I guess it's because I mostly enjoy FPS games, and indie games tend to be anything but. But still, I have tried/bough platformers from indie and smaller devs (like that newest Yooka-Laylee game) but I just don't enjoy those like I enjoyed Rayman Legends for example. And neither do my kids.
Tend to favour indie games to massive AAA ones nowadays. I just find them to be much more interesting, focusing on a certain mechanic or theme instead of trying to do it all. On top of that as I've gotten older, indie games are just much better suited to my schedule and don't overstay their welcome.
Exactly. They specialize in certain areas, and you get and can explore deeper and more complex mechanics, systems, ect.....just pertaining to that particular sub genre or whatever.
Meanwhile, take a AAA game like Skyrim, which tries to have this really wide scope, having you do all these different things, which sounds cool, but everything is so shallow and uninteresting it wears out it's welcome really FAST.