Topic: EarthBound/Mother thread

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This thread is dedicated to the Mother/EarthBound series, here you can share your thoughts and experiences with the series, and honestly anything Mother related, but I'm warning you: This Thread Stinks!

(Or it might be a guaranteed masterpiece. Either way, No crying Until the Ending!)

The Deranged Mother Fan Attacks!


I was going to say there was another thread for Earthbound, but alias theirs not.ūüĎć

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I played through Mother 3 for the first time since the fan translation came out last year. I still love it and its still the high point of narratives in video games imo. It's the most recurring statement about the game, I get it, but it is really such a shame that such a high quality game is stuck in Japan. Or at the very least, a shame that not having an official release in English has limited how many people experience it.

It is interesting how my opinion has changed despite loving it about as much as I did the first time I played it. I'm not gonna go into real spoilers, but one major thing was better, one major thing was worse. Even when I realized it was my favorite story in gaming (to the point that it made me appreciate games as art for the first time), I always kinda thought it was a bit too much of like an attempt to make some great, emotional magnum opus of a story. "I can make stories that are funny but are also clearly meaningful and deep!" Like that was the thought process on some level, like making a magnum opus was the point. In hindsight that's probably not true. I feel like he really captured a story about how society can be corrupted by the most comically evil types of people, in various ways. I wish it didn't reflect anything in reality at this rate, but we are.

But the one thing that I found a bit disappointing in hindsight is the main cast, at least in one way. I kinda got why the characters never talked all that much in Earthbound, that's not what the story is even going for. It's about the journey and the people you meet, and the weird things you experience rather than any deep characterization. But Mother 3 is a far more traditional narrative, its characters mean a lot more and have a lot more to them. So when they go so long without saying all that much of substance, despite sticking with them for so much of the game, it feels like kind of a wasted opportunity, especially with how good the characters are as is. Sometimes less is more, but then sometimes less is just less.

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I finished Earthbound a few weeks ago and really liked it. I don't think I have finished an RPG before. I really liked humor and writing, along with the story. After finishing it I started Mother 1, but I found it too outdated. I then started Mother 3. It has some more serious things than Earthbound, but I have been suprised by the fact that it also has some very funny parts. I am at Chapter 7 right now, I have just finished the snow area. Mother 3 seems to have more difficult bosses than Earthbound.


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