Friday, March 12, 2010

Let's play: 'Which box art is better?' (Heavy Rain edition)

I've mentioned Quantic Dream's "interactive drama," Heavy Rain, a few times in the past month or so, but one thing I haven't mentioned about the just-released PS3 title is that it sports different cover art in each region.

You know what that means: Another round of "which box art is better?" (Normally I'd put an exclamation point at the end of a statement like this, but it's just awkward here--you now, with the question mark and all. So, just try to imagine me saying the sentence in an excited tone.)

Anyway, the image below includes the box art for the European, Japanese and North American versions of the game, respectively. (Oh, and click on it to see a larger version.)

So, which one do you like best?

If was forced to do so, I'd probably rank them in the following order (with the first being the best): North American, Japanese, European.

Buy: Heavy Rain

See also: 'Let's play: 'Which box art is better?' (Sin & Punishment 2 edition)'


Mischievous Lumi said...

In my personal opinion it would have to be the one on the right. It has all the main characters in it, it depicts origami, and it shows rain, all the things that makes Heavy Rain what it is.

The Japanese, the middle one, looks weird. That is obviously the main character, but why is he drowning in rain? I don't want to give anything a way, but he isn't the one that is suppose to be the drowning one. So it's like they never even played the game.

Also the one of the left, I dunno I guess it would be my second choice, but it doesn't scream what the game is about in my opinion.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, that's very interesting! I haven't played the game yet, so the inconsistency between the Japanese box art and the game's story didn't bother me. I can see why it would bother someone who knows about the game, though. Still, I think from a design standpoint I prefer the Japanese art to the European art.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I like the European one best, actually.

Bryan Ochalla said...

It's nice to know there are many different opinions on this one :)