Your favorite game and why you think it got canceled/died


#101

Well shit, if it’s gonna be THAT kinda party I gotta go with Jane’s A-10


#102

Oh man, that’s a deep cut. Like, Privateer Online deep.


#103

Paradox did the same with other games, too. I’m salty as well.


#104

Darklands 2. I spent a lot of time on #1, was hoping for a #2 that folks were saying was on the way.


#105

I always wished there were more “Ultima Adventures” titles after Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. There was apparently an Arthurian themed one in the works for about 9 months. That seems like a strange choice because the others were appealing partly because they weren’t fantasy. I could imagine a Bond-style spy game. Also maybe a Flash Gordon style space opera. Maybe ancient Greece/Rome.


#106

Black & White because Peter Molydeux is an underappreciated genius.


#107

Was looking for that Games Domain article from LONG AGO… its actually in Wayback Machine brings me back!

https://web.archive.org/web/20000615082904/http://gamesdomain.co.uk:80/gdreview/depart/aug97/gaoj_int.html

They still need to make a game like this. Not xcom like… more Jagged Alliance like… or maybe both.

I miss Microprose and Origin and Sir Tech… used to buy most of there games BACK IN DA DAY.


#108

I would have said this but I’ve already whined about how we need a new Darklands about 10 times this year. It’s so sad getting to the edge of the map and knowing we’ll never be able to go into France, over the Alps to Venice, off into the forests of Russia, down the Danube to Constantinople…


#109

Oh my!


#110

Tribes. The latest iteration, Tribes: Ascend, suffered from disasterous monetization (and blatant pay-to-win items) and a brutal learning curve/matchmaking system for new players. But I got in real early and owned everything in the game for $30, unfortunately not many people were that lucky.

BattleZone. I don’t know why it died, I’m guessing poor sales and consumer confusion about what the hell it was trying to be. Fantastic games though.


#111

Also, really recent and still raw: Mass Effect


#112

If intentional, I see what you did there.


#113

If that’s the game, let me include Looking Glass there.


#114

I miss QQP and their games.


#115

At the risk of a self-plug, here is a game’s cancellation that I wrote about a long time ago.

http://web.archive.org/web/20000818053637/http://www.gamespot.com/features/pcgraveyard_janes/index.html


#116

See above post.


#117

I remember reading this at the time. Makes me as sad/angry now as it did then.


#118

Yeah, that pretty much puts a bow on it.


#119

The original Tribes is the best multi player game ever made :P My love is just endless for that game, so many hours played.


#120

I agree, I had insane amounts of fun with it… right up until someone modded in cloaking devices for snipers and every server with good ping ran the fucking thing and I quit in abject disgust and didn’t come back until sequels.