Indie game vs. AAA games (Part 2)
The indie style commonly is believed to be more accessible to the wider audience around the world due to several reasons. First, they’re much affordable than AAA games — indie titles almost never cost more than twenty five dollars. Secondly, they have rather simple game style and are easier to understand and play. This simplistic characteristic enables a wide variety of gamers to be able to play and enjoy the game, regardless of gaming skills or experience. Lastly, they have the tendency to be significantly less rely on hardware, which means that for PC players, they won’t need to update their hardware with the latest parts in order for the game to functioning well.
In general, AAA games are more expensive but it doesn’t mean offering more content or any realistic artistic graphical style.
In sharp contrary to indie titles, AAA games are written and developed by big studios that hires hundreds, or even thousands, of people working for them. In addition to that, the projects are supported by many publisher (both big and small), which given the development team with a massive resources to work on. Thanks to the size of the budget and development teams, AAA games are typically long, large, heavy and feature detailed, complex sound with art graphics. The term AAA itself is meant to refer to the expectations of players that these games are developed with incredibly high-quality.
As a result of the much larger cash and resources investment that goes into AAA games, they always cost more money to purchase than indie games. Typically, AAA games cost range from $45 to $65. Gameplay in AAA games also has the tendency to have a lot more complexity, and in multiplayer games mode, there’s often a learning curve presented that players have to work to pass. Since they usually features cutting-edge visuals, PC players need to update their equipment with strong enough hardware to run the title smoothly.