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What exactly is a AAA game?

#1g_lethalPosted 7/31/2013 4:14:43 PM
dumb question i know, but nowadays since i hear that term so much what is it?

are they the game equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie? just a high cost technical explosion feast? because so far thats what it seems.

nowadays there's like 2 tiers of games, top level AAA and indie, why is that? there used to be a middle ground, i've played many indie/cheaper/lesser known games that are insanely fun & then theres the big titles that were imo quite boring.

it just seems to me that the cheaper titles are more game-ish? while bigger titles are like movies that let you join in sometimes, its like each new title takes a bit more of the gameplay away each time. seems the longer a series lives the less you can really do. story is great to have, wicked visuals are a bonus but if they outnumber the gameplay in a videogame then something needs to be tweaked.

thats why i always thought it was funny people bashed asura's wrath when it seems thats where games are headed anyways
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#2KalammerPosted 7/31/2013 4:16:23 PM
It's any game with a sufficiently large marketing budget, and completely lacking originality.
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#3ChromaticAngelPosted 7/31/2013 4:16:36 PM
It's a very high budget, commercially published game.
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#4donbrifwayPosted 7/31/2013 4:17:28 PM
Remember Me is a AAA game.
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#5DownSouth113Posted 7/31/2013 4:18:51 PM
Its all your overrated games. Call of duties,bioshocks,grand theft autos, all AAA
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#6lazycomplifePosted 7/31/2013 4:18:57 PM
It's the baby of a morally questionable, slightly talented developer and a powerful and corrupt money hungry mob boss.
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#7jake-sfPosted 7/31/2013 4:20:17 PM(edited)
I spent 10 millions on making the game

I spent 100 millions on marketing.

I'm an AAA game.
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#8skpalPosted 7/31/2013 4:19:28 PM
DownSouth113 posted...
Its all your overrated games. Call of duties,bioshocks,grand theft autos, all AAA


lol
#9Kokuei05Posted 7/31/2013 4:20:07 PM
Basically high marketed games. There is still the middle ground games where there won't be any commercials of them but they'll just show up on Steam one day randomly.
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#10DaedalusExPosted 7/31/2013 4:23:03 PM
It's a rating of how good the game is, except the grading rubric is reversed.