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Posted by Skald

I know people don't like the new box art, but I do. 
Not the strange new one that has the three dudes on the front. 
Gentlemen, for those of you who have not seen it, I give you this: 

 The CE's Boxart is easy on the eyes. Also, completely awesome.
Just my two cents. Comments?
Posted by Aaox

That is pretty slick.

Posted by JJOR64

The CE one looks awesome.  To bad the original version's boxart sucks monkey fuck.

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Posted by HatKing

I don't think anybody thinks this one looks bad, I think most everybody hates the regular version's.
Posted by xyzygy

Definitely getting the CE.

Posted by Skald
@JJOR64 said:
" The CE one looks awesome.  To bad the original version's boxart sucks monkey fuck. "
Do you think they want people to think that? Maybe upgrade to the cooler case for a small fee? 
It's possible. Anyone who really wants this game wouldn't turn it down because of the regular edition case, but I could see people upgrading to avoid it.
Posted by kingclaw

EA  really knows how to do more money

Posted by JJOR64
@extremeradical: That might be.  Damn EA and there stupid marketing.
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Edited by Bones8677
I'm confused
 
 I thought this would be the North American box art.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 And this would be the European box art.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Now I've come to find that the "European" box art is supposed to replace all previous box art for the game?
 
Which leads us to this funny image. 
I have only one question...
 
WHICH RETARDED MONKEY AT EA THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA???
Posted by Meteora
@extremeradical said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" The CE one looks awesome.  To bad the original version's boxart sucks monkey fuck. "
Do you think they want people to think that? Maybe upgrade to the cooler case for a small fee? It's possible. Anyone who really wants this game wouldn't turn it down because of the regular edition case, but I could see people upgrading to avoid it. "
I did the same exact thing with MW2; I upgraded mine to hardened edition for its slick metallic box. Of course I had other reasons other than avoiding the regular cover (which by all means is fine; but a bit plain).
 
And yes I don't like the cover art for the game. But what I've learned is that I never look at cover arts after I put in my disc in, play and enjoy it.
Posted by Bones8677
@Meteora said:
" @extremeradical said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" The CE one looks awesome.  To bad the original version's boxart sucks monkey fuck. "
Do you think they want people to think that? Maybe upgrade to the cooler case for a small fee? It's possible. Anyone who really wants this game wouldn't turn it down because of the regular edition case, but I could see people upgrading to avoid it. "
I did the same exact thing with MW2; I upgraded mine to hardened edition for its slick metallic box. Of course I had other reasons other than avoiding the regular cover (which by all means is fine; but a bit plain).  And yes I don't like the cover art for the game. But what I've learned is that I never look at cover arts after I put in my disc in, play and enjoy it. "
As an Art major, I can't let it go so easily. >.< 
 
I'd design my own game covers (Been planning on doing it for all the Final Fantasy games) but I'm more of a cartoonist. >.>
Posted by Meteora
@Bones8677: Oh crap, you don't say, lol. If you're really into art and shit you get into this really critical mind of art and shit. I know a friend who's really into art and just finds every single flaw he can find in a art. Don't let it consume you whole! =O
 
Hey a cartoonist still works; depends on the style though. You probably could just make a realistic model of Lightening and get someone else to paint it for you or something.
Posted by Bones8677
@Meteora said:
" @Bones8677: Oh crap, you don't say, lol. If you're really into art and shit you get into this really critical mind of art and shit. I know a friend who's really into art and just finds every single flaw he can find in a art. Don't let it consume you whole! =O  Hey a cartoonist still works; depends on the style though. You probably could just make a realistic model of Lightening and get someone else to paint it for you or something. "
Eh, I'll probably do that. When I have time of course. ;)
Posted by W0lfbl1tzers

I think its sexy

Posted by Skald
@xyzygy said:
" Definitely getting the CE. "

Not a bad choice. I have the CE of Dragon Age, and I think EA made it worth the extra ten bucks. 
 
@Aaox said:
" That is pretty slick. "
@W0lfbl1tzers said:
" I think its sexy "
Aye, very slick and sexy.
Posted by mordukai
@JJOR64 said:
" The CE one looks awesome.  To bad the original version's boxart sucks monkey fuck. "
Suck monkey fuck....LMFAO. 
Posted by Jedted

I don't really care much what cover of the box looks like but that is pretty slick with the N7 logo right in the center.  I wonder if the CE will come with a collector's tin like the first one did. 
Posted by LiquidPrince

I don't really like either.

Posted by atejas

CEs always look good. For most games.
A shame the regular covers(or the regular American covers, at least) are always ANGRY BALD MAN WITH GUN nowadays.

Posted by Ineedaname

Yeah I'm not all that into Mass Effect I've got the first, but it wasn't for me, but I'm considering getting this one based on how awesome that case looks, and how awesome the armour looks.
Ever since I got a shiny holographic sleeve for Fable2, I've wanted MOAR!
I got the borderlands one, and now I'm on a drive for fancy cases.

Edited by mikeeegeee
@Bones8677 said:

" \
 

Is this the Elian Gonzalez picture with copies of ME2 slapped on all willy nilly?
Posted by TheGreatGuero

I think the new box art is pretty boring. I really liked the original one they revealed with the hot babe. I'm kind of disappointed they've changed it.

Posted by animateria

Eh, I like this better than Generic Shepard on the cover.
 
I mean my Shepard was a chick afterall...

Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam

I don't really care about box art because I never look at my game cases. I take the game out and put the case on my shelf and only get it out to take out a game or put one away. The fact that people are upset about box art blows my mind. It doesn't affect the game or your enjoyment of the game in anyways so why all the fuss?

Edited by Skald
@atejas said:

" CEs always look good. For most games.A shame the regular covers(or the regular American covers, at least) are always ANGRY BALD MAN WITH GUN nowadays. "

Isn't the new North American cover the one Europe was going to use all along? Not that the last one was any more calm or hairy.
Posted by EvilTwin

It'd be even better if it didn't have that "collector's edition" bar running across the front.

Posted by Evilsbane

That is some bad ass boxart.

Posted by TheKidNixon

I'm basically paying ten extra dollars for the CE just so I can have that baller-ass cover.

Posted by Skald
@EvilTwin said:
" It'd be even better if it didn't have that "collector's edition" bar running across the front. "
I know what you mean, it makes the whole thing look so flat. The fake engraving effect doesn't help either.
Posted by Cube

Looks kinda..Forza-like.

Posted by Skald
@Cube said:
" Looks kinda..Forza-like. "
Minimalism- check 
Inanimate Object- check 
Silver/Black - check  
 
Blood- Not check, that would have been a very misleading Forza case.
Posted by SammydesinasNL

Hopefully the 'Collector's Edition' Notice is on a plastic sleeve around it (BiA:HH did this and it looked great).
Posted by Shiftshaper

Am I the only one who thinks the CE's boxart is the worst of them all? It's just a logo with water on it, whoop-die-doo.
Posted by Nemesis

The detail on it is rediculous. As a big Mass Effect fan, I was already going to buy it, but this box art is just icing on the cake. I'm happy that the eye-sore that is Mass Effect 2's standard box art will not be in my gaming collection.

Posted by Stokes

...But that's not what Shepard looks like at all...

Posted by Griddler

People like that one from what I can tell, they just don't like the regular edition case

Posted by IceTrey87

I bought the CE yeah.  I don't really get the whole N7-gasm thing though.  As I understand it was just a spec-ops training program that both Anderson and Shepard went through.  It has like no bearing on the story whatsoever.  I think it'd be cooler if they had like a Spectre logo or a Cerberus logo or something.  Maybe have the N7 logo for the first game and a Cerberus logo on the second, that'd make more sense.  There's just cooler stuff Shepard's done than completing the N7 program.
Posted by xyzygy
@IceTrey87 said:
" I bought the CE yeah.  I don't really get the whole N7-gasm thing though.  As I understand it was just a spec-ops training program that both Anderson and Shepard went through.  It has like no bearing on the story whatsoever.  I think it'd be cooler if they had like a Spectre logo or a Cerberus logo or something.  Maybe have the N7 logo for the first game and a Cerberus logo on the second, that'd make more sense.  There's just cooler stuff Shepard's done than completing the N7 program. "
N7 is how Shepard and Anderson began. You can't just deny their past and beginnings simply because the games don't deal with it as much. It's a character and story based game - why dwell on things like N7 when Shepard has completed that part of his life?
Posted by Regal
@IceTrey87 said:
" I bought the CE yeah.  I don't really get the whole N7-gasm thing though.  As I understand it was just a spec-ops training program that both Anderson and Shepard went through.  It has like no bearing on the story whatsoever.  I think it'd be cooler if they had like a Spectre logo or a Cerberus logo or something.  Maybe have the N7 logo for the first game and a Cerberus logo on the second, that'd make more sense.  There's just cooler stuff Shepard's done than completing the N7 program. "
The only reason it is cool is because it is not obvious. As well as being the origin of some of the key people in the game, I wouldn't really like it if he just slapped on a generic "I'm-working-with-these-people-now"-logo such as Specter, Cerberus or Blue sons or wherever he ends up. I like it when most wouldn't know what the hell some obscure N-program was or that 7 is the highest rank - they don't even know to be afraid. 
Posted by Kyreo

*slowlynodsheadinacknowledgementofawesomeness*

Posted by Napalm
@Kyreo said:
" *slowlynodsheadinacknowledgementofawesomeness* "
I'm pretty sure this bump wasn't necessary.
 
Regardless, now that we have a "holy necro thread" on our hands, I'll just go ahead and say the European box art is shit, in my opinion. The color scheme and more viewable space landscape in the original North American box art was fucking incredible to look at.
Posted by Kyreo
@Napalm said:
" @Kyreo said:
" *slowlynodsheadinacknowledgementofawesomeness* "
I'm pretty sure this bump wasn't necessary. 
Tell me something.  Was your post concerning the necessity of my post necessary?