Considering you have options of "Brave" and "Default" in Bravely Default, it makes perfect sense. Experiencing the game explains that title.
This was, IMO, one of the most amusing pieces you've made yet, Jess. Its a perfect use of your delicious sarcasm and the withering look that goes along with it. I watched this twice because I was chortling too much the first time through to catch it all.
Biohazard would have been a better name, but since that was already copyrighted by a rock band of some description, that wasn't really an option.
As for Resident Evil, I believe that was a mistranslation of what should have been "The Evil Within", which is actually Mikami's new Survival Horror. A game named properly both for its content and for its heritage.
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (yes, the video game is still called "The Movie")
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (pronounced "three five eight days over two")
Bravely Default, as in to courageously fail to fulfill your legal obligation to pay a debt.
You willingly choose not to fulfill your obligation to pay a debt! despite great risk to yourself, as to do so would cause some unspecified harm to someone you care about or as a protest against the persons or company that you owe money to.
You find out that the bank you have a loan with is exploiting people in an undeveloped country, so along with others you stage a protest, by refusing to pay any money to this bank risking legal action, where by you may lose your home. You think it is the right thing to do, so you bravely default.
No mention of Jedi Outcast? Not that the name of the game being Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight 2 is that bad in itself, but since it is the sequel to Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 you would think it should be Jedi Outcast: Dark Forces 3.
"BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend", some Vita game with a name that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle Earth 2 The Rise of the Witch King
or TLOTRTBFME2TROTWK to its fans.
Bravely Default got me. So you are Brave by Default or you are being Brave by being your default characteristic! ....Head Explodes
I know the name means sense and you can expect what you're getting yourself into but i thought. 'Alfred the Chicken' was a pretty strange name for a game back in the day. Not something i'm craving to pick up and play.
Resident Evil : Living evil? Makes pretty good sense to me. I also feel like I've heard it as a biblical term. Also, default can be a noun...seems like they are just spouting crap to make an article out of nothing.
Not awful, just utterly silly "Brothers: A tale of Two Sons". I mean could've also called it "Brothers:A tale of two boys with the same mother"
While I think that Biohazard would have been a better title, I don't think 'Resident Evil' is that bad. I think what they were trying to put across is that the evil was a permanent fixture, rather than transient. Its not great, but I think there are worse names that didn't make it to your list - Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid for example. Talking of MGS, you could do another Gist on dumb character names. Anyhow, great show!
"Better Dead Than Alien", yes there really was a game called that. Long time ago, on the Amiga (and i believe the C64 as well.)
Well I think Resident Evil makes sense since the first title was based in a big mansion in which the residents were evil.
Biohazard would have been a much more fitting name for Resident Evil.
lol I though Bravely Default was a weird name when I first heard of the game. (great game though!)
lol that golf game, so many words!
Thanks for The Gist Jess! Love your Shows!
Ok since she asked The Transformers: The Retrun of Baw Gah Neep Ninnie Bon.
If you knew where it came from it makes since but if not it's complete gibberish. =)
Resident Evil... We all know it's a kind of stupid name, but it's been nearly 20 years, we're over it... Thought I still think Biohazard is way better... if only the name hadn't been trademarked...
Missing Final Fantasy. What does it even mean? I mean, the game has been going on for what 13? Maybe 14 games? When will the word "final" actually pop-up?
@Carpetfluff The LEGO Game?
Anyway, I vote for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together...or Spanky's Quest...or Lee Travino's Fighting Golf...or...
Forget it...there's hundreds.
@presidentperez yeah i thought 36 great holes left a lot to the imagination personally. giggity giggity.
@matman01 Bare in mind the first game was set in a mansion, so it kinda made sense at first.
@Sevenizz The original title was 'Greater than or equal to 2.1 souls'.
@DiamondDM13 as a non-native English speaker, I find it hard to make sense out of "Resident Evil" words… something like "the evil thing that resides within something"?!?
@delta5931 final fantasy is more about final "vision" or piece of memory that completes the puzzle/story and usually changes the context completely (of the puzzle/story). Unfortunately we see less FF games that stick to that concept and just carry that name.
@delta5931 I think the original Final Fantasy was meant to be their last effort in making a game… but then it was a success… gotta check some sources though, I read it some decades ago...