Why is Bioshock Infinite's Cover Art so...Very Disappointing?

With the unveiling of Bioshock Infinite's box art becoming released to a very unfriendly reception we all sit and wonder how on earth they settled on this:

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Kanzes1424d ago

maybe it's similar to uncharted's cover.. but i think it's a great idea to put booker on the front cover and elizabeth on the back.. because those two is the main focus of the game

camel_toad1424d ago

At least it doesn't have bomberman on the cover like Bioshock 2.

Jinkies1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

I just thought they would try to show Bookers and Elizabeths relationship on the cover and summarize whats going on in the game.

The two sides of the war
Weird new enemies

...but no, we get a cover that total goes against the theme and style of the game, looks like a reverse Drakes Fortune cover, gives it an overt the top action "LETS BLOW CRAP UP" feel and has Elizabeth slapped on the back.

Jreca1424d ago

I just find a little sad that it has written "SHOOTER" in big letters at the back cover. I thought Bioshock was after more than that.

MariaHelFutura1424d ago

It is. They just want to pull people in who don't play anything except typical shooters (and believe me there are people like that). Maybe Bioshock: Infinite will be some people's "gateway drug" to the real good stuff in the end. I'm all for that.

deletingthis346753341424d ago

People that play typical shooters wouldn't enjoy a game like this unless it will turn out to be like one. I am hoping this is nothing to worry about.

MariaHelFutura1424d ago

Not all but some.... dont THINK they would enjoy a game like this, they just haven't tryed anything different than what is pushed out by the mainstream media. Alot of casual gamers don't venture out and try new things very often. Sometimes games like this could be the one that makes them realize there is a whole bunch of different types of expierences that videogames can provide (even from a shooter). FarCry 3 has a chance to do the same.

GamerSciz1424d ago

The most disappointing is why they show us this character that we play as but yet it's first-person so we never actually see our character in full.

frelyler1424d ago

People seriously have an issue with this. We don't play the box cover, we play the game. If people can't get past a piece of pr that is meant to appeal to a wider audience and entice people to buy it then they must miss out on a lot of cool things. Kevin Levine is making this game, it has not been rushed and there is no tacked on crap mp, its all focused on the sp. I mean I don't sit there and look at a box cover and judge it on that, that is ridiculous.

Ashunderfire861424d ago

I agree and big deal if the cover don't look great to some. I think it looks awesome.

MidnytRain1424d ago

Copied from another article:

It's been criticized because it's generic and doesn't reflect how unique the game is. Box art is a form of advertisement, so it needs to stand out more than it currently does. We've seen this same box art a dozen times.

frelyler1423d ago

Millions of people bought played and enjoyed bs1. Those same people already know how unique this game is. They don't need to sell you on the product. They want the cod crowd to give it a shot. They figured all activision does is slap a new number on a box and boom, millions of sales. So they already have you and I in their pockets, its the people that buy yearly releases and are satisfied with them they are reaching out to because they figure it has fire and guns on the cover so at the very least they'll pick up the box and look at it. Its all pr and people need to stop pretending like its their game they made and only they know how cool it is because other people couldn't possibly understand. Print out your own cover if it bothers you that much, clearly there are. Ones you could print right now so when you buy it you can have it ready to go. People are such whiners.

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