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Bomberman schooled by Rayman??
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on August 12, 2001   |   Episode 9 (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!

Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
Resident Evil SHOULD be a time for Capcom to show off their truly horrifying cover art. I mean, Resident Evil 1, 2, and Nemesis all featured good artwork. However, Resident Evil Code Veronica X is what you get when you alter the Dreamcast art just enough to make it a PlayStation 2 box. And to make everything worse, there's TONS of writing all over the box That's what the back is for, fellas. Better luck next time!

Alien Front Online
Perhaps this cover art works because of the campiness of the game itself. The cover looks like a 50s horror film, and luckily the game isn't much different. Regardless, the cover really does represent the best of this game. Good stuff.

Rayman Brain Games
Wait a second. What is this? Is this a new Sesame Street game? Am I having one of those acid flashbacks?!? How can Ray Man help me learn? He can't even keep his body parts together!! Regardless, this cover doesn't even make me interested in learning to add, subtract, and spell words like: "this" and "sucks".

Last Blade 2
You have a choise, young soldier. You can turn back and run away in fear. Or you can go in strong! Sadly, our hero has decided to head in towards the evil making for one of the prettiest Dreamcast covers in recent memory. While this is mostly black, SNK's art is vibrant and hard to miss. Exactly what I look for when I buy games!

Bomberman Max
So this is what it would look like if Bomberman was sucked into a strange blue hypnotic state! What the heck is going on here? Is our fearless hero remembering his past? Is he having an out of body experience? I'll tell you what, this cover is awful no matter what! It's bright and flashy, but in all the wrong ways. Leave this one alone!!



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