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Coffee, or chocobos? FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon Hours Report

August 11, 2012
Do you have a favorite chocobo?

Coffee Beans
     FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon was released for the Wii on July 8, 2008 with a MSRP of $39.99. The game was developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix, and it received an ESRB rating of “Everyone 10+” with “Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have U.S. Wii owners spent retrieving memories in Chocobo’s Dungeon? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
     Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon has approximately 34,061 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with 1,490 days possibly reported. The game has an average play-time per day/session of 2 Hours 29 Minutes, with its overall reported average being 18 Hours 59 Minutes “Per person” as the image above shows.

     Did critics, or customers, apparently enjoy the game more?
     Well, Chocobo’s Dungeon has a “professional” critic review score average of 76.23%, based on 35 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     The game has a customer review score average of 82.66%, based on 15 reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I have never played Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon (sorry, Matt), or really any Final Fantasy game as a matter of fact. Mrs. Coffee, my wife, has played and beaten several of the Final Fantasy games though, but she hasn’t played Chocobo’s Dungeon.
     I was on the main site for the game looking at information about the game when she inquired what it was. When I informed her it was a Final Fantasy game where you play a chocobo, what was her response? She said something like, “It sounds boring. What do you do, peck their eyes out?”. Maybe I should find this game and “gift” it to her and see if she ends up enjoying it, in spite of her initial reaction to it?
     If you are perhaps a fan of the Final Fantasy games, but never seen any footage of Chocobo’s Dungeon, here is a trailer for the game:

   What about coffee, or chocobos though? Well, after watching the trailer above I could perhaps rename the site CoffeeWithChocobos, if you noticed the clip starting about the :35 mark? If you have played the game and are a fan of it, can you confirm that the chocobo in the video was drinking coffee? Being that I haven’t played Chocobo’s Dungeon, I would choose coffee if I had to choose between the two.
     While the game doesn’t have as many hours as I was expecting for a Final Fantasy game (more than a million), the average hours reported “Per person” I think are decent enough, though it’s probably a lot more difficult to find the game “new” in stores if you’re looking for it.

Questions
     If you have played Chocobo’s Dungeon, is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners? Being that the game has online capabilities, is that feature something that Wii owners who are interested in the game should be concerned with not being able to play (or use), if they are just now getting the game?
     Also, if you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series in general, which game from the series would you recommend to new players to start off with?

You can see a few Final Fantasy related items below, as well as the game:

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