I know this is a very tired subject, but it saddened me to see the trend of 'toughing up' Western box art continues:
Here's the Japanese cover:
And the North American:
The NA art isn't TERRIBLE, but it sure is immature...
A couple years back, I remember seeing some early screenshots in GameInformer showcasing a bold new game - Alpha Protocol. From that point on, I anticipated the game, before I even had a system that could run it. Fast forward...
Excellent and fun write up I stumbled across. A good read for those who do not understand
the concept of an STG, and a good read for those who do.
My favorite part:
Side note: Shmups is not an acronym. Just like Ys is spelled Ys and not "Y's", shmups is a
catchy (but silly) smushing of "shoot em up." Just sayin.