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Casuallad
Casuallad

The original resident evil was a good name as it implied evil resided within the house it was set since the first game it doesn't make as much sense but still sounds good. I think resident evil sounds better than biohazard but then I have grown up in a word were resident evil is a cool game and biohazard is something written on a safety sign so could be biased.


Not arguing for it but could bravely default not be taken as bravely normal. That could also have various contexts like it's harder to be normal than different which is an interesting idea or could be like a flash gordon thing where someone normal in one reality is a brave hero in another. Just a thought.


Great final pick though to me that name just says 'cash in game avoid' lol Can't think of a really bad video game name but everytime I try I just think 'snakes on a plane' while not a game defo deserves a mention lol good vid cheers.

Helidokter
Helidokter

Castlevania 2 lords of shadow? 

what


YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Resident Evil didn't seem a bad name.  It doesn't make sense NOW, but when the first game came out, it seemed sensible when talking about a house (or mansion) with this unseen evil.  Less a bad title for a single game, and more a title that doesn't fit a broader franchise.

TaleraRis
TaleraRis

Considering you have options of "Brave" and "Default" in Bravely Default, it makes perfect sense. Experiencing the game explains that title.

kyphe
kyphe

Wolfgang Puck's Extreme Freestyle Motocross Cooking Challenge

jimrhurst
jimrhurst

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.

eiji1
eiji1

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.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

talk to me more about this "christmas cake"

FredSavage27
FredSavage27

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")

kyphe
kyphe

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.

bluenessless
bluenessless

Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, Lost Planet. Too manyyyyyy

tomwenz
tomwenz

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie...

eelektrik
eelektrik

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.

Undertow207
Undertow207

Sword and Sworcery

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Donkey Kong

Sonic Boom

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

"BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend", some Vita game with a name that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

DeltaMike90
DeltaMike90

The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle Earth 2 The Rise of the Witch King


or TLOTRTBFME2TROTWK to its fans.


Too.

Long.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

What the hell else where they supposed to call the game based on The Lego Movie?

jwsoul
jwsoul

Bravely Default got me. So you are Brave by Default or you are being Brave by being your default characteristic! ....Head Explodes 

wagnagdag223
wagnagdag223

It's a tossup between "Family Guy the game" and "Worst Game Ever" by adultswim.

Goobshoeriot
Goobshoeriot

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. 

slaughterdj
slaughterdj

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.

Talavaj
Talavaj

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"

NickCanadian
NickCanadian

*Dedicated to the grammer Nazis of the interwebs* 

Darksimm
Darksimm

Peter Jackson's King Kong the official game of the movie....enough said.

matman01
matman01

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!

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

'Beyond Two Souls'

So, it's 3 souls then? 4? Huh?

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

"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.)

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

Well I think Resident Evil makes sense since the first title was based in a big mansion in which the residents were evil.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

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!

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

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. =)

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

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...

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

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.

subrawk
subrawk

@presidentperez yeah i thought 36 great holes left a lot to the imagination personally. giggity giggity.

widdowson91
widdowson91

@matman01  Bare in mind the first game was set in a mansion, so it kinda made sense at first.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@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"?!?

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@open_rob @Carpetfluff  Ah, but then it's not the game of the movie...hehe. Honestly though, it could've been worse; The official Lego Videogame of The Lego Movie for example.

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

@BarkingSpider81 @Sevenizz Oh, that's much more better.

tmrtyn
tmrtyn

@DiamondDM13 @Ahiru-San Se fosse traduzido pelos mesmos parvos que traduzem nomes de filmes em Porugal seria algo tipo..."A Residência do Mal" ou "A Casa do Mau-Olhado " xD


...sorry for foreigning around...will revert to English now.

BarkingSpider81
BarkingSpider81

@DiamondDM13 @Ahiru-SanFor English not being your native language, I can say with 100% certainty that your spelling and grammar is better than most people in the U.S.