I'd easily qualify both of these as AAA though.
Though I already expect every definitions of "AAA" to be somewhat personal to each individual so there's no problem for anyone else to think otherwise.
But I digress, I'll give some diverse examples of what I think qualify to the "AA" rank :
- Fire Emblem 3DS games
- Octopath Traveler
- Captain Toad
- Plague Tale
- Yoshi's Crafted World
- Super Mario 3D Land
Yeah it's one of those things where personal opinions are going to vary.
For me, "AAA" is itself a term used to describe only the biggest games with the highest production values, as in "not just an A game, but a TRIPLE A GAME!" It describes the likes of GTA 5, RDR2, COD, Uncharted, etc, the dreadnaughts of the industry. "AA" to me then suggests a game that still has a great deal of production value, just not quite the absolute top tier.
Stuff like 3DS Fire Emblem I'd call B games.
Mind you, I don't see it as a measurement of quality, so I'm not denigrating any game by calling it a "B" game, just making an observation of its relative production values.
Agreed. It seems like some people are using a definition that puts like 90% of all games in the AA category. Like, if it isn't Call of Duty, or GTA, it must be AA.
Exactly, I feel like it's more nuanced than that, that there's multiple categories in between something like RDR2 and a simple 2D indie game made by one person.