Alright gentlemen, round 2 of the Generations Competition is done and the scores are in. I really do apologize for posting this so late, but I have a term paper to write and then one of my judges had other obligations. I'm trying my hardest to make sure this competition finishes guys, but I also hope that you all put in the effort. I only got three boxes this round, so I was rather disappointed.
With that, here are the scores:
Phoenix def. Squall234 and stevencho
Phoenix, here's what the judges had to say about your box:
The box represents the game well although the colors chosen are not the best. It was a good idea not to edit the art too extensively. Overall, the box is very appealing and realistic although the template does show some quality issues.
The box represents the game well although the colors limited the box. It manages to be unique. The box isn't very appealing because of mismatched colors and is not as realistic as Phoenix's box.
Squall, as a side note, I just realized that you used your own color scheme when you were supposed to use the same one as Phoenix and steven. I guess I didn't make that clear. It's fine though.
Hatty vs. billyman31 vs. tmrd vs. makjack (No contest)
LaserSonic1029 def. Ronthis the Werewolf and Necromancer
Represents the game but is not appealing at all. Lots of rendering and quality issues here coupled with a basic and boring layout make for a badly executed box.
JoeytheHedgehog vs. The Man from P.O.O.T vs. Nessie (No contest)
On to Round 3:
This is round 3 of The Generations Competition which means we are now into the fifth generation of video game consoles.
The eligible consoles for this round are as follows:
You may also make a box for ANY handheld released between September 1993 and November 1998.
This generation of video game consoles was the first to have games with stunning 3D graphics, so you need to make a box that shows that. I don't want any boxes with 2D art in this round. I want boxes that show that this generation was all about the third dimension. That's your stipulation for this match, the boxes CANNOT have only 2D artwork. If you include some 2D elements, that's fine, but the boxes should look 3D. If you need any clarification on this, please, do not hesitate to ask.
On to the match-ups:
- Squall234 vs. Hatty vs. tmrd
- stevencho vs. Phoenix vs. LaserSonic1029
- Ronthis the Werewolf vs. Necromancer vs. makjack
- Joey the Hedgehog vs. The Man from P.O.O.T vs. Nessie
Alright boys, that's it. Hopefully I can get a few more boxes for this round than I did for the last. Remember, you're in these match ups, but your score determines who you face next round.
Just so you don't forget:
Judging rubric (each of the six categories will be out of 25 points):
Accuracy - Does the box accurately represent the game?
Creativity - Have we seen this design before? Is it tired or is it fresh and exciting?
Presentation - Does the presentation manage to enhance the overall appeal of the box or detract from it?
Overall aesthetics - If you saw this box on a store shelf, would it catch your eye and draw you in?
Quality/attention to detail - Does your box look polished and professional, or does it look like it should still be a WIP?
Realism - Is your box realistic? The more the box looks like something we could see being on a store shelf, the more points you get.
3D - If you're box is all in 2D, you will lose 25 points. As long as the box is mostly 3D, you don't lose anything. You cannot gain any points from this category.