Thursday, April 08, 2010

Let's play: 'Which box art is better?' (Trauma Team edition)

I know, this is the second time in two days that we've played this little game. What can I say? I like comparing box art.

Anyway, the folks at Atlus announced a Japanese release date--June 17--for the third game in their Trauma Center series--known as Hospital in the East and Trauma Team elsewhere--yesterday. They also unveiled the art (below, left) that will grace the cover of the Japanese version of the game. (The box art and release date--May 18--for the North American version were announced some time ago.)

Which do I prefer? I'm going to go with the North American art (above, right) this time around. I like the vibrancy of the Japanese cover, but it just doesn't scream "hospital" or "surgery" to me.

Buy: Trauma Team


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I was going to go with the Japanese version, because it was so colorful and invited prolonged examination, but I think you're right. It looks more like a sitcom or TV drama than anything that involves a hospital.

Perhaps the Japanese value interpersonal stories than medical action?

Bryan Ochalla said...

I think you're right, Justin. Also, this game seems to follow (and allow you to play as) six different characters. I'm guessing the Japanese art is supposed to show a bit of their lives/personalities.