I feel rebellious.... AAA means it was made by a large company. That does not mean it is really good. Not sure how you can dismiss gameplay and story, as many games with simple graphics, can make a very professional beautiful game simply based on unique gameplay and/or a compelling story. AAA? Or Indie? Does it matter if the game sells and gets noticed? Judging only on graphics and technical (what does that include because are not graphics and gameplay mechanics technical too?) is what has gotten us to the point where graphics are amazing and available to Indies, but the games themselves are often not very unique or different. Somehow the idea is that games, indie or AAA need the top of the line super realistic graphics to be fun has permeated the gaming community. Instead, we find that some of the most popular games are beautiful and compelling without cutting edge graphics. We also forget that games do not have to follow the crowd, sometimes the breakout game is something different, something no one but an indie could take a chance on making. I did not follow your rules...but then your rules sadly were limiting.