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Remixing Worms and Bloody Roar!!
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on June 30, 2001   |   Episode 2 (Show Archive)  

A lot has changed since the last time we featured an episode of the Cover Critic. Both Sony and Nintendo have released new portable game systems, long time companies have shut their doors forever, and the world has been reintroduced to a certain lawyer named Jack Thompson. Heck, even this site you're looking at has changed in many ways. So maybe it's time we take another serious look at video game covers, letting you know which ones we like and which we hate. After two years I invite you to embrace a brand new Cover Critic, one that isn't afraidto tell you what we really think. So enjoy five new covers and one new look!

Bloody Roar 3
I don't care how good the art is on the box (and it's not bad, really) this Bloody Roar 3 cover is just too busy!! It's extremely hard to look at due to it's numerous colors and odd placings. By the box art you would never know it wasn't a Final Fight rip off, but it's not, it's a Tekken rip off! Regardless of what it's ripping off, this cover is just too busy for it's own good. Horrid.

Cart Fury
This cover stinks. I simply can't be less harsh. This cover is less appealing than a Rosanne and Barbara Bush sex scene! It's bright, it's red, it's fast ... it's dull as hell. Whatever Acclaim was thinking when they released this box art, they were wrong. This isn't even interesting for a sports game.

Worms World Party
The original Worms will always be with me ... and the sequels aren't half bad, either. This new game for the Dreamcast has a pretty good cover, all things considering. It's not a horrible picture, but it's not very interesting, either. Not a horrible cover, but not totally interesting, either.

Time Crisis: Project Titan
This looks more like a cover to a movie, but then, I see nothing wrong with that. This box art is a lot more exciting than the game proves to be. And the art is worlds more exciting than the original Time Crisis cover art. But still, something feels missed on this box. Something just doens't feel right. Hmm ... it might be too blue.

MTV Music Generator
You'd think that being an MTV game it would have tons of flashy pictures on the cover, ready to pull you in like a No Limits record. But the cover of MTV Music Generator 2.0 is actually a pretty good looking, and simple picture. It's not interesting enough to hit the "A" mark (see Twisted Metal Black), but it is interesting enough to kick most of the other covers butt today. A little too gray, but a nice box nonetheless.



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