Uh, I just realized upon wondering that usually, in some cases, most box art would feature the main protagonist (or antagonist or both) since that is the primary part for the story. Others just put an item (or key item) or logo, as a sort of plot or story significance. I know in FF1 we had those ghosts in the US and EU version but uh, I think it's just part of the art itself. For the DCB, there's Sae in the EU version as well. There's something about the selection of art to put in the cover and publish it... Although Sae is a major character (which, an antagonist here as well), I suppose the ghosts in FF1 were minor and not really important, but I guess that's how you'd describe a game with that cover. For the Xbox, we also have Sae on it too. And that Sae being on the cover is much like, a key element in the story... But...
For the US version, we have the Kiryu twins. But why? Instead of Mio and Mayu (on the Japanese version, they're there)... Or why not choose Sae? Is this to attract the customers and pique their interest, or is it the localization? But even though you don't see them at the ritual only until the nearest end of the story (last chapter I think?). Also, they weren't wearing red strings at that time back then. But you still see them in the trailers, though. The Kiryu twins were still ghosts you could fight, but they seem to be a minor role. Unlike for Sae, where there's the major part of you running away and hiding from her, and I think you also fight her? I can't remember. All this time I thought that because of this, I'd see them in the game as I play along, but... well the other people have bigger roles (Sae and Yae, people involved).
(Sae is much more creepier than the Kiryu twins imo, why not put it there and implement curiosity or stuff when encountering the game at a store or something)
For your reference:
After that, 3, 4, and 5 now include the main protagonist in their cover.
What do you think of this?
Is it better going with the Kiryu twins on the cover, or would you prefer the Amakura twins instead?
What were your thoughts when you first saw it?
Me? It looked interesting because, well.... they're not the only ones who looked like that... (Was talking about this http://i.onionstatic...19/16x9/960.jpg) so... yeah, and to be in a game as well... OAO And that's also what got me into this game, a little long while before I discovered this forum and gave it a try XD
I didn't know about FF1 back then first so... :\