Cover Art Inquisition

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#1 Posted by m16mojo2 (423 posts) -

I saw this new cover art, and created this post mainly just because I wanted to yell. ATREYU!!!!!

OR

Maybe there's a hidden meta-game, in which you have to free a dragon named... Willy.

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#2 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

That bottom one is the sex.

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#3 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

The blood dragon looking one is amazing.

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#4 Posted by Dimi3je (486 posts) -

Both look great. The multi-colored one would be my pick.

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#5 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

Man,these are awesome.

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#6 Posted by m16mojo2 (423 posts) -

Yeah, I really am looking forward to this game. I really hope it's as expansive as they're saying it is. *crosses fingers*

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#7 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

I am probably going to end up getting it digitally anyways (even though that means going through origin, ugh) but that is some nice box art.

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#8 Edited by Dixavd (2495 posts) -

These covers do look good, but I can't help thinking the second one is just an altered/inverted first one. The work on the second one from a design perspective leaves a lot to be inspired in terms of the lost detail. For instance the outlines of the goblin-like/ghost-like creatures forming the top of the dragon in the first image are clearly still present in the second but almost all of the detail has been removed. It makes the slight detail we can see of them in the second image look like like shoddy remains of a drawing that has been rubbed out. So if they go for the second, I hope they touch up those edges (or makes the creature-likeness a bit more pronounced so it doesn't look like a random assortment or arms and spikes). Just my take though.

Although since my sister is an artist who sometimes asks for my input on her work before finishing it, maybe I'm just nit-picky (since that's what she expects me to be).

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#9 Edited by Dixavd (2495 posts) -

As a little test to see if it makes sense for the second one to be an inverted and slightly re-coloured first image I tried to do just that. I took the original image, inverted the colours and then just a quick adjustment with the curves function to change the image to be predominantly red. Here's what I got:

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I think with someone at the helm who had more finesse with Photoshop (especially in terms of brightness and contrast) then It seems like that second image would be a very quick job. It took me less than 10 minutes including making this comment.

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#10 Posted by Generic_username (869 posts) -

@dixavd said:

As a little test to see if it makes sense for the second one to be an inverted and slightly re-coloured first image I tried to do just that. I took the original image, inverted the colours and then just a quick adjustment with the curves function to change the image to be predominantly red. Here's what I got:

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I think with someone at the helm who had more finesse with Photoshop (especially in terms of brightness and contrast) then It seems like that second image would be a very quick job. It took me less than 10 minutes including making this comment.

I don't think a quick job means it's a bad job. I like the way the second one looks. It's aesthetically pleasing.

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#11 Posted by m16mojo2 (423 posts) -

Yeah, my apologies. I'm not 100% certain that second image is "Official".

Side note: Do you have a site you could point me to, that would take me through the basics (tools) of PS in depth? I know enough, just to be dangerous.

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#12 Edited by Dixavd (2495 posts) -

@generic_username: I wasn't necessarily saying it was a bad job. I like the art direction and the aesthetic of the second one more than the first (And it continues the blood dragon connotations from the previous two games which I liked). I'm just saying its a sub-par reflection of that idea. Just needs a bit more polish.

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#13 Edited by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

Man, that box-art is way cooler now that I can actually see the dragon, I totally didn't notice it until that second image with the inverted colours or whatever. I do like the white and red aesthetic better, but it's a cool piece of box art anyway and pretty atypical for a major publisher's release. Nice to see.

Also interesting that "Inquisition" is more predominant than Dragon Age, seems EA/Bioware want us to refer to the game simply as Inquisition as shorthand.

Here's hoping this game is awesome.

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#14 Posted by Quarters (2591 posts) -

Man...those are both pretty sexy. I'm good with either.

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#15 Edited by mtfikhan (466 posts) -

EEEEE. Never played either Dragon Age but this looks sweet.

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#16 Posted by Steadying (1888 posts) -

Red and white one is way better and fits in with the boxarts of the first 2.

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#17 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2486 posts) -

I guess I'm in the minority. I like the first one better.

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#18 Posted by Nightriff (7116 posts) -

Looks very dark souls to me, but I like it a lot, better than most cover arts out there.

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#19 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

Didn't even notice the dragon in the first cover until the other guy pointed it out

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#20 Posted by smokeyd123 (361 posts) -

The one on the right is baller

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#21 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

The red on white reminds me way too much of the Dragon Age II cover. I prefer the full-color design.

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#22 Posted by MegaLombax (457 posts) -

I like the first one better. I appreciate the details that went into the ghouls/demons that are reaching out to the warrior dude. The 2nd one looks nice is well, but those details were lost in making it white and red.

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#23 Edited by cutyoface (580 posts) -

I really like those. At least it isn't generic guy in front of cover.

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#24 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Pretty much everything I saw and heard about this game so far fills me with hope and hype.

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#25 Edited by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

Blood dragon one is better. The first one is nice, but the blood dragon is pretty much the de facto style for Dragon Age covers now. They should keep it. It's distinct.

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#26 Posted by TobbRobb (6087 posts) -

Hey, one very rare occassion where I prefer the normal cover over the stylized one. Really good job on this one!

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#27 Posted by Pezen (2142 posts) -

The left one looks like a power metal album.

Not sure if that's a compliment or not. I'm a bit tired of the classic Dragon Age red/white design though honestly.

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#28 Posted by Herk (246 posts) -

I vote for the first one!

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#29 Edited by militantfreudian (526 posts) -

I prefer the first one myself. The second one is decent as well, but as Dixavd said, it needs a bit more polish. I wonder if this means that an info dump of some sort is incoming.

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#30 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

I'm a fan of both. Pretty sweet.

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#31 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8074 posts) -

Really cool looking. Very excited for this one.

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