History YMMV / EarthBound

16th Feb '17 3:22:52 PM despoa
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* ItsEasySoItSucks: Averted. ''[=EarthBound=]'' is almost as easy as ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', but the game is so bizarre and fun that hardly anyone complains.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: Averted. ''[=EarthBound=]'' is almost as easy as ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and is by far much easier than ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'', but the game is so bizarre and fun that hardly anyone complains.
9th Feb '17 7:53:33 AM lvthn13
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** Deep Darkness. While many of the levels mentioned above are because of not having your main offensive PSI powerhouse, Deep Darkness is actually really badly designed. It's a maze level filled to the brim with water that can slowly kill you since Ness and co. [[SuperDrowningSkills can't]] [[WalkDontSwim swim]], with large areas filled with said deep water, and even when your head's above the water you still move at a snail's pace while some of the enemies in the area (especially the Hard Crocodile and electric eels) not only have full movement speed but also move faster in the water. It also doesn't help that more than 60% of the map is covered in water, and while you can use PSI Teleport alpha to move across some of the bodies of water faster there are plants everywhere that will stop you just short of dry land, and you fight the area's boss in the deep water that damages you over time. Thankfully you only need to go through Deep Darkness once.

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** Deep Darkness. While many of the levels mentioned above are because of not having your main offensive PSI powerhouse, Deep Darkness is actually really badly designed. It's a maze level filled to the brim with water that can slowly kill you since Ness and co. [[SuperDrowningSkills can't]] [[WalkDontSwim swim]], with large areas filled with said deep water, and even when your head's above the water you still move at a snail's pace while some of the enemies in the area (especially the Hard Crocodile and electric eels) not only have full movement speed but also move faster in the water. It also doesn't help that more than 60% of the map is covered in water, and while you can use PSI Teleport alpha to move across some of the bodies of water faster there are plants everywhere that will stop you just short of dry land, and you fight the area's boss in the deep water that damages you over time. Thankfully you only need to go through Deep Darkness once.
9th Feb '17 7:27:15 AM lvthn13
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* ManualMisprint: The [[InfinityPlusOneSword Gutsy Bat]] is a RareDrop from the ''Bionic'' Kraken, not the regular Kraken. The official hintbook that came with the game was wrong.

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* ManualMisprint: The [[InfinityPlusOneSword Gutsy Bat]] is a RareDrop from the ''Bionic'' Kraken, not the regular Kraken. Kraken as printed in the official guide packaged with the game. The official hintbook that came with guide also listed the game was wrong.Broken Antenna (repaired to become Jeff's strongest weapon) as the "Broken Parabolic" found in a gift box, location unknown; in reality it's a rare 1/128 drop from Uncontrollable Spheres.
9th Jan '17 11:06:45 AM bowserbros
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** A larger and more volatile one is present with the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fandom, due to the latter game having been brought up in nearly all ''[=EarthBound=]''-related discussions since its release (as ''Undertale'' takes heavy inspiration from ''[=EarthBound=]'' and re-uses numerous gameplay elements and soundbytes). Many ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans have gotten sick of hearing about ''Undertale'' everywhere they go, to the point where some forums and comments sections will outright '''ban''' people for merely bringing the game up. Of course, this kind of behavior isn't unusual among other circles online (as the ''Undertale'' fandom has garnered a reputation for shoehorning the game into nearly anything, regardless of how relevant it is), but because of how great of an influence it was on ''Undertale'', ''[=EarthBound=]''[='s=] fandom is where this backlash is most prominent. It gets even worse when ''WebVideo/GameTheory''[='s=] infamous "Sans is Ness" video comes in the picture, as several types of fanworks featuring Ness since then have started getting comments referencing Sans, which only leads to more annoyance for ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans, '''especially''' for those sick of Sans in particular being shoehorned into everything and/or hate ''[=MatPat=]'' and his videos.

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** A larger and more volatile one is present with the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fandom, due to the latter game having been brought up in nearly all ''[=EarthBound=]''-related discussions since its release (as ''Undertale'' takes heavy inspiration from ''[=EarthBound=]'' and re-uses numerous gameplay elements and soundbytes). Many ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans have gotten sick of hearing about ''Undertale'' everywhere they go, to the point where some forums and comments sections will outright '''ban''' people for merely bringing the game up. Of course, this kind of behavior towards ''Undertale'' fans isn't unusual among other circles online (as the ''Undertale'' fandom has garnered a reputation for shoehorning the game into nearly anything, regardless of how relevant it is), but because of how great of an influence it was on ''Undertale'', ''[=EarthBound=]''[='s=] fandom is where this backlash is most prominent. It gets got even worse when ''WebVideo/GameTheory''[='s=] infamous "Sans is Ness" video comes in came into the picture, as several types of fanworks featuring Ness since then have started getting comments referencing Sans, which only leads to more annoyance for ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans, '''especially''' for those sick of Sans in particular being shoehorned into everything and/or hate ''[=MatPat=]'' [=MatPat=] and his videos.
7th Jan '17 5:15:23 PM rjd1922
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** One of the random [=NPCs=] had a blond flattop haircut and sunglasses and, by pure coincidence, bares a strong resemblance to VideoGame/DukeNukem as a result. Likely unintentional- while the character did exist sometime before ''[=EarthBound=]'' was made, Duke was rather obscure until about a year after EB was released (EB came out in 1995, ''VideoGameDukeNukem3D'' in 1996).

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** One of the random [=NPCs=] had a blond flattop haircut and sunglasses and, by pure coincidence, bares a strong resemblance to VideoGame/DukeNukem as a result. Likely unintentional- while the character did exist sometime before ''[=EarthBound=]'' was made, Duke was rather obscure until about a year after EB was released (EB came out in 1995, ''VideoGameDukeNukem3D'' ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' in 1996).
5th Jan '17 12:01:08 PM SeptimusHeap
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*** The fact that [[FreudWasRight the machine Giygas was locked in looked eerily like a woman's cervix]] didn't help matters. Granted, said machine was surrounded by tubes/intestines/brain-looking stuff, which [[CaptainObvious is not actually what the inside of a vagina looks like]].

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*** The fact that [[FreudWasRight the machine Giygas was locked in looked eerily like a woman's cervix]] cervix didn't help matters. Granted, said machine was surrounded by tubes/intestines/brain-looking stuff, which [[CaptainObvious is not actually what the inside of a vagina looks like]].
23rd Dec '16 9:59:41 PM Ninplanet123
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** A larger and more volatile one is present with the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fandom, due to the latter game having been brought up in nearly all ''[=EarthBound=]''-related discussions since its release (as ''Undertale'' takes heavy inspiration from ''[=EarthBound=]'' and re-uses numerous gameplay elements and soundbytes). Many ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans have gotten sick of hearing about ''Undertale'' everywhere they go, to the point where some forums and comments sections will outright '''ban''' people for merely bringing the game up. Of course, this kind of behavior isn't unusual among other circles online (as the ''Undertale'' fandom has garnered a reputation for shoehorning the game into nearly anything, regardless of how relevant it is), but because of how great of an influence it was on ''Undertale'', ''[=EarthBound=]''[='s=] fandom is where this backlash is most prominent.

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** A larger and more volatile one is present with the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fandom, due to the latter game having been brought up in nearly all ''[=EarthBound=]''-related discussions since its release (as ''Undertale'' takes heavy inspiration from ''[=EarthBound=]'' and re-uses numerous gameplay elements and soundbytes). Many ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans have gotten sick of hearing about ''Undertale'' everywhere they go, to the point where some forums and comments sections will outright '''ban''' people for merely bringing the game up. Of course, this kind of behavior isn't unusual among other circles online (as the ''Undertale'' fandom has garnered a reputation for shoehorning the game into nearly anything, regardless of how relevant it is), but because of how great of an influence it was on ''Undertale'', ''[=EarthBound=]''[='s=] fandom is where this backlash is most prominent. It gets even worse when ''WebVideo/GameTheory''[='s=] infamous "Sans is Ness" video comes in the picture, as several types of fanworks featuring Ness since then have started getting comments referencing Sans, which only leads to more annoyance for ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans, '''especially''' for those sick of Sans in particular being shoehorned into everything and/or hate ''[=MatPat=]'' and his videos.
14th Dec '16 6:53:12 PM bowserbros
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* FandomRivalry: Enjoys a mild one with ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', mostly in terms of which one is the better game.

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* FandomRivalry: FandomRivalry:
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Enjoys a mild one with ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', mostly in terms of which one is the better game.game.
** A larger and more volatile one is present with the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fandom, due to the latter game having been brought up in nearly all ''[=EarthBound=]''-related discussions since its release (as ''Undertale'' takes heavy inspiration from ''[=EarthBound=]'' and re-uses numerous gameplay elements and soundbytes). Many ''[=EarthBound=]'' fans have gotten sick of hearing about ''Undertale'' everywhere they go, to the point where some forums and comments sections will outright '''ban''' people for merely bringing the game up. Of course, this kind of behavior isn't unusual among other circles online (as the ''Undertale'' fandom has garnered a reputation for shoehorning the game into nearly anything, regardless of how relevant it is), but because of how great of an influence it was on ''Undertale'', ''[=EarthBound=]''[='s=] fandom is where this backlash is most prominent.
14th Dec '16 2:05:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Orange Kid is presented as having a SmallNameBigEgo and being kind of a dick to Apple Kid. Later on in the game, though, he talks about Apple Kid having borrowed a book on Overcoming Shyness and how he wanted it when Apple Kid was done with it. Orange Kid may just be socially maladjusted rather than a spiteful {{Jerkass}}, especially since he's a good deal more polite to Ness.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Orange Kid is presented as having a SmallNameBigEgo and being kind of a dick to Apple Kid. Later on in the game, though, he talks about Apple Kid having borrowed a book on Overcoming Shyness and how he wanted it when Apple Kid was done with it. Orange Kid may just be socially maladjusted rather than a spiteful {{Jerkass}}, especially since he's a good deal more polite to Ness.
11th Dec '16 7:25:45 PM Hellsinki55
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* CounterpartComparison: Porky and Steve from ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' are both the [[spoiler:hero's EvilFormerFriend, selfish, doesn't go on the adventure for justified reasons only to get mad at the hero for not bringing him along, seemingly helping the BigBad of their free will but might as well be manipulated, both are the hero's foil, are more than creepy around the hero's female family members (Porky hits on Ness' mother to the point she's really disgusted when the game begins and Steve makes Darren's little sister [[TeenPregnancy pregnant]]), and are all around jerkasses that make you wonder why the hero befriended them in the first place]]. Ofcourse the heroes have more than a few similarities but not to that extent.

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* CounterpartComparison: Porky and Steve from ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' are both the [[spoiler:hero's EvilFormerFriend, selfish, doesn't go on the adventure for justified reasons only to get mad at the hero for not bringing him along, seemingly helping the BigBad of their free will but might as well be manipulated, both are the hero's foil, are more than creepy around the hero's female family members (Porky hits on Ness' mother to the point she's really disgusted when the game begins and Steve makes Darren's little sister [[TeenPregnancy pregnant]]), and are all around jerkasses that make you wonder why the hero befriended them in the first place]]. Ofcourse the heroes have more than a few similarities too but not to that extent.
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