Worst Game Titles?

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AtariToday
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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby AtariToday » February 5th, 2017, 5:34 pm

I always thought "The Last Blade 2" was kinda odd (loved the game on Dreamcast though!)

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby pacman000 » February 6th, 2017, 1:57 pm

Pokemon.

Too hard to pronounce, unless you're about 10 & you've seen the TV show. Even then, is it Pokey-mon or Poke-uh-mon? Most kids I knew called it Pokey-mon; apparently it's supposed to be Poke-uh-mon.

Still better than Pockemon, which was considered & briefly used in Japan.

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Stalvern » February 6th, 2017, 2:36 pm

It's poke-ay-mon. That's what the little line over the E means.

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby pacman000 » February 6th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Stalvern wrote:It's poke-ay-mon. That's what the little line over the E means.

Really? Shoot, see? Even after 15+ years I can't get it right.

I don't think even the dubbing company got it right; if I remember correctly Ash usually said Poke-uh-mon. (Perhaps that was just the voice actress trying to sound like a boy; Ash often sounded like he had a stuffed up nose in the early episodes.)

Still better than my parents; I know it's not pokey-mans. ;)

(Alright, they don't call it that anymore, but when the series was new they couldn't even come close to the correct pronunciation.)

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby astrodomekid » February 12th, 2017, 11:35 pm

Image

Enough said. :lol:

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Luigi & Peach » February 13th, 2017, 7:49 am

C'mon, don't tell me you don't remember DIC Entertainment? They were responsible for some great cartoons! Seriously, who wouldn't want to touch a piece of that? :D

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby mbd36 » February 13th, 2017, 11:37 am

Little Samson

Probably the awful name hurt sales. It sounds like a crappy religious game.

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Sut » February 13th, 2017, 3:43 pm

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This game knows it's bad!

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby scotland » February 13th, 2017, 8:32 pm

How about 'Thin Man/Pink Panther' syndrome games!

Movies fell into this trap long ago, but video games never learned this lesson either. There are whole franchises like The Thin Man and Pink Panther not named after the main characters, but the name sticks. The "Pink Panther" are the movies with Inspector Clouseau, but its just the name of a diamond in the original movie. The Thin Man was a famous series of movies and a long running tv show about a husband and wife detective team - the "thin man" is just the person Nick is hired to find in the first movie. I remember when the movie Rambo came out, as it was First Blood II Rambo or something, so that the entire franchise didn't end up being called First Blood. Really didn't matter much for that franchise, I guess. Funny how that was so big then, but no one cares now.

"The Legend of Zelda" is one of these for video games. How many of the Lufia games have Lufia in them? One? The Metroid franchise stars Samus Arran, who is not a Metroid. The star of Kid Icarus is not Kid Icarus, its Pit. Any others?

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby mbd36 » February 13th, 2017, 8:54 pm

scotland wrote:How about 'Thin Man/Pink Panther' syndrome games!


"The Legend of Zelda" is one of these for video games. How many of the Lufia games have Lufia in them? One? The Metroid
franchise stars Samus Arran, who is not a Metroid. The star of Kid Icarus is not Kid Icarus, its Pit. Any others?


"Solomon's Key"

You play as someone named Dana not Solomon. :mrgreen:


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