"V, not 5" or: Sequel Numbering is Weird.

Orayn

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Armored Core 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. What do these games have in common? They both have sequels that use a Roman numeral V. Does this drive anyone else crazy? I'm kind of obsessive about getting sequel numbers right, like Dead Space 3 and Dark Souls II, so it's kinda bizarre and off-putting to me when a series changes the way its entries are numbered.

Share anything else you find explicable in iterative game naming.
 

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At least they didn't pull a Square-Enix and mix Arabic and Roman numerals in the same title. See: Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XIII-2
 

Orayn

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Fine with that if it is indeed a series. Unless you mean only the first game has a subtitle, in which case, I agree.
Dragon Age boomeranged on this one. They had Dragon Age: Origins, then Dragon Age II, then they were going to have Dragon Age III: Inquisition, but wound up droppping the numbering again because apparently it's a new IP now or something.

Next up...Saints Row 101.
Will buy if it's a crossover sequel co-developed with Platinum.
 

Trojita

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

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Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid 5+1

Metal Gear Solid IIIIIII

Metal Gear Solid O C T O

Metal Gear Solid 3 x 3

Ten Metal Solids

Ten Metal Solids: The Second Gear
 

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I like the Uncharted approach

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Roman numerals are alright I guess, doesn't bother me to much.
The FF titles are ridiculous though I mean FFXIII - 2? oh & Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII really?
 

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Did schools stop teaching Roman numerals after I went? I remember learning that shit when I was in elementary school. When I worked at GameStop, this kid was pissing me off every time he said grand theft auto eye vee. I kept correcting and said "it's four, not eye vee"
 
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Really ? The numbering style for armored core is what bothers you.

Not that the series went from Armored Core 4 to the stand alone expansion thing of Armored Core : For Answer and then from Armored Core V to Armored Core: Verdict Day.

But I'm sure to the Japanese guy coming up with these they probably sound like a brilliant play on words.
 

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Its the Final Mix of 1 and the stuff between 1 and 2, it makes sense.
I think he's referring to the fact that the game uses a roman numeral I with a decimal .5

I didn't even realize it was an I until it was pointed out, but now it annoys me :(

Anyways, the hyperdimension neptunia series has a weird iteration thing going on.

Hyper Dimension Neptunia
Hyper Dimension Neptunia Mk 2
Hyper Dimension Neptunia Victory (the V is prominent on the cover).
 

coolasj19

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Except you don't capitalize the b. Stop doing this people.
Nah. Fight the man! Nobody tells me how to type the name of a console!
I can't think of any janky naming conventions. Sorry.
PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4