Polygon - Tom Clancy's Bonestorm 2014, and why video game titles need to
grow up. Thanks nin.
But compelling games are sometimes saddled with adolescent titles in a
bid for mainstream appeal. The title Red Dead Redemption, for instance,
suggests a lethal quest for vengeance when the game itself functions as a
tragic rumination on the hollowness of revenge.
There’s a recent trend, too, of video game developers "ironically" deploying
adolescent titles like Bulletstorm or Broforce. While these titles can be
cute, there’s only a hair-splitting difference between the actual adolescent
game and the "ironic" adolescent game. Even the most discerning of video
game outsiders would react to a title like Bulletstorm in the same way that
Marge Simpson reacts to Bonestorm.