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Edited by funcroc, 02 July 2009 - 07:26 AM.


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Don't like it, what's my incentive to buy the game when I see that cover? It's about a guy with a gun?

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I don't like it. And the guy doesn't even remotely looks like Mike.

But I can imagine that the average impulse buyer who walks by the box will think "Uh cool, guy with two guns...and espioange cool is lieks Jack Bauer ..uh mommy will you buy it for me?".

Oh well. It's just a boxart.

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Don't like it, what's my incentive to buy the game when I see that cover? It's about a guy with a gun?


Not with A gun, but TWO guns! ;(

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Guess I'm the odd one out.

First impression I have for the cover is "Badass" yet "mysterious" at the same time, which leads to "intriguing" that would make me pick up the box to take a look at the details behind.

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An ugly blue guy and some orange stuff on the cover, reminds me of something... Planescape: Torment box art.

Marketing 101: Needs Sie in an "Ursula Andress" bikini on the cover too.

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I just don't like the whole "THE ESPIONAGE RPG" line.

Otherwise, pretty cool.

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It's as generic as covers get. How about something more imaginative? Maybe a bloodied dossier marked "Confidential", or something like that.

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http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=70790

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I'm not buying from GameStop. Ever.

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awesome. My preorder pays off!

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I Agree with everyone else, the box art really doesn't stand out. Perhaps Obs could get one of the artists to draw up a new one?

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I agree with most of the other people in this thread: that box art is mediocre at best. I'm not sure I know how to improve it, but then that's what your marketing guys are paid to do. Gorth seems especially insightful on this issue. ;(

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Well it says PAL on the cover. Maybe there's a different (and hopefully better) cover for the US region?

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Well it says PAL on the cover. Maybe there's a different (and hopefully better) cover for the US region?

US covers are always worse. Always.

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Well, I actually kinda like it. The thing is they won't make an original box art cover, because it can confuse/scare people away. Just like Torment.

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http://www.gamespot....ws/6212883.html
http://www.shacknews...article.x/59391

Alpha Protocol Gets Release Date, Obvious Subtitle

Obsidian's spy-themed action-RPG Alpha Protocol will ship off to North American retailers on October 6, publisher Sega has just announced.

The game is now subtitled "The Espionage RPG," going by the box art issued today, with all three versions--PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360--to be released simultaneously.

In addition to Alpha Protocol, Obsidian has two other projects in the works--Fallout: New Vegas and a secret mystery title--with its Aliens RPG recently confirmed to be cancelled.


Edited by funcroc, 02 July 2009 - 09:58 AM.


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Don't like it, what's my incentive to buy the game when I see that cover? It's about a guy with a gun?


Not with A gun, but TWO guns! :thumbsup:

The second gun is hard to see, I didn't even notice it.

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The second gun is hard to see, I didn't even notice it.

That's how Mikey gets 'em.

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Soooo, what's the CE bos gonna look like? :thumbsup:

EDIT: Oh, box looks kind of cool IMO. There is going to be face customization right? Is that why the face of MT is not really visible?

Edited by Mr. Fob, 02 July 2009 - 10:14 AM.





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