The most promising games that never saw a release

VGS: 'Part of the excitement in gaming comes from watching a game be unveiled, following its news updates and eagerly awaiting the day of release. But there are times when it never gets to that final part. Either the game is cancelled, put on hold indefinitely, or becomes ‘vaporware’ - meaning, we simply never hear from it again. Here are some games that never saw a release, but that did look rather promising.'

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Agent20091669d ago

I'm still disgruntled by Kojima's decision to cancel the original Metal Gear Solid: Rising's concept. It was absolutely ambitious: an open world stealth slasher with an ability to cut literally everything to make your way through... without enemy's notice.

I guess it was just too beautiful to happen.

Nyxus1669d ago

Yeah the idea was very cool but they just couldn't get the concept together. It's a shame but maybe they will do something with the material they have some day.

-Foxtrot1669d ago

I know right, in my opinion the game we got was horrible compared to what could of been. The Rising game we got seemed out of place for being a MGS game even despite being a spin off.

Eight Days hopefully will make it's way to the PS4 one day, the gameplay back in 2006 looked amazing. Imagine what it will look like now

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1669d ago

Rising is actually canon. LOL

Also, although it seems out of place. It was by no means a bad game. Terrible story, but gameplay was AMAZING.

-Foxtrot1669d ago

Get out...really, it's now cannon

I thought Kojima said it was a non cannon spin off...christ sake <sigh>

Dagobert1669d ago

I was seriously looking forward to Konami's MGS Rising. That was supposed to be an actual prequel to MGS4 where the storyline made sense. The new one just sucked honestly, it would have made a great Bayonetta game where gameplay is fun and storyline is just stupid.

zeal0us1669d ago

Blame the development for not being able to get the action and stealth element together.

ChipChipperson1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

The original concept for Rising definitely looked way better. It just had that swiftness and accuracy to the whole cutting mechanic. There was a certain, I suppose, elegance and finesse to the way they had Raiden move and how he fought. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Revengeance for what it was, but I was really looking forward to what Kojima Productions was going for, both gameplay wise and story wise. Who knows, maybe one day they will use concept for a new Rising game that is made by Kojima Productions or possibly a new IP from them.

Nyxus1669d ago

I agree, while I did enjoy MG Rising, the previous concept did look and sound intriguing, and I was interested in that story focusing on Raiden's transition to cyborg ninja.

Murad1668d ago

I totally agree with your statement, but now that I'm thinking about it, if he did do it, it would be very difficult in terms of programming. The reason why is because every time, let's say hypothetically, Raiden cut something, that dataStructure would have to look completely different, or disappear and be replaced, there would be far too much to necessary power to be put on different systems, I believe, unless I'm thinking of programming this game completely the wrong way.

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FullmetalAlchemist1669d ago

Trigun for the PS2, was so sad when I heard it got canceled.

ZBlacktt1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

And when I was saying this spin off game was going to do so poorly long before it came out. People just clicked disagree, lol. I know the gaming market. :cool:

Same with MGS5. People will buy it for sure. But it won't have the impact MGS4 did. More so changing out David Hayter for no real reason at all. But more for a personal one of Kojima's. Many diehards did not like that at all!

A lot of the games history died in MGS4. Now it's become just some game. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

TheDivine1668d ago

Idk I really didnt care for MGS4, it was too action focused, stealth meant nothing, the story was horrendous, along with many other things like lack of memorable boss fights. Still, MGS is as awesome to me as always. The game didnt live up to snakes last mission in my eyes but it was still a good game. The series is still amazing for sure.

I do agree axing David Hayter was a HORRIBLE thing to do. He is Snake. The series is def going more TPS and mainstream. I'm worried how Kojima will manage to keep it stealthy in an open world setting. I have my worries but Kojima has delivered time and time again so I will trust him and hope he makes me feel like a fool for doubting him lol.

j-blaze1668d ago

except you're not a diehard MGS fan, you're a Hayter fangirl who don't understand what MGS is about.

do you realize that KOJIMA IS THE CREATOR OF THIS SERIES?!! he is the one who created the characters, wrote, directed, produced the main series in the franchise..without this man there's no MGS or Snake, he has the right to change whatever he want
MGS5 is going to on the level or even exceed past MGS titles simply because it's Kojima who is making it...this is what a diehard fan think

ZBlacktt1668d ago

I would school you under the table when it comes to this game. Trust, I have been there since the start of this game. Like every darn step of the way, lol. "US" diehards can speak about the game in which we've supported now 15 years how ever we like. But thanks for your two cents. That's about all it was worth.

Dead_Cell1668d ago

Seeing as the series has gone on longer than fifteen years you're not as diehard (lol) as you think you are.

j-blaze1668d ago

all i've seen you do is talk about David Hayter and cry
sorry but you don't know shit about MGS, don't even pretend...please continue crying

wanieldiik1668d ago

and this is coming from a guy who wanted MGS5 to be a microsoft exclusive

NarcolepZZZZZZ1668d ago

I thought "Huxley" would have made the list.

NarcolepZZZZZZ1668d ago

Also I want shenmue 3 dammit! I need closure!

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