A Question for You Guys~

One of the things we've been focusing on lately is the cutscenes surrounding the Mimic fight. And with this one, we have a question for you guys!

 Above you can see one of the cutscenes we've been prototyping lately. Now the question is: when should the boss portrait appear? We have two suggestions:

In this first alternative, the boss portrait (yes it's a thorn-worm for now, since the real one hasn't been made yet) appears as the Mimic sucks the crown into its chest. 

...And in this one it appears as its tongue is around the crown, pausing mid-animation.

What do you guys think? We're currently torn, and while it might not seem like a huge decision, it's always better to pick the version that the most people likes better! Please comment with your preference, we'd love to hear from you :3
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  1. I don't know if this is a flaw of the gif, but in the first gif the tongue seems to vanish while in the second gif the tongue retracts.
    As of now I prefer the second gif, as it has something cheeky the way it lingers on the moment

    1. It should be the very same animation, but looking at it it seems the boss portrait comes in just before it finishes which could give the illusion that the tongue disappears since you can't see the last frames! Interesting, thank you :)

  2. I agree, the second option where it pauses as the mimic grasps the crown is my favourite of the two.
    The first one seems a little rushed because all the animations occur before the pause the boss portrait created, but the second one seems paced nicer; the second one introduces the idea that it isn't just a normal chest, then you discover from the boss portrait that it is indeed a boss, and then it gives you your motivation to beat the boss in the action of taking the crown away from you.

  3. I prefer the second one, it is paced better.

  4. I like the second one gives you time to realize your not getting the crown as easily as you hoped.

  5. I like the second one better, it looks funny and playful.

  6. Agree with everyone else...second option for sure.