These game have awful/great names depending on what you think of them.
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These games have good names, but are I find them hard to pronounce.
ESP Ra. De. Xexyz Gynoug Jung Rythm Gotzendiener Yggdra Union Gaiares VVVVVV
I'm going to give special mention to The Lawnmower Man as the worst name for a game in my opinion. I know it's based on a movie, but the name made me wonder what the hell it was even about. I thought the game would be kind of like Lady Priest Lawnmower, but it ended up being more like a really bad interactive movie based on a really bad regular movie.
Apparently not a very good seller for Falcom, and it's easy to see why. It's a postmodern surrealist horror RPG in the first-person dungeon-crawler vein, a la Wizardry. And it has absolutely nothing to do with dinosaurs whatsoever. It's only named Dinosaur because the final boss is named Dinosaur. (He is not, by the way, a dinosaur.)
The game is amazing, but I seriously think its name kept a lot of people from buying it. Or, possibly, convinced avid dinosaur fans to buy it, ultimately disappointing them.
An honorable mention from Falcom's library should also go to Zwei II. The original Zwei was apparently named as such because it had two protagonists and because Falcom already had popular series beginning with the letters X (Xanadu) and Y (Ys). Not the best reason in the world to pick the German word for "two," but hey, at least it was a reason, and "Zwei!!" is admittedly kind of a catchy title (especially when you add the two exclamation points at the end!).
But "Zwei II" for the sequel just means that whenever I mention the game to someone, I'm invariably interrupted while trying to describe it by them cracking a joke about how the name is basically "Two 2." OH HAHA VERY FUNNY I'VE NEVER HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE THANKS FOR MENTIONING IT.
...And on a non-Falcom note, and possibly a rather controversial one... I always thought the name "Chrono Trigger" was kind of... not good. See, when I was a kid, I loved swords and sorcery stories, and HATED anything with guns in it. Like, absolutely despised any games that heavily featured gun-toting protagonists. So when Chrono Trigger was announced, my mind immediately gravitated toward the "trigger" part of the title, and I instantly dismissed it as "not interested" because I was like, trigger = gun!
Only when I later learned that it was a SquareSoft title, and was NOT about guns, did I finally decide to read up on the game... and needless to say, I'm glad I did! But to this day, I still think the name "Chrono Trigger" is... not as catchy or clever or interesting as other people seem to think it is!
Lightening Force: If you're going to change the name of a perfectly good title like Thunder Force IV, at least learn how to spell. Cacoma Knight in Bizyland: It just gets on my nerves for some reason. Spanky's Quest: It isn't so bad until you realize that Spanky is referring to the monkey. This seriously had to be the first time I encountered a reference to masturbation. Booby Kids/Booby Boys: Wrong on so many levels. Fat Worm Blows a Sparky: I'm not even going to explain why.
Oh, wait... how has this topic been around for this many posts without somebody mentioning "Bravely Default: Flying Fairy"? Or like, half the Kingdom Hearts games -- "358/2 Days," anyone? How about "Birth By Sleep"?
Oh, and bad renames -- "God Eater" being changed to "Gods Eater" for the North American market still baffles me. Why is "Gods Eater" more acceptable? It's not even grammatically correct!
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Post by ommadawnyawn on Dec 15, 2012 5:08:49 GMT -5
Ninja Warriors Again
...What? Not again!
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - edit: so it does stand for something, but it's pretty dumb: "Scavenger, Trespasser, Adventurer, Loner, Killer, Explorer, Robber,"
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