Why do publishers feel the need to butcher perfectly fine cover arts?

#11Dragard_KaosPosted 9/20/2011 1:33:51 AM
Hyperdimension Neptunia (covered up cleavage)

JP - http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/995177-hyperdimension-neptunia/images/box-165542

US - http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/995177-hyperdimension-neptunia/images/box-185810

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (covered up cleavage)

JP - http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/944506-super-robot-taisen-og-saga-endless-frontier/images/box-98818

US - http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/944506-super-robot-taisen-og-saga-endless-frontier/images/box-120107

Dead or Alive: Dimensions (covered up the thigh)

JP - http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/997816-dead-or-alive-dimensions/images/box-172130

US - http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/997816-dead-or-alive-dimensions/images/box-171985

Tactics Ogre (girl on the top left, covered up her thighs)

JP - http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp/999440-tactics-ogre-let-us-cling-together/images/box-175490

US - http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp/999440-tactics-ogre-let-us-cling-together/images/box-175492

The list goes on and on.
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#12PokeMasterPosted 9/20/2011 1:51:43 AM
Best one of all time:

Rockman / Megaman (NES)

JP:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-2069

US: (WTF???)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-29030

EU: (This looks decent as an alternative)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-58882
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#13FoofyheadPosted 9/20/2011 1:52:52 AM
I thought you were going to show a JP one that had more thighs and boobies, or something.
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#14ElNurglingPosted 9/20/2011 3:37:43 AM(edited)
PokeMaster posted...
Best one of all time:

Rockman / Megaman (NES)

JP:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-2069

US: (WTF???)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-29030

EU: (This looks decent as an alternative)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-58882


<--- That US version is my favourite WTF box cover art of all time, especially with the box saying "state of the art high resolution graphics". I imagine the American publisher thought that buying a box of crayons for his twelve year old nephew who was cheaper than hiring a professional artist.

And of course it's awesome to see that Kirby can go from a cute kiddy character to a hardcore gamers' franchise by simply giving him angry eyebrows.
#15Freelance_WolfPosted 9/20/2011 7:10:55 AM
Zanther001 posted...
TheGoddamn posted...
Why do topic creators love talking about certain images without linking to said images?

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/976815_144266_front.jpg
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/976815_204444_front.jpg

Is it a problem if I like the second one better?


I actually prefer the 2nd one as well. The Japanese cover looks very busy.

As for another WTF cover, take a look at this one:

Japan
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/7/588567_4634_front.jpg

NA
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/7/588567_40333_front.jpg
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#16TullyBlanchardPosted 9/20/2011 5:37:00 PM
lcfeva posted...
Was just looking at the cover art for the upcoming Harvest Moon.
For the jap version it had the two protagonist standing back to back with each other


Don't say jap!
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#17LightHawKnightPosted 9/20/2011 5:42:31 PM

From: PokeMaster | #012
Best one of all time:

Rockman / Megaman (NES)

JP:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-2069

US: (WTF???)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-29030

EU: (This looks decent as an alternative)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/563441-mega-man/images/box-58882


ROFL!!!!

Anyways they are not always bad, generally so, but Fossil Fighters Champion's US boxart looks so much beter and I actually like the US boxart for HM.

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#18nintendoggerPosted 9/20/2011 5:47:24 PM(edited)
@Dragard, if they had left those games with the Japanese art, it would not have sold as well in the US.

Oh, and I'm with TC, I like the first cover art better.
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#19Dragard_KaosPosted 9/20/2011 10:46:08 PM
nintendogger posted...
@Dragard, if they had left those games with the Japanese art, it would not have sold as well in the US.

Oh, and I'm with TC, I like the first cover art better.


You have it backwards... If they would have left the Japanese art, they would have sold more in the US.
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