As far as I know there has not been a reversal in the idea that primary-topic games (Doom series, Doom engine) should not be italicized except when occurring in a context where it would be unclear that the title is being mentioned, or when occurring amongst other titles in a list or sentence. --Quasar (talk) 13:28, 6 July 2019 (CDT)
- The guideline says in-scope titles need not be italicized, not that they shouldn't be. IME this is accurate: users italicize inconsistently.
- Without having collected stats :> I have a sense that italics are more likely when a page is believed to approach "completion" and therefore should look more formal. Certainly the Doom 4 histories are highly organized and intimidatingly thorough, thus I italicized most of the time, despite thinking it could look marginally odd depending on adjacent markup.
- With hindsight, I should have clarified such questions during the style RFC (didn't want to prolong it maybe?). The inconsistencies have been around forever and are exactly the sort of thing that makes occasional contributors say, "Why should I stick around, if admins are going to hector me about OPTIONAL tasks in return for my time?" Ryan W (living fossil) 15:41, 6 July 2019 (CDT)