Games Radar would like to think that every developer sets out to make the perfect game. But as budgets swell, stockholders throw tantrums, and release dates draw near, there's a whole myriad of snafus that can explode in the face of well meaning folks. Plenty of titles spit in the eye of gamers' expectations and miscarry at retailers every year - that's not special. These games are the great white whales that tanked so hard they dragged entire companies down with them.
In a comic book scenario, the failure of these games would have driven their creators mad, forced the top-level CEOs into underground exile and turned them into white-collar supervillains, much to the amusement of all. Sadly, people live in the real world. And these epic failz resulted in the mass shitcanning of otherwise talented game makers.