5 Games That Were Worth Waiting For

The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian

It’s no secret that games take A LOT of time and effort to make. As games get bigger, bolder, and more realistic, development times get longer. Sometimes we have to wait years for our most anticipated games to come along but the final product almost always blows us away. Here are five times games were totally worth their long wait.

Final Fantasy XIII

We watied: Three years

Final Fantasy XIII

Three might not sound like an eternity, but given just how amazing Final Fantasy XIII looked, it felt like forever. We were a couple of years into the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 generation when Final Fantasy XIII finally arrived and its glorious visuals and immersive storytelling made it totally worth the wait.

The Last Guardian

We waited: Six years

The Last Guardian

Although Team Ico had been working on The Last Guardian since the release of their previous game, Shadow of the Colossus, our first trailer for the game came in 2010. Given how ambitious the project was, it was no surprise that we had to wait until Winter 2016 to finally get the game in our hands. Luckily, the game was such a stunning experience, we didn’t mind at all.

Resident Evil 4

We waited: Six years

Resident Evil 4

Originally announced in 1999, Resident Evil 4 went through a long development cycle. Part of the reason for this was that an early prototype for the game ended up being the start of a new series – Devil May Cry.

Alan Wake

We waited: Six years

Alan Wake

Alan Wake recently celebrated its 10th anniversary – and fans weren’t shy about showing their appreciation for Remedy‘s Xbox 360 classic. There was a fairly long wait from its first announcement to release but its hard-boiled horror was totally worth the wait.

Kingdom Hearts III

We Waited: You guessed it, six years

Kingdom Hearts III

While we’ve had plenty of Kingdom Hearts spin-offs over the years, we had to wait a whopping 14 years between Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III! Technically, the game was officially revealed in 2013, so it’s 2019 release puts it firmly in the six-year club and considering it’s the culmination of the entire Xehanort saga, we can let this one slide.