This is my first post on this forum, so firstly I'd like to introduce myself - Cork (Ireland) officially joins the army of enthusiasts waiting for Xenonauts to be released.
Now, about Xenonauts just mentioned... first of all let me ensure you that I do not want to sound rude, nor do I feel excessively self-righteous about my ideas, and let me warn you that possibly my post can cause quite a stir amongst forum members. I'm just expressing my opinion and are eager to hear what others think. Now, with that out of the way, without further ado...
I don't like the game's title, Xenonauts. Can you change it?
Now now, holster your guns, let me explain When I first heard about the title (which was about two weeks ago-at that point all I knew was that it's a UFO remake by a small/independent studio) I wasn't too keen on finding out what was it all about. Reason behind it was, believe it or not, the title.
I'm deeply in love with original UFO and still play it from time to time, I was also repeatedly insulted by different studios trying to resurrect the UFO series and who failed utterly. I was then even more looking forward to hearing ANYTHING about any new approach to the topic. But Xenonauts couldn't be a title more noteworthy that other would-be titles, could it? It just doesn't sound like a suspense-filled strategy that would allow us to save the world from those blasted aliens we beat 18 years ago while biting nails at every single corner! It just.. doesn't sound serious enough. I would said Xenonauts could easily be a cartoon-style platformer about two guys dressed in space suits from the sixties, with obligatory antennae on their ball-shaped helmets. In my particular case I was quite close to ignoring this game altogether. But, by all means, it could be just me.
Anyway, feel free to comment, criticise and all the usual forum stuff I do feel bad about not providing possible replacement names for the title, but I'm not a very imaginative person. I would say anything that would indicate close relationship to the original would be in place. I'm not very well versed in law either, so I'm not sure whether anything along the lines of just "Enemy Unknown" would be possible.
That's it on my part, for the time being at least. I'm looking forward to finding out about your opinions, and (possibly?) ideas. Cheers!