#1 Posted by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -

Are there any games that you have ever looked forward to that then ended up getting shit canned?

I remember eagerly looking forward to Faith and a .45. The game looked to have a focus on characters and story (something that not enough games focus on), but it never got a publisher and the studio eventually shut down. :(

#2 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
Mega man legends 3... man I miss it already even if the demos looked bad. Despite never playing the second game (and unsure if it would even be playable at this point given how third person action games have progressed) the first game is one of my favorites of all time and I really wanted this one to come out. Just thinking about it right now makes me super bummed out.
#3 Edited by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

There was a Bonnie and Clyde style game that was suppose to be released.. I forgot the name of it but it looked awesome.

Also, that one caveman game. i think it was titled B.C

#4 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Star Wars Battlefront 3

#5 Edited by SSully (4125 posts) -

Starcraft Ghost. After seeing the opening CGI movie for starcraft I dreamt of the day blizzard made a game where I could kill zerg up close and personal. I suppose its for the best though. I rather them not release a shit game and not be disappointed.

#6 Posted by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

My guess is that Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been cancelled. That game will never come out and it's fucking depressing. If it ever does, it'll likely be a Duke Nukem Forever situation where the expectations will be too high (though BG&E 2 will likely play much, much better).

#7 Edited by MetalBaofu (1348 posts) -

First one that came to mind was Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned. As with any game, it could have turned out to be horrible, but the idea of an open world pirate RPG was interesting to me. A different setting than what you get in most RPG's, at least.

Edit: Thought of something else. The rest of Shenmue.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (23874 posts) -
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#9 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

All the other 5-9 Black and Whites that Peter Malonxu wanted to make. It was going to be this whole series that started with Black and White and ended with Black and White 2. Basically the peoples tech would get more and more advanced as the games went on, and the AI would get smarter, as well as the buildings.

Also as the second poster said, the 10,000 BC game Peter Molunixu was working on that would have you hunting dinosaurs and if you let your villagers Idle they would start developing language. But alas Peter promises more then he delvers, always.

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#11 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

S.t.a.l.k.e.r. 2

#12 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

Mega Man Legends 3. And while not much was really known about it, I would have liked to at least learned more about Project H.A.M.M.E.R. before Nintendo canned it. And Capcom Fighting All-Stars seemed pretty cool.

Glad to see I am not alone on MML3. Despite being a fan favorite or whatever it always feels like that series never got love in the endless nightmare of Mega Man spinoffs people love hating on.
#13 Posted by M_33 (527 posts) -

Metal Arms 2 was something I looked forward to for a long time but lost hope for. It was never announced but I'm positive it would have been a thing with a cliffhanger like that.

@PeasantAbuse said:

Star Wars Battlefront 3

Really? That makes me sad. I wasn't even aware that there was going to be one let alone it getting canceled.

#14 Posted by Hailinel (23874 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

All the other 5-9 Black and Whites that Peter Malonxu wanted to make. It was going to be this whole series that started with Black and White and ended with Black and White 2. Basically the peoples tech would get more and more advanced as the games went on, and the AI would get smarter, as well as the buildings.

Also as the second poster said, the 10,000 BC game Peter Molunixu was working on that would have you hunting dinosaurs and if you let your villagers Idle they would start developing language. But alas Peter promises more then he delvers, always.

I learned my lesson after getting burned by the first Black & White. Never let yourself get wowed by Molyneuxspeak. You will regret it in the long run.

@Zenaxzd said:

@Hailinel said:

Mega Man Legends 3. And while not much was really known about it, I would have liked to at least learned more about Project H.A.M.M.E.R. before Nintendo canned it. And Capcom Fighting All-Stars seemed pretty cool.

Glad to see I am not alone on MML3. Despite being a fan favorite or whatever it always feels like that series never got love in the endless nightmare of Mega Man spinoffs people love hating on.

Capcom really seemed to have something special going with the way they were handling MML3's development, and then they just dumped it for seemingly no good reason. Few publishers have screwed up the news of a game cancellation as badly as they did.

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#15 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Dagbiker said:

All the other 5-9 Black and Whites that Peter Malonxu wanted to make. It was going to be this whole series that started with Black and White and ended with Black and White 2. Basically the peoples tech would get more and more advanced as the games went on, and the AI would get smarter, as well as the buildings.

Also as the second poster said, the 10,000 BC game Peter Molunixu was working on that would have you hunting dinosaurs and if you let your villagers Idle they would start developing language. But alas Peter promises more then he delvers, always.

I learned my lesson after getting burned by the first Black & White. Never let yourself get wowed by Molyneuxspeak. You will regret it in the long run.

@Zenaxzd said:

@Hailinel said:

Mega Man Legends 3. And while not much was really known about it, I would have liked to at least learned more about Project H.A.M.M.E.R. before Nintendo canned it. And Capcom Fighting All-Stars seemed pretty cool.

Glad to see I am not alone on MML3. Despite being a fan favorite or whatever it always feels like that series never got love in the endless nightmare of Mega Man spinoffs people love hating on.

Capcom really seemed to have something special going with the way they were handling MML3's development, and then they just dumped it for seemingly no good reason. Few publishers have screwed up the news of a game cancellation as badly as they did.

I actually liked the first black and white, the second black and white however.

#16 Posted by mpgeist (593 posts) -

I remember really wanting to play Starcraft Ghost despite not being into Starcraft at all back then.

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#18 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

I also want to nominate Fortress. I have no qualm about saying FFXII was my favorite in the entire series and even if it was supposed to be an action game or some nonsense I'd give anything to see more from Balthier and company. Outside of Azeroth or the Pokemon world I'd say pre-FFT Ivalice is probably one of my favorite universes and I really love all the games set in it. 
 
Of course that game might not be cancelled? Who knows. My money is on we'll never see it.

#19 Posted by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -

That THQ Avengers game actually looked rather interesting as well.

#20 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Darkwatch 2. I loved the first game so much.. but they cancelled the sequel and it was never heard from again. Also, Tiberium. It looked very interesting considering it was a FPS adaptation of the C&C franchise.

#21 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@President_Barackbar said:

That Dirty Harry game. Would've been so great.

Well no, it probably wouldn't have been. But I admit I was really looking forward to it, too. I'm a sucker for Clint Eastwood films. And movies set in San Francisco, for some reason.

#22 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -

Tiberium or the highlander game from square enix...

mostly the highlander game

#23 Posted by EveretteScott (1449 posts) -

@Buzzkill said:

S.t.a.l.k.e.r. 2

#24 Posted by Vonocourt (2116 posts) -

I mean, was this ever a game?

#25 Posted by Driadon (2995 posts) -

BC on the original Xbox sounded SO awesome. To be honest, looking back on it it's made me realize how badly I've wanted a more modern simulation game, that wasn't The Sims, for god knows how long.

#26 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11471 posts) -

Everything about Star Wars Battlefront 3 sounded awesome, especially with the whole "space and planetary battles" thing going on.

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#29 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
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@DarthOrange said:

That THQ Avengers game actually looked rather interesting as well.

Oh man, that looks really interesting. I had no idea about it before...

My games are:

  • True Phantasy Online
  • This is Vegas
  • The current gen Indianna Jones game
  • A game that was kind of like GTA in Japan where you play as a hitman. It was around the release of the 360 (sorry I couldnt be more specific, I have forgotten a lot about it. Just had a look for it online and couldn't find anything on it!)
#31 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -

Frame City Killer.  That game was going to be everything Hitman and Grand Theft Auto wishes it could have been. But sadly this behemoth got canceled long ago.
 
I weep for an alternate reality where it never got canceled. If only...

#32 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:

Star Wars Battlefront 3

This. Definitely this.
#33 Posted by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

True Fantasy Live Online. It was an Xbox MMO from studio, Level 5. The Xbox and the 360 never embraced the possibilities of building an MMO for a console. I know they had Phantasy Star and Final Fantasy XI, but that's not quite the same thing. Maybe the technology wasn't there or it was an infrastructure problem. The production did drag on, but these days everyone understands it take a long time to create a decent MMO. In the end, I doubt most console gamers would be comfortable with a subscription-model game, so perhaps it was for the best. Still, one day, I'd like to see a completely open world MMO (meaning not instanced up the wazoo) on a console. In the end, though I don't miss TFLO because there are now dozens of Chinese and Korean F2P MMOs with that same design style. It seems it was a good idea that was ahead of its time.

#34 Posted by gosukiller (2324 posts) -

Freelancer 2. Would've loved to get my hands all around that and choke it.

what?

#35 Posted by Willin (1279 posts) -

@jangofett88 said:

I was always curious to see how This is Vegas would turn out.

Badly, I assume.

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#36 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

Starcraft: Ghost

Indiana Jones (Was meant to be out this gen?)

Project H.A.M.M.E.R

Mega Man Legends 3 (Could've at least given us the Prototype!)

Mega Man Universe

#37 Edited by The_LMFAO_Guy (192 posts) -

Mega Man Legends 3. Now that DLC seems like it's going to be a thing on 3DS, I kinda don't want that game to happen (Capcom will abuse the DLC).
 

@Hailinel

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And Capcom Fighting All-Stars seemed pretty cool.

That game got panned by the people who played that game; which led to it's cancellation.
#38 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

Mirror's Edge 2

#39 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

The Last Guardian.

Apologies if anyone has already made this joke (though, I suspect it'll be a reality in the coming months).

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#41 Posted by TheLastOtaku (40 posts) -

@N7: Oh man, I had almost forgotten about that game. I was really sad when it was cancelled because it looked really cool.

#42 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

Timesplitters 4

It hasn't been cancelled (yet) but I have a feeling it will be.

#43 Posted by EODTech (83 posts) -

DUNGEON HERO.

#44 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:

Star Wars Battlefront 3

#45 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

The N64 Earthbound game.

#46 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

Star Wars Battlefront 3

#47 Posted by Ghostiet (5224 posts) -

Cry On, Van Buren, Theseis and Armada of the Damned.

@DarthOrange said:

That THQ Avengers game actually looked rather interesting as well.

Oh shit, never heard about it. This looks boss, why would anyone cancel this?
#48 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -

That sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves

#49 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

@Ghostiet said:

Cry On, Van Buren, Theseis and Armada of the Damned.

@DarthOrange said:

That THQ Avengers game actually looked rather interesting as well.

Oh shit, never heard about it. This looks boss, why would anyone cancel this?

Obviously Nazis.

#50 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -
@TheLastOtaku: Yeah, it's a shame. Looking back on it now, it looks pretty bad. But man was that concept of actually tracking unique targets and learning their patterns and figuring out when the best way to kill them, man, I was so in love with this game. I was going to get an Xbox 360 just for it. Was waiting and waiting... and it was canceled. All my rage! ALL OF IT!