Posted by Oneself in 01-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Devil May Cry was a Resident Evil game at first. The “air” combat and juggles etc. started because of a bug in Onimusha (if I remember correctly).
At the start of God of War, Jaffe first wanted to have an annoying fairy, à la Zelda, that would have explained the game’s mechanics in the first level. Kratos would have violently killed that fairy before the end of the level.
MK: Shaolin Monks started out as an SCEA game. They built the engine and had a game running called something like Shaolin Monks, I can’t remember the exact name, but there was “Monks” in the title. The game wasn’t good enough and they sold the code etc. to the team that created MK:SM. Lots of the animations done for the earlier game can be seen in MK:SM as well as some graphic elements and probably some backgrounds etc.