Developers play games too. They also have their likes and dislikes. 107 Japanese devs were asked what their most memorable game was out of two decades' worth of the PlayStation library. Here's the top 6.
Japanese gaming mag Dengeki Playstation, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation platform, sent out the questionnaires to 107 Japanese game developers. The top 6 games boiled down to the following.
[UPDATE] It has been pointed out that there are 8 titles when the list is indicated as the "top 6." This is due to titles #6 to #8 all getting the same number of votes and thus all tying for the #6 spot.
Once again, people love Final Fantasy VII. Small wonder, considering the influence the game has had. Perhaps more interesting, on the other hand, is that games like Ridge Racer and Parappa the Rapper remain so deeply embedded in developers' minds as to be their most memorable PlayStation game after 20 years.
It'll be interesting to see what the next generation of developers answer in another 20 years.
Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.
To contact the author of this post, write to cogitoergonihilATgmail.com or find him on Twitter @tnakamura8.