You might not notice at first. You’re going along, saving princesses and blowing up mechs in your genre-confused video game of choice, and it’s a decent experience. Maybe it starts to feel like something’s missing, or maybe you don’t pick up on anything at all. But soon enough, whether it’s through game forums, developer interviews or that one know-it-all friend of yours, you discover the terrible truth: that game used to have an awesome feature that would have been amazing to see for yourself, but it was forsaken and disappeared from the code forever.
Whether it’s a change that weakens the story, removes intense gameplay sequences, or just cuts something that would have been really super fun (come ooooon), it’s sad to know that these features will never come to be. I feel your pain, friend, and in honor of that, I bring you 12 awesome features cut from some of the biggest games of the past decade. Which is kind of... the opposite of helpful, but we can always cry together.