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Zone of The Enders box art cover
By avatar D_Nikolaos 25 on December 6th, 2011

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

I just recently heard about the HD remake of Zone of the Enders, that will come out next year on the PS3, XBOX360, and the PSVita. And originally this was going to be my own take on a possible case for that, but as things turned out, I decided to only make it a Z.O.E. 1 case; to mark the 10th anniversary of the game(As of March 26th).

I decided to make this into a metal Collector's Tin (Similar to FFXII and Killzone), but as I looked around here, I found that a lot of the available media for Z.O.E. had already been capitalized upon. So, that meant I had to go scouring the internet to find previously unused images. It took me quite a while but I finally found some goodies.

Then as I was designing this I had an awesome idea; I would add in a "bonus item" or two to go along with the box.

Although at first it was only going to be something similar to FFXII, with a bonus DVD that had some cool junk on it. But as I looked around for anything that came with either Z.O.E. 1 or 2, I found that each had a limited release OST, as well as an even rarer Single's album. So, I decided to make my own repackaged version of the OST for Z.O.E 1, that would include the tracks from the rare "KISS ME SUNLIGHTS" album.

And as I was designing the CD cover, I also made my own version of the Z.O.E. 1 PS2 Disc. Although after finishing it, I found that I ended up going a similar route as the original disc; as I used both my logo and background of my case for it.

At the end of this project I decided to make a 10th Anniversary emblem for this box, I figured it would be cool to try my hand at making one, plus it ended up looking pretty awesome.

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In conclusion I made this box as my tribute to Z.O.E, and secondly as a submission to Stevencho's -Mini Competition #1: Remakes!-
link!-Win-a-prize!

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Credit to zerocustom1989 for the Z.O.E logo! link
Credit to LadyKiller for the Collector's Edition Tin Template link
Credit to Nerdysimmer for the PlayStation 2 Disc Template link
Credit to Eggboy'13 for the New PS3 Disc Template (Which I used to make the CD) link
Credit to Afifan000 for the PS3 Template (I only used it for the shine on the case) link
Credit to Zoneoftheenders.org for their images and information
Credit to Animepaper.net for their images
Credit to Hideo Kojima and KONAMI for both Intellectual and Physical ownership of the property used in the making of this piece.

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As always please Comment and Critique, all of them are greatly appreciated.

And I hope you like this as much as I do! XD

Edited at 7 years ago

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madoublex 29 [ 7 years ago ]

Nice to see you finally got it to work. Did you send to tmrd yet?

EDIT: Crap, wrong competition. I feel stupid. Oh ya, and Link is dead. He was playing on his rocking horse, (subtly named Epona), and then he fell. He was doing fine, but then he took an arrow to the knee.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

It's cool, I was actually thinking of submitting it to that competition, but figured I was too new to enter. Plus at the time it looked like I wouldn't be able to pay my internet bill on time.

Then I remembered seeing Stevencho's sig and went back to check it out, and figured this is the type of an event that a new member can get into. Hopefully this box will do well, even if it doesn't win. I at least want this to get noticed, I put a lot of time and effort into this one.

(And ouch that's a horrible way to go... poor little hero...)

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Btw thanks a lot for the fav! XD

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stevencho 43 [ 7 years ago ]

I'd say this is your best box yet.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

#4, Thanks I think so too.
I put in a lot of time and effort into this one; and I think it shows.

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AgentLampshade 45 [ 7 years ago ]

Looking good, you're definitely improving.

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Icyfirefists 33 [ 7 years ago ]

I like this box. It's really clean and nice overall. I dont liek the placement of the spine, but otherwise, it's clean and believable.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

#6, Thanks for the positive feedback, I'm glad that I've improved, and the fav is also appreciated.

#7, Thanks for the positive feedback, but I'm not sure I understand what you meant by "placement of the spine". It's supposed to be a metal collectors tin, so the spine is actually smaller than the case's edges. I made sure that when making this I went for realism, and kept the same design as an official Steelbook case link

But again thanks to you both for taking the time to look and comment on my box, it's greatly appreciated!

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sd1833 47 [ 7 years ago ]

The layout and general idea of this is pretty appealing to me. The front hasn't yet reached it's full potential though, and I feel editing the center image is what's needed. Rather than simply decreasing the opacity, some adjustments to brightness/contrast and a subtle blue overlay would allow it to fit naturally in the image.

The back is simple, but keeps from looking too empty with a clean layout. At the moment, all I can think of suggesting is moving the tagline down, as it's pretty close to the edge of the border.

Nice work.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

#9, Thanks a lot for the critiquing, and I'm glad to hear that you like it. I'll also get on editing the front and moving the tag line ASAP!

(Btw the Kanji Tatsumi image you have as your icon is awesome!)

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Do you think I should start a WIP thread instead of just posting an update right away? I'm thinking that way if something else needs work I won't have to have around 4 or 5 updated versions with only minor changes to each.

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sd1833 47 [ 7 years ago ]

#10: If you think it necessary to make a WIP thread, I don't see an issue with that. Or you could post a link to the update here before actually submitting it.

And also, you gain respect for recognizing Kanji.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

#11, Awesome, I'll get on updating the image right away then!
I'll just make a new submission on my DA page, then link it here.

Happy to accept respect from a fellow Kanji fan, because he is honestly my favorite character in P4.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

Alright I think I've done an alright job implementing the critique into the box, here is the link to the full edited image link , what do you think?

Edited at 7 years ago

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sd1833 47 [ 7 years ago ]

I think that looks much better. Good job, taking critique and applying it.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

#14, Awesome! I'll upload the new version right away, and I'm relieved that I was actually able to implement it properly!

Thanks again!

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amad2 29 [ 7 years ago ]

I quite like this, although the front seems a bit empty, maybe you could add some more renders to it.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

#16, Thanks for the feedback, and just so you know I was trying to go for the same kind of minimalistic look as FFXII's Collectors tin, but I will look into adding another render or two to the front.

I feel that there's always room for improvement, so thanks for the helping hand, I'll get on this ASAP.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

Well I've been working since I received my last critique, but I just can't seem to get the right flow between the different art styles, they just seem to clash too much. I've also been trying to get the colors to match my previous update, but it just isn't going as smoothly as it did before.

I'll try again later, but for now this will stay as is

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

I know this isn't the best printable I've uploaded but I made a normal PS2 template printable for this to use. I realized that my original project was about half the size of a normal printable, so if there are severe errors please tell me I'll do my best to fix them.

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GameScanner.org 38 [ 7 years ago ]

This my friend should be a HoF.

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D_Nikolaos 25 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks! I'm glad you feel that way! I'd be ecstatic if this got HoF, but honestly though this isn't my best work, it is however one of my proudest achievements since joining VGBA; alongside my PSU: Complete box.

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JEFFMAKAAY 1 [ 4 years ago ]

TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
CONGRATULATION ANNIVERSARY
NATAL É ANO NOVO!!!
METAL GEAR SOLID THE LEGACY COLLECTION
METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE
METAL GEAR SOLID GROUND ZEROES
METAL GEAR SOLID THE PHANTOM PAIN
METAL GEAR SOLID DIAMOND DOGS
METAL GEAR SOLID LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
METAL GEAR SOLID 5
METAL GEAR SOLID 6
METAL GEAR SOLID 7
METAL GEAR SOLID 8
METAL GEAR SOLID 9
METAL GEAR SOLID 10
METAL GEAR BIG BOSS
METAL GEAR SOLID
METAL GEAR LIQUID
METAL GEAR SOLIDUS
METAL GEAR RISING
(YAKUZA) RYU GA GOTOKU
ZONE OF THE ENDERS

GÊNEROS:
LIBERDADE LIVRE
MUNDO ABERTO
SURVIVAL HORROR
STEALTH
TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
AVENTURA
MMO
RPG
ARTES DE LUTAS

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JEFFMAKAAY 1 [ 4 years ago ]

TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
CONGRATULATION ANNIVERSARY
NATAL É ANO NOVO!!!
METAL GEAR SOLID THE LEGACY COLLECTION
METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE
METAL GEAR SOLID GROUND ZEROES
METAL GEAR SOLID THE PHANTOM PAIN
METAL GEAR SOLID DIAMOND DOGS
METAL GEAR SOLID LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
METAL GEAR SOLID 5
METAL GEAR SOLID 6
METAL GEAR SOLID 7
METAL GEAR SOLID 8
METAL GEAR SOLID 9
METAL GEAR SOLID 10
METAL GEAR BIG BOSS
METAL GEAR SOLID
METAL GEAR LIQUID
METAL GEAR SOLIDUS
METAL GEAR RISING
(YAKUZA) RYU GA GOTOKU
ZONE OF THE ENDERS

GÊNEROS:
LIBERDADE LIVRE
MUNDO ABERTO
SURVIVAL HORROR
STEALTH
TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
AVENTURA
MMO
RPG
ARTES DE LUTAS

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JEFFMAKAAY 1 [ 4 years ago ]

TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
CONGRATULATION ANNIVERSARY
NATAL É ANO NOVO!!!
METAL GEAR SOLID THE LEGACY COLLECTION
METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE
METAL GEAR SOLID GROUND ZEROES
METAL GEAR SOLID THE PHANTOM PAIN
METAL GEAR SOLID DIAMOND DOGS
METAL GEAR SOLID LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
METAL GEAR SOLID 5
METAL GEAR SOLID 6
METAL GEAR SOLID 7
METAL GEAR SOLID 8
METAL GEAR SOLID 9
METAL GEAR SOLID 10
METAL GEAR BIG BOSS
METAL GEAR SOLID
METAL GEAR LIQUID
METAL GEAR SOLIDUS
METAL GEAR RISING
(YAKUZA) RYU GA GOTOKU
ZONE OF THE ENDERS

GÊNEROS:
LIBERDADE LIVRE
MUNDO ABERTO
SURVIVAL HORROR
STEALTH
TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
AVENTURA
MMO
RPG
ARTES DE LUTAS

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JEFFMAKAAY 1 [ 4 years ago ]

TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
CONGRATULATION ANNIVERSARY
NATAL É ANO NOVO!!!
METAL GEAR SOLID THE LEGACY COLLECTION
METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE
METAL GEAR SOLID GROUND ZEROES
METAL GEAR SOLID THE PHANTOM PAIN
METAL GEAR SOLID DIAMOND DOGS
METAL GEAR SOLID LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
METAL GEAR SOLID 5
METAL GEAR SOLID 6
METAL GEAR SOLID 7
METAL GEAR SOLID 8
METAL GEAR SOLID 9
METAL GEAR SOLID 10
METAL GEAR BIG BOSS
METAL GEAR SOLID
METAL GEAR LIQUID
METAL GEAR SOLIDUS
METAL GEAR RISING
(YAKUZA) RYU GA GOTOKU
ZONE OF THE ENDERS

GÊNEROS:
LIBERDADE LIVRE
MUNDO ABERTO
SURVIVAL HORROR
STEALTH
TACTICAL ESPIONAGE
ACTION OPERATIONS
AVENTURA
MMO
RPG
ARTES DE LUTAS

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