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Old 24-05-20, 09:37   #1
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Question How Do You Feel About a Metaphoric and Ambiguous Title?

I am someone who really likes these kind of Titles, when you name something without giving any single clue of what the experience of reading this novel/ or watching this movie is going to be about.

So, how do you feel if Tomb Raider was titled in this way, not just the general or generic titles we always had.

I will give an example to explain this.
Suppose a title like this has been given to a TR game:

Tomb Raider: Pharaoh's Passion, one would think this will take place in Egypt, maybe Lara will fight the Pharaohs of Egypt, yet the game has got nothing to do with Egypt, but it is a metaphor to describe later on an enemy, who is a human who is seeking an artifact that could make him rule over the whole world, thus he is being described as having the passion of a Pharaoh since they were so obsessed with ruling.

How would you have felt if SOTR for example was named instead Tomb Raider: Evanescence of a Memory; or Just: TR: Evanescence?

I would like to hear your thoughts about this
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Old 24-05-20, 13:46   #2
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Didn’t we already have that with Rise and Shadow? Lara never rose to anything in Rise and in Shadow we all thought it’d be a dark and gritty story yet we got the exact opposite.
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Old 24-05-20, 16:39   #3
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Didn’t we already have that with Rise and Shadow? Lara never rose to anything in Rise and in Shadow we all thought it’d be a dark and gritty story yet we got the exact opposite.
That was failing in delivery regarding the script and who were involved in storytelling in general; ROTR and SOTR are not ambiguous or metaphoric titles.
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Old 26-05-20, 10:46   #4
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TR: Evanescence
Also...
Tomb Raider: Nightwish
Tomb Raider: Within Temptation
Tomb Raider: Lacuna Coil

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Old 26-05-20, 11:22   #5
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Tomb Raider: Nightwish
Tomb Raider: Within Temptation
Tomb Raider: Lacuna Coil

thank you I was really confused because I love Evanescence I think they're a great band but like why would we want to name a TR game after them
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Old 26-05-20, 11:44   #6
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Honestly no. Those kinds of titles always sound like crappy romance novels to me. :/
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Old 26-05-20, 12:12   #7
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Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness still wins. Best title ever!
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Old 26-05-20, 13:55   #8
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Honestly no. Those kinds of titles always sound like crappy romance novels to me. :/
Agreed.

I just want Tomb Raider and a number.

I think the worst title of all is Rise of the Tomb Raider.... Sounds so melodramatic.
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Agreed.

I just want Tomb Raider and a number.

I think the worst title of all is Rise of the Tomb Raider.... Sounds so melodramatic.
Honestly, "The Last Revalation" is the worst title for me, for the exact same reason.
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Old 26-05-20, 14:14   #10
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Honestly, "The Last Revalation" is the worst title for me, for the exact same reason.
Of course it is. Thank god we got “The Last Revelation” instead...
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