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    Naughty Dog: We've been asked to push Ellie to the back of the box art

    The people asking won't play probably

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...european-daily

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    I read this earlier.

    Probably Sony asking them to do that. That 5 star marketing team at it again

    Glad they decided for themselves though. The box art is awesome

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    Its not a big deal.

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    Do people actually made a big deal out of things like this? Who cares what is on the cover? What's in the box and is it any good? That's what I care about.

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    I will personally take a $#@! on the boxes of those that make their decision of buying a game based off the artwork.

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    Not buying a game because of the box art? Stupidest thing I've ever heard. Its whats on the disc that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Not buying a game because of the box art? Stupidest thing I've ever heard. Its whats on the disc that counts.
    This.

    Why I find all the butthurt Bioshock fans whining about Bioshock Infinite's boxart.

    #IndieStation4 and proud of it.

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    EDIT: Nevermind.

    Thinking further on it, I think ND made the right choice. It may be less dudebro this way, but there is enough appeal to the cover that makes it work for general audiences and in the long term, people will be getting the game for how good it is anyway. This is also one step towards giving the gaming medium more credibility and when that happens, audiences will be more balanced. But it starts with bold choices like what ND is doing.
    Last edited by Bio; 12-13-2012 at 03:04.

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    Lmao! Too funny. You must be tripping if boxart is your selling point.

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    There's nothing wrong with that, not everyone is up-to-date with the gaming industry. It's like buying movies on a whim, the box art and title is the first thing that catches your eye.

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    I'm glad they didn't push Ellie to the back. The usual depressed 30-some rugged bachelor, single soldier or group of them standing idly with faces obscured on the cover of boxart designs are a dime a dozen.
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    The box art may not be important to people like us who read up about the latest games online but to those who don't it's a big deal. Look at Bioshock Infinite, that box art makes the game look like a generic FPS with a dudebro protagonist.

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    They probably put Ellie in front because the game will ultimately be about her.


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    I cancelled my pre-order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    I cancelled my pre-order.
    lol at ghost. But yea this is one of the most ridiculous things I've heard. 2012 has been crazy for the games industry.

    -Even more developers being closed
    -Mass Effect fans acting like babies over an ending causing developer to make an alternate
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    -RE6 sucks
    -PS Allstars lack of certain main characters

    And much more, but this is off the top of my head. Now This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    I cancelled my pre-order.
    Me too. I feel abused ._.

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    That is the stupidest $#@! I've heard in my life. Glad ND stood by the original


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    The box art actually symbolizes their relationship, Ellie seems to be the focus of the game since she's the one that's being protected and trying to make her way out of the chaos

    Huge thanks to my awesome friend Finalreaper for the sig!!

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    With how serious Naughty Dog's been treating this game I imagine the cover has some artistic meaning to it. Noel is at the forefront, and Ellie lingers behind him. As others were pointing out in the VGA trailer thread, it looks like Noel's going to be put down. Whether or not that's true, it seems definite that the game will end with us controlling Ellie, similar to the old switch-a-roo we saw in Read Dead Redemption. Ellie is a major aspect of the story, and probably the final chapters of the game. It would be silly to remove her. Then there's taking into account that both characters are prevalent throughout the duration of the actual playing of the game.

    Monkey and Trip were both on the cover of Enslaved.

    Tepehu and Majin were on the cover of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

    Ico and that one chick were on the (non-$#@!ty vomit-inducing American version) cover of Ico.

    It only makes sense. Regardless, I'm cancelling my pre-order, slitting my wrists, and leaving the country.

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    "The money we're spending on PR, the conversations with games journalists - that's for the fans. For the people who aren't informed, that's who the box art is for.”


    Yup...right there.

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    I guess this major change of the cover design would decrease the rating of the game drastically. What a bad move...









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