Worst Cover Art of All Time (56K no way)

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Hey guys, I thought it would be fun if everyone wanted to post what they think are some of the worst cover art for video games ever.

Here's a few stand-outs for me:







Post pictures of what you think are the worst cover arts of all time.
 

clean515

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I still love the super bust a move cover, so awesome. Okami cover for wii is also a bad one. :D



This fifa one too for that amazingly badly photoshopped arm.

 
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crooky369

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[QUOTE="clean515, post: 5435797]

This fifa one too for that amazingly badly photoshopped arm.

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Plus they look nothing like the real life players, well at least Ronaldinho doesn't. But to be honest I don't even recognise the other two players...

First game by the creator of Gran Turismo...:-?

 

clean515

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[QUOTE="Kingpin326, post: 5435802]Do people really use 56K internet anymore? I mean is that warning really necessary in 2011?[/QUOTE]

Yes actually a lot of people still does use that (last time I saw a chart it was about 10% america and then there is lots of poorer countries who mainly got dial up). Probably not on here though seeing as we are gaming nerds.


[QUOTE="crooky369, post: 5435804]Plus they look nothing like the real life players, well at least Ronaldinho doesn't. But to be honest I don't even recognise the other two players...

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It's the american cover meaning they got some lesser known players here in Europe like Ochoa (the long haired keeper from Mexico) and Altidore I think the last one is (american).
 
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[QUOTE="Kingpin326, post: 5435802]Do people really use 56K internet anymore? I mean is that warning really necessary in 2011?[/QUOTE]

I don't know. I've never used 56K, and I don't know anyone who does.
I'm kind of new here and wasn't sure if a 56K warning was mandatory or not.
 
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[QUOTE="Mr.House, post: 5435817]I don't know. I've never used 56K, and I don't know anyone who does.
I'm kind of new here and wasn't sure if a 56K warning was mandatory or not.[/QUOTE]

It's not mandatory, but I guess people are still used to the old ways. Don't worry I've seen it many times before on these and other forums... I thought it would die out by now lol.

Anyways on topic.

 

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Whoever really pays attention to cover art that much needs to take a step forward and play the game in stead of being nit picky and petty. Its cover art for christ sakes. WHO CARES!?!
 
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[QUOTE="PsychoMantis, post: 5435826]Whoever really pays attention to cover art that much needs to take a step forward and play the game in stead of being nit picky and petty. Its cover art for christ sakes. WHO CARES!?![/QUOTE]

??? Actually, you're the one taking this way too seriously.
 

clean515

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[QUOTE="Mr.House, post: 5435830]??? Actually, you're the one taking this way too seriously.[/QUOTE]

Yep, take a chill pill to get your anger down. Also covers can be damm important to the succes of a game, it can easily kill sales if it looks like something made by a 12 year old. Ico is a pretty good example. Also you can say whatever you like about how it doesn't affect how good the game is but I do enjoy my games, music, movies and books or what not to look nice.

Europe (and I think also japanese cover), looking awesome.



Then America got this. :lol:




[QUOTE="Dave-The-Rave, post: 5435821]What's wrong with the Okami cover?[/QUOTE]

Ign logo.
 

Zoibie

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[QUOTE="PsychoMantis, post: 5435826]Whoever really pays attention to cover art that much needs to take a step forward and play the game in stead of being nit picky and petty. Its cover art for christ sakes. WHO CARES!?![/QUOTE]

U mad?

@Dave The IGN watermark highlighted in the red box.
 

billm0066

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[QUOTE="Kingpin326, post: 5435802]Do people really use 56K internet anymore? I mean is that warning really necessary in 2011?[/QUOTE]

I was going to put the same thing. Even if someone were using dial up, it's not like people are posting 10mp pictures. People need to realize this isnt the 90's anymore.
 

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[QUOTE="Kingpin326, post: 5435802]Do people really use 56K internet anymore? I mean is that warning really necessary in 2011?[/QUOTE]

Hehe, i was just about to write that my self:)
 

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[QUOTE="Mr.House, post: 5435817]I don't know. I've never used 56K, and I don't know anyone who does.
I'm kind of new here and wasn't sure if a 56K warning was mandatory or not.[/QUOTE]

its a nice thing to post, and I would continue to do so. its etiquette if anything.
 

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[QUOTE="Zoibie, post: 5435803]


Again, not the worst...[/QUOTE]

umm...the "extra face" is just his hand wrapped around the gun...someone really wasted some time trying to make a funny there...

[QUOTE="Mr.House, post: 5435817]I don't know. I've never used 56K, and I don't know anyone who does.
I'm kind of new here and wasn't sure if a 56K warning was mandatory or not.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE="crooky369, post: 5435804]Plus they look nothing like the real life players, well at least Ronaldinho doesn't. But to be honest I don't even recognise the other two players... [/QUOTE]
that looks plenty like Dinho....easily recognizable...the others are Guillermo Ochoa (Mexican Keeper), and Jozy Altidore (American Striker)...its the North American version of the cover

also about the FIFA cover...the arm is not badly photoshopped...

here is the actual image used for the cover...the arm is just at a funky angle...

 
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crooky369

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that looks plenty like Dinho....easily recognizable...the others are Guillermo Ochoa (Mexican Keeper), and Jozy Altidore (American Striker)...its the North American version of the cover[/QUOTE]

Ah ok I've heard of Ochoa and Altidore but he's nowhere near good enough to be on the cover! 1 goal in 28 appearances for Hull City....
 

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[QUOTE="crooky369, post: 5435896]Ah ok I've heard of Ochoa and Altidore but he's nowhere near good enough to be on the cover! 1 goal in 28 appearances for Hull City....[/QUOTE]

he is popular here in the states because he kinda burst onto the scene fairly young..scored 16 goals in 43 appearances during his first few years in MLS...but he has only had 5 goals in 50 appearances since moving to Europe...has 10 goals in 32 caps for the US team...big one was against Spain in the Confederations Cup
 

clean515

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Imagine Babies also managed to use a photo with watermark on.



[QUOTE="Metfanant, post: 5435886]
also about the FIFA cover...the arm is not badly photoshopped...

here is the actual image used for the cover...the arm is just at a funky angle...

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Yes it is. Try and put it into photoshop, scale it and you can easily see that they removed some of his arm and because the shirt change messes it all up beacuse of the arm hole is in a diffrent angle coming out in front of the camera instead of being bend the other way around. That photo doesn't really look weird at all while the cover does.
 
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Metfanant

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[QUOTE="clean515, post: 5435952]Yes it is. Try and put it into photoshop, scale it and you can easily see that they removed some of his arm and because the shirt change messes it all up beacuse of the arm hole is in a diffrent angle coming out in front of the camera instead of being bend the other way around.[/QUOTE]

yes, its photoshopped...but its really not that bad
 

Zoibie

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[QUOTE="Metfanant, post: 5435886]umm...the "extra face" is just his hand wrapped around the gun...someone really wasted some time trying to make a funny there...

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I know it's his hand, but it's bad composition if your hand looks like an extension of your face. As I say, not the worst, and even apart from the hand-chin, it's quite bland and boring.
 

clean515

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[QUOTE="Metfanant, post: 5435954]yes, its photoshopped...but its really not that bad[/QUOTE]

Yes it is because the photo doesn't look fake or stupid at all. While the cover does. We can go on all day with this great argument containing nothing than "yes it is" "no it isn't" though if you would like to.
 

clean515

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Every ps3 game that is platinimum (here in europe at least) with that huge yellow borders around it. Looks so bad. Especially german MGS4 one.









Wii and DS also got a hell lot of covers that are just terrible.







This one is kind of awesome too.

 
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