Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trending titles for games that annoy me...

This is just a quick little rant about video game titles. As we jump into the pool of indie games and realize that a ton of these games have similar themes, I cannot help but cringe at some of the more gimmicky titles I have been encountering.

My Indie game is 2D so Pixel needs to be in the title

Why do indie games need to have "PIXEL" in the name. I DON'T CARE!!!! It's like I'm being tricked into buying it just because it has retro 2D graphics.

Insert Generic action word with "Zombie"

"Zombie Defense" "Zombie Panic" "Zombie RPG" "Undead Adventure" This bothers me a lot. I usually see stuff that involves tower defense, rpg zombie hunting game or some other kind of defense game. It's basically an insert the blank kind of title. Give me a break please. Resident Evil was a gripping title for that particular game and even "Biohazard" was unique for the time, imagine if it was called "Zombie Mansion" instead LAME!

Dungeon or Quest or rogue

I am perfectly fine with RPG elements or rogue like elements, but seriously I think that placing these words in the actual title of the game is a bit cliche.

These are just some of the things that bother me in titles today. BY NO MEANS does it mean these games are bad. I just enjoy creative titles, I hope it doesn't discourage anyone from releasing their game, I just hope I'm not the only one who finds this trend annoying.

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