Originally Posted by exo
A game is not a spin-off just because you deem it to be.
See that big number 8 in the title? Ya, that's because it is the 8th game in a series.
Yeah, as Bt said--Sierra acknowledged how different it was and essentially established it officially as a spin-off by removing the number from the title. It is only numbered in the European release, I believe. And you know what they say about Europeans.