Artistic Discussion: Guardic Gaiden (Famicom)

Guardic Gaiden (Famicom) Let’s get my absolute favorite box art added into this feature today. Compile’s spinoff from its earlier shmup Guardic took its gameplay into an entirely new genre; half vertical shooter, half Zelda-like action/adventure. Miria is one of several cyborg women attempting to save the universe, and her quest takes her through several…

Artistic Discussion: Just Dance 4 (Wii U)

Hey regularity of a feature, how novel. XD Just Dance has a horrid aesthetic to me. I just don’t like its whole visual presentation. It’s very trend-focused and hyper sanitized to minimally offend…it is the epitome of generic art. So I induct Just Dance 4 as its honoree into my “bad” box art collection, as…

Artistic Discussion: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

It’s been FAR too long since I’ve done one of these, so I want to return to discussing good and bad box art, and what better way to revive the idea than with a great Castlevania box? Aria is a stunner of a cover, with Ayumi Kojima’s powerful, ethereal style selling the gothic vibe of…