Monday, May 4, 2009

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (whew), and Atlus packaging

After much debate and consideration, I've finally decided to follow through and buy Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier. Apart from the female eye candy you receive from just about every attack you perform in the game, the gameplay does provide a nice over-the-top battle system that makes you feel like you're dishing out more damage than you truly are. Presentation is everything, and the ridiculous damage counters you get make you truly feel like a badass. Plus, the overall game feels like a nicely dated RPG, around the time when graphics weren't such a big deal, and you could get away with a puzzle here and there without them overpowering the game or story.

What I found quite interesting was the subtle change in box art. It's nice to clearly see that Atlus helped publish this title, but do you notice exactly where their logo appears on the box?

The picture, this time from the instruction manual, is cleverly obscured by the game's title.

If you don't have eyes and cannot make out what's being covered up, here's the japanese box as a reference.

Amusingly, this is probably the only time Atlus decided to censor Kaguya's hush puppies. I'm sure Marketing had a hard time trying to push out (hehe) the cover art through NOA's filter.
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