10443 posts since 18/05/09
I feel like they are a nice bonus.
20486 posts since 01/12/13
Depends on the importance to whom and for what purpose.
Indie games aren't some cool new invention. They are the inevitable compromise of a growing gaming industry. It's not like there could be a world where they not exist.
1549 posts since 22/06/12
I quite enjoy indies (or smaler, downloadable games that are not indie). It gives a nice balance to big budget games and can be a ton of fun.
3013 posts since 01/10/07
It seems that this gen they are more important than ever, filling in gaps left by major parties. Sonys "less AAA" comment was pretty telling to me as to how many less major disc base releases we will be seeing compared to the previous gen.
Getting an XBOX One for me is like being in a bad relationship but staying together because we have kids. XBone we have 20000+ achievement points, 2+ years of XBL Gold and 20000+ MS points. I think its best we stay together if only for the MS points.
Nintendo Treehouse is what happens when a publisher is confident and proud of its games and doesn't need to show CGI lies for five minutes.
34575 posts since 02/03/14
They are insignificant. The gaming industry would be no worse of if they didn't exist.
6054 posts since 25/05/07
As my most favorite genre (see sig) is considered indie these days, indie games are the most important ones to me.
16652 posts since 16/10/11
on 19 July 2014
Not important to me at all. I've only seen a few catch my eye so far.
5910 posts since 07/08/08
on 19 July 2014
I've played a decent number of indies and most of the best ones hardly hold a candle to larger budget titles. Most of the indies I've played were considered to be the gems of indie games. Indie titles are cheap, and well, you get what you pay for. Some genres are lacking in games, so indie games do fill those gaps if you want to play new games in a specific genre, but even then they leave a lot to be desired.,