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User Info: g_lethal

4 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

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

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

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

4 years ago#5
Its all your overrated games. Call of duties,bioshocks,grand theft autos, all AAA
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User Info: lazycomplife

4 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

4 years ago#7
I spent 10 millions on making the game

I spent 100 millions on marketing.

I'm an AAA game.

User Info: skpal

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


User Info: Kokuei05

4 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.

User Info: DaedalusEx

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