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What exactly is a AAA game?

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User Info: g_lethal

g_lethal
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Kalammer

Kalammer
3 years ago#2
It's any game with a sufficiently large marketing budget, and completely lacking originality.
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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
3 years ago#3
It's a very high budget, commercially published game.
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User Info: donbrifway

donbrifway
3 years ago#4
Remember Me is a AAA game.
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User Info: DownSouth113

DownSouth113
3 years ago#5
Its all your overrated games. Call of duties,bioshocks,grand theft autos, all AAA
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lazycomplife
3 years ago#6
It's the baby of a morally questionable, slightly talented developer and a powerful and corrupt money hungry mob boss.
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User Info: jake-sf

jake-sf
3 years ago#7
I spent 10 millions on making the game

I spent 100 millions on marketing.

I'm an AAA game.
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User Info: skpal

skpal
3 years ago#8
DownSouth113 posted...
Its all your overrated games. Call of duties,bioshocks,grand theft autos, all AAA


lol

User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
3 years ago#9
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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User Info: DaedalusEx

DaedalusEx
3 years ago#10
It's a rating of how good the game is, except the grading rubric is reversed.
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