Sunday, October 19, 2008

Games That Never Were: Fear and Respect (Xbox 360, Playstation 3)

What do you get when you mix Midway, ‘hood film director John Singleton, Snoop Dogg, and Max Payne? Fear and Respect, the third-person action title that was originally revealed for the Playstation 2 and Xbox in 2004 and then was being re-tooled for the next generation of consoles. However, Midway put this title to rest over two years ago due to a crowded market of urban-themed action games.

This title starred Snoop Dogg and was set in South Los Angeles. John Singleton (of Boyz ‘n the Hood fame) added his talents to this release in terms of direction, and the game play was supposed to be similar to the Max Payne titles.

Beyond starring one of the most successful gangsta rap artists of all time and having a big-time director underneath its belt, Fear and Respect appeared as if it had little to offer compared to the other numerous urban third-person action titles released through the years. No matter how good an album Doggystyle was, I still can’t find myself excited to play as Snoop in a videogame (whether it was in the original True Crime as an unlockable character or in this).

Past entries in this series:

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

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5 Comments:

At 11:54 PM, Blogger DEITRIX said...

I would have passed on this one as well...

 
At 2:19 AM, Blogger Brandon M. Smith, Esquire said...

Holy heck I remember reading about this game and for some reason I think I was looking forward to it. Maybe the preview was just too positive... or perhaps I was just a complete idiot.

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

This looks worse than the 50 Cents games.

 
At 10:39 AM, Blogger DEITRIX said...

ahahahhaaa.. funny

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

There was this PS3 game that was recently canceled, and I was disappointed. I think it was the Getaway sequel.

 

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