Yeah it's not great. How many times are we gonna get this type of cover man? Shit's boring as hell. Do marketing departments just honestly not get it? It's the same stoic looking bad ass guy doing the same fucking pose every time. Hell Mega 64 made fun of this with one of their videos a while back and it's still happening constantly. Talk about unaware man.
This Doom art looks like it was shit out by a Nickelback-listening intern.
The classic "DOOM" lettering in the original art echoes the jagged peaks on the horizon. The lettering itself is a merging of NASA space-age materials and Geiger-esque alien tech, hinting at the game's premise. And the Doomguy is a woefully under-equipped soldier trying his best to survive against impossible odds.
The whole piece is beautiful and cohesive.
This new abomination is: logo stencil + totally-not-master-chief-we-promise guy in a suit + piss filter. Nothing goes together. No design. Just something barely passable with a glorified nostalgia reference. They might as well have used Helvetica, though.
Hopefully they put more effort in capturing the spirit of Doom in the actual game.
I mean, it's not important enough to affect purchasing decisions, but look at the people in here praising the original Doom's cover. The interest in (good) covers clearly remains after the playthrough, just like people put up film posters in their room even after having seen the film. It's a piece of artwork in and of itself, and if it's good it will be appreciated.
I didn't intend to insinuate that you are an easily led pleb on account of you not minding the box art, but reading back what I wrote I can see that it comes off that way. My apologies.
Along with Legend of Zelda, the original Doom was the game that really cemented me as a lifelong gamer, and I guess I'm just worried that this box art could be a representation of what to expect of this new game. I know it could never live up to the unrealistic expectations of another Doom1 & 2, but I have been hoping for it to be another "Wolfenstein New Blood". I guess we'll see.