Game Informer: 15 dumbest game titles of 2014 - SW's pick?

Posted by SolidGame_basic (17355 posts) 2 months, 12 days ago

Poll: Game Informer: 15 dumbest game titles of 2014 - SW's pick? (47 votes)

Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star 4%
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 2%
Bravely Default 26%
Fairy Fencer F 11%
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 13%
Kirby Triple Deluxe 2%
Constant C 6%
The Crew 6%
Abyss Odyssey 0%
Natural Doctrine 2%
Wargame: Red Dragon 0%
Master Reboot 0%
Among The Sleep 6%
Basement Crawl 4%
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby 9%
Other (please specify) 9%

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/08/08/the-dumbest-video-game-titles-of-2014.aspx?PostPageIndex=3

I had a feeling a lot of these were going to be from JRPGs. I think I'm going to go with Bravely Default. Makes no sense lol. I know now what it means now, but still. Who would really get that if they didn't look it up? What's your pick, SW?

#1 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7410 posts) -

How are "The Crew" and "Kirby's Triple Deluxe" dumb titles?

#2 Edited by Gamerno6666 (1022 posts) -

Edit: oops games titles. My bad. I have to say master reboot.

#3 Posted by charizard1605 (56871 posts) -

Bravely Default is actually a really cool name if you play the game- it essentially describes the two primary mechanics of the game within the title.

Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire are pretty goddamn dumb. Ruby and Sapphire? Great. Alpha and Omega? Badass as fuck. OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire? What the fuck, Nintendo. At least they're not as bad as HeartGold and SoulSilver, though.

Kirby Triple Deluxe, while dumb, at least falls within the naming conventions of its series so there is that. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky? Wordy but the titles are sound, especially Atelier Escha and Logy. Basement Crawl is simple and pretty descriptive, I don't see the problem with it. The Crew and Wargame are just unimaginative. I say the worst one of those is Fairy Fencer F. What exactly is that supposed to be?

#4 Edited by chessmaster1989 (29176 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:

Bravely Default is actually a really cool name if you play the game- it essentially describes the two primary mechanics of the game within the title.

Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire are pretty goddamn dumb. Ruby and Sapphire? Great. Alpha and Omega? Badass as fuck. OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire? What the fuck, Nintendo. At least they're not as bad as HeartGold and SoulSilver, though.

Kirby Triple Deluxe, while dumb, at least falls within the naming conventions of its series so there is that. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky? Wordy but the titles are sound, especially Atelier Escha and Logy. Basement Crawl is simple and pretty descriptive, I don't see the problem with it. The Crew and Wargame are just unimaginative. I say the worst one of those is Fairy Fencer F. What exactly is that supposed to be?

Fairy Fencer F apparently is because the characters are called fencers and they fight using weapons called (containing?) fairies.

#5 Posted by charizard1605 (56871 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:

Bravely Default is actually a really cool name if you play the game- it essentially describes the two primary mechanics of the game within the title.

Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire are pretty goddamn dumb. Ruby and Sapphire? Great. Alpha and Omega? Badass as fuck. OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire? What the fuck, Nintendo. At least they're not as bad as HeartGold and SoulSilver, though.

Kirby Triple Deluxe, while dumb, at least falls within the naming conventions of its series so there is that. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky? Wordy but the titles are sound, especially Atelier Escha and Logy. Basement Crawl is simple and pretty descriptive, I don't see the problem with it. The Crew and Wargame are just unimaginative. I say the worst one of those is Fairy Fencer F. What exactly is that supposed to be?

Fairy Fencer F apparently is because the characters are called fencers and they fight using weapons called (containing?) fairies.

Actually you're right, I take it back, I didn't see what is the worst title on that list before.

The worst named game is Hyperdimension Nepunia Re:birth1

#6 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10484 posts) -

Fairy Fencer F? ....ugh?

For every Dark Souls there are at least a dozen of these. Reminds me why I don't play Japanese games.

#7 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16255 posts) -

I don't think any of those titles are bad. I still think Rise of the Tomb Raider is the worst possible title for any game really.

#8 Edited by ActicEdge (24464 posts) -

Bravely Default is actually a really cool name if you play the game- it essentially describes the two primary mechanics of the game within the title.

Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire are pretty goddamn dumb. Ruby and Sapphire? Great. Alpha and Omega? Badass as fuck. OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire? What the fuck, Nintendo. At least they're not as bad as HeartGold and SoulSilver, though.

Kirby Triple Deluxe, while dumb, at least falls within the naming conventions of its series so there is that. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky? Wordy but the titles are sound, especially Atelier Escha and Logy. Basement Crawl is simple and pretty descriptive, I don't see the problem with it. The Crew and Wargame are just unimaginative. I say the worst one of those is Fairy Fencer F. What exactly is that supposed to be?

The worst of that list is Constant C. What the fuck does that title even mean in the context of gaming? Fairy Fencer at least gives you something that will inevitably be related to the plot. The hell does Constant C tell you about anything?

#9 Posted by bbkkristian (14946 posts) -

Bravely Default, but seriously, it's surname, "Where the Fairy Flies" is freaking clever.

#10 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11225 posts) -

Easily Hyperdimension Neptunia.

#11 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34145 posts) -

Constant C actually made me think of Super C first.

#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (29599 posts) -

"the crew" is really low brow and insulting to the intelligence of all gamers. It's also generic and lazy, and it panders to the lowest denomination.

#13 Edited by The_Stand_In (392 posts) -

I don't really understand why Wargame: Red Dragon is on there. The franchise name is "Wargame", as it's a modern military RTS, and the "Red Dragon" part just lets you know they introduced China as an additional faction in their fictional war.

Sure, "Wargame" as a name is a little uninspired, but it sort of fits a RTS. and at least it uses real words and makes sense...

Kind of mean to put it on a list with crap like "Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1".

#14 Posted by Big_Pecks (5266 posts) -

The only one I laughed at is Among the Sleep.

#15 Edited by AdobeArtist (22845 posts) -

I don't think any of those titles are bad. I still think Rise of the Tomb Raider is the worst possible title for any game really.

It's not the most prolific title by any stretch, but actually worse than most on that list?? (That includes Fairy Fencer F and Constant C) Seriously???? :|

#16 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25977 posts) -

Where's the kim kardashian game.

#17 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16255 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

I don't think any of those titles are bad. I still think Rise of the Tomb Raider is the worst possible title for any game really.

It's not the most prolific title by any stretch, but actually worse than most on that list?? (That includes Fairy Fencer F and Constant C) Seriously???? :|

Rise of the Tomb Raider makes me cringe. Fairy Fencer F sounds dumb, but I bet the game itself is all about dumb stuff.

Rise of the Tomb Raider sounds super cliche and trying too hard.

#18 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25144 posts) -

Where's the kim kardashian game.

That doesn't deserve to be considered a "game".

#19 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (769 posts) -

Infinite Undiscovery didn't make their list?

That's the worst of all time.

#20 Edited by Vaasman (11334 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

Bravely Default, but seriously, it's surname, "Where the Fairy Flies" is freaking clever.

I prefer "Flying Fairy". Not sure why they made it so long in the Western version, it's a lot more effective when it's short.

#21 Edited by bbkkristian (14946 posts) -

@Vaasman: beat the game, then you'll find out why it was switched ;) it makes so much more sense as the longer version lol

#22 Posted by Heirren (16834 posts) -

Kirby Triple Deluxe is the best title because it is just soooooooo....."wtf?"

#23 Posted by Vaasman (11334 posts) -

Spoilers don't read if you haven't played BD already.

@Vaasman: beat the game, then you'll find out why it was switched ;) it makes so much more sense as the longer version lol

I did beat the game. I think the reveal works much better when you take away the 2 F's instead of half of a sentence. Flying Fairy vs Where The Fairy Flies. More effective when it's concise, I don't really see what was gained from the additional words.

#24 Posted by 001011000101101 (3967 posts) -

Did Activison pay these idiots enough to not have Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on there? Or, did EA pay them enough to not have Battlefield Hardline included? I know this is GameInformer, but a lot of the picks for this are pretty silly.

#25 Posted by adamosmaki (9503 posts) -

So their reasoning for Wargame red dragon been dumb is because of the title ? Oook

#26 Posted by mems_1224 (46954 posts) -

So their reasoning for Wargame red dragon been dumb is because of the title ? Oook

The entire article is about stupid video game titles.......

#27 Posted by silversix_ (14259 posts) -

mems_ you should be on the list

#28 Posted by adamosmaki (9503 posts) -

@adamosmaki said:

So their reasoning for Wargame red dragon been dumb is because of the title ? Oook

The entire article is about stupid video game titles.......

Still i dont get why wargame red dragon is a stupid name ? Wargame is the franchise name and red dragon is because they introduced China. Sure you can call it cliche but i dont get why is stupid

#29 Posted by mems_1224 (46954 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

@adamosmaki said:

So their reasoning for Wargame red dragon been dumb is because of the title ? Oook

The entire article is about stupid video game titles.......

Still i dont get why wargame red dragon is a stupid name ? Wargame is the franchise name and red dragon is because they introduced China. Sure you can call it cliche but i dont get why is stupid

Wargame is a pretty stupid name for a military RTS. Thats like calling a game Shooting Game or Action Game.

#30 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11498 posts) -

I don't know... All of them maybe...

#31 Edited by MlauTheDaft (3637 posts) -

@chessmaster1989 said:
@charizard1605 said:

Bravely Default is actually a really cool name if you play the game- it essentially describes the two primary mechanics of the game within the title.

Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire are pretty goddamn dumb. Ruby and Sapphire? Great. Alpha and Omega? Badass as fuck. OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire? What the fuck, Nintendo. At least they're not as bad as HeartGold and SoulSilver, though.

Kirby Triple Deluxe, while dumb, at least falls within the naming conventions of its series so there is that. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky? Wordy but the titles are sound, especially Atelier Escha and Logy. Basement Crawl is simple and pretty descriptive, I don't see the problem with it. The Crew and Wargame are just unimaginative. I say the worst one of those is Fairy Fencer F. What exactly is that supposed to be?

Fairy Fencer F apparently is because the characters are called fencers and they fight using weapons called (containing?) fairies.

So it's supposed to be sort of a Method?

FairyFencer f = new FairyFencer;

f.NewFencer("pony");

public class FairyFencer()

{

//Fields

private string _aaa;

//Constructor

public FairyFencer()

{

_aaa = new string();

}

//Methods

public void NewFencer(string value)

{

_aaa = value;

}

}

Sorry about the massive waste of space. I'm bored and mentally unstable atm ;)

Edit:

It's probably far fetched, but looking at titles like "Constant C", I actually do suspect that a lot of the japanese titles are alluding to programming conventions etc.

#32 Posted by trugs26 (5388 posts) -

@MlauTheDaft: Couple of errors there. In the fields, invalid variable name (white space), and in the constructor and method, there is an undeclared identifier (now there isn't white space) :P

#33 Edited by MlauTheDaft (3637 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@MlauTheDaft: Couple of errors there. In the fields, invalid variable name (white space), and in the constructor and method, there is an undeclared identifier (now there isn't white space) :P

Bah, don't make me correct my sloppyness ;)

#34 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (7410 posts) -

Where's the kim kardashian game.

The depths of hell, where it belongs.

#35 Posted by Spartan070 (16333 posts) -

Has to be "Basement Crawl"

#36 Edited by REVOLUTIONfreak (18128 posts) -

I don't see the fuss over the Kirby: Triple Deluxe name. The Pokemon names are nonsensical though, now that it's actually been pointed out.

#37 Posted by yokofox33 (29516 posts) -

Fairy Fencer F

I have no idea what that is or what it's supposed to mean. It just sounds dumb.

#38 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3637 posts) -

I kinda want to read what they consider smart titles, just so I can tear their claims apart ;)

#39 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4590 posts) -

Kinect Sports Rivals.

#40 Posted by charizard1605 (56871 posts) -

@MlauTheDaft: That is a hell of an analysis 0_0

What if it's a sign that we are in the Matrix, and is basically an encoded message telling us all as much, hoping that there is an uprising so that we can rebel against the machines from within?

#41 Edited by MlauTheDaft (3637 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@MlauTheDaft: That is a hell of an analysis 0_0

What if it's a sign that we are in the Matrix, and is basically an encoded message telling us all as much, hoping that there is an uprising so that we can rebel against the machines from within?

After carefully considering everything, I lean more towards your theory ;)

Anyway, the japanese really like messing with syntax and weird grammar in their titles and sometimes, it sort of does "smell" like code. I just like to think that these titles are a mix of cleverness and engrish :)

If you look for a certain pattern, you can often see it, even if it's not there of course. Suppose it's best to take my brand of high brow stupidity with a grain of salt.

Edit: Really, it was Chestmaster's comment that set me off, so maybe I should just be temp banned before embarrasing myself ;)