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MOTHER/EarthBound series:

 126 Tech Powah, Wed, 17th Apr '13 2:10:17 PM from the room down the hall Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Just a simple hero
Now, if only if we got a digital player's guide and get a scratch-n-sniff like the original deal... tongue
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 127 Anomalocaris 20, Wed, 17th Apr '13 2:21:40 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride Relationship Status: In another castle
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They probably either cleared the rights to that music, decided to just go for it and risk it, or just took it out (A small price to pay for Earthbound).
The EYE is protecting Exor!!
 128 Ogodei, Wed, 17th Apr '13 3:18:34 PM from Skyworld
A little divine intervention
[up] my money's on clearing the rights. if they had agreed to pay for it, each copy would cost $70

 129 Physical Stamina, Wed, 17th Apr '13 3:21:56 PM from boooouuunnnddd to fall iiiiin loooooooove Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
What do you think she's confused about?
All right, I'll just put this out there.

I've seen the gameplay of Earthbound and... it looks very standard. Aside from the writing/story, is the game really that good to warrant a VC release getting so much hype?
 130 Kuro Bara Hime, Wed, 17th Apr '13 3:24:22 PM from Somewhere...I think Relationship Status: Mu
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The gameplay is very standard. The dialogue and story is basically whole reason the series is popular.

 131 Physical Stamina, Wed, 17th Apr '13 3:25:37 PM from boooouuunnnddd to fall iiiiin loooooooove Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
What do you think she's confused about?
[up]Yeah. Figured as much.
 132 Anomalocaris 20, Wed, 17th Apr '13 4:18:43 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride Relationship Status: In another castle
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It's really just quite a cult classic. Gameplay is fine if rather standard, but the story, characters, enemies, ect. are all oddly quirky and charming.
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GAHHHHH FINALLY I CAN PLAY THIS LEGALLY GAHHHHHHH!

 134 Great T, Wed, 17th Apr '13 4:35:22 PM from an unnamed fictional continent
HERO/MERMAID/POKEMON TRAINER
The moment I get it, I no longer have to play EB via emulator.

...I'll actually miss the ability to load saves, but this is still joyous news!
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Personally, the only reason I want to play it is because of Smash Bros.
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 136 Waxing Name, Wed, 17th Apr '13 5:16:20 PM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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[up]I understand. The reason I played it was because of Smash Bros, too.
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XD I actually rented the game (and the Strategy Guide - yes, you could rent it with the Strategy Guide) way back when I still had an SNES.

I could never get past the first Sanctuary Boss. Then again, I was very young...

When I learned Ness was in SSB, I was surprised and happy to see him included. He was a pain to get though.

edited 17th Apr '13 5:32:26 PM by universalperson

 138 Waxing Name, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:22:35 PM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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[up]That's something I found strange about the first part of the game: it's harder than the rest of the game.
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 139 Schitzo, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:28:06 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
#sadboys
Hell has frozen over.
ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
 140 Tech Powah, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:38:15 PM from the room down the hall Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Just a simple hero
@ Stamina: Well, the rolling counter gauges still keep it fresh compared to other RPGs of the time, but, as others have said, you'll probably get more out of 3 in terms of the hard gameplay.

edited 17th Apr '13 6:49:32 PM by TechPowah

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I don't think there's much reason to expect a game from so long ago to be worth a lot of hype in terms of gameplay. Once it's been done, good gameplay is easier to replicate than good writing. Video game classics are classic because they were good in ways that are hard to copy.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
The Mother series's only notable gameplay quirk (prior to 3 and it's overhaul) was the fact that, even in the relatively difficult first game, many enemies' "attacks" didn't do anything - they were just funny little in-character things (grinning hyenas, a robot telling scary stories, bats assessing the situation - and confusing themselves with the strain in the process, and so on.) You might make it through an encounter because a street punk can't stay on his pogo stick long enough to beat you up. Basically, the game's -never- stop being quirky (even the level up lines are funny in the second game!), and that's something a lot of fans appreciate.

 143 Ogodei, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:58:00 PM from Skyworld
A little divine intervention
[up] Yeah, isn't one of the bosses a robot who has only a very slim chance of attacking (but his attack is devestating), because he'll do things like buzz randomly or break down and stuff?

I think so? There's a couple of robot bosses that do odd stuff one gets beaten because the band you helped out notices the off switch you didn't, but I don't remember something quite like that.

Not Actually Indie
Those are both the same boss.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
 146 Deathonabun, Wed, 17th Apr '13 7:14:11 PM from the bedroom
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And the biggest gameplay deviation they have is the rolling counter for health, where a character can survive a fatal blow if he is healed faster than his HP rolls down. Which I would actually like to see more games do, honestly. It's a cool idea.
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 147 Schitzo, Wed, 17th Apr '13 7:16:53 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
#sadboys
Lets hope that by buying this, we can pull off a Sin and Punishment and get them to localize the rest of the series.

... unless THAT thing gets ridiculous sales expectations too.
ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
 148 Anomalocaris 20, Wed, 17th Apr '13 7:34:27 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride Relationship Status: In another castle
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Admittedly I only got into the MOTHER series because of Super Smash Bros. It's a pretty good gateway series, no?

On the other hand, even as someone who boarded the MOTHER train thanks to Super Smash Bros, I found it incredibly annoying how it introduced an influx of people going to MOTHER-related sites to go "r noss n lukis bruthrs?" or otherwise not even do their research before going in. I suppose that's the reason why a lot of people don't like when their cult classic game becomes popular, though.
The EYE is protecting Exor!!
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[up][up] What?
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 150 Waxing Name, Wed, 17th Apr '13 10:09:37 PM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Don't let it die
Do you think Nintendo would be willing to use Tomato's translation for MOTHER 3 if they ever officially localize that game, or would they make their own, separate translation?
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