Deep Silver has updated the official Shenmue III website with the box art for the game, and unfortunately, it doesn't look that great.
It looks fine. maybe Japanese box art will be even better... they usually get better box art.
Looks good enough. The eyes actually have some life in them now.
Let's take this time to remember Mega Man original box art. And remind ourselves that the game was superb.
That was the US box art... And some numb nuts had their kid draw the picture
Looks fine to me
I prefer having a physical copy and I don't see anything wrong. It looks fine to me as well
I don't know. That PS4 logo looks great. PC fans...How's your logo? Looks great right? Who would think that the box art doesn't look great? And it's the game play that counts anyway right?
"Who would think that the box art doesn't look great? And it's the game play that counts anyway right?" I like collecting physical copies so I like a game to have good box art. Shenmue III's just looks uninspired and is probably only a tiny bit better than your typical shooter cover (look at just about every COD game to see what I mean). To give an example of good box art look at Nier: Automata, Mass Effect, Okami and BotW as a variety of ways to do it right. Something nice and stylized that reminds you about the days when all we had to go on games at the store was the box art.
Download a picture of your choice. Make a collage and place it over your case . Done. I've seen average cases for years. The original Mega Man game was a good example of a terrible cover. Who cares. The game was great. Collecting game cover art won't bring any value to the game. It's a case. My only concern is game play. It's an article concerned over nothing of material. Whenever a PS4 game comes out, there's always this lame concern over nothing. I really don't even care what color the plastic is.
"Download a picture of your choice. Make a collage and place it over your case . Done." Give me a fraction of their 7 million dollars and I'll do that.
I like physical games myself and think that people are just trying to hard. The box art is fine.
@Sw33tBoi I'll send you a nickel. That's a fraction.
I don't really see a problem with it.
Ryo ha a small forehead and looks like a monkey
Uhh are the mods just going to allow what WitcheRivia wrote? he should really be banned. Tries way too hard to be controversial.
It comes across like nitpicking to me. It could be better, but I wouldn't call it bad. It's fine, and as long as the game is good, that is all I really care about.
Looks like Shenmu. I like it.
It looks fine, is this just a clickbait article?
Looks like a shenmue cover. There’s a certain style to every “series” cover art. This is definitely theirs, even after all these years.
Been waiting too many years to finally finish this story...I don't give a crap what the box art looks like haha...bring on the game.
This game isn't finishing the story tho. He is planning out Shenmue 4 and more.
doesn't look as bad as mega man for nes lol.
Good thing I don't base my potential purchase on box art. Im not 9 anymore. Plus this looks fine anyways.
Japanese box art will be the best
This whole game doesn't look good.
Have you seen it? Because from the little we have seen, it looks good. The backgrounds especially are looking good, and the characters have looked better with every new update.
PRE-ORDER CANCELLED !!!! Who cares what the box art looks like.
lol.....what's wrong with the cover? Somehow "twistedvoxel.com" 39;s opinion is news?
And manages top be a top story on N4G.
America aox art has always been worse than the rest of the world's, see: Shadow of the Colossus.
It's weird. There are a certain section of gamers that have been dumping on this game ever since the Kickstarter reveal at E3. I don't know what their problem is. Surely they should be seeing it as a good thing that fans are getting a game they have been waiting for for over 15 years. I'm not a fan of the Half Life series, but if the fans finally got the game they have been waiting so long for, I would be happy for them.
Who cares what this random website thinks? The cover looks exactly like you'd think for Shenmue.
I like it. Looks like the previous box arts.
You guys should be thankful that this game is getting made in the first place. And you're complaining about boxarts? Though more money is always welcome and Sega would love it (they are only licensing this game out to Ys Net, not developing, but own the IP), this is truly made by the fans for the core Shenmue fanbase first. It might even get an average 70+ metacritic score and their fanbase will still love it because they have been waiting for almost 20 years for this game.
Looks fine to me, this article is just a nonsense headline
Looks good.. Day one.
For a second I thought the thumbnail was the cover. THAT would have been bad (but also really funny).
It's not broke. It's fine. I can see the game from a 100 feet away.
i don't see what the big issue is it's not like the game is set in space with explosions
Why doesnt it look good? I like it. Its not catchy, but then again, this game is mainly bought by people who know they are getting a different type of game.
That’ll be the last thing I’m looking at whilst playing the game.
Looks like a department store photographer made this, all it`s missing is the awkward cat and 90`s backdrop.
Yeah, that's not very good. I still don't know why they abandoned the classic font for the awful font they use on the box. The box art looks stiff & amateur. They should have used the classic font & the artwork for the game. Only people buying this are Shenmue fans anyway and that's not a knock but a reality.
Yea it kinda sucks. As gamingbrit and nakeyjakey have said before video game box art kinda lacks at times.It should draw people in to actually check out the game. It should reflect the type of experience your in for. At least somewhat. Nier automata (day one edition) for example shows 3 characters dressed in black fighting off a bunch of robots. God hand shows a fist going through some guys head. Anarchy reigns shows a bunch of cyborg looking dudes with a literal explosion behind them on the cover. Devil may cry 5 shows 3 badass looking guys walking towards a crowd of some bug looking monsters ready to fight (I know theyre demons ofc but one unfamiliar with the series wouldnt). These kinds stylized covers are what catch my eye when I walk into the game store. Makes me go "hey this looks pretty cool. Of course now that Im older and with a better understanding of a buncha shit I check out video games despite whatever the cover art looks like.
Were judging a game that had to be crowd funded!
Plenty of indie games with better cover art. Like I said before they could have just used some of the fantastic art they have and used the classic logo.
It's just... okay. I would've liked it to resemble the Xbox Shenmue 2 handdrawn boxart. That one was really nice. It told a story right on the cover. Just give me the game already
No shade but the game doesn't look all that including the past games.
Its box art...Since I won't really be looking at the box much...doesn't really matter
That looks similar to the first two games box art (which is probably what they were going for).
Are whe gonna really gonna trashtalk a gamecover now? Is this not ridiculous?? Whats wrong with this cover? Nothing if you ask me. When you look at the cover you know exactly what game it contains. Is that not a function of a cover? To know what game your looking at?? Just my opinion.😉
Nothing wrong with the box, not great but i have no issue with it. I really hope that people are not over hyping this game and thinking it's going to be this huge masterpiece. I will be happy with a game that hits the nostalgia button and gives a solid ending to one of my favorite games of all time.
Lol I honestly don’t think this game will be good or just live up to expectations.
It looks frickin' fine.
Problem with Shenmue is that its very dated. If you play the original game again its not what it used to be, Shenmue III will never live to the hyper level its under.
That looks like the typical shemnue thing to do not reveal much. It's going to get standard reviews and the Gen Z kids will hate it but the older types will appreciate it.
The image itself is perfectly fine. I don't like the font they've used for the (too small) title though, but hey, others will.
I don't see any problem. What's it supposed to look like?
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