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#1 Jan 19, 2014 11:04 PM

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The Cover Art

I've always thought this, but it only just occurred to me to make a thread about it now. Does anyone find the cover art for this game weird? If you can't remember, it looks like this:

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I'm not even sure what looks off about it. Maybe the fact that his front legs are being used like arms, or that it looks like a superhero pose?


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#2 Jan 20, 2014 12:06 AM

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Re: The Cover Art

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I think it looks sort of off as well. He seems to have more... human-like(?) front arms, and his facial expression looks a bit weird, at least for Spyro, as well. In most of the games, maybe excluding the LoS games, he seems to have a cynical/careless expression. Also, the combination of his pose, which seems to be adventurous or excited looking seems to not fit with his sort of angry or annoyed face. The colors are a bit weird as well. They seem way to saturated, to the point of his claws on one of his legs appearing yellow.


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#3 Jan 20, 2014 7:14 AM

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Re: The Cover Art

it's pretty cool, if you don't look at it too long. they tried WAY too hard to be dark with the logo, and Spyro isn't (physically) anthro, he shouldn't be able to move his forelegs like that. i think the color contrast is also a little too high in the background, but i have a feeling that was intentional, so i don't really feel right complaining.


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#4 Jan 20, 2014 6:09 PM

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Re: The Cover Art

Good points. I think it is mostly the "arms" and the facial expression.

I actually really like the way the logo looks on this game. It's very... magic-y? Fits the game pretty well.


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#5 Mar 28, 2014 3:58 PM

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Re: The Cover Art

I agree, Spyro just looks goofy here, and a bit too human-like. Another thing I noticed is Spyro's horns seem too small for his head, and his muzzle seems is too big.

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#6 Mar 29, 2014 1:24 AM

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Re: The Cover Art

it's one of those things; i never noticed it before you pointed it out, but now that you did i can't unsee it.


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#7 Jun 15, 2014 1:04 AM

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Re: The Cover Art

You gotta admit, the face makes him look better than he ever would in any other picture.


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#8 Jun 15, 2014 1:30 AM

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Re: The Cover Art

I don't care for the way they drew his face here. Something about the expression still seems off to me.

Looking closer at it again, his head kinda looks like they just pasted it on. Like it was part of another image and they Photoshopped it there. I think it has to do with the placement of the head on the neck and the lack of texture on the face compared to the rest of the body.

I have no idea why I'm bothering to analyze this. tongue


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#9 Jun 15, 2014 8:44 AM

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Re: The Cover Art

He also looks fatter.


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