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Neither do any of the trailers.. Bioshock's original gameplay trailer made it look like a silly scifi shooter when in fact it's not. Look guys, this is a game unlike anything else you've played. It's one of those shooter-style games you rarely see. a la metroid prime if you will. I have no doubt this game will be anything less than amazing.
But guess what many complained about the cover art till it was changed proving hat people will complain just about anything because its the Internet ago with social media and easy to be heard Could care less about cover art, if the game is good who cares about cover art
I understand why they had to use this box art and I doubt it really says anything about the game but really, it's a pretty sorry state the industry is in when the cover art purposefully has nothing to do with the actual game. Ideally cover art is supposed to sum up the overall theme of the game but sadly we're reduced to this ridiculous situation of having to lie by suggesting the game is just another easy to digest shooter on the cover just so enough people play it to cover the cost of development. It's truly ridiculous.
It still shouldn't have been chosen, the alternative box art that has been chosen where you can reverse it looks better then this one. I know the game isn't but it makes it look generic....you know first impressions and all. Hell even the steelbook edition looks much better in my opinion... http://www.gamestop.co.uk/V...
My most wanted game!And frankly after 30+years of gaming i must say that for my likings Bioshock ranks on my most loved game of the last 15 years and overall way ahead of Half Life !
Oooo, I was nodding away through a lot of your sentence and then you dropped the HL bomb! I've been gaming about 25 years myself, and I would saddle Half Life and Bioshock with eachother above all else (maybe, just maybe excluding Silent Hill 2)... Both have brilliant dystopian outlooks which I am a sucker for, and both deliver exactly what they promised flawlessly. I will click neither agree or disagree for a change!
Both are the greatest i have played along with Thief and Deux Ex but i liked Bioshock pace more due to close quarters combat and the biotics use.
That's kind of the problem. Oh well, can't wait for the game.
The game is far too deep to be represented by any sort of box art to be fair. Infinite is looking to be in my Top 5 favourites of this generation, if not of all time.
Who cares...they could put a fat chick on the front covered in McDonald's fries, doesn't matter.
i usually buy all my games digital as a pc gamer, but I would buy a retail copy of that lol.
Levine is awesome! He's great on twitter too.
It's just a box...
oooooooo WHAT'S IN THE BOX!!!!?!?!
dont judge a GAME by its cover!
I like the cover art that they chose. The world stands only a few years before the First World War, in the last gasps of the Edwardian era but before the decadent elegance of the 1920s. Art nouveau had already had its height but art deco hadn't started yet. All the cards were up in the air waiting to fall. There is a slight look of uncertainty on this all American wholesome man's face as he faces his task and whatever his fate will be in this changing world.
Who gives a fuck about the box art man? If the game is hot, then the game is hot. The fact that this is even brought into question, let alone the title of an article is rediculous. Sounds like somebody is jus reachin to me.
They could put a little more effort into it like the songbird in the background for example instead of a zeppelin.
Who bloody cares what the case looks like. Gameplay matters.
... and Story... Graphics, Sound, Music, Characters, Weapons, Environment, CG... well the whole Game actually :]
But when you put all that together, it's a shame to let it all down with the box art.
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