Thanks to everyone who responded. The poll regarding the MLI dialog font had a much bigger turnout than I expected. You guys are awesome!
To get the following results, I took every person’s post and added 1 to the tally of each font they spoke positively towards, and then subtracted 1 from the tally of each font they spoke negatively towards. I didn’t explicitly say you could list more than one font, but most people did, so I figured this would be the most fair way to make sure that everyone’s full opinions are fully accounted for.
That said, as far as the results go… oh dear. I feel a bit like Twilight in The Ticket Master right about now. Full results after the break.
I haven’t been working on this that much lately – was taking a break for the second half of last week, and then over last weekend I was down in Northwest Bronyfest having a good time meeting some of you awesome folk! However, now I’m back, and about ready to get back in business. First off, however, I want to talk about, and get input from you on, a topic that keeps coming up in viewer feedback: namely, the font choice for the dialog in the game.
Currently, it looks like this:
(If it’s not clear, I’m talking about the font for “Apple Bloom, your…”)
Now, let me be clear: I still like this font. I chose it rather than a font more closely approximating the Ace Attorney font because I felt that Friendship is Magic is much softer around the edges than Ace Attorney was – both in terms of dialog and in terms of content – and I felt that I should pick a font for the dialog that reflected that. And this comic book-style font seemed to fit nicely.
However… if there’s one single thing that the entire MLI fan base seems to be united against, at least as far as I can tell… it’s this font. Every time I check on people talking about MLI, the one thing that always seems to come up as the thing they don’t like is that font. I’ve already accepted from the outset that I can’t please everyone… but something that pleases no one is, well, a little different. So, I’m officially giving you the chance to have your voice heard on this topic, since I’m quite seriously pondering changing that font to a different one. (Alternately, if you do like the font and would like to keep it the way it is, please tell me – I’ve literally had no one say so, so if you’re in that boat, please let that be known!)
More info after the break!