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Starmen and Music - The Mother Thread:

 26 Aondeug, Thu, 3rd Feb '11 4:20:47 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
Cosmic horrors that may not be entirely evil. I like Giygas and his growth into a villain (cute lovable alien friend turned genocidal villain for the sake of his kind turned tortured incomprehensible horror). Porky as well. The end boss fights add to the effect too.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 27 J.C.Lately, Thu, 3rd Feb '11 4:41:32 PM from The Top of The Dark Tower
Unapologetic Yuri Fanboy
I keep siting down to play these games, then some else needs to use the family computer and I forget about it for six months. Clearly I need a laptop. Or a hacked PSP.
Harem anime are like soccer. They go on for hours, nobody scores, and a million fans will insist that you just don't understand.
A Pheasant Experience
A newer (read: 3rd Generation) DS flashcart will also work nicely...
And "Reality" is unveiled. What did it want...? What did it see...? What did it hear...? What did it think...? What did it do...?
 29 Radd, Tue, 22nd Mar '11 6:40:47 PM from sunny Florida
well, it's true
Starting EB tomorrow.

"Loid, I'm pretty sure you hate your father more than I hate my mother with a hammer" - Ninten, Loids Are Not Christmas
Responsible adult
I'm at the same place in both EB and Mother 3—stuck right before the end, going through the penultimate dungeon, kind of having tapered off after it. I really should finish them both...
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 31 Radd, Fri, 25th Mar '11 2:20:25 AM from sunny Florida
well, it's true
What level should I be before heading over to the Peaceful Rest Valley?
"Loid, I'm pretty sure you hate your father more than I hate my mother with a hammer" - Ninten, Loids Are Not Christmas
Das kann doch nicht sein!
Strange, I thougth Aon dislikes at least Mother 3...

It's been a while since I played them. I have the odd habit to quickly lose and gain interest in things, which has the result that I rarely complete games. But someday, I will beat all Mother games...

The first chapter of Mother 3 is oddly unsettling to me, for a certain reason. Around the time, I started Mother 3, my mother died (although I wouldn't know about this until a year later). Talk about reality subtext...
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
 33 Angry Scientist, Fri, 25th Mar '11 3:32:54 AM from Russia with Love
HATTERS GONNA HAT
That first chapter...

I have yet to see a more emotionally affecting moment in any video game, bar none.

still pretty damned festive
Das kann doch nicht sein!
Even though I read already here that Mother 3 tends to be very Mood Whiplash-y, it was quite a suprise. The Mood Whiplash was a little bit too jarring.

And I mean that positively.
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
 35 Angry Scientist, Fri, 25th Mar '11 3:39:25 AM from Russia with Love
HATTERS GONNA HAT
SPOILER ALERT, SERIOUSLY, DON'T EVEN READ THE VIDEO TITLE

still pretty damned festive
 36 Radd, Fri, 25th Mar '11 2:14:43 PM from sunny Florida
well, it's true
2:35 was hilarious.
"Loid, I'm pretty sure you hate your father more than I hate my mother with a hammer" - Ninten, Loids Are Not Christmas
 37 Aondeug, Fri, 25th Mar '11 6:46:46 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
You thought I disliked Mother 3? Eh? Where on Earth did you get that idea...I haven't finished the damn thing, but I don't dislike it.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 38 Radd, Fri, 25th Mar '11 11:03:29 PM from sunny Florida
well, it's true
I just finished Lilliput Steps, time to help the Runaway Five.
"Loid, I'm pretty sure you hate your father more than I hate my mother with a hammer" - Ninten, Loids Are Not Christmas
 39 Radd, Thu, 14th Apr '11 2:41:19 PM from sunny Florida
well, it's true
Has anybody checked out Fobbies Are Borange?
"Loid, I'm pretty sure you hate your father more than I hate my mother with a hammer" - Ninten, Loids Are Not Christmas
 40 Schitzo, Mon, 12th Mar '12 2:24:00 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
#sadboys
Retrying Mother 1. It's clunky as shit, but holy damn I love the soundtrack.
ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
 41 Tarsen, Mon, 12th Mar '12 2:32:39 PM from somewhere or another. Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Hmmm~
last time i touched mother 3 i just barely managed to beat the barrier trio and im off to get the final needle.

barrier trio were somehow the hardest boss yet.

i probably wont get the motivation to pick mother 3 back up and finish it untill i hear something awesome from the mother 4 project.
Pro Tip: Spiders are not technically insects, but actually skeletons made of congealed hate.
Responsible adult
I actually did beat Mother 3 a while back. I had to go to a strategy guide to figure out how to actually get to the end credits in the post-final-boss sequence.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 43 GREGTHECAT, Mon, 12th Mar '12 4:05:16 PM from The Corner of the Paper
Greg 'The Cat' Longcrier
I beat Earthbound this last weekend. Oh man, is this game incredible. And Itoi's insight on Good and Evil being in all of us is awe inspiring. In fact, the use of the words Good and Evil and the religious context (I'm an atheist, so this may also play into my feelings on the subject) seem almost repulsive in all honesty, especially in use to call Giygas the embodiment of evil. He portrays the sense of morality not as a power, but more of a part of something we all have inside of us especially in Ness's journey through Magicant to gain his own kind of enlightenment.

He portrays it more realistically, is what I'm getting at. And I appreciate that. It gives one this nice, teary eyed, heartwarming feeling.

And on gameplay? I don't like turn based RP Gs, but the rolling health counter and extra dialogue to flesh out each battle REALLY gave the game much needed personality and emotional impact and does well to differentiate it from most bland, hyper colourful JRP Gs. This is one of the only JRP Gs I feel is worth playing.

edited 12th Mar '12 4:05:51 PM by GREGTHECAT

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I'm thirsty. Got any ink?

Resident Pen Ward antagonist.
 44 Tech Powah, Mon, 12th Mar '12 7:43:51 PM from the room down the hall Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Just a simple hero
The rolling HP counters also great cause having your HP drop down instead of just blooping to how much health you would have really saves your ass, especially if it's a SMAAAAAASH!! hit or when someone takes mortal damage.

Man, I'm having trouble finding an EarthBound emulation that's in English.
The New Age of Awesome is here! Not even the sky is the limit!
 45 Enlong, Mon, 12th Mar '12 8:04:04 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
I tried playing Earthbound Zero, but I don't know how to retain saves on my NES emulator.
I have a message from another time...
 46 Tarsen, Mon, 12th Mar '12 8:05:59 PM from somewhere or another. Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Hmmm~
you know, for earthbound zero you could just eliminate random encounters, turn on a god mode cheat, and go through the game all in one go.

probably a better alternative to actually playing it

mount whatever was particularly painful with encounters and no godmode.
Pro Tip: Spiders are not technically insects, but actually skeletons made of congealed hate.
Responsible adult
Alternatively, play the GBA version with Tomato's patch. It includes an "Easy Ring" that lowers the encounter rate and makes enemies give more EXP.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 48 Aondeug, Mon, 12th Mar '12 10:28:23 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
You should just be able to save like normal when using Nestopia and it will retain saves. If this doesn't work make use of save states.

As for playing it...I found it amazingly fun to play. It also has some of the best music in the series. THAT 8-BIT AWESOME. Sadly 1+2 had less awesome music.

As for being hard...It's not that bad...

That music...

It's probably my favorite of the series due to it being so...NES rpg. I love the NES...

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