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  • alecbeals - July 27, 2014 12:47 p.m.

    Hey Sullivan "We wouldn't want to live in a world where the furry lombax Ratchet and his loyal robot buddy Clank existed." Is this mean to either say "We wouldn't want to live in a world where the furry lombax Ratchet and his loyal robot buddy Clank hadn't existed" or "We would want to live in a world where the furry lombax Ratchet and his loyal robot buddy Clank existed" Or am I just reading it wrong? Anyway great article, per usual GR going above and beyond mere face-value GAMES JARNALISM.
  • Panzerdrako - August 10, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    banjo kazzoie?
  • PatHan-bHai - August 8, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    Good thing they left Origi-Sonic then.
  • clint-welding - August 8, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    That Crash one makes it look like he has gas. I'd say Ratchet's is the most shocking, and completely different.
  • shawksta - August 8, 2013 6:40 a.m.

    This was awesome Whats more bizarre about Sonic is that a prototype of Robotnik was considered to be the protag instead
  • CitizenWolfie - August 8, 2013 4:56 a.m.

    I love how Sega eventually went down the "humans falling in love with anthropomorphic animals" route years later despite it being a terrible idea. I love articles like this. Didn't know that about Mario at all. I remember reading about how the original pitch for God of War was that Kratos' long lost twin brother was the antagonist and I was glad that they scrapped it. The story always seemed to resurface whenever a new GoW got announced though. Interesting to see that sometimes stuff that gets scrapped is recycled at some point further down the line. No wonder sequels often get worse over time - they have to start coming back to bad ideas in lieu of no ideas at all.
  • g1rldraco7 - August 8, 2013 12:07 a.m.

    You forggt Krystal from Star Fox, originally she was suppose to be a cat, but they changed her to be a fox to match her with Fox mcCloud.
  • TheGooseinator - August 7, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    Great article, Lucas! Cracked up at the Gordon Freeman one.
  • archnite - August 9, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    That is not the face of science.
  • g1rldraco7 - August 7, 2013 6:41 p.m.

    I didn't know about this, shocked by some of the character redesigns and thank you fr writing this Lucas :)
  • pl4y4h - August 7, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Croc man now that takes me back
  • winner2 - August 7, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    If Sora had stayed the animal boy king with a chainsaw sword, I might actually have an ounce of respect for him.
  • ObliqueZombie - August 7, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Good read!
  • JarkayColt - August 7, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    This was such an interesting read, I didn't know about a lot of these. That Mr Needlemouse thing actually looks kind of cute, haha. Also I had no idea that Croc was originally a Yoshi game. Mind blown. Loved that game as a kid. Also holy hell, what a blast from the past! You won't believe this, but that central picture of Yellowhead is actually one that I drew on Microsoft Paint almost 4 years ago to act as a placeholder for the LittleBigPlanet Wiki; I used to be the only active Admin there for a while. I know it's the same one 'cos I'm still the only person to have edited the file and it's also one of the first Google results. I can't believe that after all this time, nobody's bothered to replace it with a better or official picture XD Thanks for the inadvertent memories, haha. Back on topic, I rather liked that the guy was still included in the final game.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - August 7, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Hahaha holy crap, that's awesome! Apologies for not crediting you in that case ;)
  • JarkayColt - August 8, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    Haha, nah, I'm not at all bothered about it being uncredited (it was for a Wiki, after all). Rather, I thought I'd point it out seeings as most of the other entries in this list have really cool, legit original concept art, whereas the only decent picture of Yellowhead on the internet seems to have been drawn using the line tool and flood-fill in about 5 minutes, with a slightly misaligned head. XD I feel so ashamed, lawls.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - August 7, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    Oh god, that Sonic one looks like some horrific Rabbid/Sonic hybrid. It may be smiling, but those eyes are begging you to end its misery.

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