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Submitted by LadyStardust 2008d ago | article

Final Fantasy Cover Art: The Good, the Bad, the Boring

Gamervision: "Usually, when the box art for an upcoming game is revealed, it's not Earth-shattering, news-worthy information. When said game is a long awaited title in one of gaming's oldest series, though, most of us take a moment to fully comprehend the image that will grace its cover. And when the words "Final" and "Fantasy" followed by a Roman numeral are printed on the box as well, all bets are off. As a franchise known as much for its art direction as its melodramatic plots and buckle-clad characters, a lot is expected of any artwork associated with the Final Fantasy series. With the reveal of the game's North American cover art today, we thought it was as good a time as any to go back and take a look at Final Fantasy North American pack shots from the last twenty years." ( Final Fantasy A2: the Sealed Grimoire, Culture, Dissidia Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Agito XIII, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales 2, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, Final Fantasy Gaiden, Final Fantasy Gaiden: The Four Warriors of Light, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy II: Anniversary Edition, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV Online, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Final Fantasy Series - All Formats, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Endless Crisis, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XI A Crystalline Prophecy, Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection, Final Fantasy XI: War of the Godess, final fantasy XI: wings of godness, Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

Bodyboarder_VGamer  +   2008d ago
I didn't enjoy FFX as much as VII, VIII or IX but for me, it has the best box-art of all. And in second place is FFVII.
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Sevir04  +   2008d ago
Tens Box art reeked of UGLINESS, I love everything about 13,
it's sleek sutle and shows the main character quite well. not too much of anything and nothing over done. it's just the best in the series as far as Box art goes... as for enjoyment facter.. 9 would have to be my fav, then 10, then 7, 10-was pretty good to me 2 because of it's class changing in real time. It was great.
DS36  +   2008d ago
can i have some opinons about FFXII
but honestly i thought FFXII sucked i couldn't even finish it....and i kinda see this game going in that all action poor story direction and i really hope not cause it looks good ?

opinions please ?
Henry Cain  +   2008d ago
Square has gotten lazy. The box art for FF13 looks like the box art for FF10
Sevir04  +   2008d ago
Lightning Looks Soo damn Beautiful
She's never looked soo good. i swear square certainly knows how to draw up characters. kudos to Nomura-san for awesome looking Characters.
GrandDragon  +   2007d ago
I agree with you on everything

FF9 was the best Game and this Cover is unique and very simple (which means beautiful and innovative). I think if they had left the logo it would still look awesome like how FF12 was in Japan and Europe

Oh and one more thing, why the hell does the American Box art look so fugly compared to Japanese & European boxart
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UltimateSin  +   2007d ago
Hopefully this is the 'Final' Fantasy.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   2007d ago
Is it just me or are the American Box Art ugly?

FF12 box art in America is UGLY compared tot eh European one

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