game PlayStation 3 » Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Box Cover
views 10,521   favorites 83 (?)  


hall »

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots box art cover
By avatar XCore 42 on August 18th, 2009

[ Box updated on October 12th, 2014 ] [ original ]

comments Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Box Cover Comments


Comment on XCore's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Box Art / Cover.

avatar
XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

FULL VIEW PLEASE

CREDIT TO:
Sens.

My attempt at the Essence Collection.
Enjoy.

I made the inlay template by myself (300dpi, full vector). If you want it, PM me.

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
Apollo 41 [ 9 years ago ]

I was making something so similar to this, but I stopped because I felt it didn't really "capture the essence" of the game. I somewhat think this doesn't either

[ Reply ]


avatar
Hawt Es 39 [ 9 years ago ]

It fits in with the jungle like level of act 2 in the game. I like it!

[ Reply ]


avatar
Scorpion Soldier 45 [ 9 years ago ]

As i said on MSN epic dude, epic!

[ Reply ]


avatar
eat nade 38 [ 9 years ago ]

Metal Gear? Didn't expect that....
#2, I still think people are missing the point of the Essence Collection. First of all, the word Essence is being taken way too literally. Making a box for this collection does not mean it has to encapsulate the essence of the game, it's simply an artistic take on the game that breaks away from standard box art conventions. That's it. You usually won't see the standard promotional materials on a box of this sort, most of the time even the logo will be different.
Probably pointless trying to explain this because if you are still having trouble getting the point of the Essence box, you probably never will.

As for this box, I get what you are trying to do, but I still think the front needs more. It's a bit too empty.

[ Reply ]


avatar
XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#5, Minimalism was the key for the front. Adding anything else would ruin the concept. The Four itself was the concept that justified it from my other projects, and I think it works very well on itself. I although tried adding in some more material, such as some artwork, although it just wouldn't fit.

Thanks for the deep explanation to Apollo though x_x

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

Added a 300dpi printable, and updated the bleak presentation.

[ Reply ]


avatar
Rossagues 42 [ 9 years ago ]

Only nag.. i have is the fonts clash on the back... Thats all :)

[ Reply ]


avatar
hesit8 45 [ 9 years ago ]

There was another like this with almost the same concept over at the NeoGaf thread.

[ Reply ]


avatar
Drakxxx 46 [ 9 years ago ]

It looks awesome, and as far as the idea of Essence is concerned, what Xcore did with the front works. Considering how popular and well regarded the Metal Gear Solid series is, and how we all knew well in advance that part 4 would be the final chapter, I feel a gritty "4" as the focus point on the front certainly captures a very strong essence of the contained product.

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

Really nice design you have here man, real slick.

[ Reply ]


avatar
Joeseye 46 [ 9 years ago ]

I thought MGS4 did run at 1080p native resolution? It does on my PS3, even the XMB is 1080p when I press the PS button, and my TV automatically displays in 1080p when I load the game.

I'm not sure actually, I originally thought it was 720p, but because of the above reasons I googled it about a month ago, and people said it was 1080p, but screenshots are all in 720.

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#12 it runs in native 720p, although it's scaled to 1080p.

[ Reply ]


avatar
GrahamZ 40 [ 9 years ago ]

really something else isn't it love the natural look. +fav

[ Reply ]


avatar
afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

congrats on HoF.

[ Reply ]


avatar
dpmm07 15 [ 9 years ago ]

#13, actually im pretty sure its resolution is 1024 x 576, anyways great box. quite unique.

[ Reply ]


avatar
afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

#16, He's talking about the game resolution, not the image size.

[ Reply ]


avatar
XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#16, nope. It's native 1280x720.

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

#18, What the hell? I didn't know they measured resoultion like that as well.

[ Reply ]


avatar
E_G 39 [ 9 years ago ]

Good box, I would have liked it more for you to have replaced the screenshots with art. It would have flowed more in my view.

[ Reply ]


avatar
SimplyVimal 1 [ 9 years ago ]

I Wouldn't say EFFORT it's like he tried but failed lol and try to make the pictures fully on the back other than that it's good

[ Reply ]


avatar
XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#21, who are you?
And do you even understand the concept of Essence? No, so be quiet.

[ Reply ]


avatar
SimplyVimal 1 [ 9 years ago ]

Maybe I wasn't clear I meant on the back of the Box I wouldn't Say A LEGENDARY EFFORT BY KOJIMA

[ Reply ]


avatar
TrevOwnz 41 [ 9 years ago ]

You spelled essence with 1 "S" on the gray wrap.

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
coolguy753 26 [ 9 years ago ]

Spectacular.

[ Reply ]


avatar
aelixus 45 [ 9 years ago ]

Unique!

[ Reply ]


avatar
KM18 1 [ 9 years ago ]

This is so going to the Masterworks area. Great job :)

[ Reply ]


avatar
Nerdysimmer 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Very, very, nice. I love the design overall.

[ Reply ]


avatar
del337er 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Finally!

[ Reply ]


avatar
Joeseye 46 [ 9 years ago ]

How is this the latest HoF entry? o_O It achieved a HoF aaages ago.

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
Karma 33 [ 9 years ago ]

#30, Now it's MasterWorks...yeah, the title is a bit misleading.

[ Reply ]


avatar
Joeseye 46 [ 9 years ago ]

#31, I never realised that happened - it should probably be fixed. I remember that 'random masterworks' used to be 'latest mastworks'.

Anyway, congratulations on your first MasterWorks XCore!

Edited at 9 years ago

[ Reply ]


avatar
soniccovers 6 [ 8 years ago ]

there is no rating title or publisher logo on the front and theres no publisher logo or rating on the back and theres just a big 4 on the front

[ Reply ]


avatar
crazymaniac9 1 [ 8 years ago ]

This is the worst peice of crap ever it should be removed. Metal gear solid is already out why are you making this you fag. Metal Gear Solid 4 sucks so much donkey balls it is disgusting. you shoul d have made a better more creative box like mine LINK link

[ Reply ]


avatar
Strike the Wolf 37 [ 8 years ago ]

#34, UMAD?

[ Reply ]


avatar
XCore 42 [ 8 years ago ]

#34, little kid

[ Reply ]


avatar
MelvinJoosten 1 [ 7 years ago ]

I don't think this is a cover for a game...

[ Reply ]