count0 wrote:So is it hate for the Japanese, or foreign languages in general? Seems kind of harsh that you'd have to go rant to your friends about the name of a game setting because it was a Japanese word. Disgust? Samurai is a Japanese word.
Samurai is a Japanese word that every gamer knows, obviously.
Anyway, if it were me, I'd make up two lists: words/concepts that evoke steampunk (steam, coal, engine, clockwork, etc.) and words/concepts that evoke feudal Japan (katana, samurai, shogun, etc.) and come up with some other combinations ("The Shogun of Steam" or some such), then pick the best of the bunch. If you want to mate that with a Japanese word, like Clint suggested, you get to combine something authentic with a catchy concept title that people will recognize & identify with.