Box Art Reviews: 'Afro Samurai,' 'MLB Front Office Manager,' More

In our new round of box art reviews, we've got baseball, weddings and samurai (and, of course, the obligatory set of ninjas!). See which game's covers meet our expectations this week, and which ones didn't make the cut.

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"Afro Samurai" (Xbox 360, PS3)

What the Box Tells Us: Against the backdrop of a full moon, Afro Samurai stands there with bloody sword and clothing as he's about to be attacked kick some ass.

Pros: Even if you're not a fan of the Anime series starring Samuel L. Jackson, the art of this cover should catch your eye. It's also nice to see a game with a black protagonist.

Cons: None. Can't think of any.

Love It or Leave It: Love it.

"MLB Front Office Manager" (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

What the Box Tell Us: A man donning a suit and a tidy haircut stands in front of a packed stadium, hands on hips. The outlines of score cards overlay at the bottom.

Pros: Sticking a guy in a suit on the cover shows that he's some type of manager and that this is not a regular baseball game. No confusion there.

Cons: But he has this weird, outer-glow (God?) and if you look closely, you can see the grainy details of his suit. Having a man with a suit does say "manager," but this particular guy looks like he was added as an after-thought.

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.

"Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World" (PC, Mac)

What the Box Tells Us: "Help Quinn manage and plan weddings in five exotic locations!" On the box is Quinn in a tropical location, holding a passport and standing next to a wedding cake.

Pros: The text tells you right on the box what this game is all about.

Cons: The "exotic locations" are represented by a beach with palm trees and an Asian-style building sitting in the middle of the ocean. Not really exotic.

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.

"The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity" (DS)

What the Box Tells Us: A boy, emitting fruit projectiles from his body, slides down a hill, apparently causing a stream of green sparkles to fly right into this poor girl's eyeball.

Pros: The boy, presumably Felix, is slightly blurred, showing that he's chasing the girl, presumably Felicity. So that explains that.

Cons: But really, I have no idea what's going on here. Why is she being chased? Where did that fruit come from? Does anybody have any eyewash?

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.

"WonderWorld Amusement Park" (Wii, DS)

What the Box Tells Us: Large-headed avatars run around an amusement park enjoying "35 thrilling rides & games!" such as throwing water balloons, earning tickets to get useless junk and riding that boat thing that turns upside-down. Thrilling.

Pros: Packed with bright colors and carnival-type objects, this cover could confuse consumers into thinking it's "Carnival Games." Sold.

Cons: See above.

Love It or Leave It: Leave it.


VMAs 2017