Don't Look Back In Anger
We like it when our heroes are progressive lads and lasses. Having them face toward the action is a nice break from the typical front-facing design and says that our hero is ready to dive into the conflict, all he needs is you! Of course, faces tend to sell better than backs and so we're left with the extremely awkward positioning of heroes glancing over their shoulder. Consider it an invite to join them or a simple acknowledgement of the player, but it looks so unnatural a lot of that message is lost.