IGN - So many games packages follow the same old clichés.
Some weeks ago, an image was doing the rounds of Reddit, Twitter and games forums, that showed the gross ubiquity of a certain style of games box art.
The cliché (or classic-pose, if you are feeling generous) is of a combat-operative facing the viewer. Behind the character, there is a splash, a blurry conglomeration of chaos, a suggestion of violence and danger. A weapon is usually in evidence.