• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

New Japanese Boxarts

Takao

Banned
Mar 19, 2009
50,996
0
0
Toronto, Canada
Azito 3D's box art interested me, so I looked up the game.

Welp, the box art did its job, too bad the game didn't hold up its end.

cj_iwakura said:
Way better cover for Shadows. Not that it'd ever work here.
dat ass would become dem pants
 

MedHead

Member
Dec 7, 2008
1,178
0
0
37
OK, USA
www.flickr.com
I remember really being frustrated by this type of thread back before my account was approved. Now I finally get to say that some of you are crazy. The Japanese versions of these boxes are often worse than the North American versions. The Child of Eden art, for example, is not better with the girl on the cover: it doesn't explain what it's about. The North American version, on the other hand, shows the style of the game and the way it's played. Personally, in terms of trying to sell someone on the game based solely on the cover of the box, the North American version does a superior job.
 

Lostconfused

Member
Apr 26, 2007
16,165
0
0
www.neogaf.com
pieatorium said:
Not sure if serious.
A joke about a joke, I guess that might be clever. And I guess they decided that they preferred a different random bit of art to use for cover.

This thread also reminds me that I should play Shadows of the Damned. Did the price bottom out on that one yet?
 

CatPee

Member
Dec 30, 2010
2,396
0
575
MedHead said:
I remember really being frustrated by this type of thread back before my account was approved. Now I finally get to say that some of you are crazy. The Japanese versions of these boxes are often worse than the North American versions. The Child of Eden art, for example, is not better with the girl on the cover: it doesn't explain what it's about. The North American version, on the other hand, shows the style of the game and the way it's played. Personally, in terms of trying to sell someone on the game based solely on the cover of the box, the North American version does a superior job.

AC: Brotherhood, Dark Souls, Shadows of the Damned, Dead Rising 2, and others say hi.
 

Castor Krieg

Banned
Dec 5, 2007
7,983
0
0
Warsaw
MedHead said:
I remember really being frustrated by this type of thread back before my account was approved. Now I finally get to say that some of you are crazy. The Japanese versions of these boxes are often worse than the North American versions. The Child of Eden art, for example, is not better with the girl on the cover: it doesn't explain what it's about. The North American version, on the other hand, shows the style of the game and the way it's played. Personally, in terms of trying to sell someone on the game based solely on the cover of the box, the North American version does a superior job.
Well, here's a c-c-c-combo breaker for you: most of people browsing GAF know very well how the game is played, and what a given game is about. As such, they would prefer the cover art to be stylish, not in-your-face-explanation. Fuck, why don't we simply copy-paste ESRB rating description on the cover? Best cover ever?

Your argument gets even worse given that Child of Eden is a niche title - instead of leveraging its uniqueness and niche appeal someone at Ubisoft got delusional in trying to sell it to mass audience.

Also, the US boxart doesn't explain shit. Ok, so the game is bright? All games are. Who is that person? What are you pressing? What is the purpose of the game? US cover doesn't explain anything, and it looks 100x worse than Japanese one.
 

Wario64

works for Gamestop (lol)
Jun 6, 2004
74,320
13
0
That Child of Eden X360 box art looks fake. Colors are all weird and it's strangely cropped compared to the other covers

 

Josh7289

Member
Dec 9, 2006
7,387
1
0
Castor Krieg said:
Well, here's a c-c-c-combo breaker for you: most of people browsing GAF know very well how the game is played, and what a given game is about. As such, they would prefer the cover art to be stylish, not in-your-face-explanation. Fuck, why don't we simply copy-paste ESRB rating description on the cover? Best cover ever?

Your argument gets even worse given that Child of Eden is a niche title - instead of leveraging its uniqueness and niche appeal someone at Ubisoft got delusional in trying to sell it to mass audience.

Also, the US boxart doesn't explain shit. Ok, so the game is bright? All games are. Who is that person? What are you pressing? What is the purpose of the game? US cover doesn't explain anything, and it looks 100x worse than Japanese one.
A bit of hyperbole here but basically this.

I NEED SCISSORS said:
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fnAEhOZsL.jpg

It's cool guys, she's over 15 feet tall, she must be legal.
Haha it's probably centimeters, so over 150 cm = about 5 ft.

/overanalyzer something something
 

Naked Snake

Member
Jun 6, 2004
20,978
3
1,725
42
Amman, Jordan
Why not make a new monthly/whatever thread for new batches of box arts, instead of repeatedly bumping this ancient and long thread? When the thread title reads "NewJapanese boxart", one would assume to see the "new" is in the OP, only to enter and be confused.
 

distantmantra

Member
Jun 9, 2004
25,820
0
1,520
Seattle, WA
secondratesaint said:
If you're talking about Gunstringer, its getting a full retail release in the US. If you're not talking about Gunstringer, then I've gone full retard and ignore this post.
They're talking about the MLB Bobblehead/Power Pro title.