Oh, the ever-present box art story. We've been to this well a few times before, but in the spirit of 7/10 week, a celebration of everything ho-hum about the games industry, we had to call out some of the most yawn-inducing packages we've noticed.
Want a surefire way to make someone's wallet snap shut faster than a supercharged bear trap? Combine an aggressively mundane title like "Suikoden Tactics" with washed-out colors with a trio of uninteresting cosplayers attempting to recreate the Charlie's Angels logo. Wonder if that would help at all...
Nope, didn't work. Still bored. The only thing that could make this less desirable is a series of button commands and a battle grid slapped right on the cover.
Hello, placeholder art! First time we saw this we swore it was a stand-in, something EB Games slapped together just to make it available for pre-order. It probably began as plain black with the logo, then someone at Acclaim demanded a "Keep It Dirty" blab and the obediently rebellious "AKA" stamp. Sorry guys, this doesn't even count.
Whoa, slow down there! We like stacking blocks as much as the next website but this is just a bit too wild and crazy for us. Could this baby-faced cretin hock Trioncube any more boisterously? We’d better sit down for a spell and catch our breath.
If the sarcastic entry didn’t do it for you, we’ve prepared this alternative observation: here’s a box that looks as boring as stacking blocks sounds.
No energy here at all.
Ninja: “Uuuuhhhnn… I’m swinging my sword in your general direction.”
Thug: “Aaah, no, please I’d rather you didn’t.”
Lady: “Please excuse me, I’m trying to walk to a better box.”