Subtitles (15)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-20 20:10 ID:QJJyHKGE

Why does everything have a bloody subtitle these days. Especially RPGs. They're usually crap as well.

2 Name: Setsuna : 2008-07-20 20:20 ID:Azicvssc

for theatrical feel I suppose?

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-21 10:22 ID:RWy9uFCH

For those who are hard of hearing or those not confident in their english maybe? Seems like a small inconvenience for you that could be a massive help to someone else.

4 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-21 11:01 ID:JwNo7kRl

I enjoy subtitles and it's my native tongue. To me, listening to a movie or show or game is too much of a hassle because i have to constantly pay attention to what they are saying and if im not paying complete attention, it's really easy to miss what just happened or misunderstand what they said. When i'm reading what they are saying, it's much easier to let my mind wander because i get the entire dialog without paying so much attention.

and no, im not deaf or hard of hearing

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-21 14:43 ID:Heaven

OP is talking about subtitles in the titles of things, e.g., "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem".

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-21 14:44 ID:Heaven

...I think. I might be wrong.

7 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-21 16:42 ID:V475hYCj

no, you're right, >>5,6.

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-21 21:40 ID:JwNo7kRl


Subititles for shows, movies, games, etc it's all OK with me

9 Name: No.1 : 2008-07-22 02:06 ID:lvtWVdXB

yeah, >>5,6,7 are right

Most of them just add nothing to the title, and if anything just make it too long and unwieldy (and no one ever ever uses them in conversation unless its the only way to distinguish one game from another). Especially when it's an entirely original game.. established series can just about get away with it, I think, because it's sort of like "series title: individual game title"

it really struck me when i read about that iPod RPG, "Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes". "Song Summoner" is a perfectly good title on its own for christ's sake. It just seems like some marketing guy thought it would be clever to get the word "unsung" in there somewhere.

then there are the ones that go something like "Plot-Related Game Title: Also Here's What The Gameplay Is About" for, what, people who can't be arsed to look at the back of the box before they buy something?

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-22 05:45 ID:Heaven

Let's gay up classic games by adding subtitles to them!

"Chrono Trigger: The Silent Hero of Time"
"DOOM: Hell on Mars"
"Super Metroid: Revenge of the Space Pirates"
"Xenogears: A Freudian Odyssey"

11 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-23 09:05 ID:Heaven

"Warcraft 3: The Third Warcraft"
"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater: Tony Hawk, the Pro Skater"
"Sonic the Hedgehog: A Fast-Running Hedgehog"

12 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-24 08:05 ID:yISqeKhI

Megaman: The Mega Robot
.hack//: The Internet is fucking Insane
Mario: The Super Plumber
No More Heroes: The First Killer

13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-29 19:13 ID:Hpm6Y+61

Blood Gore Kill: Over 9000 gore!

Alright, I made that up.

14 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-30 04:35 ID:GE5fDcec

>.hack//: The Internet is fucking Insane

LOL....but that game is cool!

15 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-07-30 06:51 ID:yNwdQQbt

Jet Set Radio for Wii: Wii Graphite
Castlevania: Kill Dracula again because we said so
Dead or Alive: Ninjas with huge breasts
Soulcalibur 4: Everyone with huge breasts

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