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Are triple-A games losing relevance? (CVG)

As indies steal thunder at the BAFTAs, CVG examines the future for the big blockbusters...

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ATi_Elite1211d ago

Can someone explain this to me cause i have NO idea what the criteria is for a game to be labeled AAA!

Sorry I'm just a PC Gamer and i only play Great Games that give me 100's of hours of gameplay only to be modded with an additional 100 hours of gameplay.

So if a AAA Game are those 8-15 hour linear adventures with some CORNBALL MP mode that are only worth RENTING then I'll PASS on AAA GAMING!

classic2001211d ago

I bet the AAA games with strong linear well crafted gameplay and story lines beat those 100hour games every year in sales, reviews and goty awards.

BitbyDeath1211d ago

@ATi,

AAA game means it is of high quality so most of your PC games do not meet that otherwise they wouldn't need mods in the first place. Sorry.

s45gr321211d ago

AAA gaming used to be the best games the industry had to offer; nowadays, is the term used for the games you described the linear with mp tacked on. Think of them as the blockbuster film like avatar or the avengers.

Thatguy-3101211d ago

AAA games are games that are developed for a lot of money.

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mandf1212d ago

Depends on what platform you are playing on.

smashcrashbash1212d ago

No.It just means we have more options. Not sure what is this obsession people have with killing off things.Like people saying Tomb Raider is going to kill off Uncharted.Why can't we just have both and be happy. Why do Triple A games have to disappear in favor of indie games? What fun would that be?

s45gr321211d ago

Please can we call say games blockbusters or mainstream games not AAA games. I mean AAA games are supposed to be the best games the industry has to offer. I am wrong with this or what. Yes I do agree with you there needs to be both mainstream and indie games not just one.

Skips1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

Tomb Raider killing off Uncharted???? LMFAO!

Tomb Raider is definitely an amazing game but seriously?

hennessey861212d ago

That some idiots are determined to see everyone playing angry birds on there iPhone, when devs stop making aaa games will be the day I stop gaming

Godmars2901212d ago

Isn't the issue not relevancy but risk?

With too much money invested into a Triple-A title just because it is Triple-A publishers more than devs usually play it safe. This gen especially once something like Mirror's Edge failed to sell like gangbusters everyone fell back to what they knew and only what they knew. Took no chances. That's why something like Journey was relegated to being a download title.

It also say something that the dev went bankrupt despite the game's huge well regard and awards.

s45gr321211d ago

How did the journey development team went bankrupt without the sales data information. Remember video game financial analysts do not cover digital sales. Now is true many publishers play it safe this generation and sticked to the proven franchises or call of duty clones. I just can't stress this enough that crowd funding has proven that gamers want new ips and ideas like ftl, chivalry, and even the upcoming point and click survival horror asylum....

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