Every time I sit down to play a game, I always take a second to admire how many hours of coding and programming, as well as narrative writing and voice acting have gone into this game I’m about to consume. While some games are quick to market, taking about 12-18 months to put together, the more elaborate AAA games generally take twice that.
Then, there’s these games. The ones cursed by changing decisions, bankruptcy, tech issues, funding and rights, as well as thousands of other problems. These games took an entire lifetime to get out, to the point that some had to be re-programmed several times, as the release windows for certain console generations came and went.
What a ride.