Top 5 Games for Atlus’ Katsura Hashino, Kazuhisa Wada, Kazuyuki Yamai in 2017

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This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1518 features a questionnaire that was given to multiple Japanese celebrities and game creators to rank the ‘trendiest’ games of 2017.

The top 10 most popular games overall this year, in order, are:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Dragon Quest XI
  3. NieR: Automata
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Super Mario Odyssey
  6. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  8. Monster Hunter XX
  9. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  10. Super Famicom Mini

Three different Atlus developers were given the questionnaire:

Katsura Hashino’s Top 5 2017 Games

Katsura Hashino (Director and Producer at Studio Zero)

Katsura Hashino is an Atlus director and producer of Persona 5, and a producer of Catherine: Full Body. A lead director of Studio Zero, he is one of the developers who responded to the questionnaire for the five remarkable games he played in 2017:

  1. Dragon Quest XI (2017)
  2. Wizardry: Summoner (2001)
  3. Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (1988)
  4. Star Force (Arcade Archives) (2015)
  5. Papers, Please (2013)

In a recent Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 651 interview, Hashino stated that the game that left the biggest impression on him this year was Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

Kazuhisa Wada’s Top 5 2017 Games

Kazuhisa Wada (Director and Producer at P Studio)

Kazuhisa Wada is an Atlus director and producer of Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night. He is part of P Studio, and is one of the developers who responded to the questionnaire for the five remarkable games he played in 2017:

  1. Resident Evil VII (2017)
  2. Animal Tower  (2017)
  3. Dragon Quest: XI  (2017)
  4. Dragon Quest Builders (2016)
  5. Valkyrie Connect (2016)

In a recent Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 651 interview, Wada stated that the game that left the biggest impression on him this year was NieR: Automata.

Kazuyuki Yamai’s Top 5 2017 Games

Kazuyuki Yamai (Director and Producer of Team Maniax)

Kazuyuki Yamai is an Atlus producer of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and of Shin Megami Tensei V. A representative of Team Maniax, he is one of the developers who responded to the questionnaire for the five remarkable games he played in 2017:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
  3. Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)
  4. Resident Evil VII (2017)
  5. Candy Crush Saga (2012)

Last year, a post was made for the top 5 games Hashino and Yamai played in 2016.

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