One of the best things about Batman: Arkham City’s marketing campaign were the all-white posters showing off the game’s characters. They were minimal, they were stylish. So thanks, Warner Bros., for shitting all over them with this atrocious box art.
I get it, Game of the Year editions have some boasting to do, but the boasting shouldn’t be the centrepiece of the entire front cover.
If I was an ignorant parent walking into a game store I’d take one look at this and think it was Overblown Games Press Hype 2013, not a re-release of Arkham City.
Especially since they quote Metacritic, a site that only exists to quote other critics.