You know that sentiment of catharsis you get when people stop talking about how X game is the best thing ever made for many years only to get replaced by that anger you feel when you are told that the game that replaced X is the best thing ever now? Well, Famitsu really brought those feelings forth because of the Survey they recently conducted for their magazine.
The Survey consisted in asking which RPG the Japanese public considered the best RPG of all time. With more than 2,000 votes. Which 56% belong to men and 43% belong to women (With 1% that didn’t specify a gender). In the range of age; 9% belonged to teenagers 36% belongs to people between 20 and 29 year olds, 27% for people between 30 and 39 and 16% for 40+ year olds.
What’s the best RPG of all Time? Survey Says!
Now, the results of the survey are nothing short of impressive, considering I don’t see a certain title standing anywhere close to Number 1. But I do see the game we’re talking about (Persona 5) as the best RPG of all time according to the demographics that voted for it. Here are the Top 20 picks:
1.-Persona 5 – 256 Votes
2.-Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation – 218
3.-Chrono Trigger – 194
4.-NieR: Automata – 177
5.-Final Fantasy VII – 169
6.-Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride – 165
7.-Suikoden II – 155
8.-NieR – 151
9.-Persona 3 – 131
10.-Final Fantasy XV – 110
11.-Xenoblade Chronicles – 104
12.-Final Fantasy X – 100
13.-Xenogears – 91
14.-Persona 4: Golden – 90
15.-Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen – 82
16.-Final Fantasy VI – 81
17.-EarthBound – 78
18.-Final Fantasy IX – 75
19.-Final Fantasy VIII – 74
20.-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 72
So. Final Fanta-I mean; Persona 5 has acquired the status of best RPG of all time according to the avid readers of the Famitsu magazine. I’m certainly surprised that dreaded VII is in number 5 of all places. There’s also a very big abundance of Final Fantasy titles over Dragon Quest titles. And my beloved Xenoblade Chronicles stands at number 11 which stung for a little bit.
But hey, the greatest highlight is the fact that The Witcher: Wild Hunt actually got a place in the Survey results. you know why? Because the game is actually developed by a western company. I must remind you that Famitsu is a Japanese magazine, which means this western title is beloved by Japanese audiences to some degree. And that is great to see.