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mZuzek said:
Snoopy said:
Not sure if it counts, but Cuphead and Ori are must haves imo.

I don't think they do.

AA is hard to quantify, but I know I would rather play those games over most AAA SP games this generation.



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I forgot about Ori. If we're counting that, it's probably tied with Captain Toad for me.



Cerebralbore101 said:

With the death of the 3DS AA games have become an endangered species.

Not in my book. If anything they're starting to make a comeback.

OT: A lot of the stuff coming out of Focus Home Interactive these days, such as A Plague Tale and Insurgency: Sandstorm. Mordhau also kicks ass if that qualifies as AA.



A couple such titles I've really enjoyed in the last couple years have been A Plague Tale: Innocence and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Just throwing those out there as recommendations.



All of them, except Justice For All. That was the low point of the Ace Attorney series.



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First and foremost it has to be Night In The Woods, my favourite game of all time. A few others of my favourite AA games are;

Stardew Valley
Hollow Knight
The Banner Saga Trilogy
Pyre
Inside
Celeste
Flower
Undertale
Transistor
Flipping Death
Donut Country
Cosmic Star Heroine
Oxenfree
Alone With You
GRIS
Va-11 Hall-a
The Gardens Between

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I'm a bit iffy on the term "AA". To me that suggests just a step below AAA, so something like Splatoon 2 or Xenoblade 2.

A lot of games people label as "AA" I'd more call a "B" game.



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curl-6 said:

I'm a bit iffy on the term "AA". To me that suggests just a step below AAA, so something like Splatoon 2 or Xenoblade 2.

A lot of games people label as "AA" I'd more call a "B" game.

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



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Mar1217 said:
curl-6 said:

I'm a bit iffy on the term "AA". To me that suggests just a step below AAA, so something like Splatoon 2 or Xenoblade 2.

A lot of games people label as "AA" I'd more call a "B" game.

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

All of those I would call AA games. In general if the core dev team is bigger than 15 people, or the budget is bigger than a hundred thousand, I would call it AA. I'm not sure what the average AAA budget is though. 



curl-6 said:

I'm a bit iffy on the term "AA". To me that suggests just a step below AAA, so something like Splatoon 2 or Xenoblade 2.

A lot of games people label as "AA" I'd more call a "B" game.

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.