Boxart is always a hot topic for new games since the boxart is often one of the first teasers released for an upcoming game. More often than not, we in the US never see the Japanese boxart. Some will say they prefer the alternate covers from overseas, but I rarely have a preference.
A friend shot me [url=http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/japanboxes/japanboxes.htm]this link[/url] today. After looking some of those over, I have to say that I am much happier with the Ratched and Clank boxart that we got versus the strange Japanese covers and their strange game names.