We’ve covered the worst box art of the year, now it’s time to look at the best. An effective videogame cover does two things: it stand out on a shelf next to other box art, and it gets across the general tone or concept of the game. The following covers are ones that I think accomplished this in the most stylish and eye-pleasing way.
It’s said you should never judge a book by its cover. But the simple fact is that we all do it. We can’t help ourselves.
The job of a cover …
A cutesy puzzle game starring two lovable little creatures navigating a folksy arts-and-crafts style world is probably the last place you’d expect to find a sentimental story about star-crossed relationships and mortality.
And that’s what makes ilomilo (pronounced “ee-lo-me-lo”) more unforgettable than the average puzzle game. It charms your socks off, before blindsiding you with a brief moment of melancholy, only to continue on as if nothing happened. The result is a game I can only describe as wonderful yet bittersweet.
Warning: The following article contains major spoilers. If you have yet to play ilomilo, I would highly recommend doing so before reading any further. If you figure it’s unlikely you’ll ever get around to playing it, yet found the opening paragraph intriguing, you are of course welcome to continue. But if you change your mind and decide you want to play it after all, you’ll have only yourself to blame…
There have already been plenty of lists about who should be added as DLC to the roster of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds. We all know the odds-on favorites: Frank West. Phoenix Wright. Gambit. Venom. But what about the characters we have next to no chance of seeing—not because they were a licensed character (Tremor), or because they’re a character more associated with Disney than Marvel (Aladdin), or because they’re just too ridiculous (Squirrel Girl)—but simply because they’re too obscure (or just too awesome)?
Below are the ten greatest characters you’ll never see as DLC in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, ranked not in order of their greatness, but rather by how unlikely it is that they’d ever be considered for inclusion. Though remember, Deadpool was still considered too obscure back when Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 came out in 2000, so you never know what might happen.