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Borderlands Box Art Revealed

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    TWTW is. :)
     
  2. Leak

    Leak New Member

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    Heh... after looking at the closeup and seeing that the "splatter" actually is an in-game shot it looks rather clever to me.

    Also, whoever managed to blow his or her brains out using nothing but two fingers? :D

    (Okay, Two Fingers + BIG HONKING SOUND SYSTEM + going up to 11 might do the trick... :lol:)
     
  3. Hedge-o-Matic

    Hedge-o-Matic New Member

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    That's pretty embarrassing to have to bring to the checkout. Maybe they're hoping to strengthen their online sales so people won't have to carry the box to cashiers, and endure their pitying looks.

    This box screams "The person who buys this game never has sex."
     
  4. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    Really? I am not seeing that.
     
  5. Wander

    Wander kittens give Morbo gas

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    You seem to be one of the only ones in this thread who knows what he's talking about.

    Seriously, I can't begin to imagine how anyone could find that Crackdown box art even remotely interesting. There's nothing more tired and clich├ęd than a box ridden with "omg look these are teh main characters!"-crap who don't even look cool or interesting, and the composition and colours are painfully boring. At least the GTA illustrations are way more stylish.

    I believe that the box art must not depict a random collection of characters (people who've never played the game or are unfamiliar with it wouldn't give a crap about them anyway), or any other kind of pointless excessive ****s and details, but it must depict what this game is about. In this line of thinking, the Borderlands box is awesome. It's controversial, it will stand out from all the other games it shares the shelves with, and most importantly, when you see this box you'll know that you can expect this game to be set in an dystopian but extraordinarily stylish Mad Max-like world while it will undoubtly be ridden with an insane sense of humour. Note that I've never even followed this game or read a preview of it. When someone would've talked to me about Borderlands, I'd only have an extremely vague idea what he was talking about (namely that it was a game and that it actually exists) until I was presented with its box art. And that is what makes it, as I said before, awesome.

    Other great examples of awesome box art, for instance, is the one of the definitive edition of the Alien film:

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    Or any of the European versions of the Final Fantasy boxes:

    [​IMG]

    These are no-nonsense covers that both show you very little, while at the same time the most important element of the movies/games. Box arts like these remain in my opinion the most effective and interesting ones, and the one from Borderlands does pretty much the same.
     
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  6. Interbellum

    Interbellum I used to be a man

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    What's wrong with never having sex?
     
  7. Northrawn

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    A lot. :)

    EDIT:
    A WHOLE lot.
     
  8. evilmrfrank

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    Agreed, sex is good!
     

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