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Submitted by Sardunos 970d ago | opinion piece

Are We Seeing The End of The Triple-A?

4Player-"The Tomb Raider reboot is a gripping experience complete with vibrant, engaging, spectacular hair physics, and the general consensus is that the game is the fresh start the series truly needed. It is also a fiscal liability for a company which could be asking for far more sales than the market is currently able to provide." (Hitman: Absolution, Industry, PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

tristanwerbe  +   970d ago
More like the start of triple A
darthv72  +   970d ago
I'd like to know...
who came up with that classification? You figure every developer has a genuine belief that their game is AAA material. But the reviewers say otherwise. then you have consumers that can prove reviewers wrong.

So when did the whole AAA AA A rating thing come about? And yes, i ask this question because i never followed the letter grading system. I bought games because they interested me not because some reviewer says its the bee's knees.
tristanwerbe  +   970d ago
lol very tru i just saying for "bigger" games it is the start all games are equal in a way we have seen that with Journey and Fez and The Walking Dead which was like a double A until it got big
Ducky  +   970d ago
To my knowledge, an AAA game just has a large budget behind it.

It doesn't have much to do with reviews or the game's actual quality, although, you'd hope a game with a bigger budget to be better than a smaller budget one.
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Roccetarius  +   970d ago
Tomb Raider is by no means an example of the end. It's just an example of why you don't tack on modes for games.
Ares84HU  +   970d ago
You mean, an example for why not tack on multiplayer.
oof46  +   970d ago
I've read a few theories and the one that makes the most sense is Square Enix put unrealistic sales projections on Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs because of the HUGE amount of money they lost on Final Fantasy 14.
KwietStorm  +   970d ago
All I'm seeing is a rise in politics and unnecessary labels in gaming journalism and media, which has tricked down to the gaming community itself. It's poison, and it's part of the reason some games can't get out the gate.
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ziggurcat  +   970d ago
uh... no.

@ Ares84HU:

bioshock 2 is a better example of poorly executed, tacked on MP.
FreakdoutKid  +   970d ago
i will stop gaming then
CanadianTurtle  +   970d ago
Are you serious. In recent years, I'm seeing more and more AAA games or close to that rating because developers have become more familiar with the tech.

It's funny because KZ:ShadowFall, BF4 and WatchDogs look AAA to me, and they're both on new hardware. If games are turning out this good already, imagine how good they'll be once devs get familiar with the next gen hardware.

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