So gamers finished it for them. Fans have been working on Bloodlines for over a decade ... and most shockingly, the results are quite good. The game is more than fully playable; it's bigger than it was supposed to be at release, since fans managed to reconstruct content the developers didn't even get close to completing.
"Full clothing" is the only missing piece they're unwilling to restore.
In one instance, fans read about a scrapped level in an interview, hunted through the code, and painstakingly built it based on the information available. A reporter who wrote about this discovery in 2016, 12 years after the game's release, likens the process to filmmakers reshooting and updating the lost scenes to classic movies. George Lucas is probably going, "Oh sure, it's fine when you do it" right now.
Speaking of Lucas and half-assing things, Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2 is another beloved game which was famously rushed to meet its deadline. As a result, a ton of content had to be left out, and the game ends in an abrupt cliffhanger. Players didn't just restore the developers' original vision (including the ending) -- they even restored the sound, digging up unused audio files and reconstructing entire interactive conversations.
The only file they decided to leave out was "YIPEE.MP3."
If KOTOR 2 didn't have an ending, then Fallout 4 pretty much didn't have a middle. At some point, the developers decided to replace the awesome dialogue system from the previous games in the series with a slew of game-breaking bugs. Once again, fans not only cleaned up the bugs, but also brought the entire classic dialogue system back. Which is great, until you consider that game companies will eventually adapt and start shipping out big piles of unplayable assets. "Here you go, guys! Do your thing! That'll be $60."
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