Dragon Quest XI S’ Most Popular Character Overseas Is Sylvando

Famitsu recently published the results of their overseas poll for Dragon Quest XI S, including who people’s favorite character was. That character, as you might have seen from the title, is Sylvando.

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As a side note, most of the answers were from the US, contributing over 2,000 of the poll answers. Most of the replies were from men, and came from the 20-29 and 30-39 age group. Around a half of the replies came from players who had played the PS4, PC, or 3DS version, and a half of those people having went on to play the Switch version.

Here are the highlights below:

Q. Check all other Dragon Quest titles you have played

  1. Dragon Quest IDragon Warrior):1323
  2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King:1186
  3. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride:1039
  4. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastDragon Warrior VII):1029
  5. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation:1006

Contrary to expectations, Dragon Quest I came first in terms of the number of replies. Meanwhile, Dragon Quest IX came in sixth place just behind Dragon Quest VI, at 995 votes.

Q. Check all elements you have enjoyed in the game.

  1. Characters:4029
  2. Story:3894
  3. Combat system:3741
  4. Exploration:3511
  5. Character build:3347
  6. Voice of characters:3258
  7. Side quests:2767
  8. Camping:2552
  9. Music:2505
  10. Mini games:2082

Most players chose the ‘characters’ and ‘stories’ options as one of their options, while the combat system was also quite favored. Many praised the art, as well as additional elements like the robust postgame.

Q. Which character is your favorite if you have to choose one?

  1. Sylvando:1156
  2. Erik:774
  3. Jade: 606
  4. Veronica: 506
  5. The Luminary: 289

Sylvando’s popularity stemmed from his flamboyant personality that hid a knight’s honor. The parade and events surrounding Hendrick were also quite popular. Meanwhile, Erik was popular due to his brotherly bond with the Luminary, and his powerful ability. Jade was popular due to her ‘older sister’-like relationship with the Luminary, and hiding adept fighting prowess behind her cute looks.

Hendrick ranked the 6th (280 votes), Serena the 7th (237), and Rab the 8th (152), with reasons regarding their personality and battle usefulness. Some people chose ‘Slime’ due to them being iconic DQ monsters.

Dragon Quest XI first released for PS4 and 3DS in Japan in July 2017. It followed with a PS4 and PC release worldwide in September 2018. The Switch game, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, released in September 2019.

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