I'd be pretty pissed if I coded a prototype of a game as asked, specifically telling me to make a remake of a classic side scroller and management said "dur hur but why isn't it god of war lol" and axed it.
I have a suspicion that a Sega shill's in thread to try to downplay negative press and how they're basically shilling games they fucked up because they weren't AAA enough. The game industry has been abusive to it's employees and this sort of half assed "lol look at all these demos of games we never made you can only get them today!" disney vault bullshit isn't just patronizing, but it's insulting to the people who essentially got their shit kicked in daily by asshole executives.
There's been constant problems with demos of good games coming out, like the Megaman Legends 3 sequel that got axed in the early 2010's and then not following up on the fans' wishes. The fact that even the shit they consider trash is being handed out as deluxe limited exclusives tells you how very little they care for their customers, employees and even their own company.
Maybe as a show of good faith they should release all of their axed game demos and gauge customer response
BUT THEY WON'T DO THAT.
They are so up their own ass, they've looped around into their own asses thrice. It would have been GREAT to have access to these axed games as a good faith thing, to see what could have been and maybe expand on it, but the whole way they're way too scared of how the people will react, they don't want to hear "Wow you should have made this game instead of X" because these fuckers are fucking high on their own fumes.
Handing out old concept demos would have been a great way to MAKE MORE GAMES.
But they FUCKED it up and treat it as a joke. The internals of the companies are so fucked up that they can't tell left from right so EVEN THIS
got fucked up, someone probably internally asked for these demos to be released, but some OTHER FUCKER
fucked it up by it being a day one only thing.
WHY are they so scared of their consumers?
Why don't they want people to see these demos to the point of downplaying the shit out of them and not using them for any sort of broad public focus group testing?
What the FUCK
is going on at SEGA?