Indie vs. AAA Games. Which do you prefer more?

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#2  Edited By awesomeusername

D.

Because I feel like playing indie games only right now. I've been overwhelmed this year by so many great AAA games but I'm tired of shooting dudes in the face. I just want an experience AAA games don't really offer.

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#3  Edited By manhattan_project

This is dumb.

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#4  Edited By nate6858

D. Generally, a lot of indie games are ones you can play in short bursts. The AAA games often need a larger block of time to sit down and get anything out of. Sometimes I'm not in the mood to spend an hour or two in a game, other times I want to shut off my phone and the lights and play for hours.

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#5  Edited By Jumbs

@Manhattan_Project said:

This is dumb.

Yeah really. There's some excellent "AAA" titles. There's some excellent "indie" games. Who gives a shit?

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#6  Edited By Phatmac

Browser games are all that I play.

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#7  Edited By Animasta

I like the ones in the middle, the things made by atlus and Obsidian and CDprojekt and shit

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#8  Edited By JoeyRavn

I definitely play more "AAA" titles than indie games. Do I think they are better? In general terms, no. In particular terms, yeah. And no. It really depends on the game. Some indie games are brilliant (Hotline Miami), while some AAA games are piles of steaming shit (Amalur), and the other way around.

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#9  Edited By awesomeusername

@Manhattan_Project: Just like 90% of every other thread on GB

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#10  Edited By AlexW00d

Considering I spent most of the year playing Grand Strategy games and fucking ArmA I can't really give any of those answers.

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#11  Edited By FluxWaveZ

I like video games.

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#12  Edited By Video_Game_King

Obscure Japan-only games, because I'm so hipster that I out-hipster the other gaming hipsters. (Only ironically, though.)

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#13  Edited By awesomeusername

@AlexW00d: There's always that one poll answer you forget. :/

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#14  Edited By jdh5153

Call of Duty, Halo, Madden... AAA all the way!

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#15  Edited By Kerned

The wording of your poll options make an intelligent conversation impossible.

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#16  Edited By awesomeusername

@jdh5153 said:

Uncharted, Dead Space, Batman... AAA all the way!

Fixed.

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#17  Edited By natedawg_kz

AAA games are obviously awesome but you know what to expect, while Indies are totally the opposite and unique

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#18  Edited By crimsinf

If I like both AAA and indie games, does that make me a hipster dudebro?

I prefer good video games. Also, kill me now for using the word "dudebro".

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#19  Edited By colourful_hippie

D

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#20  Edited By johnaze

I prefer games that are good. Doesn't matter if it's Indie or AAA.

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#21  Edited By D_W

In the last year or so I've played a lot more Indie games just because they're cheaper.

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#22  Edited By Azteck

I generally prefer AAA games (not in the sense of the usual shooters like Call of Duty but just highly polished games with lots of funding). Lots of Indie Games are all so.. samey.

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#23  Edited By Sanity

@FluxWaveZ said:

I like video games.

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#24  Edited By awesomeusername

@Kerned said:

The wording of your poll options make an intelligent conversation impossible.

That's the beauty of it.

@Video_Game_King said:

Obscure Japan-only games, because I'm so hipster that I out-hipster the other gaming hipsters. (Only ironically, though.)

I should've expected you and your Japanese games. Should've made that an option.

@CCforUA said:

If I like both AAA and indie games, does that make me a hipster dudebro?

I prefer good video games. Also, kill me now for using the word "dudebro".

You want to die a hipster dudebro?

*Shoots you in the head, then throws you into a fireplace.*

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#25  Edited By M_Shini

I think i can generally say i enjoy a really great "AAA" game over a really great Indie game the majority of the time but mostly due to there being more prominent AAA games over prominent indie games.

So really doesn't matter is what i'm saying.

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#26  Edited By Video_Game_King

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I should've expected you and your porn games. Should've made that an option.

Now that's an unfair characterization! is into the porn games; I'm into the fan translated stuff.

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#27  Edited By pr1mus

AAA games.

Indie/downloadable games that manage to grab my attention for more than an hour are few. Those that manage to grab my attention for extended periods of time like a lot of the AAA games are... i don't know, there's like 3 of those.

And even if most of them are by definition very short, the experience just doesn't connect with me the same as the best (and often time pretty short too) AAA games. There are exceptions of course.

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#28  Edited By killacam

i love both. so much.

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#29  Edited By awesomeusername

@Video_Game_King: Ohhhhhhhhh. I thought it was you who played the porn games. MA BAD. Well, I'll switch my statement.

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#30  Edited By Zuldim

It depends on my mood. There have definitely been times where I've been wanting to play AAA titles back to back, and wanting to see the insane production values, setpieces, and action scenes that come with them. Then there are times where I've wanted more of a palate cleanser with some little indie titles.

There are great titles of both variety, so it just depends on where I'm at.

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#31  Edited By HerbieBug

Whatever's good.

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#32  Edited By Ducksworth

I don't think I necessarily distinguish what game I'm going to play by indie or not. A few weekends ago I played through To The Moon because my friend bugged me enough and I felt like checking it out...and then right after that I went and played some Uncharted 2 because I felt like it.

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#33  Edited By Jack268

Indie games seem kind of pointless when a large chunk of them are just making games that would be good 20 years ago or making worse versions of games that "real" developers are making.

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#34  Edited By living4theday258

facebook games suck. if i had a dollar for every damn farmville message.....

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#35  Edited By donutfever

The best games are all in the middle. My favourite games are by Atlus, Double Fine, Telltale, etc. Not quite indie, but certainly not "AAA".

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#36  Edited By cornbredx

It depends on my mood a lot and whether or not it's something I want to play. That's really all there is to it for me. Neither is bad, and both have their pros and cons.

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#37  Edited By Hunkulese

Where's the option for I like playing good games?

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#38  Edited By Justin258

@Video_Game_King said:

@awesomeusername said:

I should've expected you and your porn games. Should've made that an option.

Now that's an unfair characterization! is into the porn games; I'm into the fan translated stuff.

Speaking of, where did that guy go? Has there been a drought of porn games or does he just not come here anymore?

On topic, which one I prefer depends on what I want to play at the time.

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#39  Edited By Shortbreadtom

What a shame all the options but D make you look like an asshole.

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#40  Edited By Video_Game_King

@believer258:

He ended things. He still posts, but I Play Porn Games for the Story is pretty much done.

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#41  Edited By fattony12000

@awesomeusername:

Those are two very different things you are trying to create a poll about. Valve is an independent studio, whereas an example of a AAA video game would be Final Fantasy XIII.

One is type of company, one is a financial term related to the budget allocated to the development and marketing of a video game.

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#42  Edited By evanbower

@CCforUA said:

If I like both AAA and indie games, does that make me a hipster dudebro?

I prefer good video games. Also, kill me now for using the word "dudebro".

Yeah! You bench while listening to Pavement.

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#43  Edited By musubi

Uh... I'll be honest I like them high-production values son. So yeah I'm usually sticking with bigger budget stuff. I'm glad people are enjoying Hotline Miami and shit but I could fucking care less about shit like that.

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#44  Edited By Jeust
@Animasta said:

I like the ones in the middle, the things made by atlus and Obsidian and CDprojekt and shit

And the late Cavia. :(
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#45  Edited By JZ

Indie games are crap and can burn in hell

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#46  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

I like em all. Depends on the game. Although the last couple years have shown a decline in the general quality of huge budget games. So curious to see if that continues on to the next generation.

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I guess it's too much to ask for a middle ground between big budget populist schlock and pretentious hipster bullshit?

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#48  Edited By Psycosis

@believer258: Don't worry I'm still playing porn games in your heart.

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#49  Edited By Hamst3r

I only play mustache-centric titles. No mustache, no sale.

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I prefer milkshakes to oranges, myself.