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BioShock Infinite’s generic protagonist fits into every game (gallery)

DeWitt’s boring pose and general design are so banal that you could stick him in any action game and he wouldn’t seem out of place — something you could not do with a Big Daddy. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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darkronin229  +   837d ago
That Uncharted cover was the first thing that came into my mind when I saw this, too.
pixelsword  +   836d ago
They all fit the same because the main character's are the same. Just like the Mass Effect Shepard/ Resistance hale/ Infamous Cole clone that's probably 40 or 50 more characters.

I like Nariko from HS, The old and New Dante from DMC, Emmit from StarHawk, Faith from Mirror's Edge, Tawodi from Prey, Robots, Aliens, and sometimes creative things that don't exist to be the main character. Devs act like people won't buy the game if it's not one of those two types of guys.

That's probably why shooters feel samey because you're playing the same dog-gone character in just about all of them.
Dragonshardz  +   836d ago
You put Shepard out there yet you don't really grasp that he could also be a she, and everyone probably made their own. So, it doesn't really fit the profile.
sikbeta  +   836d ago
lol that pic works great for the BI cover XD
joab777  +   836d ago
I agree but from what i have read, we will all forget about the stupid cover in march. Why not the girl?
violents  +   836d ago
yeah it looks like nathan drakes gay brother with the ascot on.

The call of duty and max pain ones look the best.
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Irishguy95  +   836d ago
Nathan looks a good bit gayer than this guy to be fair
ThichQuangDuck  +   836d ago
They made it a Brotastic cover to reach a wider market. There will be alternate covers.I do however wish there was an overall variation in what gaming protagonist looked like
wita  +   837d ago
Haha, love this.
JeffGrubb  +   837d ago
The guys in my frat are gonna love this!
NagaSotuva  +   837d ago
The Modern Warfare 3 mockup is dead on, which is kinda sad.
PhoenixRising37  +   836d ago
What color background do you think the soldier on the MW4 box will have?

I'm guessing purple.
Relientk77  +   837d ago
Definitely fits the Uncharted 1 and 3 covers
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   837d ago
Now this is freaking funny. hahaha
torchic  +   836d ago
the Mass Effect 3 cover had me in tears!
Bimkoblerutso  +   836d ago
Yeah, the sci-fi ones didn't really fit, but still made me lol. The other ones...that's just kinda sad that it fits so well.
Hayabusa 117  +   836d ago
Han Solo anyone?
Braid  +   837d ago
I don't understand the complaints. Does he have to be an elite Dr. with a PHD degree though? He's an agent, that's it. He's well shaped and looks strong, self confident and ready to get into action, like you'd expect from a generic field agent. What else would you expect from a man who's sent on a rescue mission?

Besides, we don't know anything about him yet except his appearance. I'd say play the game first, talk about the character later. Knowing what an awesome bunch of developers the guys at Irrational Games are, I believe our main character (Booker DeWitt) will not a be a flat character straight out of a generic Hollywood movie with no personality as you might worry. This game is all about story, that's why I believe an extensive deal of character development will be involved throughout the whole game.

The artwork though, looks generic, I'll give you that. But what's so wrong about it? The game will be great- I wouldn't care less about the artwork if the game is already proven to be a hit before even its launch. Would you rather play an awful game with a great cover art? I wouldn't think so.
Bimkoblerutso  +   836d ago
I think most of us know that the cover has little to no bearing on the actual game. It's just sad to think that a game that is so far removed from other generic shooters is being represented as just another generic shooter.

And there's really no arguing with that sentiment, because....just look at that damn cover. It doesn't get much more generic.
anti-fanboy  +   836d ago
This explains everything

Related video
RedSoakedSponge  +   836d ago
@ anti-fanboy

thanks for that video man! good to hear it from the horses mouth
RELIGHT  +   836d ago
^^This guy doesn't get it lol
Bimkoblerutso  +   836d ago
No, I GET it, but that doesn't make it any less sad.
Braid  +   836d ago
I think you're not getting the point, they're looking at the matter from a commercial standpoint- I mean they have to, they're a company. In order to appeal to masses, they needed to do something like that. You and me both know what the game is all about, so we'll be getting it when it comes out straight away. But a casual gamer will NOT buy the game at first sight, Bioshock title gives you no context whatsoever, the easiest way to attract casuals' attention is, like it or not, putting a guy with a gun right on the cover and they'll be like "oh hey it's one of those run and gun games, I like it."

You don't lose anything from the generic cover, as you already know the game will be great. Irrational loses nothing, in fact they'll gain some by selling more copies of the game to the casuals who might not be interested in it at first sight. It's not a charity work and you can not really impose your wishes on a company which needs to make money for its survival, so why don't you just IGNORE the damn cover and play your game, while they sell a couple of more copies to casuals who'll buy the game only due to the fact that there's a guy with a gun on the box and that's the only thing they need to know about the game?

If you're a true supporter of the company, you should be feeling good about this while one of the most deserving developers out there make more profit with a simple move like that which actually harms no one but allows them to profit more assuring further great games from Irrational, rather than turning he matter into a first world problem. Get it digital, if you hate the cover this much.
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Dlacy13g  +   837d ago
while the article was funny...people need to concern themselves with bigger issues in life.
Sketchy_Galore  +   836d ago
Bigger issues?,,,,, I don't understand.... You mean the redesign of Dante?
Ser  +   836d ago
LOOOOOOL

On topic: Great article, had a laugh.
Kurt Russell  +   836d ago
N4G is kinda a game based website... go read BBC news or something for those issues.
goldwyncq  +   836d ago
I think you missed the point of his post completely. By bigger issues, he must have meant issues besides whining about the game cover.
Dlacy13g  +   836d ago
@goldwyncq... bubbles for getting my point. There are bigger issues in the "game" industry to concern ourselves with.
KwietStorm  +   837d ago
Well the protagonist in the first Bioshock game didn't even speak, and that game was brilliant, so..
J86blum  +   837d ago
I get why people say it looks close to the Uncharted Drakes fortune cover, but also this character fits his time line as well from dress attire, to the tight haircut. and the interesting shotgun which gives hint to the type of tech and firearms in this alt. world.

So its fine, plus its a game cover. get over it already seriously why do people complain about boxart cover? the internet lets stupid people voice their comments over little stuff. The box art cover does not matter much, it sits sideways next to your other games, or don't even buy the retail copy but the digital.

I have seen headlines on this site range from complaining to Box art cover, the lack of color in the instructional booklet, the lack of a big booklet, the OCD people have cause their old and new game box art have diffrent logos. Don't know about you but I don't have friends come over and display my wicked boxart collection...we play the actual games, and enjoy them for what they are..video games.
SybaRat  +   837d ago
Now I hate this game! >cries<
Parapraxis  +   836d ago
youtube.com/watch?v=bL4HshArMa 0&feature=g-subs-u
Explains a lot.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   836d ago
Irrational Games take a note from Naughty Dog, look at this The Last Of Us cover.

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Dlacy13g  +   836d ago
umm...so what about all the Uncharted Covers? Nothing about the Uncharted covers strikes me as "special" ....great games mind you, but those are pretty "standard" fair covers.

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th3n00bg4m3r  +   836d ago
Nothing is wrong with Uncharted games cover.
Dlacy13g  +   836d ago
just like there is nothing wrong with the Bioshock cover...end of story.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   832d ago
There is at least something wrong with Bioshock: Infinite's cover. Where is Elizabeth?
Dlacy13g  +   832d ago
@th3n00bg4m3r In that case... where are: Victor Sullivan, Cloe Frazer and Elena Fisher on the covers of Uncharted's 1,2 & 3? Where is Cortana on Halo 4's cover?
NirvanaInChains  +   836d ago
Funniest thing iv seen all day the ME3 & BF3 ones got me to lol. The RE6 one looks the most legit.
mt  +   836d ago
dat thumbnail's background..
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yaz288  +   836d ago
OMG! why is this shit still going on? WE GET IT!! the cover sucks ..ok
broomhead123  +   836d ago
It's thing like this why I stopped coming on n4g. One of the developers has explained why the cover is like this and it makes sense.
http://www.examiner.com/art...
Blacklash93  +   836d ago
Good thing the actual game is anything but generic.
animegamingnerd  +   836d ago
why does every shooter need a solider or the main character on the front now a days?
r21  +   836d ago
Hahaha this is actually pretty cool. Is this going to be a new meme in gaming? XD Like that take an arrow to the knee thing.
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   836d ago
It should be!
Conquerbeard  +   836d ago
Why would you wish something like that "Arrow to the knee" garbage on Bioshock? D:
ritsuka666  +   836d ago
The pic of Batlefield are HILARIOUS!
Conquerbeard  +   836d ago
Covers are important.
Silly gameAr  +   836d ago
This is pretty awesome.
Unztayble  +   836d ago
hahaha! Those were great! Very funny. Now I see what the fuss is about with the Bioshock cover. Still, they shouldn't change it just because some gamers want them to change it.
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   836d ago
LOL! He fit in every last one of those!
JasonXS12  +   836d ago
It's good that the cover art fits every game cover because this attracts the attention of consumers and that is a good thing because every person in the world needs to play this game.
EmperorDalek  +   836d ago
He looks like The Illusive man...
csreynolds  +   836d ago
As tired as I am hearing people moan about the Bioshock: Infinite's box art, these mock-ups are extremely well done. Bravo
ziggurcat  +   836d ago
talk about first world problems... OMG THE COVER OF A VIDEO GAME HAS AN IMAGE OF A GUY HOLDING A GUN THAT'S SOOOOO GENERIC RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

get over it, already.
Lifeequals42  +   836d ago
You rock, Samir.
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