Final Fantasy XV Rated by Famitsu Readers; Survey Reveals Favorite Characters, Play Times and More

Final Fantasy XV Rated by Famitsu Readers; Survey Reveals Favorite Characters, Play Times and More

A new survey reveals how the readers of the popular Japanese magazine Famitsu felt about Final Fantasy XV.

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu included the results of a survey conducted by Famitsu among it readers, asking them their impressions on Final Fantasy XV, including a personal score, play times, favorite characters, weapons, and how did they feel about a variety of features.

The survey was conducted between March 11th and March 12th, and received 2649 votes. You can read the results below.

What is your play time?

Total play time:

  • Less than 10 hours: 2%
  • Between 10 and 20 hours: 3%
  • Between 20 and 30 hours: 5%
  • Between 30 and 50 hours: 12%
  • Between 50 and 100 hours: 28%
  • Over 100 hours: 50%

Play time to the ending of the game:

  • Less than 10 hours: 1%
  • Between 10 and 20 hours: 4%
  • Between 20 and 30 hours: 12%
  • Between 30 and 40 hours: 12%
  • Between 40 and 50 hours: 16%
  • Over 50 hours: 55%

Play time after the ending of the game:

  • Less than 10 hours: 23%
  • Between 10 and 20 hours: 12%
  • Between 20 and 30 hours: 9%
  • Between 30 and 40 hours: 5%
  • Between 40 and 50 hours: 5%
  • Over 50 hours: 46%

How did you feel about the difficulty?

  • It was very difficult: 1%
  • It was a bit difficult: 7%
  • It was just right: 48%
  • It was a bit easy: 29%
  • It was very easy: 15%

What score would you give to the game?

  • Between 0 and 10: 99 votes
  • Between 11 and 20: 73 votes
  • Between 21 and 30: 92 votes
  • Between 31 and 40: 65 votes
  • Between 31 and 50: 132 votes
  • Between 51 and 60: 135 votes
  • Between 61 and 70: 316 votes
  • Between 71 and 80: 550 votes
  • Between 81 and 90: 589 votes
  • Between 91 and 100: 539 votes

Average rating: 73.9

How did you feel the first action system of the numbered series?

  • Very dissatisfied: 7%
  • A little dissatisfied: 12%
  • It was ok: 17%
  • Satisfied: 39%
  • Very satisfied: 25%

What kind of weapon was the easiest to use?

  • Sword: 1809 votes
  • Daggers: 338 votes
  • Spear: 251 votes
  • Greatsword: 171 votes
  • Shield: 21 votes
  • Machinery: 5 votes
  • Gun: 4 votes

How did you feel about the road trip on a car?

  • Very dissatisfied: 9%
  • A little dissatisfied: 15%
  • It was ok: 18%
  • Satisfied: 32%
  • Very satisfied: 26%

How did you feel about the photo system?

  • Very dissatisfied: 5%
  • A little dissatisfied: 6%
  • It was ok: 17%
  • Satisfied: 22%
  • Very satisfied: 56%

How did you feel about fishing?

  • Very dissatisfied: 5%
  • A little dissatisfied: 11%
  • It was ok: 22%
  • Satisfied: 33%
  • Very satisfied: 29%

Who is your favorite character?

  • Noctis: 698 votes
  • Ignis: 384 votes
  • Prompto: 373 votes
  • Aranea: 250 votes
  • Lunafreya: 170 votes
  • Ardyn: 121 votes
  • Iris: 115 votes
  • Cidney: 106 votes
  • Gladiolus: 95 votes
  • Gentiana: 69 votes

What’s your impression of the DLC?

  • Not too good: 23%
  • I had fun/I’m looking forward to it: 77%

Did you play the mobile games related to Final Fantasy XV?

  • Yes: 40%
  • No: 60%

Have you been to the Square Enix Cafe that had a collaboration with Final Fantasy XV?

  • Yes: 20%
  • No: 80%

The impression of the game appears to be positive among a vast majority of users, that have been kept busy for a very relevant number of hours in average.

Prompto’s photos were the best received feature among those examined, while the car brought less overall satisfaction, even if the majority still liked it.

Unsurprisingly, Noctis was considered the best character overall, and the favorite among the boys, with Ignis ranking second. On the other hand, it appears that Gladio really failed to grab the hearts of Famitsu’s readers. Among the girls, Aranea beat Luna quite soundly, and there’s no surprise there as well.

Square Enix also recently released the first story DLC for the game, Episode Gladiolus. It comes with two tracks composed by NieR: Automata maestro Keiichi Okabe. It also gives a chance to unlock a rather fetching “rugged” outfit for Gladio, and rewards completion with a teaser of the next DLC Episode Prompto, that will come in June.