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Old 09-01-2004, 07:26 AM   #41
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I was actually replying to someone who asked (and I quote) Saying

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).
Sorry, I wanted to say something about your statement, but my evil twisted mind got carried away. This was in no way an attack on you nordic. I have edited my post. Sorry again.

the continuation: it does matter a lot, but I believe it's a bit more than that. It's just like you go out to rent a video. I believe you'll look at the story, actors, diractor and title. Not just the title. And, renting a video costs much, much less...
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Old 09-01-2004, 07:30 AM   #42
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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.
They are obviously targeting some other gaming coummunity, and not advgamers. After all, I believe we all know adventures don't sale and don't make as much money as action games. So maybe they really wanted to make it look like an action game? It is 3D after all...
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Old 09-01-2004, 07:36 AM   #43
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I think you're exactly right. I almost said that in my last post, but figured the strategy was so painfully ridiculous that it didn't deserve mentioning.

I can see the ads now:

Wanted... The new action-packed, gun-slinging, wild west adventure in rockin' 3D. Yes, this is the only game that looks exactly like Toy Story, having carrots with hit points! Order yours today!!

Sigh... Give TAC a six-shooter, and they'll shoot themselves in the foot with it.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:35 PM   #44
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It just occurred to me, isn't it strange that some of the new 3D adventures to come market themselves as action-adventures? Then again, guess it really ain't that strange...
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:18 PM   #45
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IGN has stated that the game "The Westerner" has been renamed to "Wanted".

http://pc.ign.com/articles/543/543869p1.html
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:18 PM   #46
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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...
No, you got it all wrong. The Westerner is Wanted. The sequel (Wanted in Europe) will be renamed to The Westerner, as not to introduce too many different titles. Also, TAC is planning to release it with a free copy of 3 skulls of the Toltecs (because the series will be well-known by then), but the American version will be called In Memoriam (because it's shorter than 3 skulls... and doesn't have such a direct reference to death).
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:22 PM   #47
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No, you got it all wrong. The Westerner is Wanted. The sequel (Wanted in Europe) will be renamed to The Westerner, as not to introduce too many different titles. Also, TAC is planning to release it with a free copy of 3 skulls of the Toltecs (because the series will be well-known by then), but the American version will be called In Memoriam (because it's shorter than 3 skulls... and doesn't have such a direct reference to death).
yeah, that's it!
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Old 09-07-2004, 08:00 AM   #48
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I was actually replying to someone who asked (and I quote) Saying

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).
Well I'm guessing that their reasoning may be that adventure gamers in the US will most probably have heard about this game anyway. The non-adventure type of gamers will be lured more to an action-like title than a neutral title. So come to think of it, it is kinda like a marketting pitch to the US and they are guessing that they will sell more with "Wanted" as the name.
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