god damn this DOOM box art is bad

Jul 27, 2012
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why would you not put demons on the box art

christ

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they should have gone and just used the collector's edition box art for the standard box art. looks way more eyecatching
 
Jan 5, 2009
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I certainly hope its placeholder. Im actually starting to get tired of the guy with gun surrounded by orange lighting on covers. That type of box art to me is playing it way too safe and not telling us WHY we want to experience that game.
 
Mar 11, 2013
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I must be in the vast minority that absolutely loved the box art when I saw it.

It's very machismo and in your face. Which isn't an inherently bad thing despite what most gaffers seem to believe. It plays well into the theme of the game. DOOM is literally about a beefy space marine going around blasting cyborg demons into chunks with huge guns. It's a perfect fit as far as I'm concerned.
 
Jan 14, 2014
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Seriously? I knew some people didn't like the box art much, but is it really that bad? Sure, it should be better, but I find it to be inoffensive at worst.
 

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To be honest, at this point the Doom franchise is so well known, distinctive and iconic this box-art would be plenty good. The name sells itself, no need for anything else.

It's like how all you need is the Batman icon for people to know something badass is coming, same applies to the Doom logo.
Marketing people are (rightfully) screaming and crying after reading this post.