iPad ScribBall graphics update...

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  1. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    #1 BrettArchibald, Feb 16, 2009
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    Who thought it was a good idea to change the graphics for the game ScribBall? :confused:

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    Jeez, what were they thinking?

    Put me down for a vote to swiftly change it back to how it was please!
    Thanks!

    P.S: The screens that are currently showing in the App-Store are still the OLD screens, which is misleading and somewhat deceptive.
    I'd suggest the developers at least change these for now...
     
  2. pante

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    i didn't even know there is such a game. :)
     
  3. Phi6

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    It looks much better. Definitely emphasizing the "crayon" look, whereas the old-style could have easily been misunderstood for "crappy amateur graphics".

    ALOT more polished now IMO.
     
  4. i can't understand why there can't be an in-game option to switch between the two -_-""

    but yeah i like the new one better
     
  5. Misguided

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    Ooh, I like the new look too.
    Watched a video of this yesterday and might give it a go at some point.
     
  6. BrettArchibald

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    #6 BrettArchibald, Feb 16, 2009
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    Apart from having a connection with the "punny" name of the app, how does "emphasizing the "crayon" look" make for better game-play?
    ie: Once we've had that initial little smile over the whole ScribBall / Scribble play on words, all we're left with now is some very wishy-washy bland and dull colours, unlike the previous bright, lively colours they had before.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not against the scribble look-and-feel, but they really could stand be brightened up a whole lot!
    So the balls could still be scribbled, but with a bright marker-pen, rather than a blunt wax crayon! :)
     
  7. DanM

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    Looks better than before!
     
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    #8 Phi6, Feb 16, 2009
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    That's a matter of opinion, they've just chosen to go with this particular style.

    What I'm saying though, regardless of art style, is that the new graphics definitely have much more of a polished quality than the original. Of course it doesn't affect gameplay.

    Cyan, magenta and hyperlink blue from the original design are typical colours that just don't go in harmony together. Whereas the new graphics, although in your opinion duller and not as "lively", are definitely more consistent and polished whilst giving out a clear theme for their preferred look and feel.
     
  9. sam the lion

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    the first screen seems like screaming "I-wanna-be-like-the-second-screen-but-I-can't". The new one looks so much better to me. Anyway I understand the bright color argument... maybe if you write to the developers they might accept to put an in-game option switch between both.

    anyway, what about the game? is it any good?
     
  10. BrettArchibald

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    #10 BrettArchibald, Feb 16, 2009
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    I would argue that the colours are not meant to go together, and should rather be as "contrasty" to each other as possible. The point of the game is to separate the various colours into groups and eliminate them.
    The difference between all the colours before was blatantly obvious, and whereas now I can still tell them apart certainly without struggling, they have all been made much more similar to each other and the variations between them aren't nearly as marked as they were before.
    And that does indeed make for a difference in actual gameplay (bearing in mind also that is somewhat of a "speed" game).

    By the way, related to my point above about how it makes a difference in actual gameplay, for everyone who has given their opinion here, I'd be very curious to know if you've actually played the game on the iPhone, or if your opinions are merely based on the two static screenshots that you can see above.
    I'm of the opinion that this may have an effect on your decision...
     
  11. Phi6

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    Yes, but it doesn't look very nice.

    I've not played the game, but from a marketing point of view it will probably attract more sales based on the second screenshot.
     
  12. coconutbowling

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    I like the first screenshot better.
     
  13. Mew2468

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    The new 2.0 version of ScribBall (for Mac OS X) has the option to choose between the original theme, the crayon theme (which is actually called "Monet"), and many other themes....why can't there be a settings menu to switch? That way everyone would be happy :D.
     
  14. HJJ

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    this is one update I don't really have much of an opinion on. The new colors are nice in the game. The new icon looks a bit like a bunch of multi colored grapes. Overall I'm happy with either. I hadn't played this game in a while and the update caused me to fire it up again. It looks nice.
     
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    this is still my favorite app on the platform. most excellent update.

    if you were to add an internet multiplayer version where the goal is to flood your opponent i would crap myself :eek:
     
  16. GatorDeb

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    I like the new look better.
     
  17. BrettArchibald

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    Good idea! I'd like to see that implemented into the iPhone version of the game...
     
  18. BrettArchibald

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    Appreciate the response there, but as I said earlier: for everyone who has given their opinion here, I'd be very curious to know if you've actually played the game on the iPhone, or if your opinions are merely based on the two static screenshots that you can see above.
     
  19. GatorDeb

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    Haven't played it.
     
  20. butters

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    I haven't played the game so i can only judge from those two screenshots. From what i see there, i like the second one way more. It now has some artsy style to it, that seems to work out really well. The first one isn't bad either (compared to the graphics of other iDevice Titles), but i still like the second one better.
     

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