Awesome alt. Game Covers

 
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Was watching this interesting video about video game covers in different regions and it's a bigger topic than I previously considered. Just look at some of this stuff.

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He goes way more in-depth but it's pretty sad to see great games with generic-ass covers. Hard to pin-point the problem. Post some of your favourite game covers.


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Hard to pin-point the problem.
Cover with main character standing in some kind of pose or not is overused.


 
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Hard to pin-point the problem.
Cover with main character standing in some kind of pose or not is overused.

That's the general point yeah, but I'm just wondering what caused that format to be overused.


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Hard to pin-point the problem.
Cover with main character standing in some kind of pose or not is overused.

That's the general point yeah, but I'm just wondering what caused that format to be overused.
Maybe because it makes player imagine themselves as a badass guy with povers, as a hero. Maybe it`s also the reason SAO (or a tale about overpowered for no goddamn reason teenager ) is so popular


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The angel agreed to trade a set of white wings for the head of another demon. Overjoyed, the demon killed one of his own and plucked the head right off its still-warm body.

The angel then led the demon to heaven, where he underwent centuries of the cruelest tortures imaginable. Finally, the pain was so great that he lost consciousness - at which point his dark wings turned the promised shade of white.
Marketing and 10 year old focus groups. Subtle covers dont attract attention like muh cool doods being cool do.

FF's went from a simple logo and art to something else from the game being on the cover also which totally ruins it.
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Was watching this interesting video about video game covers in different regions and it's a bigger topic than I previously considered. Just look at some of this stuff
Yoooo have you seen his video on dogs in videogames?


 
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Was watching this interesting video about video game covers in different regions and it's a bigger topic than I previously considered. Just look at some of this stuff
Yoooo have you seen his video on dogs in videogames?

it's on my watch list


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Was watching this interesting video about video game covers in different regions and it's a bigger topic than I previously considered. Just look at some of this stuff
Yoooo have you seen his video on dogs in videogames?

make them more interactive plz


 
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i actually prefer america's dark souls cover to the japanese one

the japanese one captures the tone and feel better, but i don't know, i think ours is more aesthetically pleasing

i'm actually not sure if there's a game where i don't prefer the american art, but maybe i'm just biased


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Was watching this interesting video about video game covers in different regions and it's a bigger topic than I previously considered. Just look at some of this stuff
Yoooo have you seen his video on dogs in videogames?
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This one?


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
The badass American art
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The shitty Eurotrash version with the pussified name
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Garlemald did nothing wrong.
Luckily they realized this for FFXV and made the cover reversible with just the logo. But it seems too little too late, Type-0's logo was absolutely beautiful but for the HD release they not only bastardized a bit by making it all gold and sparkly, but they didn't even show Amano's artwork. A complete far cry from the Japanese PSP release. The only reason I still have the Amano artwork on my cover is because I got the LE steelbook for it.

FF's went from a simple logo and art to something else from the game being on the cover also which totally ruins it.


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Metal Gear Solid V's cover is one of the worst things I've seen. Disregarding how I feel about the game itself, the fact that TPP and GZ just has some render of Snake's face instead of the Shinkawa art just feels like a kick in the nuts.


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Pretty much why I always print alt covers, or use the reverse ones when devs are so kind to print on the inside.

But even if the art was always god tier, I would still replace it because:
>being basic


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Not a game cover, but I always liked how the Halo 2 LE gave yo ua different manual to the one in the standard edition. The regular edition was a UNSC-themed manual, being told as an after-action report from Cortana about the events of the first game and a briefing on the new technology and enemy types encountered, while the LE version was Covenant-themed and told as a letter from the Arbiter to the Prophets about his failure to stop the destruction of Installation 04 and a report on the enemy technology employed by the UNSC.

It was a really nice little bit that differentiated the two.


 
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i like the Japanese box art better


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Standard Cover Art:


Alternative cover on the reverse side:


The moment I bought the game I switched the cover to the latter.


 
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Standard Cover Art:


Alternative cover on the reverse side:


The moment I bought the game I switched the cover to the latter.

Damn that second one is so cool.


 
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i actually prefer america's dark souls cover to the japanese one

the japanese one captures the tone and feel better, but i don't know, i think ours is more aesthetically pleasing

i'm actually not sure if there's a game where i don't prefer the american art, but maybe i'm just biased

nahhh

if you look the main character is supposed to be walking away from us, but he's holding his shield in the right hand, and he's also leaning towards us like that's the direction he's moving.it's really awkward.


 
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Sometimes game's do this thing where they have art on the inside of the cover that you can reverse but I hate it when there's no title or platform mention. Breath of the Wild does it, and the art is a million times cooler but I hate that it doesn't say "Breath of the Wild" or "nintendo Switch" anywhere on it.



That being said the default cover art isn't terrible



 
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Second Son did a good job, though



However a "PS4" logo in the spine wouldn't have been out of line


 
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Jak 2 did the really cool thing where they had the game's main cover art on the front



and on the reversible side you have a map of the entire city and the outer regions which was super helpful for the directionless child I was



sadly they didn't include it in the greatest hits version and dropped the idea for every other game in the future except daxter on the psp


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The angel agreed to trade a set of white wings for the head of another demon. Overjoyed, the demon killed one of his own and plucked the head right off its still-warm body.

The angel then led the demon to heaven, where he underwent centuries of the cruelest tortures imaginable. Finally, the pain was so great that he lost consciousness - at which point his dark wings turned the promised shade of white.


i like the Japanese box art better
Woman carrying a boy? UNACCEPTABLE