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Dengeki Online readers think Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G was interesting.

Yeah, I guess it's pretty neat.

 

What was the most interesting game of 2008? Dengeki Online asked its readers that very question and came up with the following top 10:

  • 1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP)
  • 2. Persona 4 (PS2)
  • 3. Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP)
  • 4. Super Robot Taisen Z (PS2)
  • 5. Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriot (PS3)
  • 6. Tales of Vesperia (X360)
  • 7. 428 (Wii)
  • 8. Smash Bros. X (Wii)
  • 9. Phantasy Star Zero (PSP)
  • 10. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)

Notice the PlayStation brand dominance? This isn't too surprising considering the content of Dengeki's magazines. It's definitely a more hardcore crowd than Famitsu's readership.

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Here are a few of the reasons given for the selections. For Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, some dude named Kyuru noted that even in 2009, he's still playing the game, and it looks like it he could end up playing it for a full year. Some dude named Miyabi said that Smash Bros. X can be enjoyed by everyone from light users to heavy users.

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, incidentally, was also number 1 when the survey was conducted in the first half of the year. MGS4 placed 2nd, with Smash Bros. 3rd and Valkyria Chronicles 4th.

Of course, more interesting than Monster Hunter Poratble 2nd G was some of the wacky promotions Capcom thought up, like this karaoke hall menu promotion. That giant slab of meat is actually edible, and I've heard the stuff in that flask makes your penis more genki!

Later on that survey results page, the site posted its readers most wanted list. Star Ocean 4 is the most wanted game amongst the Dengeki Online readers it seems. Dragon Quest IX comes in next, followed by Tales of the World Radiant Mythology, Resident Evil 5, and Street Fighter IV.

I have absolutely no idea how many people contributed to the survey (the page doesn't appear to have any indication), so you'll have to judge for yourself how much of an indication the results are into the minds of the average Japanese gamer.

By the way, these surveys are regular occurrences at Dengeki Online. Last week, they actually posted a ranking of surveys, noting the top 10 most accessed surveys from 2008. In first place was the 24th survey of the year, which asked players to name a game that moved them or made them cry. Final Fantasy X was number 1.

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