The lights are on
Warner Bros. today announced the Game of the Year edition for Batman Arkham City. Too bad the game's box art is an awful mess.
I'm going to let the picture below do most of the talking, but there's a few things worth pointing out. At a glance you'd think the name of this game is "10 out of 10," but that's our review score. Also, the title is actually one of the smallest things on the cover (it's on the right-hand side).
Even better, it uses a review quote from GamePro, but that magazine no longer exists!
10 out of 10 Game of the Year edition
Looks like a magazine cover from the early 2000's... which is not a good thing. Just needs some clashing colors to be complete.
It really is a good game (though missing some of the atmosphere from the first), but this makes it look like trash--like's it's trying really hard to get people's attention because it's not good enough on it's own merits.
Marketing seems to have a disdain for aesthetics.
They did get a little out of hand, but I'm still going to get it.
They just need a cover that has every hero and villain that you see in that entire game. Every character would be awesome and I love the art style they have used to depict this whole Batman universe.
1 : does it REALLY matter?
2 : it's not that horrific. Chill out.
mother of god.
Oh god.... That's monstrous.
Personally,I thought the Xbox version always looked bad because of the green banner.Something about it just clashes with the whole look of the art.This is simply terrifying though
* Facepalm *
Love the game, hate this cover.
There is too much writing on this it needs to be toned down, the game title needs to be moved to the top of the case.
I like the box. But can we et a resigned tin box too?
Associate: "Welcome to gamestop how can I help you?"
Me: "Yes I want Arkham City GOTY edition, but just the game disc keep the box."
Its not the worst, but its definitely too much
Honestly, if you can't tell from the character on the box that this is a Batman game, chances are you don't know/care who Batman is anyway.
Wow. I don't know who designed that piece of terrible billboard jumbalaya, but I can tell you this much.. they didn't do it because they wanted to. I've been in that same position a number of times. You present your design only to have the client/company say, "You need to put this there, and that there, and we have to include this somewhere", and on and on and on. What you eventually end up with is something that looks like this. Of course, every single typographic rule seems to have been broken in the production of this piece of junk, but aside from the designers lack of understanding of basic hierarchy, I'm betting this wasn't his/her decision. Definitely not going to be a portfolio piece. Makes me glad I have the original box art.
Let me be the first to say Gamepro was better than Gameinformer will ever be.