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In issue 241, we asked readers whether they prefer playing indie games or triple-A blockbusters. While the majority favored indie games, some readers preferred blockbusters, while others found it impossible to choose. Here are some of the responses we received..
Do you have a preference for indie games or triple-A blockbusters? Share your reasoning in the comments below!
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I tend to play more indie games because they tend to be smaller, and I'm often wary to get invested in a long, expensive AAA title when I'm as busy as I am. That said, my all-time favorite games are fairly split between the two categories, so I can't really say I have a strong preference.
Very insightful story.
I really don't have a preference between Indie or Triple-A game. Once I'm having fun, all is good....
For me, it's whoever executes their concepts and ideas best and captures my interest. It doesn't have to be GOTY for me to have an interest in it.
I thik I might fall in the last category too .. If it interests me I lay it , if not I pass on it . Lately tho more of the Triple-A titles have been disappointing me tho once I've gotten to play them ( ac3 and dishonored for example) , Least with indies if its disappointing I didn't drop a large amount of cash on it n regret my purchase long as its fun to play.
I'm probably in the last category. While I prefer triple-A titles, if there is an indie game that interests me, then I'll buy it, but I haven't really found that many Indie games that I like. So while I'm somewhat neutral, I'm definitely leaning towards Triple-A.
Mostly the last category for me. As long as I'm having fun, that's the important thing. But if I had to choose between two equally good games, one indie and one triple-A, I'd probably wind up choosing the triple-A game.
AAA usually gets it done for me. I believe there's truth to Crytek's ceo saying graphics are 60% of a game. I bought Crysis 3 for the graphics and gameplay. I cannot play Oblivion because of how bad it looks and plays despite being an amazing tale. My % are graphics 55% gameplay 25% story 20% with exceptions going to story over gameplay on occassion.
Depends on the title. I can say that i have enjoyed AAAs more than indies, but it really depends. AAA's like Rayman, DKCR, and LOZ are generally more deep and replayable experiences. But i still really enjoy indies and prefer a game like minecraft over COD any day. So i guess it depends on how creative and fun the game is.
All I care about is good games. It doesn't matter if the game was made by 300 people with a budget of $25 million or if it was made by one guy over the course of 5 years. I have no problem mentioning Gears of War 3 and Journey in the same sentence because they're both friggin' fantastic. I hate Assassin's Creed 3, but I love Bastion. I love roaming the wastes of Fallout 3, but I hate the walky-walky look-but-don't-touch Dear Esther. It all depends on the game.
Indie games. More innovation.