be very interesting in a Computer Aesthetic kind of way because of that too.

That's without even mentioning the animation...that makes great use of timing to save some frames...specially in the more humanoid characters.

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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #62 on: November 24, 2008, 08:18:59 pm
I'd love to see "Star Ocean: Blue Sphere" as Conceit recommended. I've never played a single game from the series, but the game looks so promising. Check out the video too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeCYG12hMHs

One of the thing I love about pixel art is how the restriction made the development process a lot more fun then CG or anything else. In this case, the Star Ocean from Gameboy Color (I assume) clearly has a lot to talk about.
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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #63 on: November 24, 2008, 08:45:40 pm
The CC for that game has been prepared a couple of months ago.
We'll probably put it up as soon as the Secret Santa stuff is over.

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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #64 on: November 25, 2008, 04:11:22 pm
Yus, the next CC should be January 2009 :)
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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #65 on: December 04, 2008, 03:25:01 pm
YAY! my birthday month. :D
Ahem.... *cough*

I think Super Metroid would be fun. I'm a metroid fanboy for the 2d games. Man, its been awhile. Maybe i should get off my ass and play it on the Wii's Virtual Console. That was fun. The pixel art was impressive too-






Some very nice atmospheric effects even now. Back in its day it was even more awesome.

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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #66 on: March 13, 2009, 09:45:26 pm
I suggest superbrothers : http://superbrothers.ca/

The discussion would of course be less geared toward technique and more toward the aesthetic of the pixel in art (in particular emphasis of the pixel rather than the downplaying of it)

perhaps the challenge would be something that encouraged traditional pixel artists to do things that "break" the pixel, so to speak.

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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #67 on: March 14, 2009, 06:29:48 am
I know this is just for suggesting CC ideas, so if this is deleted then... eh, whatever. But there are something like 30 games in the list on the original post now, and I felt I had to say something. If you want to critique or comment on a game, then just start up a thread and do it. I say this because it seems that more often than not, the CCs seem to lack passion and interest and I think this is because they're arriving out of the blue without any sort of momentum to build on. Chances are if someone's curious about Minnish Cap now, then they aren't gonna be so interested in a couple weeks/months when they've moved onto other games. If you want to see a CC on some game, dig up some screenshots and start a convo about the styles, techniques, colour schemes, etc. you liked and things that make you wonder how they did x or y. If people find hte art adn discussion interesting, I'm sure they'll join. If not, well...

It just seems silly to me that people feel like they need permission to talk about video game art. I know that this is NOT what you mods intended and remember it being said on many occasions that people should not hesitate to start their own CCs. But this is how these CC suggestion and Official Commerical Critique threads come across to me and I think others. I also think it's unfair for you mods to have to take on the burden of organising and starting the discussion every time.

Maybe some people will think the above seems hypocritical because I don't try to start any of my own CCs or participate in them all that much, but I'm putting this out there for the people who are feeling passionate about a game now. You shouldn't waste that energy.

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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #68 on: May 20, 2009, 05:51:05 pm
crab2selout: Excellent point.  I have to agree.  But I will now disagree with a suggestion of my own!  :crazy:
Lost Vikings for the Sega Genesis, though the PC version might be easier screenshot-wise.

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Re: The CC suggestion thread.

Reply #69 on: May 21, 2009, 08:57:49 am
Shrike:  Why?  I think that as for a CC idea Super Metroids is a very hot title -- in the pixel terms it looks neglected in some places and pleads for some extra-touch.

So is Lost Vikings, though I think the pixel layout in there is still pretty neat, so we would be talking technique not remakes here.

Anyway, it'd take someone with a sufficient amount of time to handle this.  Anyone? ;)
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