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As someone who has to, on a regular basis, deal with plenty of RPGs and their oftentimes unwieldy titles, I couldn't help but appreciate this PC Gamer article that presents us with a new kind of ranking system created specifically to mock some of the more ridiculous names.
Here's the scale itself, and you take things from there:
The NameRanx™ review scale
0%-25% This game's name sucks. If you said this game's name to a coworker they'd report you to HR.
Examples: Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples, Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter
26%-50% Functional as a name, but either too generic, unwieldy, or just weird.
Examples: The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard, Spec Ops: The Line
51%-75% Okay, now we're cooking with gas. This game's name can catch your attention and stand out in your mind, but is perhaps still awkwardly worded or just missing a certain je ne sais quoi to really pop.
Examples: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Dragon Age
76%-100% Ranges from great names that you love at the lower end to true all-timers, icons of the industry that are either timeless in their poetry, efficiently communicate and sell the game, or both.
Examples: Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Half-Life
And now, onto the games.