American vs. PAL vs. Japanese

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American vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Spokane » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:18 pm

So this topic is about comparing the different regions game covers and which one you prefer and why. ( I know Ico will be brought up here for sure)

The only reason I used all PS3 covers was because I couldn't find any good sized 360 ones.

The Japanese cover wins here to me. It's simple and the A6M2 Zero and its successors are one of the best fighters ever to be made, make that best planes ever to fly. And it shows the power of Japan without having to show other countries planes on fire. And a single plane which doesn't make it too cluttered and some clouds and a horizon to compliment it. I also like the PAL cover more too because of the view point, looking down the barrel of its cannons as its aiming to shot down the Zero. The Japanese obviously didn't want to depict their planes on fire like we did here in America and Europe. Kind of a funny observation but a true one for sure. Here we have the P-38 Lighting on the NTSC and PAL covers which is also one of the best planes ever to fly, but its power is only shown through its gun and the fact that the Japanese planes are on fire and crashing.

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Thief » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:30 pm

Panzer Dragoon Saga: While I really do like the Japanese cover art, there's something I just love about the US cover. It's simpler but I think it's ... I don't know I just like it :P I think it mainly has to do with the expression on Edge and Azel's faces.

I'm sure many people will disagree.

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I've also always liked the cheesy American fantasy art on the cover of Suikoden more so than the Japanese cover. Not sure why, just do.

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Spokane » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:34 pm

I agree with you Lamewad on both games, not to mention you followed up with another Konami game. :lol:

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:52 pm

I fkin hate the US boxart for Phantasy Star 2, I always fealt it made the characters look to0 old and disjointed from the game's real focus. Loved the Japanese one tho.

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby QWERTY » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:56 pm

I don't understand Capcom's thinking when they used this abomination in place of the Jap cover:

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Bluecast » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:56 pm

Spokes Japan is also NTSC.
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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Bluecast » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:59 pm

Lol


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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Thief » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:05 pm

Gotta add those clouds otherwise it wont sell!
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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Bluecast » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:08 pm



Japan
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US! :lol:

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:08 pm

This should be kinda obvious

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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Bluecast » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:11 pm

You dick fart which one is Japanese!? Now I will be confused all day!


Seriously tho not fair as this topic could be ALL SMS games
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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Thief » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:13 pm

I actually prefer the American Phantasy Star for SMS over the Japanese one.
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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Bluecast » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:17 pm

This is just Japan vs the West



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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Henry Spencer » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:48 pm

Maken X:

US ver.
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Japan ver.
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Euro ver.
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Biohazard 2/Resident Evil 2:

Japan ver.
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US ver.
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Euro ver.
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Biohazard: Gun Survivor 4/Resident Evil: Dead Aim

Japan ver.
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US Ver.
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Evergrace:

Japan ver.
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Rebus/Kartia: The Word of Fate/Legend of Kartia [so many name changes!]:

Japan ver.
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US ver.
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killer7:

Japan ver.
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Re: NTSC vs. PAL vs. Japanese

Postby Bluecast » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:50 pm

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