Sunday, March 30, 2008

Games That Never Were #3: Vectorman (PS2)

Back in 2003 Sega had plans to resurrect the fan-favorite Vectorman series onto a new generation. Only this entry wasn't produced by the original developers and was a first-person shooter, a departure from the side-scrolling action Genesis classics.

Although the early screen shots looked decent enough, the game had a poor reception at E3 2003. Here's what popular gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) had to say about the new-gen Vectorman during this time period:

"It's still early, but ol' V-man isn't looking so hot. The visuals were dull and lackluster, and the gameplay felt like a garbled mix of Ratchet & Clank and Red Faction."

Ouch. Possibly not wanting to harm the series's otherwise sound reputation, Sega quietly canned the project a few months later.


Past entries in this series:

#1 - Capcom Fighting All-Stars
#2 - Frame City Killer

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At 9:39 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

I remember watching a commercial for this game back in the day, and it reminded me of a blob of green jello.

At 11:04 AM, Blogger gnome said...

One of the rare games that were rightly abandoned. Vectorman isn't even bubbly...

At 1:55 PM, Blogger DEITRIX said...

Did not shed a tear over missing this one.


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