How To Ruin A Good Box Art Cover? Americans!

What is it with American publishers - Sony Computer Entertainment in particular - and ruining nice pieces of foreign box art that should otherwise have been left untouched? Take Heavy Rain, for example.

Above is the PAL cover to the game, revealed a month or so ago. It's dark, it's mysterious, it's slightly menacing. Exactly like Heavy Rain. It's a classy cover!

Now look at the American cover, below, spotted on Amazon. SCEA obviously believed an all-origami cover wasn't obvious enough, and instead filled the cover with...well, yes. A couple of things wetter, and more prominent, than the papercraft.

It's not quite as bad as the stunt Sony pulled with Ico's cover back in the day, but then, few stunts could be.

Sometimes, simple things are best kept as it is, adding more stuff to Art is not necessarily a good thing

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