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god damn this DOOM box art is bad

Flzzlsharkop

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A closer look:



Look at that six pack!
Huh, somehow I never noticed there was another marine in there. That's the thing with these old covers, they have actual details you can discover instead of a super bland and simple composition covered in greebly texture.
 

User 479360

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I wasn't expecting a ton from DOOM's cover art, but yeah, this is pretty laughable.

Remy's coloured versions make it look better though.
 

LookAtMeGo

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Not much of a fan of the cover but dont really give a fuck. It could be a picture of a turd on fire and it wouldnt bother me.
 

nailbombxx

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why would you not put demons on the box art

christ

EDIT:
they should have gone and just used the collector's edition box art for the standard box art. looks way more eyecatching
 

VariantX

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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.
 

Already Torn

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Huh, somehow I never noticed there was another marine in there. That's the thing with these old covers, they have actual details you can discover instead of a super bland and simple composition covered in greebly texture.
This one also has little details. It's a reference to this cover lol

Greebly?
 

G-Fex

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Gee I wonder where Bethesda got that idea from....


Yep all the new fallouts have been generic as fuck.

And no Master Chief didn't invent Green armor. But apparently people can't remember that.


Who cares, Doom will suck anyway.
 

UberLevi

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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.
 

Bloodporne

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What they did to arguably one of the coolest video game logos of all time is much more offensive than the rest of it.
 

Lernaean

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It is terrible, but the game itself looks cool.
I'd personally go for a reimagining of the original cover.
 

CamHostage

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Thought this was kind of cool

There's some detail work to the shot, at least that's commendable.

In fact, just THIS should have been the cover. Big-ass gun, demon slashmarks ... DOOM logo. Done.

This isn't good, but real quick example...
 

Unit24

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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.
 

trixx

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whatever you thought of in your mind as a generic fps cover, came to reality. This is it.
 
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You know what could be pretty cool? having the double barreled shotgun aimed at the viewer right on the middle and matching the two "O"s
 

oti

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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.