Video Game covers

Video Game covers

Postby FlamingDbag » February 25th, 2012, 6:03 am

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE SJ VIDEO GAME FORUMS WE DISCUSS THE GOOD AND UGLY OF GAME COVER ART.

I'll begin by posting 3 that are cool imo to get you started.

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All of these have a unique appeal to me.
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby bricks » February 25th, 2012, 6:20 am

everything in this article though i'm sure everyones seen this before
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby ApaFox » February 25th, 2012, 6:29 am

I really like the NA cover of Persona 4

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And Fable 2 was pretty bad ass.

(big picture is big)
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One I actually don't like too much is the art on Mass Effect 2

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SNORE!
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby Mr Aids » February 25th, 2012, 6:41 am

Hmm well the cover for Catherine made me want to buy the game without knowing anything about it.

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Cause you know. Boobs.

But I like dark looking covers. Examples are:

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Bioshock

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Heavy Rain

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Silent Hill (Origins being my favourite cover thus far)


But yeah, any cover looking sort of foreboding will generally grab my attention.
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby Seven Rain » February 25th, 2012, 9:29 am

Hnnng, too many to list. I'm a big lover of nice boxart. <3

Kingdom Hearts had amazing cover art, one of my all time faves;
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Guilty Gear games always have dynamite cover art as well;
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In fact, the boxart of the first GGX is the entire reason I got into the series. I spotted it on the Gamestop shelf and fell in love with the style before I even knew what the game was like.

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Man, this post will be huge if I keep going. I'll just spoiler some honorably mentions;
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Bah, I'm done. I can't post anymore, I'll be here forever. ;___;



Oh, and under the "Ugly" category I can safely fit just about every Western boxart for Japanese games in the 80's and 90's.
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I seriously want a few minutes in a locked room with a taser and the people who thought it was a good idea to change stuff like this;
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To this;
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While I'm at it, throw the people who keep using that old artwork for game collections in that room, too. I hate seeing this in my Sega Genesis Collection;
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*Shudder*
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby H0lyhandgrenade » February 25th, 2012, 9:50 am

ApaFox wrote:
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I agree, I was dissapointed at how underwhelming this was, especially compared to the first...

The one that'll always stand out to me is the awesome cover of Fahrenheit.

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I'm sure there were more I really liked... hrmmn. I'll be back.
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby Afrohawkman » February 25th, 2012, 10:16 am

Can't have a video game cover thread without the mother of all covers: MEGAMAN
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Megaman 3 is when the finally used the real Megaman but even then:
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...It still looks a little weird.

I'll post some favorites when I get time.
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Re: Video Game covers

Postby RyoSoulreaper » February 25th, 2012, 12:21 pm

Since I'm a sucker for Tales games.
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I also enjoy a few covers for Zelda Titles
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I printed out the EU Box Art cuz I think it's nicer then the NA one.

Oh and Soul silver and Heart Gold had some nice ones.
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Last one, SCV
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