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2 years ago#1
Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3

Mass Effect, Mass effect 2, Mass Effect 3

And so on. Would it really be so difficult to add a subtitle about the game? It would be less generic than sticking a number on there.
2 years ago#2
people might get confused.
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2 years ago#3
There's a very simple reason companies do this--to make it easy for newcomers to pick up and play the games without having to do research into what order the games were released.
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2 years ago#4
Numbers are simple. People are simple.

If you threaten them with thinking through something they'll get scared and run away.
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2 years ago#5
Brand recognition.

I agree with you, however. I love when games and movies alike are more creative with their titles. Love them or hate them, the Resident Evil movies are an example of this.
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2 years ago#6
Example:

Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld


If you didn't know the series, how would you know which one came first? Without doing research? Like, you're in the store looking at the rack and you see the two games.
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2 years ago#7
I mean they could throw down a subtitle like "Borderlands 2: Revenge of Jack"

Or something like that. Retains the 2.
2 years ago#8
Walkman_005 posted...
I mean they could throw down a subtitle like "Borderlands 2: Revenge of Jack"

Or something like that. Retains the 2.


That would require creativity, something that developers with sequel-itis usually don't have.
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2 years ago#9
TheBlueStig posted...
Walkman_005 posted...
I mean they could throw down a subtitle like "Borderlands 2: Revenge of Jack"

Or something like that. Retains the 2.


That would require creativity, something that developers with sequel-itis usually don't have.


Now that is just not true. I'd say the sequels we've been seeing in gaming have been some of the best titles recently.

If there is a subtitle at the end of a numbered sequel (example above) it tends to mean this is an episode of that sequel number as opposed to a totally new entry in the series.
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2 years ago#10
Walkman_005 posted...
I mean they could throw down a subtitle like "Borderlands 2: Revenge of Jack"

Or something like that. Retains the 2.

Subtitles are usually cliche and overused, especially "revenge of." Putting a number is just simpler.
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