Top 10 Reasons Why the Indie Genre of Video Games is Overrated

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The Top Ten

1 Some of its games are just as big of cash cows as AAA ones (Minecraft, FNAF)
2 Nearly all of its games are basically clones of other pre-existing games (Axiom Verge, Undertale, Shovel Knight, etc.)
3 The fact that smaller teams make them serves as a way of lowering people's expectations
4 The only indie games anyone ever pays attention to are the very few actually good ones
5 Many of the knock-off ones are often called superior to their original counterparts
6 Its games are often just a bit too short for their own good
7 They're all kind of the same, much like with AAA games
8 It's not even a real genre, just a type of game development
9 It actually has an even worse fanbase than AAA games do
10 Their retro art style is way overused and is getting old

The Contenders

11 It's been getting way too much Let's Play attention lately
12 Games like Shovel Knight and Guacamelee are now beginning to apeear in full-sized console game cases
13 Many of its developers are quite frankly arrogant and egotistical douchebags (Phil Fish, Phil Fish, and did I mention Phil Fish)
14 A large part of the reason it gets so much praise in the first place is because of how much the overall standards of AAA gaming have declined over the years
15 Because of how popular it's becoming, reviewers feel the need to endlessly shower it with praise because it makes money for themselves
16 There has really never been a terribly innovative indie game, unless you count Minecraft and Undertale
17 Many of its gameplay gimmicks feel tacked-on and nowhere near as creative as people claim
18 Almost all of them are incredibly pretentious and teach a lot of incredibly forced artistic morals
19 Undertale literally got perfect 10/10 reviews from both Zero Punctuation AND Jim Sterling
20 Minecraft has gotten so big that it has literally become a merchandising icon at Six Flags now
21 Back in the Atari days, pretty much everything was an indie game
22 Its games pretty much never live up to the amount of hype and expectations set by their fanbases
23 Some of its games have gotten so much fanart, fanfiction and Rule 34 that it's just sickening (FNAF, Undertale)
24 They are some of the biggest memes on the Internet at the moment (Undertale, FNAF, Minecraft)
25 Very few of its games actually have as good of a soundtrack as people claim
26 Bad graphics
27 Their low price points also serve as a method of lowering expectations for their overall quality
28 The Memes, Memes, Memes
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1. Some of its games are just as big of cash cows as AAA ones (Minecraft, FNAF)
2. Nearly all of its games are basically clones of other pre-existing games (Axiom Verge, Undertale, Shovel Knight, etc.)
3. The fact that smaller teams make them serves as a way of lowering people's expectations
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