tomysshadow wrote:I agree the word Riven needs to be at least somewhere in the title. The "Starry Expanse" can be there, but I consider the name Starry Expanse to link to the process of remaking the game in 3D - it should take a backseat to the game's actual title. I plan to eventually show this project to any of my friends who want to play Riven but can't get used to the controls. Whether or not we intend to reel in new players, new players will find this project and we want them to remember this as "Riven" so they can find the original later.
Yeah, Riven was always an evocative title, though personally I felt it never adequately summed up the experience of the game. There are no words to describe the chilling mystery of every corner, the strange creatures encountered everywhere, and the stunning aura of seeing these shattered islands among a strange, vast sea. Even my attempts to describe it are so woefully inadequate. Goodness.
I did however feel that 'Starry Expanse' covers the majesty of the game better than the original title - and certainly far
better than 'realRiven' (just try saying that three times fast). 'realMyst' made sense because it was evocative and easy to say, but 'realRiven' holds no such benefits.
tomysshadow wrote:This post highlights one of the reasons I love this community. Everyone thinks about every fine little detail so much. There's really not a lot of ways the final end product can go wrong with a community of testers like this! The downside is, everyone seems to disagree on something as simple as the title of the game.
Personally, I just hate unanswered questions and stupid assumptions, and I felt the title of the game would qualify as both. The way nobody seemed to even think about the issue made me feel like there was a huge elephant in the room.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the whole point of having a forum shooing out all those elephants?