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If you thought the PS2 GH labelling was bad...


#1 nicholas01   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:23 PM

Check this out:

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Makes me a little nauseous. Find a good copy of Castlevania: DoS now, before this ridiculous looking boxart is all you can find to adorn your shelves!

Pic borrowed from http://www.gamespite.net/, a personal blog written by J. Parish of 1up.com. According to ma (not my mother), idea originally posted in neogaf forums.

#2 smalien1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4685 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:32 PM

it makes me nauseous that someone would get nauseous over fucking box-art.

#3 JediMindFlip   where not all racism CAGiversary!   6691 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:38 PM

:puke:

#4 Rocko   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38793 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:43 PM

That blows. Although it would seem it isn't Nintendo's doing, but Konami's. So it's not like a DS PH line will be this shitty.

#5 nicholas01   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:48 PM

That blows. Although it would seem it isn't Nintendo's doing, but Konami's. So it's not like a DS PH line will be this shitty.

I agree. I think Nintendo prefers the yellow banner approach used in Gamecube and GBA titles, I think this is all Konami's doing. Though one could argue that, given the crappy anime-style design of the original box, not much is being lost. But still.

Oh, and as for:

it makes me nauseous that someone would get nauseous over fucking box-art.

Some people care about it, others clearly don't. I do. Anal? Perhaps, but I prefer the uniformity on my shelf.

#6 JediMindFlip   where not all racism CAGiversary!   6691 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:54 PM

I agree. I think Nintendo prefers the yellow banner approach used in Gamecube and GBA titles, I think this is all Konami's doing. Though one could argue that, given the crappy anime-style design of the original box, not much is being lost. But still.


Crappy anime-style? It's better than a lot of other box art. I would prefer anime style to most other styles.

#7 nicholas01   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:04 PM

Anime style isn't so bad, but can you really say that you prefer this Castlevania's cover to this?

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#8 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:28 PM

That is terrible. I generally don't care about box art, as it's just going to sit on the shelf with the spine facing out anyway. Not to mention I don't keep many games after beating them anyway.

But that is awful. Moot for me since I bought a copy at launch and still have it, but damn that is ugly.

#9 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:35 PM

A picture of a box...of a box. Ouch.

#10 Pancake Rabbit   Have A Cigar CAGiversary!   8427 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:37 PM

It's a coffee table book about coffee tables

#11 Wlogan31   Economic Extraordinaire CAGiversary!   3147 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:41 PM

Yeah - bought a copy from some website a couple weeks ago (didn't advertise it was GH) and that is what I got. I punched myself immediately.

#12 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   37011 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:43 PM

Ugly, sure.

But you could have the MSRP permanently affixed to the box.

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#13 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:13 PM

I'm guessing it's a pre order box... down the line it'll probably... hopefully get changed.

#14 eau   KP-X 00-00-00-00-1 CAGiversary!   7301 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:55 AM

Try Konami's generic KB cover:

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Image posted here by Edge.

#15 KingDox   Scream My Name CAGiversary!   3771 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:05 AM

Really, what the hell is up with that box art ? Please tell me they didn't pay someone to come up with that. I mean, did they lose the original art for the box cover someone had to take a picture of the original and then use that ?

#16 creid   Dead For The Summer CAGiversary!   6777 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:32 AM

This looks like Japanese budget rereleases to me. The ones I remember seeing are just the original boxart in a frame.

#17 Rocko   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38793 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:39 AM

Try Konami's generic KB cover:[image]

Image posted here by Edge.


:applause::lol:

#18 Lan_Zer0   Heaven or Hell CAGiversary!   1103 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:33 AM

I prefer the Japanese KB cover over the US, at least its not showing me a photo of what I could have had. Why couldn't they just frame the original art with the white border and KB logo?

Thank goodness I already have this game and just picked up PoR. I hope to never have to add something this ugly to my shelf.

#19 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:44 AM

I would throw away the inner paper and draw my own damn design and stick it in the case. Gotta come out better than that one.

#20 nicholas01   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:38 AM

Uh, I think the price permanently affixed to the Japanese version actually does make it worse than the American one.

Oh, and well done Eau!

#21 maratac   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   275 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:49 AM

The Japanese version isn't too bad. Btw, how does the spine look?

#22 Puffa469   is too Pro Shops CAGiversary!   6105 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:57 PM

The cover art is a picture of the version of the game you wish you had....lol gotta love that.

Why not just a picture of Radiant Silvergun on the cover?

#23 kittycatgirl2k   Banned Banned   535 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:02 PM

I usually dont give a fark about box art. But yeah, thats seriously bad. In a serious...sort of way. It sucks.

#24 BLarR   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   713 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:08 PM

This brings back memory of old Dreamcast games that said "Hot! New!" on the covers.

#25 ma   Rattled By The Rush CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

Everything in this thread, from Jeremy Parish's blog post, and that pic that Edge posted, was all ripped off from this thread at NeoGAF:
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=145784

Just sayin'.

#26 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:15 PM

Everything in this thread, from Jeremy Parish's blog post, and that pic that Edge posted, was all ripped off from this thread at NeoGAF:
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=145784

Just sayin'.


It's also on every video game site on the internet by now. What's your point?

#27 Rocko   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38793 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:42 PM

Everything in this thread, from Jeremy Parish's blog post, and that pic that Edge posted, was all ripped off from this thread at NeoGAF:
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=145784

Just sayin'.


Every repost is a repost repost. :roll:

#28 hootie   wat CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:58 PM

I have The Prince of Tennis DS "Best Price", the boxart is slightly annoying, but as long as it is the same game, I'm happy :).

#29 Supercake   Mighty Pirate CAGiversary!   692 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:02 PM

If you haven't bought DOS until now, you deserve the crappy cover!

Nah, it is a bad cover, but at least there's some kind of GH for the DS. Damn portable games being so hard to get, reprints are welcome.

Konami's BEST titles in Japan (Pop'n Music 10,9 GH) had reversable coverart that was the original. Spine was different, but at least you could change the front.

#30 nicholas01   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:16 PM

Everything in this thread, from Jeremy Parish's blog post, and that pic that Edge posted, was all ripped off from this thread at NeoGAF:
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=145784

Just sayin'.


Sorry about that, would have sourced the original original post if I'd known. I'll alter the first to reflect the source.