Dammit Parrot, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy are still the two most popular franchises of all time in Japan. When will you realize that the amount of fan stuff on the internet does not equal overall popularity?
Man-Frog, just because I forgot to mention those two franchises doesn't mean I should have. You pretty much remind me of a hardcore gamer saying "You call yourself a gamer when you have never experienced *insert popular game here*?"
Post by Shrikeswind on Jun 15, 2010 4:01:06 GMT -5
Parrot, I hate to push this further, but really, he has a point. Top *insert number* lists like this are popularity contests. So you're not going to see Touhou Project even provided as much.
There really is no accurate way to do this, since all polls of the sort depend on getting people to reply, and the only people who are going to reply are the people who are paying attention, which means the people who it applies to most, in this example gamers. Now, that RuneScape even MADE that list is completely bogus, since it's one game with currently somewhere in the 100,000's (I'm not sure on the exact number, but it's less than a million and more than 100,000) playing it GLOBALLY. And that it beat Final Fantasy just makes the list all the more hilariously lame. Congrats, Guinness (if it really was you responsible.) You managed to gather severe failure like it was failure season and the fail trees were having a bumper crop of fail.
Just because YOU'RE not interested in them doesn't add to the fact that they are the most popular series in Japan by far. Toohoo whatever isn't a big name series, and the fact that it's Japan only probably means that its not popular enough to come stateside.
The Dragon Quest series is the ALL TIME highest selling franchise in Japan by far. If this list was made for Japan it would include DQ, Final Fantasy, and Monster Hunter at the very top.
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
Aug 25, 2020 5:28:43 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5