MOTHER/EarthBound series:

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126 TechPowah17th Apr 2013 02:10:17 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 Anomalocaris2017th Apr 2013 02:21:40 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride , Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
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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).
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128 Ogodei17th Apr 2013 03:18:34 PM from Republic City, URN
canon yuri? meh
[up] my money's on clearing the rights. if they had agreed to pay for it, each copy would cost $70
129 PhysicalStamina17th Apr 2013 03:21:56 PM from be real, it doesn't matter aaanywaaaaaaay , Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
take a little journey
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 KuroBaraHime17th Apr 2013 03:24:22 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 PhysicalStamina17th Apr 2013 03:25:37 PM from be real, it doesn't matter aaanywaaaaaaay , Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
take a little journey
[up]Yeah. Figured as much.
132 Anomalocaris2017th Apr 2013 04:18:43 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride , Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
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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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134 GreatT17th Apr 2013 04:35:22 PM from an unnamed fictional continent , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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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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Three games and can't fully use sword
[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

Three games and can't fully use sword
[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 Schitzo17th Apr 2013 06:28:06 PM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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140 TechPowah17th Apr 2013 06:38:15 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.
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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 Ogodei17th Apr 2013 06:58:00 PM from Republic City, URN
canon yuri? meh
[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.
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Those are both the same boss.
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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 Schitzo17th Apr 2013 07:16:53 PM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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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.
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148 Anomalocaris2017th Apr 2013 07:34:27 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride , Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
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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.
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[up][up] What?
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Three games and can't fully use sword
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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