Game titles: What not to do.

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I was looking through some of the threads that people made about the games they're creating, and I noticed a few trends. Don't hate the messenger.

1. There are a lot of games being made based off already created game franchises. Predictably, there are a lot of Final Fantasy sequels, prequels, and branch offs. Why don't people try to have some original ideas? And, ok, so your Star Ocean spinoff has some innovations. Awesome. Why wouldn't you just make your own story? I really don't care if Radix meets some lame wooden character that you created.

2. Most of the titles are very cheesy and contain cliched/overused words. I'm not going to give specific examples, as to put down people and their work, but here are some overused RPG words:
     Dragon
     Eternal
     Crystal
     Magic
     Fantasy
     Tales
 And so on and so forth. When I see a RM game that has the word "Dragon" in the title, I skip right past it.

3. Most titles are extremely pretentious, especially for games that people work on for like 2 weeks and then forget about or give up on. If it takes longer for me to read the title than it does to beat the demo, I don't even want to waste my time. Again, no specifics, but:
     The Preternatural Asphyxiation Part I: Dilapidate Requiem
     Venerated Champion: Darkness Chapter
     Eternal Crystal Tales Of The Magic Fantasy Dragon
     Analingus Andrew and the Malfeasant Coprophile - Act IV: Epinephrine Anal Plugs (Beta Version)
Naming your game something long and obnoxious doesn't make it better. Oh, and seriously. We're never going to see the completed "Part I". Don't make it sound like there will be a part II.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2008, 06:44:19 PM by Nouman »

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Holk, you just succeeded in making me laugh harder than I have all week.

     The Preternatural Asphyxiation Part I: Dilapidate Requiem
     Venerated Champion: Darkness Chapter
     Eternal Crystal Tales Of The Magic Fantasy Dragon
     Analingus Andrew and the Malfeasant Coprophile - Act IV: Epinephrine Anal Plugs (Beta Version)

that just made me laugh my ass off.

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Even if I didn't really find myself laughing I do agree with everything you've said
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Anal Plugs lol.

But you're right, there are such words used often.
So from now on, instead of dragon, add Prophet/Heaven/Dreams/Dungeon etc.
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Eternal Crystal Tales Of The Magic Fantasy Dragon

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Totally move this topic to the rpmaker part of the forums.

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Yeah, this could totally be a sticky in Game Creation General Chat

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Keys of Saeus. :)

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That has nothing to do with anything.

Anyway, Analingus Andrew is an awesome name. He could totally be the ass to mouth mascot in a safe sex video.

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lol, thanks guys. I don't know why people make these ridiculous names. Maybe it makes them feel more powerful.

Move it to another section if you want~

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lol Eternal Crystal Tales Of The Magic Fantasy Dragon
Thank you Holk :3
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That's an awesome list.

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AWESOME POSSUM KICKS DOCTOR MACHINO'S BUTT!

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lol, I love how he reminds us of that

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I think my favourite was either "Beyond the Beyond" or "Divine Divinity"

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Ok holk, i'll listen to you.


So, i'm gonna name my game :

 Dragon Tales Of The Magical Crystals of Eternity
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Ok holk, i'll listen to you.


So, i'm gonna name my game :

 Dragon Tales Of The Magical Crystals of Eternity

I think you've not only missed the point, but ended up on the other side of the world from it.


Ps. Dragon Tales is already a game, lol.

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Come on Holky, you're fighting for nothing. These titles are classics.
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Make it Dragon Tails. People love puns.

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Tales of Crytsal Dragons? =D
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