news\ Dec 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Famitsu poll shows Final Fantasy makes Japanese gamers cry


Famitsu is the largest gaming magazine in Japan, so well known that many Western gamers treat their review scores as the word of god. Recently, the magazine polled gamers for a top-20 list, though this one was a bit stranger than the tired Game of the Year polls we've be seeing. Instead, they asked gamers to name the video games caused them to shed the most tears, with a certain RPG series dominating the list.

  • 1. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
  • 2. Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
  • 3. Okami (PS2)
  • 4. Clannad (PS2)
  • 5. Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2)
  • 6. Steins;Gate (Xbox 360)
  • 7. AIR (DC)
  • 8. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
  • 9. Mother 3 (GBA)
  • 10. Final Fantasy Type 0 (PSP)
  • 11. Little Busters! (PS2)
  • 12. Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
  • 13. Nier Replicant (PS3)
  • 14. 428 (Wii)
  • 15. Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
  • 16. Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
  • 17. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
  • 18. Tales of Legendia (PS2)
  • 19. ICO (PS2)
  • 20. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Final Fantasy seems to be the series most rife with tear-jerking tragedy, with six total games adorning the list. Though Final Fantasy X and VII are easy picks for their drama, its interesting to see recent release Type 0 making it all the way to number 10. Also very interesting are the appearance of two Metal Gear Solid games. Though the series has seen most of its success in the West, even Japanese gamers were reduced to tears by its heartwrenching portrayal of Solid Snake's trials. Then there's Nier Replicant, the game that forces you to erase your save game to get the true ending.

Forty hours of progress gone in the blink of an eye? Jeez, it's... so dusty in here. *Sniff*

Thanks: Sankaku Complex (NSFW)

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