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    Default Western box art that is better than the original Japanese box art.

    What it says on the tin. Name a game where the Western box art is different from the original Japanese box art and surprisingly better than it.

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    Japanese Box ArtlLI8lSDF_ZFnis3b8hurhuXfBQJLcG4g3LFYrXinXeo.jpg

    North American Box Art snes-s_castlevania4.jpg
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    One of the few games that comes to mind (and a JRPG at that):

    Japanese coverwildarms3j.jpg

    NA cover20354-wild-arms-3-playstation-2-front-cover.jpg

    Granted neither of the two is particularly great, but at least the NA one is more than just a generic background.

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    I can't think of any myself, but the ones you guys have shown are cool.


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    Dragon Quest, I think, but I'm not good at finding these.

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    Hard disagree. Akira Toriyama's artwork is far more iconic than... whatever the hell this is




    Heck, even for DQXI where at least they have character designs that match the game, why go for this



    when you have this?


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    Because Toriyama art looks ridiculous.

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    Someone's itching for a fight from the sounds of things. Excuse me while I scream for a few minutes until I'm powered up. Then we can tussle.

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    I thought I'd get more flak for the ET comment.

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    Pretty sure nobody has actually played ET here, so they can't really get heated about it being bad because it's all just hearsay. But everybody loves Toriyama.

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    I've played E.T. on Atari, and it is indeed a trout show, but I also agree that the Atari had a lot games just as bad or worse.

    The DQ thing really comes down to whether you like Toriyama's art or not. Personally, I feel his art tends to showcase what DQ is really like, with a certain amount of whimsy to them. Whereas the generic D&D style covers of the NES entries can throw you for a loop when you see all of Toriyama's cutesy monster designs in game.
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    DQ4 has great box art though

    220px-Dragon_Quest_IV_cover.jpg

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    Character salad but it's Toriyama is not really any less generic to me, they're about the same

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