When the same video game launches in two different regions, language isn't the only thing that must be translated--so, too, must the game's box art. Why? Because what sells in America might not necessarily sell in Japan or Europe, and vice versa. Every now and then the changes made to a game's box art make sense--but 90-percent of the time, Japan's box art just looks infinitely better.
Chances are, you've known the frustration of buying a Japanese-made game only to find that its box art in your region is a bizzaro mutation of the near-perfect original. Or, maybe you've marveled at Japan's ability to turn hum-ho Western art into a masterpiece with a few alterations. In any case, we definitely prefer the Japanese box art of the following games over their North American counterparts.