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Game covers as art - NSF56K

mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Games and Technology
Ah, game covers. I'm not sure about you guys, but I've gone through a lot of shit sometimes to NOT get a version of a game with a "Platinum" or "classics" box art.

Why do we care? Isn't it what's inside that counts?

Perhaps that isn't entirely the case
Spoiler:

So guys, post your favourite box arts, as well as their terrible region comparisons.

I'll get us started

Win

i320215_00050124.jpg

Lose

Ttsbox.jpg

Win

ps2_metal_gear_solid_3_snake_eater.jpg

Lose

6139QD2Z3ZL._SS500_.jpg

Win

resident_evil_4_box_pal.jpg

Lose

013388200177.jpg

Win

B00006AGMX.03.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Lose
5186ZRBQTWL.jpg


Need I continue? While us PAL guys usually get screwed on release dates and price, at least they're doing something right.

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  • mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That PAL cover for RE1 on the Cube is also lose.

    What's wrong with MGS3 US cover?

    WUT?

    The gamecube one is awesome. It's simple...but kind of dark and morbid.

    MGS3 US isn't THAT bad...


    Also, as someone said

    cover.jpg

    Post pictures. It takes like 30 seconds :P

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Completely forgot about the amazing Burnout Paradise cover.

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  • Glenn565Glenn565 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The US boxart of Subsistence makes up for the travesty of the original.

    928437_67505_front.jpg

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yes, Subsistence is sweet.
    USA
    mgs4st_2.jpg

    EU
    mini-mgs4_eur_packshot_no_rating.jpg

    FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • Drunk_caterpillarDrunk_caterpillar Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Honestly? I kinda like making my own covers. I always wanted to make DVD case covers for all of my DC games but I only did six. :(

    I should pick that up again.

    dcsig.jpg
  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    MegamanBox.jpg

    You knew it was going to show up.

    Here's your Japanese cover.

    250px-Rockman_FC_box.jpg

  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    1104774873-00.jpg

    You knew it was going to show up.

    No it didn't show up. <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Mobygames is an awesome game!!


    It also happens on reverse, sometimes.

    wander-cover.jpg

    Versus

    1131391666-00.jpg


    It seems like if the had only not put Wander into the JP cover, it would have looked 20x better.

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  • RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    1104774873-00.jpg

    You knew it was going to show up.

    Unfortunately, yes, I knew it would.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hahahahahahaha

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  • mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I should have known better than to hotlink to mobygames.com images. The definitive resource for PC games.

  • Drunk_caterpillarDrunk_caterpillar Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    What cover was it?

    dcsig.jpg
  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Megaman 1 of course!

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  • GilderGilder Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    My frothing demand for seeing the Ikaruga boxart increases. I'm too lazy to look them all up myself.

  • mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I have to say I like the MGS3 NA cover more ....

    ICARUGA

    Dreamcast-Japan
    Spoiler:

    Gamecube-
    Spoiler:

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hahahhahahahha oh my god. MobyGames is fucking us up.

  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Sorry will fix :)

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Zork Nemesis
    Spoiler:

    oh Myst
    Spoiler:


    Sacrifice
    Spoiler:

    Myth the Fallen Lords
    Spoiler:

    Gun
    Spoiler:


    also poor Panzer Dragoon

    Japan- win
    panzerkq2.jpg

    the rest of US- suck
    Panzer_Dragoon_Coverart.png

    "from wiki"
    One of Panzer Dragoon's major artistic influences was Moebius' (Jean Giraud) Arzach, a comic book series created by the French artist. He even contributed in the creative process of Team Andromeda's game with original artwork.

    So the US version got rid of Moebius artwork in favor of....girl with gun on dragon in polygons :(

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Europe, how could you make this

    megaman2box_front.jpg

    worse.

    563442_58990_front.jpg

    As always, our friends from the East get it right.

    Mm2jp.png

  • METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I dunno, I really like the European MM2 cover. It's just so...sci-fi.

    Here's the most recent thing that bothered me:

    Japan
    mysterydungeonshirentheer2.jpg

    NA

    shirenna2.jpg

    I actually had a hard time finding the game in store, apparently my mind does not acknowledge games with such terrible art.


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  • RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Holy crap does that art suck compared to the original.

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  • METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I love how even the ferret is angry in the American art, haha.


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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    You don't want to fuck with that ferret.

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  • L. KillingtonL. Killington Registered User
    edited January 2009
    State-of-the-Art

  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    ok major US offender- Suikoden
    198843_28033_front.jpg


    PAL-
    Suikoden_packaging01.jpg

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    This thread is pissing me off so much. Damnit US publishers, fuck yourselves!

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Honestly both Suikoden covers are pretty bad.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Is there a specific reason covers are replaced? Need to pay extra for the rights, the inability for the original publisher to provide the image without the moonspeak text, blatant case of retardation?

  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Honestly both Suikoden covers are pretty bad.

    eh but one completely changes the art style to something that looks Gygaxian and in a bad way.

    And I'm pretty sure Bill Paxton was the inspiration for the second guy down on the left.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    10489.jpg

    Final Fantasy VII, NA. The first time I loved a box art, because it conveys the feel of the game perfectly - you are this guy right here, and you're about to take on some serious shit. It's the angle that does it.


    4717-v3.jpg

    A nice little mockup of what that rumored remake could look like.

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    A nice little mockup of what that rumored remake could look like.

    prints_money.gif

    Replace them with FF stuff.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Why would Miyamoto be laughing about a PS3 remake of FFVII printing money?

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Why would Miyamoto be laughing about a PS3 remake of FFVII printing money?
    donhonk wrote: »
    Replace them with FF stuff.

  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'll spoiler the whole post for V-scroll purposes.

    Table of Contents, in case you just wanna' skip...
    -Metal Gear (MSX)
    -God Hand (PS2)
    -Way of the Samurai 1 + 2 (PS2)
    -Hitman Trilogy (PS2)
    -Okami
    -Resistance: Fall of man (PS3)
    -Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
    Spoiler:

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  • MegaMekMegaMek WORSTRAUSER Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I always liked Another World's cover art, just because it's a great representation of the actual game:
    Spoiler:

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ah, for the days when men were men and game covers were paintings.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    METAzraeL wrote: »
    I dunno, I really like the European MM2 cover. It's just so...sci-fi.

    Here's the most recent thing that bothered me:

    Japan
    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4691/mysterydungeonshirentheer2.jpg

    NA

    http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8990/shirenna2.jpg

    I actually had a hard time finding the game in store, apparently my mind does not acknowledge games with such terrible art.

    You win the thread. I was coming in here specifically to post that, but you beat me to it.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Going to post a bunch of epic 80s/90s cover art. Sadly, this style has been lost in the echoes of time, replaced with floating heads and torsos.
    Spoiler:

    And just so people don't miss it

    transarctica.jpg

    Best cover art ever.

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