History IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming / VideoGames

24th Apr '17 7:02:42 PM nombretomado
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* [[TalesSeries The Tales Series]] of course, each game begins with the phrase "Tales of". What comes after is either an original name that includes a root word that fits a theme of the game, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' (Fantasy), ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' (Symphony), or ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (Vesper). Alternatively, it'll just include the word itself rather than make something new out of it, such as with ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' or ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', [[OddNameOut once using an article]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', though [[{{Crossover}} Crossover Games]] are more likely to use one. If a game gets a SpinOff, the title will include a short phrase, like in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld''.

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* [[TalesSeries [[VideoGame/TalesSeries The Tales Series]] of course, each game begins with the phrase "Tales of". What comes after is either an original name that includes a root word that fits a theme of the game, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' (Fantasy), ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' (Symphony), or ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (Vesper). Alternatively, it'll just include the word itself rather than make something new out of it, such as with ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' or ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', [[OddNameOut once using an article]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', though [[{{Crossover}} Crossover Games]] are more likely to use one. If a game gets a SpinOff, the title will include a short phrase, like in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld''.
15th Apr '17 5:27:05 PM nombretomado
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* Just about every ''{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' game restricts its level names to having two words max, sometimes followed by the word "Zone." The ones from ''SonicCD'' are also alliterative.

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* Just about every ''{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' game restricts its level names to having two words max, sometimes followed by the word "Zone." The ones from ''SonicCD'' ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' are also alliterative.
26th Mar '17 2:20:30 PM nombretomado
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* The name of the OgreBattle series, along with the subtitles of the first two games (''Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen'' and ''Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together''), are titles from {{Queen}} songs. Yasumi Matsuno, the director for the first two games of the series, originated this due to him being a major Queen fan. He also inserted Queen references of varying prominence into all of his other games. Most notably, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' has a chapter titled "Somebody to Love".

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* The name of the OgreBattle ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' series, along with the subtitles of the first two games (''Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen'' (''VideoGame/OgreBattleTheMarchOfTheBlackQueen'' and ''Tactics Ogre: ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together''), are titles from {{Queen}} songs. Yasumi Matsuno, the director for the first two games of the series, originated this due to him being a major Queen fan. He also inserted Queen references of varying prominence into all of his other games. Most notably, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' has a chapter titled "Somebody to Love".
2nd Feb '17 4:06:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every scene in ''DynamiteHeaddy'' has a name parodying that of some famous film, e.g. "Mad Mechs", "Stair Wars", "Fly Hard", "Fatal Contraption"...

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* Every scene in ''DynamiteHeaddy'' ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy'' has a name parodying that of some famous film, e.g. "Mad Mechs", "Stair Wars", "Fly Hard", "Fatal Contraption"...
8th Jan '17 9:32:21 AM nombretomado
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* All of ''EternalSonata'''s chapter titles are named for or are references to Chopin's works except the last chapter, [[spoiler:"Heaven's Mirror."]]

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* All of ''EternalSonata'''s ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'''s chapter titles are named for or are references to Chopin's works except the last chapter, [[spoiler:"Heaven's Mirror."]]
16th Oct '16 11:22:08 AM nombretomado
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* The name of the OgreBattle series, along with the subtitles of the first two games (''Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen'' and ''Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together''), are titles from {{Queen}} songs. Yasumi Matsuno, the director for the first two games of the series, originated this due to him being a major Queen fan. He also inserted Queen references of varying prominence into all of his other games. Most notably, ''FinalFantasyTactics'' has a chapter titled "Somebody to Love".

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* The name of the OgreBattle series, along with the subtitles of the first two games (''Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen'' and ''Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together''), are titles from {{Queen}} songs. Yasumi Matsuno, the director for the first two games of the series, originated this due to him being a major Queen fan. He also inserted Queen references of varying prominence into all of his other games. Most notably, ''FinalFantasyTactics'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' has a chapter titled "Somebody to Love".
11th Aug '16 7:28:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* All three of the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games have these strewn about every level in campaign, including such favorites as "The Gun Pointed At The Head of the Universe", "Breaking Stuff To Look Tough", and "I Would Have Been Your Daddy."

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* All three of the The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games have these strewn about every level in campaign, including such ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' favorites as "The Gun Pointed At The Head of the Universe", "Breaking Stuff To Look Tough", and "I Would Have Been Your Daddy."



** I defy anyone to start the section titled "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet It's Quiet...]]" without saying aloud "...''too'' quiet..."

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** I defy anyone Try to start the section titled "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet It's Quiet...]]" without saying aloud "...''too'' quiet..."
16th May '16 4:34:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first, second, and fourth installments of the ''CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series are ''Tiberian Dawn'', ''Tiberian Sun'', and ''Tiberian Twilight'', respectively, leaving 3 (''Tiberium Wars'') as the OddNameOut.

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* The first, second, and fourth installments of the ''CommandAndConquerTiberium'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series are ''Tiberian Dawn'', ''Tiberian Sun'', ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn Tiberian Dawn]]'', ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'', and ''Tiberian Twilight'', ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianTwilight Tiberian Twilight]]'', respectively, leaving 3 (''Tiberium Wars'') (''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Tiberium Wars]]'') as the OddNameOut.
28th Apr '16 8:43:39 AM StFan
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' franchise has consistently used tongue-in-cheek episode names, such as Surface Tension (heavy fighting in an outdoors environment), Insecurity (in the ExpansionPack ''Blue Shift'', where you play as a security guard) or Route Kanal (escaping City 17 via its sewer system).
** In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'', the titles of the expansion packs, ''Opposing Force'' and ''Blue Shift'', as well as the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 [[GaidenGame side-game]] ''Decay'', are all scientific terms.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' franchise has consistently used tongue-in-cheek episode names, such as Surface Tension (heavy fighting in an outdoors environment), Insecurity (in the ExpansionPack ''Blue Shift'', where you play as a security guard) or Route Kanal (escaping City 17 via its sewer system).
** In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', the titles of the expansion packs, ''Opposing Force'' and ''Blue Shift'', as well as the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 [[GaidenGame side-game]] ''Decay'', are all scientific terms.
8th Mar '16 9:01:06 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Every chapter of ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'' is titled "___ And ___": A Birth And A Prayer, The Red And The Blue, Life And Debt, Sea And Sky, Free And True.
* The prequel ''Reconstruction Zero: VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise'' doesn't have a consistent scheme for the whole game, but all the Missions in Episode 4 are called "The [word beginning with "Re"]": The Return, The Reassignment, The Reacquisition, The Request, The Reckoning.
** As a variation, all the tracks in the soundtrack have one-word titles (except for "Too Late").
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