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Final Fantasy VII remake survey – full results!

by July 9, 2015 1 comment

Final Fantasy VII remake E3 trailer screenshot 2
The Lifestream recently ran a survey to gather fans’ reactions to the Final Fantasy VII remake announcement. We were delighted with the responses, with more than 200 of them coming in for us to read. The results were discussed in episode two of our relaunched podcast, published a couple of days ago, but we can now present the full results.

Some statistical analysis of the numerical questions is given below, but of more interest are the varied and detailed answers which were given to the written questions. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of them prevents us from publishing them here, but you can find them all, as well as graphs of the numerical questions, in the full response summary. Note that the names of the respondents have been removed.

Sector 1: Your Reaction

How much were you hoping for a Final Fantasy VII remake before it was announced?
1 = Not at all, 7 = More than anything else

Responses: 201
Mean: 5.43
Median: 6
Mode: 7
Standard deviation: 1.94

How excited were you for the remake after watching the trailer?
1 = Not at all, 7 = Maximum hype

Responses: 202
Mean: 6.58
Median: 7
Mode: 7
Standard deviation 1.04

Sector 2: Setting and plot

How important is it to you that the original story remains unchanged in the remake?
1 = Not at all, 7 = Highest importance

Responses: 200
Mean: 5.68
Median: 6
Mode: 6
Standard deviation: 1.3

How much would you like to see elements from the wider Compilation of Final Fantasy VII incorporated into the remake?
1 = Not at all, 7 = Full integration

Responses: 200
Mean: 4.72
Median: 5
Mode: 7
Standard deviation: 1.96

Would you prefer the remake to keep the fields and world map of the original game or move to an open world setting?
1 = Fields and world map, 7 = Open world

Responses: 200
Mean: 4.41
Median: 4
Mode: 4
Standard deviation: 2.06

Sector 3: Gameplay

Would you prefer the remake to have a traditional turn-based battle system or something more action-oriented?
1 = Turn-based, 7 = Action-oriented

Responses: 200
Mean: 3.31
Median: 3
Mode: 1
Standard deviation: 1.94

Would you prefer the remake to have random encounters or visible, avoidable monsters?
1 = Random encounters, 7 = Avoidable monsters

Responses: 200
Mean: 4.13
Median: 4
Mode: 4
Standard deviation: 2.2

Would you prefer the remake to be easier or more difficult than the original?
1 = Much easier, 7 = Much more difficult

Responses: 200
Mean: 4.84
Median: 4.5
Mode: 4
Standard deviation: 1.15

Sector 4: Graphics and audio

Would you prefer the remake to base its character/location designs on the original game or the Compilation?
1 = Original game, 7 = Compilation

Responses: 198
Mean: 3.6
Median: 4
Mode: 1
Standard deviation: 2.15

Would you prefer the remake to have a fixed camera or a user-controllable one?

Responses: 194
User-controllable: 150
Fixed: 44

Assuming the remake is going to be voice acted, how likely would you be to use a language selection feature?
1 = Definitely wouldn’t use it, 7 = Definitely would use it

Responses: 197
Mean: 4.7
Median: 5
Mode: 7
Standard deviation: 2.2

Would you prefer the remake to use the original soundtrack (probably orchestrated) or would you be open to change?
1 = Original soundtrack only, 7 = Open to new soundtrack

Responses: 199
Mean: 2.95
Median: 2
Mode: 1
Standard deviation: 1.96

Sector 5: Final questions

How much of the game’s original script would you like to see retranslated?
1 = None of it, 7 = All of it

Responses: 198
Mean: 5.45
Median: 6
Mode: 7
Standard deviation: 1.61

Would you be interested in downloadable content (DLC) that goes beyond the original game?
1 = Not at all, 7 = Very interested

Responses: 199
Mean: 4.41
Median: 5
Mode: 7
Standard deviation: 2.36

Click here for the full response summary, including written responses.

Noticed anything interesting in the results? Got any favourite answers? Let us know on our forum or in the comments below!

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