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#1 Posted by BlizzFan (4 posts) -

Which game would that be?  I'd vote for Fable 2.

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#2 Posted by Keano (488 posts) -
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#3 Posted by Lies (3985 posts) -

 Keano said:

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10 out 10 is AAAA

9 is AAA

8 is AA

7 is A

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What he said.
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#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14816 posts) -

I've never understood why people use A's instead of just saying the actual scores. Its always seemed stupid to me.

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#5 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"I've never understood why people use A's instead of just saying the actual scores. Its always seemed stupid to me."
 I agree
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#6 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"I've never understood why people use A's instead of just saying the actual scores. Its always seemed stupid to me."
Because a sequence of letters is more indicative of quality, obviously.
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#7 Edited by Justaddwater (300 posts) -

Dosnt triple A just mean a huge blockbuster game? thats what ive always taken it as.

Like if Microsoft were to say "We have a huge line up of AAA titles for you this holiday season"

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#8 Posted by brukaoru (5134 posts) -
Justaddwater said:
"Dosnt triple A just mean a huge blockbuster game? thats what ive always taken it as."
As far as I know, that's what it means.
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#9 Posted by Keano (488 posts) -
Justaddwater said:
"Dosnt triple A just mean a huge blockbuster game? thats what ive always taken it as.

Like if Microsoft were to say "We have a huge line up of AAA titles for you this holiday season"

"
Thats the hype.

If a suppoesed AAA game (Lair, Haze) doesnt get te AAA scores, then its a FLOP
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#10 Posted by BombermanKiIIer (284 posts) -

AAAA - All Marvelous
AAA - All Perfect/Marvelous
AA - 95% Perfect/Marvelous + 5% Great
A - 80% Perfect/Marvelous

Am I right?

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#11 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (5040 posts) -
BombermanKiIIer said:
"AAAA - All Marvelous
AAA - All Perfect/Marvelous
AA - 95% Perfect/Marvelous + 5% Great
A - 80% Perfect/Marvelous

Am I right?"

A= sort of cool
AA = good game
AAA = great game
AAAA = great game that got the reviewer's luck
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#12 Posted by TheGamerGeek (2885 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"BombermanKiIIer said:
"AAAA - All Marvelous
AAA - All Perfect/Marvelous
AA - 95% Perfect/Marvelous + 5% Great
A - 80% Perfect/Marvelous

Am I right?"

A= sort of cool
AA = good game
AAA = great game
AAAA = great game that got the reviewer's luck"
GTA IV?
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#13 Edited by CharleyTony (1022 posts) -

I think that in order to have a AAAA game you would need to be better than a AAA game which is almost considered perfect.

Following that logic I would say that a AAAA game whould have to be appealing even to people who do not like the genre of that game ... it would have to transcend its genre...

I dont think thats even possible ....

I could point out Super MArio Bros 3 but Im just saying that because I think that it is the best game of all time... does it deserve a AAAA mrti badge ?? you decide ....



PS GTA IV wold not be a AAAA game (IMO) it would perhaps be one of the best AAA games and by far the best game in its franchise ....

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#14 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (5040 posts) -
CharleyTony said:
"I think that in order to have a AAAA game you would need to be better than a AAA game which is almost considered perfect.

Following that logic I would say that a AAAA game whould have to be appealing even to people who do not like the genre of that game ... it would have to transcend its genre...

I dont think thats even possible ....

I could point out Super MArio Bros 3 but Im just saying that because I think that it is the best game of all time... does it deserve a AAAA mrti badge ?? you decide ....



PS GTA IV wold not be a AAAA game (IMO) it would perhaps be one of the best AAA games and by far the best game in its franchise ...."

GTA would be AA imo.  Id give it a 8.2 / 4/5
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#15 Posted by normajean777 (473 posts) -

mgs4 and gta4 are examples of AAAA this gen it means they are prime

AAAA=10
AAA-9.0-9.5
AA-8.0-8.5
A-7.0-7.5
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#16 Posted by Jeff (5629 posts) -

Once and for all, AAA is largely an internal term that roughly means "A GAME WE ARE THROWING OUR FULL DEVELOPMENT AND/OR MARKETING MUSCLE INTO." It has more to do with the spending of advertising dollars or the game's sales potential than with the game's quality. It probably started with some business dudes applying Bond credit ratings to games. It's similar to the film industry's "A-list." As in, "I would like to work on a movie with strong buzz and an A-list director attached."

The games that you see everywhere you look, with TV ads and wall-to-wall preview coverage, those are typically the AAA games. It occasionally slips out to the press in the form of a sentence like "well, this is our big Triple A title for the Fall" or something like that. It could mean Halo. It could mean Red Steel. Different companies use it different ways. Some probably don't use it at all.

I'm not really sure why people started thinking that it had something to do with review scores. It's pretty stupid.
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#17 Posted by BombermanKiIIer (284 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"BombermanKiIIer said:
"AAAA - All Marvelous
AAA - All Perfect/Marvelous
AA - 95% Perfect/Marvelous + 5% Great
A - 80% Perfect/Marvelous

Am I right?"

A= sort of cool
AA = good game
AAA = great game
AAAA = great game that got the reviewer's luck"
You totally missed my DDR reference xD
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#18 Posted by normajean777 (473 posts) -
Jeff said:
"Once and for all, AAA is largely an internal term that roughly means "A GAME WE ARE THROWING OUR FULL DEVELOPMENT AND/OR MARKETING MUSCLE INTO." It has more to do with the spending of advertising dollars or the game's sales potential than with the game's quality. It probably started with some business dudes applying Bond credit ratings to games. It's similar to the film industry's "A-list." As in, "I would like to work on a movie with strong buzz and an A-list director attached."
The games that you see everywhere you look, with TV ads and wall-to-wall preview coverage, those are typically the AAA games. It occasionally slips out to the press in the form of a sentence like "well, this is our big Triple A title for the Fall" or something like that. It could mean Halo. It could mean Red Steel. Different companies use it different ways. Some probably don't use it at all.

I'm not really sure why people started thinking that it had something to do with review scores. It's pretty stupid.
"
Well when you go on systems war a lot you get use to it  i guess.
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#19 Edited by Jecrell (292 posts) -

10 is AAAA

9 is AAA

8 is AA

7 is A

6 is B

5 is C

4 is D

3 is F

2 is FF

1 is FFF

0 is FFFF

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#20 Posted by Joker (703 posts) -
Jeff said:
"Once and for all, AAA is largely an internal term that roughly means "A GAME WE ARE THROWING OUR FULL DEVELOPMENT AND/OR MARKETING MUSCLE INTO." It has more to do with the spending of advertising dollars or the game's sales potential than with the game's quality. It probably started with some business dudes applying Bond credit ratings to games. It's similar to the film industry's "A-list." As in, "I would like to work on a movie with strong buzz and an A-list director attached."
The games that you see everywhere you look, with TV ads and wall-to-wall preview coverage, those are typically the AAA games. It occasionally slips out to the press in the form of a sentence like "well, this is our big Triple A title for the Fall" or something like that. It could mean Halo. It could mean Red Steel. Different companies use it different ways. Some probably don't use it at all.

I'm not really sure why people started thinking that it had something to do with review scores. It's pretty stupid.
"
Than I am proclaiming The Dark Knight a AAAA movie because that movies hype was RIDICULOUS.
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#21 Posted by RandomHero666 (3183 posts) -

Orange box is the only "game" i would consider AAAA lately,
Im hoping Fable 2, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead and Far Cry 2 fall into that caterory

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#22 Posted by Rowr (5861 posts) -
Jeff said:
"Once and for all, AAA is largely an internal term that roughly means "A GAME WE ARE THROWING OUR FULL DEVELOPMENT AND/OR MARKETING MUSCLE INTO." It has more to do with the spending of advertising dollars or the game's sales potential than with the game's quality. It probably started with some business dudes applying Bond credit ratings to games. It's similar to the film industry's "A-list." As in, "I would like to work on a movie with strong buzz and an A-list director attached."
The games that you see everywhere you look, with TV ads and wall-to-wall preview coverage, those are typically the AAA games. It occasionally slips out to the press in the form of a sentence like "well, this is our big Triple A title for the Fall" or something like that. It could mean Halo. It could mean Red Steel. Different companies use it different ways. Some probably don't use it at all.

I'm not really sure why people started thinking that it had something to do with review scores. It's pretty stupid.
"

This thread is dumb. There is no need for something to be considered AAAA. The definition is already set at AAA.
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#23 Posted by MIALER_DAEMON (455 posts) -

haha fable horrible rpg I think.

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#24 Posted by Vaxadrin (2319 posts) -

So basically you're asking if we can raise the absurd hyperbole level past what it's already at?

Sounds like something we can shoot for.

MGS5/GTA5/Halo 4 = "These are officially the first AAAA games ever!"

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#25 Posted by TwoOneFive (9786 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"So basically you're asking if we can raise the absurd hyperbole level past what it's already at?

Sounds like something we can shoot for.

MGS5/GTA5/Halo 4 = "These are officially the first AAAA games ever!""
metal gear solid 4 was a AAAA title doofus, no need for wishful thinking. 
gta4 was also a AAAA title.
but MGS4 was the first AAAAE title, meaning it was exclusive to PS3
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#26 Edited by Giantkitty (869 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"So basically you're asking if we can raise the absurd hyperbole level past what it's already at?

Sounds like something we can shoot for.

MGS5/GTA5/Halo 4 = "These are officially the first AAAA games ever!""
I call it grade inflation, and some day things will be graded up 100A, which will be "perfect"

90A-99A it gets an A for getting A's ; 80A-89A it gets a B for getting A's ; ... <60A it gets an F for geting A's

part of the problem is the new gen graphics keep getting better, so if an Atari game got an A, what does an excellent Nintendo game get and so on down the line

edit: I hit ">" instead of "<" for "F"
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#27 Posted by MIALER_DAEMON (455 posts) -


I think compay of hereos much better game than mgs4.
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#28 Posted by MIALER_DAEMON (455 posts) -
TwoOneFive said:
"Vaxadrin said:
"So basically you're asking if we can raise the absurd hyperbole level past what it's already at?

Sounds like something we can shoot for.

MGS5/GTA5/Halo 4 = "These are officially the first AAAA games ever!""
metal gear solid 4 was a AAAA title doofus, no need for wishful thinking. 
gta4 was also a AAAA title.
but MGS4 was the first AAAAE title, meaning it was exclusive to PS3
"
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/926596.asp
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/927618.asp?q=Company%20Of

haha critic agree metal gear solid 4 big anime episode
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#29 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -

What would be an AA and A title?

I think I more or less only play AAA games, tbh...

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#30 Edited by chazer127 (216 posts) -

no game is perfect so getting a AAAA grade is imposible, unlesse it is actualy perfect, which is imposible

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#31 Posted by Mushir (2631 posts) -

I prefer numbers instead of A's.

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#32 Posted by MIALER_DAEMON (455 posts) -

most game media very currupt.

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#33 Posted by zeus_gb (636 posts) -

Why do people insist on using all this AAAA, AAA, AA, A, crap.  It all sounds fanboyish to me!

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#34 Posted by Justaddwater (300 posts) -

Its got nothing to do with quality, its all about how 'big' the game is.

AAA titles are just huge games, system sellers like mgs4 and gears.