Same thing could be said about video game covers. A lot of the newer video game covers I find don't even make me want to play the game. Large shot of one character. Okay, so what exactly does the one character tell me? They might tell me that it's a sports game or shooter, but the artwork doesn't really draw me in, like this old artwork:
or how about this for Mega Man 3
What's going on with the robot with lightning bolts, or even why are they standing on what appears to be a metal world?