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(09-24-2013, 02:49 AM)
Some games use colours for their sequels but mostly just edutainment.





Chrom
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(09-24-2013, 02:49 AM)
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The original Mega Man series' numbered sequels are officially titled with regular numbers, but it isn't until Mega Man 8 that they stop using roman numerals in-game.
Hobbestetrician
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(09-24-2013, 02:51 AM)
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I feel like Metal Gear going from 4 to V has some convoluted reasoning within the game, like it is supposed to represent both the Roman numeral for 5 and the letter V.
raziel
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(09-24-2013, 02:51 AM)
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I also find it odd that GTA5 is a numbered sequel when San Andreas wasn't.
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(09-24-2013, 02:51 AM)
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Fear
Fear 2
F3ar
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(09-24-2013, 02:54 AM)

Originally Posted by Lima

Except you don't capitalize the b. Stop doing this people.

Xbone?
Eusis
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(09-24-2013, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by fool160821



V or FIVE? I'm confused.

55. It's the latest in an absurdly long list of ignored GTAs before finally having a breakout hit again.

And the X-2 situations are probably the only one where it really has sound non-marketting logic, being a clear indicator of being a direct sequel to an installment. Goofy looking, but the logic is sound. Meanwhile I.5 just seems like Nomura being pretentious yet again.
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(09-24-2013, 02:58 AM)
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It's cool with me. At least they can use c instead of K, you cnow who I mean.
Abylim
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(09-24-2013, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by raziel

I also find it odd that GTA5 is a numbered sequel when San Andreas wasn't.

Vice City and San Andreas were like side stories to 3, apparently.
Kazerei
(09-24-2013, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trojita

It's hilarious when it messes with Steam's alphabetical order.

I wish it didn't annoy me, but it does. I'm kinda OCD about keeping my games collection nicely sorted. Alphabetical order makes sense overall, but within a game series I want it sorted by release order. A lot of game series have subtitles though, so it gets sorted by alphabetical order of the subtitles. Argh.

Like with GTA, my library looks like this:

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

But I want this:

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV
CrackPebbles
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(09-24-2013, 03:00 AM)
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I prefer Roman numerals.
Spazznid
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(09-24-2013, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Abylim

Vice City and San Andreas were like side stories to 3, apparently.

They were all pretty closely tied and had a lot of returning characters.
Colocho
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(09-24-2013, 03:01 AM)
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Because Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is MGS5.
Benzychenz
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(09-24-2013, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetechkid

Its the Final Mix of 1 and the stuff between 1 and 2, it makes sense.

It's not 1.5 though, it's I.5

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(09-24-2013, 03:02 AM)
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Grand Theft Auto 55.

Edit: oh I was beaten :(
Spazznid
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(09-24-2013, 03:02 AM)
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Roman: Hey, cousin. Let's go bowling!
Nairume
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(09-24-2013, 03:06 AM)
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Obviously this is more of a fandom thing, since the series isn't officially numbered, but Fire Emblem's fanon sequel numbering gets kinda weird

Fire Emblem = FE1, which makes sense
Fire Emblem Gaiden = FE2, which is weird because the game is explicitly a spinoff and is also really different
Mystery of the Emblem= FE3, which okay, even though it's a remake of the first game with a sequel campaign
Geneology of Holy War= FE4, well it's the fourth game if you count Gaiden
Thracia 766= FE5, though it's a midquel to 4
Binding Blade= FE6
Blazing Blade= FE7, prequel to FE6
Sacred Stones= FE8
Path of Radiance= FE9
Radiant Dawn= FE10
Shadow Dragon= FE11....despite being a remake of FE1
New Mystery of the Emblem= FE12....despite being a remake of half of Mystery of the Emblem

I guess Awakening would be 13, but people don't ever seem to use that since FE:A is quick enough. But we basically have a weird numbering system that includes a spinoff and remakes.
tensuke
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(09-24-2013, 03:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by fool160821



V or FIVE? I'm confused.

Well, I'm kind of glad they put both. Otherwise people would just call it Grand Theft Auto Vee (like some people call gtaIV Grand Theft Auto Eye-Vee). Seriously, people that call it Eye-Vee instead of 4 make my head explode.
Pikawil
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(09-24-2013, 03:10 AM)
The absolute worst is Hot Pursuit:

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Yes, the unnumbered title is actually a sequel to the numbered one!
itzknickknac
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(09-24-2013, 03:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shamdeo

Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII





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Originally Posted by Raonak

This one really annoys me.

This really does. Why couldn't it have been:
Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns


Originally Posted by Benzychenz

It's not 1.5 though, it's I.5

Alright, I don't know if I can be a SE fan anymore if they keep doing this

Let me guess, next is Kingdom Hearts HD II.half R3m1x
DigitalOp
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(09-24-2013, 03:11 AM)

Originally Posted by Jarmel

Halo:Combat Evolved

Didn't know if that shit was gonna bomb or not... had to be prepared Lol!
Nairume
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(09-24-2013, 03:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by itzknickknac

This really does. Why couldn't it have been:
Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns

Alternatively, they really missed an opportunity to call it FFXIII: Lighting Strikes Thrice
popyea
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(09-24-2013, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by fool160821



V or FIVE? I'm confused.

It's Grand Theft Autov Five
Femmeworth
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(09-24-2013, 03:15 AM)
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Publishers and/or their advertising partners have been consulting with Freud's corpse.
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(09-24-2013, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by tensuke

Well, I'm kind of glad they put both. Otherwise people would just call it Grand Theft Auto Vee (like some people call gtaIV Grand Theft Auto Eye-Vee). Seriously, people that call it Eye-Vee instead of 4 make my head explode.

A little bit off topic, but how people pronounced Deus Ex: HR when it came out I felt was a good meter of how cultured they were. Those that don't know the origin of the word pronounce it "deuce ex"
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(09-24-2013, 03:16 AM)
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I remember talking to this kid that said that he had GTAIV instead of the number 4? I tried to correct him, but he couldn't get it. This is our future.
astrogamer
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(09-24-2013, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pikawil

The absolute worst is Hot Pursuit:

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Yes, the unnumbered title is actually a sequel to the numbered one!

Isn't NfS: Hot Pursuit more of a reboot than a sequel
Traumahound
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(09-24-2013, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

Next up...Saints Row 101.

That would be amazing.
DigitalOp
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(09-24-2013, 03:18 AM)
Pokemon Colors = Sequel Title God Tier

Infinite sequels confirmed
sixteen-bit
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(09-24-2013, 03:20 AM)
Ninja Gaiden II is an Xbox 360 game and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a PS3 game
XANDER CAGE
(09-24-2013, 03:27 AM)
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How about

The Elder Scrolls IV: OblIVion
Vyse The Legend
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(09-24-2013, 03:30 AM)
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I'm pretty sure they switched to roman numerals for MGS5, because the title actually has a double meaning.

1. V for 5.
2. V is also a part of the game's story. The first trailer of the Phantom Pain ends with the words "V has come to," which probably refers to Big Boss (or the bandaged man) waking up from his coma. He's patient V, in other words.
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3rdamention
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(09-24-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by NinjamicWZ

V looks cool. So does X.

They are also considered some of the sexiest numbers in advertising. Look how often you see them attached to car models. It's smart using letters for numbers.
GulAtiCa
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(09-24-2013, 03:33 AM)
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The Wonderful CI
IceDoesntHelp
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(09-24-2013, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by DigitalOp

Pokemon Colors = Sequel Title God Tier



Infinite sequels confirmed

But we're on letters now.
First gen was colour
Second to Fourth gen was Gems/Metals
Fifth was colour
Sixth is letters
Seventh = ?
terrisus
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(09-24-2013, 03:35 AM)

Originally Posted by DigitalOp

Pokemon Colors = Sequel Title God Tier



Infinite sequels confirmed

Pokémon Chartreuse and Magenta confirmed?
PodcastFips
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(09-24-2013, 03:35 AM)
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...
Madden NFL 12
Madden NFL 13
Madden NFL 25

What exactly will they be doing in 2024? Call the game Madden NFL XXV?
RurouniZel
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(09-24-2013, 03:36 AM)
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Sakura Taisen
Sakura Taisen 2
Sakura Taisen 3
Sakura Taisen 4
Sakura Taisen... wait for it... V.

>>;




...

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jsnepo
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(09-24-2013, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by BassForever

Obligatory

AVGN Chronologically confused video

I never saw this until now. Thanks for sharing.
Brawly Likes to Brawl
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(09-24-2013, 03:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

But we're on letters now.
First gen was colour
Second to Fourth gen was Gems/Metals
Fifth was colour
Sixth is letters
Seventh = ?

Sixth is coordinate planes.
Eusis
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(09-24-2013, 03:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by PodcastFips

...
Madden NFL 12
Madden NFL 13
Madden NFL 25

What exactly will they be doing in 2024? Call the game Madden NFL XXV?

Given the Superbowl it wouldn't surprise me if they were planning to do something like that starting with 15.

Though EA's shown they give no fucks about recycling names where they clearly don't have to (Need For Speed has two Hot Pursuits and two Most Wanteds, the latter within the same generation.)
leadbelly
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(09-24-2013, 03:42 AM)
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V is for 'victory' Orayn. Kojima could very well be right though, as MGSV looks pretty good so far.
polyh3dron
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(09-24-2013, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by hikarutilmitt

The reverse: putting a subtitle for the first game in a series.

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Berordn
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(09-24-2013, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by YoshiRider123

The original Mega Man series' numbered sequels are officially titled with regular numbers, but it isn't until Mega Man 8 that they stop using roman numerals in-game.

It doesn't help that in the original numbering, Mega Man V and Mega Man V were two entirely different games. Though the North American box art for the NES games used digits if I'm remembering correctly.
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(09-24-2013, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brawly Likes to Brawl

Sixth is coordinate planes.

or genes.
terrisus
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(09-24-2013, 03:48 AM)

Originally Posted by polyh3dron

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
SomeOneInaHat
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(09-24-2013, 03:58 AM)
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The Need for Speed
Need for Speed II
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed: High Stakes
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Underground
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Carbon
Need for Speed: ProStreet
Need for Speed: Undercover
Need for Speed: Shift
Need for Speed: Nitro
Need for Speed: World
Need for Speed: Nitro-X
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Shift 2: Unleashed
Need for Speed: The Run
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Rivals
Regiruler
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(09-24-2013, 04:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

Next up...Saints Row 101.

That's crazy enough to work.
Zarx
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(09-24-2013, 04:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by polyh3dron

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines

That's the second game the first was Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption. It kinda make sense when you consider they are based off the P&P RPG which was called Vampire: The Masquerade. Just be glad they didn't call it World of Darkness – Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
carfo
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(09-24-2013, 04:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by fool160821



V or FIVE? I'm confused.

Both


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