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Old 08-30-2004, 08:34 AM   #21
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Recent garbage budget title that's still on store shelves (untouched). Need I say more?

Kelmer, if it makes you feel any better, most people like their news to be confirmed by a second source. Don't take it personally. (And a lot of people probably missed the news on your site).
it doesnt have that horrid bon jovi song in it, does it?
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Beats the heck outta me. Like I said, it sits untouched on store shelves. Now TAC's game can probably sit beside it.
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Goddamn it I posted this news about months ago, it IS the sequel to The Westerner whic is currently in production, I don't know why people just ignore our news and then post them on a forum by making them sound as an exclusive. (and I'm talking here about justadventure, not these forums.) News about the game being published in North America in september were also already published, but hey what do you know, justadventure has already said it...
I thought I read something about it being the sequel in production, but am now utterly confused. Are they renaming the Westerner to Wanted? Or is Wanted still the name for the Westerner 2? Or are both the Westerner and Westerner 2 going to be called Wanted!? Or has Randy lost the plot? (I know I have)
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I thought I read something about it being the sequel in production, but am now utterly confused. Are they renaming the Westerner to Wanted? Or is Wanted still the name for the Westerner 2? Or are both the Westerner and Westerner 2 going to be called Wanted!? Or has Randy lost the plot? (I know I have)
As far as I know, the sequel is under production and will be named Fenimore Fillmore: Wanted!. I knew the first game will be released in september in the USA by TAC, but don't know anything about any renaming. I would ask Revistronic, but they're on vacation right now. The promised talking to me in september though.
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So TAC is going to give their version of Westerner the same name as Revistronic is going to give the sequel?

Wow.

I guess that would be akin to, like, Tri-Synergy picking up Runaway for publishing and giving it the North American title of "Runaway 2". Weird.

I never meant to doubt you, Kelmer, but surely you understand my confusion. I knew that Pablo had told me Wanted was the sequel, and all of a sudden Wanted is the game I'm going to have in my hand in a month. Mass weirdness.
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For the first time ever (for me, that is), I am now going to apply the throw-up smilies to this topic.This title "Wanted" that's being used for The Westerner's North American version is awful, it makes this game sound like it's going to be an action game, whereas everybody knows it's instead a graphic adventure game. Here it is:

Man, those people at TAC are right now, complete morons for renaming the Westerner, and I am very upset about it.
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Old 08-30-2004, 07:37 PM   #27
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i do think it's a stupid name, I'm still going To buy it, bad name or not.
does anyone know the exact release date?
 
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Me personally I don't really care if it is called the Westerner or Wanted or whatever. As long as the game is good, they can call it whatever they want.
Yeah, but 99 percent of other people dont do the homework on games like we do.
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:22 PM   #29
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that is probibly true,
whats the percentage of people who buy there games on a whim?
I've never done that. i always research the game first
 
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It seems that TAC doesn't think very high of it's American audience. I mean, what are they thinking? Can't Americans remember words with more than two syllables?

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"Wanted" is a pretty stupid title, and I liked "The Westerner" better, but I'm still buying it.

It's just going to confuse a lot of people who will be looking for "The Westerner" on store shelves and can't find it because they didn't know about the name change. A name change hasn't been this stupid since when they changed Broken Sword 1's name.
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So basically, they will release Wanted in the US, and then Wanted 2? And in Europe we'll get The Westerner and Wanted?
I'm confused...
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i do think it's a stupid name, I'm still going To buy it, bad name or not.
does anyone know the exact release date?
what is in a name anyway?...i mean, if the legend of zelda was instead dubbed "big sword exploration dungeon cluster**** fantastic" i still would have bought and enjoyed it...come to think of it that is not a bad title after all
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what is in a name anyway?...i mean, if the legend of zelda was instead dubbed "big sword exploration dungeon cluster**** fantastic" i still would have bought and enjoyed it...come to think of it that is not a bad title after all
I would definitely play that game.
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The new name sounds too much like "Missing".

I'll bet they rename their next game, "Reward".
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what is in a name anyway?...i mean, if the legend of zelda was instead dubbed "big sword exploration dungeon cluster**** fantastic" i still would have bought and enjoyed it...come to think of it that is not a bad title after all
I'm not an expert on this, but I would assume that a name means a lot when it comes to sales.
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I'm not an expert on this, but I would assume that a name means a lot when it comes to sales.

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Old 09-01-2004, 06:50 AM   #38
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The main point is I don't care about the name, I won't make a mistake buying a game. As I belive we all won't. So... It's not important. It would be if I had only the name of the game to excite me (luckily I don't). As far as people making a mistake while buying, that's just because their sloppy. And if you're sloppy, and don't do your homework, well... TOO BAD! After all it's your money...
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The main point is I don't care about the name, I won't make a mistake buying a game. As I belive we all won't. So... It's not important. It would be if I had only the name of the game to excite me (luckily I don't). As far as people making a mistake while buying, that's just because their sloppy. And if you're sloppy, and don't do your homework, well... TOO BAD! After all it's your money...
I was actually replying to someone who asked (and I quote)
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what is in a name anyway?...i mean, if the legend of zelda was instead dubbed "big sword exploration dungeon cluster**** fantastic" i still would have bought and enjoyed it...come to think of it that is not a bad title after all
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I'm not an expert on this, but I would assume that a name means a lot when it comes to sales.
I did not point this reply directly at you, so I don't get why you're telling me why the name change doesn't matter to you. I wasn't discussing that. I don't mean to sound rude, but I just can't see the continuation here...

The main point is that I would think a name has a lot to say when it comes to marketing and sales (regardless of wether you'd buy it or not).
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It's not about people making mistakes while buying. It's about never realizing that "Wanted" was "The Westerner", and overlooking it completely.

Good name or bad, the whole point of freakin' marketing is to establish name or brand recognition. The Westerner has been a name that's been floating around for quite a while now, and at least in the tiny adventure community, is now familiar to one degree or another. But TAC would prefer to scrap all that existing recognition at the last minute, and start all over with a name that is completely meaningless to everybody.

The TAC think tank must be awfully empty.
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