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The Strife Commando

Why Was Doom 4 Called Doom?

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On 6/24/2019 at 10:23 AM, Maes said:

Why was "Rocky VI" called Rocky Balboa? Why was "Rambo IV" called "Rambo"/"John Rambo"?

At least here in Brazil, we call it Rambo 4. (it's the official title here)

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Simple reason: Doom is old. Your target audience doesn't know 1 and 2, most of them were wearing diapers when D3 came out. If it was part 4, you'd have them confused, not sure if they'll get into it without knowing previous games. Would you start, for example, watching Rambo from Rambo 3? That's why there are subtitles or reused names. You still have your name recognition while appealing to a younger audience.

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On 9/21/2019 at 6:19 PM, Gez said:

It makes sense, Half-Life is basically "Doom, but with aliens instead of demons", so it's only natural that newfangled Doom would be "Half-Life, but with demons instead of aliens".


"In a secret military-industrial facility, an experiment with teleportation technology opens dimensional rifts that allows monsters to invade, ravaging the Earth and causing the near-extinction of humankind." Is that the plot of Half-Life or that of Doom?

It's Bioshock plot m8.

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2 hours ago, jamondemarnatural said:

It's Bioshock plot m8.

What the hell are you talking about?


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On 9/5/2019 at 1:08 PM, famicommander said:

Ninja Gaiden (arcade)

Ninja Gaiden (NES)

Ninja Gaiden (Game Gear)
Ninja Gaiden (SEGA Master System)

Ninja Gaiden (unreleased SEGA Genesis prototype).

Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)


All entirely different games, same exact title.


So it could be worse.

You forgot Japan: Ninja Ryukenden.

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