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Games you would NEVER play just seeing the cover art alone

JarlFrank

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Am I the only one who thinks this cover is cool?
 

Trithne

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The Mystery of the Druids is the only acceptable answer.

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If I didn't know, the cover for that would honesty make me want to play the game just to find out what the fuck it is.

As for my entry:
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While I absolutely get what they went for now and appreciate it, at the time I remember thinking "the fuck?" and passing it over, sadly.

Bonus round to this version I also found:
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Berekän

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Wut? The Arx Fatalis cover is p. cool, who would pass on that? I would just change the font
 

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JarlFrank

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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.

Am I the only one who thinks this cover is cool?

I think it's cool if you know the background of that picture and the game. But as a kid seeing it at a shelf I would not be inclined to buy it.

I genuinely like the cover. Nice color scheme, dark blue and dark orange fit well together. Exudes a mysterious atmosphere and makes me wonder what it's about. Definitely more intriguing than most "face dude" covers where the dude is way more generic and the background is non-existent.
 

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I had to look at this one 3 or 4 times to make sure it wasn't one of those obscure, pornographic gay indies. Kinda lavender.
 

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Glop_dweller

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Writer and game designer Guido Henkel produced the original Planescape: Torment game, and was roped into to being the model for the mask that would provide the basis of the game's box art. Here's Henkel in costume.
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Jack Of Owls

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Btw, I found the gameplay video for the game in my OP, and to (mis)quote Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall in Pet Sematary (1989): "Sometimes untranslated is better."



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Because when a guy does it it's like "check out my gains Bro, this back is huge; I just totally owned this FUCK YEAH!" and when a chick does it's "check out my nice ass; want to fuck it?".
 

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