Thread: Most disappointing cancelled game?

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    • 11 years 11 days ago
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    It's so bloody frustrating when a game you've been 'jonesing' for, as the kids say, gets cancelled.

    The one that gets me the most is Robotech: Crystal Dreams for the N64. It was announced in like 1995, and was going to be one of the flagship launch titles for the 64. It wasn't around when the 64 launched, though. That's alright, just some production difficulties, my Nintendo magazines told me. It'd be out next year. But it wasn't out that year, or the next.

    Eventually, I think at E3 or something, it was officially announced that the game had been cancelled and the developer had gone bankrupt. All that waiting for nothing.

    Anyone else ever been really looking forward to a game that was cancelled?
      • 11 years 11 days ago
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      same here i wish they didn't cancel earthbound 64 was big fan of snes version
        • 11 years 11 days ago
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        In the same vein, I was disappointed to learn that Metroid Prime 3 will be for Revolution instead of GC. I don't want to have to buy a new system.
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          • 11 years 11 days ago
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          Starfox Beta for the SNES, I wanted this so bad. Then I remember I was reading in a game mag and it was cancelled and being remade for the 64 and we got Starfox 64. So I quickly got over that one, and about a year ago, I just downloaded the rom file for Starfox Beta; didnt miss anything.
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            Virtua Hamster for 32X
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              • 11 years 11 days ago
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              Quote by keenius74
              same here i wish they didn't cancel earthbound 64 was big fan of snes version



              I also wish we got EarthBound 64!
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                • 11 years 11 days ago
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                Mmmm... Starcraft for Game Cube.
                  • 11 years 11 days ago
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                  last ninja for whatever system it was meant for...
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                    • 11 years 10 days ago
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                    Starfox 2 for the SNES. It was cancelled because Nintendo thought it would sell poorly, thanks to Star Fox 64, which was being released at the same time Starfox 2 would have been out.
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                      • 11 years 10 days ago
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                      I am a pretty big fan of the Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior games and was looking forward to Enix giving "Dragon Quest IV REDUX" an American release back in 2002 for the Playstation! It was obviously supposed to be a remake of the original NES game! But then they just HAD to cancel it! WHY?!
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                        • 11 years 10 days ago
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                        I don't recall any other good games that I think deserved a U.S. release except for Seiken Densetsu 3, Bahamut Lagoon, and Star Ocean for SNES!
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                          • 11 years 9 days ago
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                          I was very sad when Sega cancelled a game called Sonic X-treme for the Sega Saturn.

                          In some screenshots the game was spectcular!

                          What a shame!

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                            • 11 years 9 days ago
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                            I was pretty sad when the US version of Shenmue II for the Dreamcast was cancelled. Luckily, the European version was in English, or I might have bought an X-box. I wish they re[released Dragon Quest IV and made Earthbound 64 too
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                              • 11 years 9 days ago
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                              Quote by Phantasmagoria_3D
                              I am a pretty big fan of the Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior games and was looking forward to Enix giving "Dragon Quest IV REDUX" an American release back in 2002 for the Playstation! It was obviously supposed to be a remake of the original NES game! But then they just HAD to cancel it! WHY?!


                              I had heard about that, and was too disappointed, although I didn't know that a remake was coming and then canceled until just several months ago. But why was it cancelled? Enix of America (before they merged with Squaresoft to become Square-Enix) was ready to begin the localization. Heartbeat, the company that programmed DW IV, pulled out of the console industry to work on other various projects. Due to Heartbeat's complex code nobody but Heartbeat could input the translated text in a timely manner. So Enix of America was left in the lurch. The rumor that Heartbeat was mad at Enix about DQ VIII is just that, a rumor. At that time, Enix had not chosen Level 5 yet. It was completely their decision. There was no feasible way to bring DQ IV over.

                              PS nice to know im not the only DW fan here.
                                • 11 years 6 days ago
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                                I actually saw the game trailer for what was going to be Earthbound 64. At first it didn't really look like what I was hoping it would be but then I started noticing it had the stuff I liked about the snes version namely the player being able to watch a live gig haha. There were a lot of problems plaguing the creators of that game. Most importantly whoever was doing the rendering, I hear the people just really weren't that experienced. It was called Mother 3 and was actually demoed back in 1999!

                                http://media.ign64.ign.com/media/001/001968/vids_1.html

                                That is a video of it. That music sure brings back some memories... you can hear a little bit of the snes theme in it. From what I can tell it seems you are playing in two ways. One through Ness and Jeff... I don't see the others and then what appears to be Ness' dad with his dog. Perhaps they were searching for each other. Man now I really want to play this game too bad it was so messed up and never translated.


                                Actually I just read this when the game was demoed from that site:
                                "Known as Mother 3: The End of the Pig King in Japan, the game picks up 10 years after the original Mother left off. The player assumes the roles of the Clint Eastwood-like cowboy Flint and the two kids Lucca and Klaus as well as their dog Boney. Although it was a bit hard to gauge how the final game -- and more importantly, its story -- will come together judging from the still only 50% complete demo version shown at Spaceworld, but the game looks very promising so far."

                                so a new cast eh! ugh
                                  • 11 years 6 days ago
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                                  just found this

                                  mother 3 is alive

                                  http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/mother3/

                                  well for game boy advance and not until 2006 but wow. and apparently a game cube version of mother 3 is still supposed to be making some headway! we'll see!
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                                    Did you know that Kirby Air Ride was originally planned on being on the N64.


                                    http://www.freewebs.com/ifromgamespics/scn0002.tif

                                    This is a scan of the July 1996 issue of Electronic Gaming Montly. I don't know if this link will actually work because it is a .tif file.
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                                      • 11 years 22 hours ago
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                                      that link took me back to this thread

                                      in a new window
                                        • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                        Not cancelled, but it might as well have been: Daikatana. By the time it finally hit the shelves, nobody gave a damn.
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                                          First Samurai 64. Was a huge fan of the first one on the Atari ST, then was over the moon when I heard they were bringing it back....no such luck
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