It took a little bit of nothing at all for these games to change completely: while tons of content were planned, a slightly stupid anecdote will have finally got the better of a small surplus that could have made the difference.
It’s something you never think about, and yet … When you have a game on hand, it’s hard to tell yourself that if a little thing had changed during development, we could have had even more content. A very small trick was enough for the games that we are going to discuss here have completely changed, just a few weeks before their release.. And frankly, it’s a shame!
NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
This is something that not many people know, but originally Mortal Kombat characters could be playable in the NBA Jam Tournament Edition arcade basketball game. Finally, it was at the request of the NBA that the characters of the famous fighting game were deleted., afraid of controversy because of the famous MK series, which was considered too violent at the time.
Shadow Of The Colossus
Originally, Shadow of The Colossus offered about double the fights against Colossi. Incredible: Half of the game’s content has been removed. The reason is simple: to offer a much more pleasant pace of play to the player. Finally, from 32 colossi, we went to 16. A bit of a shame, because the total lifespan is not huge with around 8h / 10h of play.
Originally, DLCs offering a sequel to the history of GTA V were planned by Rockstar. It was something that came back to every GTA, and ultimately players were not entitled to it this time around. The reason is simple: Rockstar decided to put all of their attention on GTA Online at the time, and that attention took a lot longer than expected.. Result, no story DLC for GTA V.
There, we are on a rather crazy story: originally, LA Noire was to benefit from 11 additional investigations. Finally, the blu-ray disc could not support all this data, and the investigations were abandoned. Some players thought they could make a comeback in DLC form, but it ultimately never happened …
In the very first Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog removed an entire level from the game. Yep, not many players know this, but the developer considering the latter far too difficult, it was ultimately not made to the final version of the game . Finally, we got it in 2017 when the NSane Trilogy arrived on recent consoles, with a DLC that allowed it to be played. And indeed, it’s hard …