Misleading game box art

Gamesradar writes:

Lets pause for somewhere between 59 and 61 seconds and assume you're someone who doesn't know shit about games. You don't scan Metacritic for hours on end for review scores. You don't question the fidelity of a forumite's mother, just because he had the balls to say the 360 version of Red Dead Redemption had a better framerate than the PS3 game. In short, you're Johnny Clueless when it comes to the medium.
So just imagine how daunting it would be sauntering into a game shop, if you had to base your entire purchase on the strength of a game's box art alone. Terrifying, right? Well, that's why so many developers put shiny colours, explosions and tits on boxes. They're desperate to sell their game to you, no matter if what's on the box is actually in the game. And this brings us neatly to the following collection of devious box art, which all hinted their games were something they actually weren't.

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despair3065d ago

i like this list..especially the last one...that really pissed me off, snake on the cover and raider the main character.

N4GAddict3065d ago

They changed it for the Substance release.

despair3065d ago

damn typo too late to change lol...yea both raiden and snake on substance cover.

KratosGIRL3065d ago

Red Alert chicks always looking good :D

playstation_clan3065d ago

might be onto something, the cover did look better than the game.

*gets disagree helmet ready*

Tony P3065d ago

Magna Carta? The superb artwork can make you think you're getting a good game.

TrailerParkSupervisr3065d ago (Edited 3065d ago )

food commercials reflect that the burger you will get is this 6" tall, mouthwatering, condiment piled, fresh gourmet piece of grade A meat. Not. Go to Wendy's at midnight and it looks like a hockey puck dipped in yellow paint..

On topic: Ok, in this day and age, if you have never gamed before and just dropped a few hundred on a new console and are now standing in the video game isle to pick out your first game and have done NO RESEARCH you pretty much deserve to get let down. Seriously. Who wouldn't ask a friend, look online, SOMETHING? If you have never even heard of Metal Gear Solid, Gears of War, or any other game, how do you even know what a 360/PlayStation is?

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