SW, tell me about the games that got away.....

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#1 Edited by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

This topic is dedicated to all those games that some how never came to be for many reasons. So we're talking about....

  • Games or franchises you would personally change.
  • Franchises you wish got sequels but probably won't.
  • Vapourware.
  • Games that got all out cancelled.
  • Games that strayed from their original vision through dev.
  • Games of genres that are no longer prominent as they once were

You get the jist...

I'll start off with some games that have all up and been cancelled or hanging by the balance:

Uncharted: 1313(lol): Would have been awesome, star wars meets uncharted, enough said.

Zone of The Enders 3(Not confirmed cancelled by Koji yet, but unlikely to be made at all now): If made I wouldn't have gone for the Ancient time period Kojima would have picked and still chose futuristic like the first two games because I reckon it would have looked sublime on next gen hardware.

Dante's Inferno 2(technically Purgatorio): Did have a writer(2011) at one point but fizzled into the ether. Was a nice GoW alternative with awesome art direction, especially the depiction of hell.

I wish Diablo 3 wasn't dumbed down and the art direction wasn't so....'kiddy'. I can't put my finger on it but I just never get the same gritty hellish darkness from it like I did with D1 & D2, D2 is still probably my favourite PC game.

I wish the games after Silent Hill: The Room never existed, same goes for Resident Evil, post 4.

Instead I wish Silent Hill and Resident Evil were still in the hands of Japanese developers and were pumping out true horror titles. Japanese horror is always best horror, even if it wasn't psychological it was still amazingly fucked up(Resident Evil 2). I also wish Konami would take one in its own ass, bite the bullet and just remake the god damn HD remakes and sell it again this time with proper development with no overseer Tomm 'trainwreck' Hulett to completely **** it up(Silent Hill HD remakes btw)

I would have put FE4R up there in the top list but F3AR was so bad for the franchise that I would much prefer F3AR to have not been made or be made non-cannon. FEAR 2 was a worthy sequel in the horror aspect I know a lot were let down with the gameplay some what but it still felt like I was playing within the F.E.A.R franchise.

I admit that the original showing of BioShock: Infinite looked a lot more foreboding than what actually came to pass. On top of how it ended, even with Levine gone I still want another BioShock game for the new generation, 2K hasn't officially confirmed its demise as of yet.

I wish there were more Mech games in development or at least more localised from the East. Love me some of that fast paced anime style game play. Tis a feast for the eyes.

That's all I can think of at the minute.


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#2 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -



Are all i can think of off the top of my head.

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#3 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

September 29, 2010 - July 18, 2011

Never Forget.

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#4 Edited by groowagon (4623 posts) -

TC you got it pretty much covered.

I'll add Castlevania SotN (really, next-gen this shit someone), Unreal Tournament and Battlefield 2142. Dice regressed on BF.

also, HL3 has been in the oven for so loooong... it's gotta be done soon.

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#5 Edited by groowagon (4623 posts) -

@Snugenz said:


doesn't Star Citizen more than make up for this?

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#6 Posted by remiks00 (3797 posts) -

Resident Evil went to shit, and I was one of the biggest RE fans ever. I wish it hadn't stopped focusing on Survival horror ...now its just horror-ible

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#7 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (30830 posts) -

There's plenty but off the top of my head:

Spore, so so much hype for this game, thought we'd see a game of civ-esque proportions and more and what we got a mini-game mess.

KOTOR 3: I loved both KOTOR 1&2 and would loved to have seen a 3rd single player game to nicely wrap things up ... not into MMORPG's

Mass Effect 3: Brilliant series, brilliant game but the ending, oh that ending, even the improved one. 100's of hours put into the game and really all the actions meant for very little. Would have loved more endings (and no not necessarily happy ones as biodrones accuse those of criticise the endings of wanting)

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#8 Posted by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

Kameo 2

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#9 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@groowagon said:

@Snugenz said:


doesn't Star Citizen more than make up for this?

It does and there's some brilliant mods available for Freelancer, but still i thought i'd mention it as it's been on my mind all those years.

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#10 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

Ah, thought of a another. A next gen Burnout game that isn't open world like Paradise because some how being open world made it suck...also they completely trivialised the crash mode by making you bounce the car for as long as you could which was abysmal. There was no strategy in it where as on the junctions you were praying to god you made it over to a certain point of the map and snagged that 4x for the gold medal. Anything in the vein of Burnout 3: Takedown and they have themselves a winning in my eyes.The soundtrack weren't half bad either. Ugh.

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#11 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

A good sequel to Sim City 4

A sequel to Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (Not Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D)

A sequel to Sid Meier's Sim Golf

I'm not the biggest fan of simulation games anymore (I played them religiously for some time), and I'm pretty certain it's due to the fact that these three games don't exist

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#12 Posted by DillonShwing (565 posts) -

Banjo Threeie. I'll never forget how excited I was when I first saw this trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrIamj0RzUg

....then we got Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts. Not a bad game but definitely not a true banjo game and not what I was expecting

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#13 Edited by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

The Getaway 3 and Z.O.E 3 is what I want.

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#14 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

The Getaway 3 and Z.O.E 3 is what I want.

Kojima just did some Q&A in London and he touched on some things like wanting to reboot, or take a stab at Silent Hill. Some info on ZOE3 too I think if you read the GAF posts. Sounds as if he was dropping the mecha anime style of it which is pretty much what I loved about it lol. So I'm not sure if the ZOE3 I wanted would have even been made despite the perfect situation of him thinking about devving a sequel. Click here

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#15 Posted by cainetao11 (33480 posts) -

PS2 era, Daredevil game. Really wanted that. I'm a comic guy so I look forward to the possibility of comic games.

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#16 Posted by Cheleman (8197 posts) -

yo downpour was amazing tc, what are you talking about?

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#17 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Basically Capcom in general especially anything megaman related. Also how Konami has been treating Castlevania.

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#18 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

yo downpour was amazing tc, what are you talking about?

you could tell it was still westernised though, not to mention the monsters designs were boring and the Boogie man pyramid head mechanic, blatant rip off lol. Silent Hill needs to go back home but its forgotten the way.

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#19 Posted by Basinboy (13365 posts) -

Legend of Dragoon 2
Bioshock (Vita)
Shadow of the Colossus 2 (not TLG, an actual spiritual sequel)
Conker 2
Dark Cloud 3 (please Sony, release DC2 HD)
KH3 and FFXV (bout motherf*cking time)
Earthbound 2
Jumping Flash 2 (:P)
Syphon Filter (PS3)
SSX Tricky 2 (i miss SSX being good)