Do you like indie games more, less, same as AAA?

#1 Edited by darkknight9174 (224 posts) -

Question in the title. Do you think that the number of quality games would increase if people funded indie developers more often through crowdsourcing type of initiatives? Or, do you think the games would be worse since there is no incentive to release on a schedule, etc.?

#2 Edited by Jacanuk (3610 posts) -

@darkknight9174 said:

Question in the title. Do you think that the number of quality games would increase if people funded indie developers more often through crowdsourcing type of initiatives? Or, do you think the games would be worse since there is no incentive to release on a schedule, etc.?

I am a gamer so all that matters is that i can enjoy the game. So no matter who made them, be it AAA games or indie games. for me a indie game like Papers please or Risk of rain is as good as any top ranked AAA games, GTA, Assassins creed etc. also Indie games pretty much revived the adventure genre and that is something i always found enjoyment in.

#3 Posted by mastermetal777 (536 posts) -

Doesn't matter to me if it's indie or AAA as long as I enjoy the game.

#4 Posted by Behardy24 (2278 posts) -

I like indie games the same as AAA games. As long the game is good.

#5 Posted by Minishdriveby (9943 posts) -

It's a case by case basis.

#6 Edited by Archangel3371 (15131 posts) -

I much more prefer the AAA games myself. I think I've only ever played no more then 5 indie games in my 35+ years of gaming and the only one I've really ever enjoyed much was Minecraft.

#8 Posted by illmatic87 (14939 posts) -

Just as long as the games are good. I dont mind a good AAA game, but one that interests me is hard to come by. Mostly due to delays and them all releasing at the end of the year.

As a consumer in my age, though, I think I prefer indies. They tend to be short, low risk and heavily focused. They fill in the long gaps between AAA releases (that I may not even like) when I just want something to play. I also like that they have a personal soul in them, feeling more like a passion project, over a deliberate product.

#9 Posted by Pffrbt (6355 posts) -

Doesn't matter to me if it's indie or AAA as long as I enjoy the game.

I don't think this topic is asking whether or not being AAA or indie affects your enjoyment of a game. I think it's asking which you typically find yourself enjoying more.

#10 Posted by maynardburger (187 posts) -

There's a whole lot of fantastic indie games out there, but I still find that the large majority of my playing time is spent on AAA games.

I think with indies, too many of them are one-trick ponies and are shorter experiences. Which is fine, there's nothing wrong with that necessarily as the game prices do tend to reflect that so its fair, but it also means that I usually end up playing one, typically having a good time with it, but then I'm ready to move on and play a larger-scale game again.

#11 Posted by Jeager_Titan (896 posts) -

I find enjoying AAA games more but I think indie games may quickly replace that.

#12 Posted by tempura13 (406 posts) -

Indie or not, as long as its fun, I'm all for it!

#14 Posted by harry_james_pot (10115 posts) -

Who cares. A good game is a good game.

#15 Posted by johnd13 (7797 posts) -

As long as a game offers what I seek, I don't care if it's indie or not.

#16 Posted by superveka (108 posts) -

good game is good game no matter indie or otherwise

#17 Edited by darkknight9174 (224 posts) -

The question is not asking whether or not a game being indie makes it more or less fun, it is asking whether you typically enjoy indie games more, less or about the same as AAA titles. It's a preference question, not a question about how "hip" or "rebellious" you are. I would only expect a tool to say that being AAA or indie automatically makes them like it less just because of who made it. Yes, you could choose to not play a game because of a certain publisher or developer, but deciding you hate a game just because XYZ made it is extremely stupid.

#18 Posted by wiouds (4973 posts) -

I do enjoy AAA games more than indie. I find many indie games as a whole is not well made. Say a one trick pony is a good description of many of them.

I do not like side scrollers or top down beat them up so the cuts down the number of indie games out there down some much.

#19 Posted by sukraj (21585 posts) -

I'm not into indie games