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The Worst Box Art of 2012

GamesRadar: "You have one chance--one chance--to make a first impression. So why would you squander it with a hideous image? Box art designers have failed to learn this lesson time and again, constantly slapping a repugnant visual onto the cover of their game and shipping it to store shelves. Though the well of horrid DS and Wii shovelware has been running dry as of late, we've still been able to wrangle together 50--count 'em, 50--specimens from the bottom of the bad box art barrel." (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   566d ago
Hahaha, I laughed hard at the "Pedophile Fisherman Market" remark for the Vita fishing game...

Also sure, Hyperdimension 2 has underage girls on it, but at least it's colorful. Always thought it was a neat box art myself, despite not ever playing them. All the rest I agree on though, some seriously bad ones out there...
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izumo_lee  +   565d ago
I have no idea what is this Western media obsession to bash anime related content that has 'supposedly' young girls. They mention it in reviews, previews, any time they have the chance they see it as a negative & i simply do not understand why.

I am an anime fan & i see no problem with Neptunia Mk2's artwork. It's colorful, adorable & lighthearted which really is what the game is really about.

These people are in the video game industry & a lot of games are made in Japan. If they cannot get over the fact that these images are common in the world of Japanese game development than they shouldn't be writing about it in the first place.

I do not know it just pisses me off the 'hate' for anime images involving 'young' girls....c'mon seriously THIS offends people?
Snookies12  +   565d ago
I'm quite an anime fan myself, though I can kind of see how this might be a little weird to people who've never taken the time out to really give that media a try.

Yes they appear underage, yes they're wearing weird outfits, however it's not like they're posing naked or something. It's just what Japanese culture finds "cute". Honestly, if people WERE complaining about this, they live a very sheltered life because there are MUCH worse things out there. :]
izumo_lee  +   565d ago
Look these guys cover games for a living & doing so means playing & looking at games from Japan. If these guys still do not know the culture of Japan than they should not even be commenting about these sort of things.

Currently we all know we have problems with the 'violence' in video games supposedly being a factor in some horrible events. That all these shooters are painting video games in a bad light yet we have people being offended by a risque drawing A DRAWING!!! of young female characters??!!! Seriously do these people think looking at these will get them arrested....like what is the deal?

Sorry i am ranting but i notice this way to often & pretty fun games like Neptunia get bad review scores or bad rap just cause the reviewer find the images an issue.
IAMERROR  +   565d ago
Mario party 9...the colors.... they blind me!!!
yog-sothot  +   565d ago
The comment about the Operation Raccoon City one trully made me laugh ^_^
yaz288  +   565d ago
lol now we have this shit.
hkgamer  +   565d ago
IMO... every US gamebox art...

Just way over the top...
josephayal  +   565d ago
and the winner is: Natural Threat, look like she has a mustache
-Gespenst-  +   565d ago
The "Hydra" featured in the Warriors Orochi cover IS Orochi, C'mon fella, get yer japanese mythology down.

This guy's captions are lame and not apt.
ninjahunter  +   565d ago
Oh lol, the inversion one was clever :P
vork77  +   565d ago
hahahhahaha the brazzers one crack me up
Tainted Gene  +   565d ago
25. Deer Hunt Legends

"Look into that deer's eyes. See the abject terror on his face at witnessing your callous slaughter of his family. His mouth has been edited into a frown of horrified helplessness. Note that your gun's reticle is aimed directly at the deer's chest, so that he may suffer during his last moments instead of succumbing to the painless end of a headshot. Truly, we are the monsters."

lol, that right there is worth reading the whole article.... priceless LOL
Y_5150  +   565d ago
RE6 box art takes the cake as the best "cannot be unseen"!
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