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The Emeralds Of Time 2 box art cover
By avatar Cerium 43 on May 8th, 2009
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Cerium 43 [ 8 years ago ]

A box that has been LONG in development.
And what better way to celebrate the original getting in the Gold/Masterworks section of the site than creating a sequel. I hope you like it! In my opinion, this is alot better than the first game. Compare this box to the original and its clear to see I have improved alot on Back designs and layouts which I am happy about because Backs have never been my strong point.

Hope you enjoy it! Comments and favs are appreciated as usual.
I dont know who made the template so if its you, tell me and I'll give you sufficient credit.

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paper sonic 37 [ 8 years ago ]

WOW a tower coming from the sea reminds me of fable :P

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 8 years ago ]

I was hoping you would do it...

Hmmm?.... I has ideas coming..

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GameRoomProductions 42 [ 8 years ago ]

Awesome, sir.

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Sarashi 45 [ 8 years ago ]

Amazing.
You win.
1000/5.

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super-mega-hyper-sonic 40 [ 8 years ago ]

#2, Its the SPIRE!!!
Lol
Anyway...this box Pwns.

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nothing94 34 [ 8 years ago ]

Score.

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oxol 22 [ 8 years ago ]

I falt "Oh no!" when I first noticed this, but it looks great!!

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Firebrand 35 [ 8 years ago ]

Nice one.

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TwilightMystics 42 [ 8 years ago ]

Yo this is awsome Cerium, really a worthy sequal to your previous "The Emeralds Of Time" boxart.

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Ninty 43 [ 8 years ago ]

Wooow, I Love it!
fav +

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sven.2007 13 [ 8 years ago ]

great work Cerium, I especially love the front, has a great epic feel to it.

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Chosenoneknuckles 1 [ 8 years ago ]

A worthy sequel box art. fav+

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E_G 39 [ 8 years ago ]

There's a lot to like, but I believe it requires some more work. I checked full size and the clouds look choppy, those Sonic renders look out of place in the screenshots, Sonic's model from Sonic shuffle would have worked better because it's cel shaded, and lastly the darknut on the front feels out of place.

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Lenny819 38 [ 8 years ago ]

People obviously don't use full view. This is a disappointment imo.
-The clouds are all choppy.
-The DS template is choppy. (Did you use mspaint?)
-The back ESRB is very blurry.
-You have red and yellow font on purple. (Doesn't match)
-And the color scheme of the front doesn't match at all with the back.

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RunawayRed 45 [ 8 years ago ]

I agree with #14 and #15. I liked the first box better. This is definitely a let down for me.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 8 years ago ]

I really like it, and I think the back has improved a lot compared to the first box.

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billyman31 40 [ 8 years ago ]

i like it a lot. =]

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MARKER 48 [ 8 years ago ]

Looks great... I thought the front looked good when I saw it before... looks better now with back. As mentioned, clouds edges could do with a snip :) Nice one one!

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Cerium 43 [ 8 years ago ]

Hmmm a mixed response... The majority liked it so I'm rather pleased.

#14 Thanks for your suggestions E_G! I will consider what you have said. And do you have any idea where I can get Sonic Shuffle sprites because I looked around and I could not find any suitable.

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nothing94 34 [ 8 years ago ]

Congrats on HoF! :D Soon you will be rank 10 !!!

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Ayron 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Nice.
I do agree with alot of the previous suggestions,which i won't bother to repeat.
However,it's a nice concept, but it lacks a bit in execution.

No fav just 'cuz you have a MasterWorks, and i do not. ;)
jk.

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Nthn 21 [ 8 years ago ]

Wow, that is fucking awesome, man !

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Apollo 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Eh not bad... But theres flaws

That logo really doesn't suit. Something more solid gold or yellow feels more suiting in my opinion.

Those clouds look like clipart. Really doesn't match the art of Sonic and Zelda.

Back and front don't match, colour wise.

And I didn't even look in full view.

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Brettska99 45 [ 8 years ago ]

#24, I agree with every thing said above

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vividamage123 43 [ 8 years ago ]

#14, Agreed completly, this box is not that great full view, however the concept and idea is amazing.

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Cerium 43 [ 8 years ago ]

#24 The clouds are taken straight from Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass.

So eat your words.... yum!!


Oh and thanks to everyone who commented, whether it was praise or constructive criticism! It all helps in the end :)

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TheSlyder 40 [ 8 years ago ]

#20, Sonic Shuffle used Cel-shaded 3D models, if I'm not mistaken, so it's unlikely you'd find sprites (Though it is possible.)

It's all pretty good, though there's quite a few parts that have choppy cropping (The clouds especially. This can be solved easily by selecting the negative space around them with anti-alias turned on with the magic wand tool, and then going to Selection > Modify > expand, and do a couple pixels. It'll cut off a couple of pixels from the edge, but it'll make it look MUCH more smooth. It's all pretty good, and I had trouble finding too many gripes.

I would suggest you take Lenny's comment with a grain of salt, though. Red and purple go well together because purple is partly composed of red. Yellow goes well with purple because it's a contrasting color, and red goes well with yellow because they're both warm. They all go together just fine.

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Lenny819 38 [ 8 years ago ]

42 favs -_-

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Cerium 43 [ 8 years ago ]

#28 Thanks for that! :)

#29 Yeah so......? Okay I admit the clouds are choppy but I will fix that. Besides that, theres no other major flaws with this box! You mentioned the colours and that the back and front dont match but is that a huge problem? No! I know there are tons of official boxes where the back and front dont perfectly match! And to be honest, I like the colours I used for this theme. And to be honest Lenny, I dont think a slightly burry ESRB on the back is a reason for people not to fav.

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Lenny819 38 [ 8 years ago ]

I know your a good enough artist so I'm being pretty critical, Not trying to be a jackass. It's hard for me to explain the flaws so I'll just do what I did to Gamerking.

One of the big flaws for me believe it or not is the choppy ds temp. That used to happen to me when I used MS Paint.

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edit: alright if you fix those I will defintly fave.

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Cerium 43 [ 8 years ago ]

#31 I actually find it quite comical that you went to so much effort to try and justify why this box doesn't deserve 42 favs... I mean you zoom into my box and circle in bright red all the errors like you're some sort of teacher! I dont recall you doing that to anyone elses box. And like I said, circling that the back ESRB is slightly blurry is nitpicking in the extreme! Also I used the same template for my first Emeralds Of Time box but you didn't pick up on it then.

Give it up Lenny! You've made your feelings clear in a previous comment and I will work to fix those flaws when I have time! There is absolutly no need for comments like "42 favs -_-" apart from you trying to be a jackass in the most obvious way.

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HolyCowfartsBatman 38 [ 8 years ago ]

I would fav, however, Lenny's now convinced me that without those changes, I don't fav.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 8 years ago ]

Do people kneel before your creations because it's posted by you?
Cerium, Thiis is pretty disapointing at first glance, at full veiw it's even more! D:
The first was epic! It was seriously a great idea, and a excellent box! All the colors matched up and what-not. But the color scheme for this seemsa little random.

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TheSlyder 40 [ 8 years ago ]

#34, Maybe you should take another look at the first game. They're both good, but the first one isn't really as great as people like to think. At least not on a technical level. Visually, they both look good, but when you examine it, you can see a lot of flaws and shortcomings in both of them. Small things like jagged edges, or lack of composition.

They're both good, but neither of them are spectacular. Don't let your foggy memories fool you, though. This one is overall better.

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Cerium 43 [ 8 years ago ]

Okay the long awaited Update is here....

I fixed the clouds on the back so they are less choppy.
I also fixed the template on the front like Lenny pointed out.
I changed the colours on the tagline so that they "match" like people were moaning about.
The back ESRB is not blurry anymore.
The Chao on the Cloud seemed more like a space filler so I swapped it with something more informing.

Hope you all enjoy the changes.

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Star89er 30 [ 8 years ago ]

That's better.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 8 years ago ]

I still don't like the overall color scheme, but hey! it's really an opinion of taste or somthing like that.. :/
looks alot better, but next time get some hi-res screens. ;)

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Ayron 47 [ 8 years ago ]

#29--- 44 favs.;)

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Brettska99 45 [ 8 years ago ]

Nice update. Everything looks cleaner and flows better

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Lenny819 38 [ 8 years ago ]

Great update.

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coolguy753 26 [ 8 years ago ]

I preferred the old tagline but it's still a nice update,looks smoother. Don't listen to eggboy,he's just jealous *rolls eyes* :P

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LinkvsCloud 1 [ 8 years ago ]

Wow..... awesome!

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mrm64 1 [ 8 years ago ]

so WHEN is the game coming out? :P
id buy it.

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Vic1293 31 [ 8 years ago ]

One word, amazing.

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BloogaBla 1 [ 7 years ago ]

really cool buy you cant mix nintendo with sonic because sonic sux

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BloodFoxTK 1 [ 6 years ago ]

O_O
this is awesome! +Fave.

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