VideoGameCritic wrote:Lynchie - yes this is the fun type of cover you never see on most modern game magazines. For the last 10 years or so Game Informer has insisted on some kind of tastefully rendered artwork with no text. First of all, it looks pretentious as hell, and second, it's annoying not knowing what the game is.
I should mention that Retro Gamer still has fun covers. They still "get it" and don't take themselves too seriously.
Yeah. I see what you mean. The images that Game Informer tend to use for their magazine covers do look very nice from an artistic standpoint. But their overall presentation is indeed very very bland and does not compel me to pick up a copy and buy it.
As for Retro Gamer? That's one mag I really don't see too much in my neck of the woods. But going by some of the covers I've seen online, they do have that old school look about them. Bright colors. Bold text. Which, like a lot of the covers of mags like Game Players,tends to scream "BUY ME". Like I said, though, I really don't see it on store shelves here very often. but the next time I do happen to see one, i think I will pick up a copy or two....