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Topic: What is so special about the Mother/Earthbound series?

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Mickeymac wrote:

Since when was the equipment system something to write home about?

It was far more annoying than other games at the time could dream about!

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Mickeymac wrote:

Since when was the equipment system something to write home about?

It's just easier to equip and see stat boosts then and now compared to games back then. I like it for that reason.

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mother was a little darker than earthbound, they both have their dark side and funny sides. one thing that stood out to me in mother was you visit yer grandfathers gravestone and later yer grandmother goes to join him in another life. very emotional. i checked every nook and cranny in mother and i finished the game 100% and i like it as much as earthbound

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
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Swiket wrote:

How the hell do people even find these threads from 2009? What compels them to respond?

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Emaan

Well it was really one person. That's all it takes. Everyone else only started responding because this thread has been pushed back to the top.
Many people refer to it as being "revived"

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Emaan wrote:

The first Mother game kinda creeps me out.

How so?

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Shining-Void

I'd only buy the game for its soundtrack. Oh wait we have you tube. Basically the game is over rated. It's not bad, but the fans give it way too much credit.

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Ben__Harlan

Star-Blaze wrote:

Basically the game is over rated.

Oh, i supose it's because it has not very mucha japanases RPG style. The game it's not all about the gameplay (which is arguably more original than some masterpieces like FFVI), it's about the feels this game gives you. It's about a boy who has to save the world. He doesnt want, he ir ordered to. He must stay away from his mom and see things not very much kids could see. A game where things are seen through the eyes os an innocent kid that keeps growing along as his journey. It starts vere happy go lucky but it goes deeper and deeper, until he sees how strong he can really be.

And that's only Earthbound, because Mother 3 is far beyond that, and it's really, really emotive how a chapter can make you week in five minutes without saying any word. Really.

So, the Mother series is not for all, and it's a game that you have to know what are yoy playing. When you see it, you understand. It's a game every kid should play to see how strong they can be, and a game every adult should play to never forget what is to be a child.

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BenjaminRosa wrote:

So, the Mother series is not for all, and it's a game that you have to know what are yoy playing. When you see it, you understand. It's a game every kid should play to see how strong they can be, and a game every adult should play to never forget what is to be a child.

Oh, that is nice. Well said. I haven't completed Earthbound. I would say I'm about midway through and only play it periodically when I can devote a large chunk of time to it, but I can say it is definitely a unique game and agree with what you said there.

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Star-Blaze wrote:

I'd only buy the game for its soundtrack. Oh wait we have you tube. Basically the game is over rated. It's not bad, but the fans give it way too much credit.

Let's put more emphasis on this. The problem with games that become so overrated is that people forget what the word means, and begin to rage following the assumption that someone's insulting the game.

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Geonjaha wrote:

Star-Blaze wrote:

I'd only buy the game for its soundtrack. Oh wait we have you tube. Basically the game is over rated. It's not bad, but the fans give it <strong>way too much credit.</strong>

Let's put more emphasis on this. The problem with games that become so overrated is that people forget what the word means, and begin to rage following the assumption that someone's insulting the game.

Let's put more emphasis on the word fan. A "fan" is someone who has a strong interest in something in particular and will describe their interest with passion. If you are looking for an objective opinion on something then do not only get it from fans. Do I like Earthbound? Yes. Am I fan of it? No.

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ogo79

Ryno wrote:

Do I like Earthbound? Yes. Am I fan of it? No.

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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ogo79 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Do I like Earthbound? Yes. Am I fan of it? No.

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akabenjy

I died inside a little reading the above posts. Mother is the best game series ever!!!

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BenjaminRosa wrote:

(which is arguably more original than some masterpieces like FFVI)

must be trippin bawls son. The steampunk one? It was decent, but if you want a game thats a TRUE masterpiece, go with Chrono Trigger.

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frenchy4798

It seems to be one of those games, where either you love it or you hate it. I PK LOVE IT!

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