The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

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The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Datadog » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:53 pm

We're winding down to the finalists! Three battles end this round, and next week will feature the VGA Title Match along with a little extra something. So you know the deal! Be an art critic! Post pictures! Share with friends! And vote!

Title Match: Best in AGI
Leisure Suit Larry 1 vs. Gold Rush!

Title Match: Best in SCI 16-Color
King's Quest 4 vs. The Colonel's Bequest

Best in VGA
1. King's Quest 5 vs. Space Quest 4
2. Gabriel Knight 1 vs. King's Quest 6

Title Match: Best in Photorealistic SVGA
Shivers vs. Gabriel Knight 2

And this tournament will kick off with a screenshot from the text-only version of "Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid".

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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Rudy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:09 am

Title Match: Best in AGI
Leisure Suit Larry 1 vs. Gold Rush!
Gold Rush!
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Title Match: Best in SCI 16-Color
King's Quest 4 vs. Space Quest 3
King's Quest 4
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Best in VGA
1. King's Quest 5 vs. Space Quest 4
King's Quest 5
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2. Gabriel Knight 1 vs. King's Quest 6
This one is tough... Ok, King's Quest VI
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Title Match: Best in Photorealistic SVGA
Shivers vs. Gabriel Knight 2
Shivers
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And this tournament will kick off with a screenshot from the text-only version of "Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid".
Actually there is no text-only version :). Just press enter without typing anything and you'll have the text-only screen (to review previous commands). Press enter again to return to the graphics.
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by AndreaDraco » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:05 am

Title Match: Best in AGI
Gold Rush!

Title Match: Best in SCI 16-Color
King's Quest 4

Best in VGA
Space Quest 4
Gabriel Knight 1

Title Match: Best in Photorealistic SVGA
Gabriel Knight 2
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by stuntology » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:03 am

Isn't it supposed to be kings quest 4 vs the colonels bequest?

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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Collector » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Yes it is. At least those that have voted did not choose the incorrectly listed game. Perhaps people should hold off on voting until Datadog replies.
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Tawmis » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:11 pm

stuntology wrote:Isn't it supposed to be kings quest 4 vs the colonels bequest?
That's the one that's going to make my head explode...

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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Collector » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:34 pm

Tawmis wrote:
stuntology wrote:Isn't it supposed to be kings quest 4 vs the colonels bequest?
That's the one that's going to make my head explode...
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Datadog » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:36 am

Agh, you're right. I'm really dropping the ball on this. It won't let me edit the post (Collector, can you?), but that one IS actually:

King's Quest 4 vs. The Colonel's Bequest

Please continue voting. And feel free to change your vote for that one.
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by BBP » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:02 am

Best In AGI:
Larry, I'm so sorry, but even your cute gritty backgrounds and pretty elevator couldn't beat Gold Rush's pretty nature and very very blue skies.
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Best In SCI 16-Color:
Poor Colonel's Bequest had a bad start,so I'll vote for one of the games that creeped me out beyond playing. Go Laura Bow!
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Best in VGA:
1: King's Quest 5. I checked them both out on Mobygames and just think KQ5's nature is more interesting.
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2: Well nature is all fine and dandy, but the variety of GK, of nature, bookstore (be still my heart), cluttered creepy office, church and seance room.
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Photorealistic SVGA
Neuschwanstein is pretty, Munich is pretty, but I don't much care about offices or the theatre basement or the dungeon or Schloss Ritter, which is a pity. I vote for Shivers, which is 100% original.
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And the colours are lush.
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Rudy » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Yep, sorry Rosella, I still love you, lol, but I'll change my vote from King's Quest 4 to Colonel's Bequest. Please don't cry, Rosella. Oh... no... please don't do that! Awww... :cry:

Laura Bow for the win! :D

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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Tawmis » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:55 pm

Title Match: Best in AGI
Gold Rush!
- This is not surprising if Gold Rush wins this... there's just TOO many great screens because of the multiple paths you can take...

Title Match: Best in SCI 16-Color
The Colonel's Bequest
- This one makes me want to cry. Not because LB doesn't deserve it, but because both deserve it. But I have to give it to Laura Bow, because the atmosphere for the entire game is amazing... Where as KQ4 is like a bunch of separate great images...

Best in VGA
1. Space Quest 4
- I changed this to SQ4 after Datadog made a point; SQ4 actually had moving beautiful graphics, rather than just still painted backgrounds. SQ4 does indeed take this one for me.

2. Gabriel Knight 1
- This one was tough, but in the end, it's the same fate as CB vs KQ4... GK1 ties all the things together; and KQ6 has a bunch of great individual backgrounds; so this tie goes to GK1.


Title Match: Best in Photorealistic SVGA
Gabriel Knight 2
- This one goes to GK2. Again, because all of the atmosphere tied together gave it a great vibe. Shivers felt like a bunch of great (but odd) backgrounds.

Man. Some tough ones. :(

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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by Tawmis » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:56 pm

BBP wrote: 1: King's Quest 5. I checked them both out on Mobygames and just think KQ5's nature is more interesting.
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Did you use the EGA screen of KQ5? :lol:

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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by DeadPoolX » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:03 pm

Tawmis wrote:
BBP wrote: 1: King's Quest 5. I checked them both out on Mobygames and just think KQ5's nature is more interesting.
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Did you use the EGA screen of KQ5? :lol:
No, he used a screen shot of the NES version. That's even worse than EGA. :P
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by BBP » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:34 pm

I thought you knew I'm not a he, DPX... :D
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Re: The Sierra Background Art Tournament: Round 4

Post by DeadPoolX » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:44 pm

BBP wrote:I thought you knew I'm not a he, DPX... :D
I do, but I didn't bother looking at WHO posted the screen shot. :P
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