can we have an earthbound thread? i can't believe i haven't played this earlier
i'm just now getting to the desert, so pls no spoilers
what the fuck is up with this guy spinning in from the sky and taking pictures
>what the fuck is up with this guy spinning in from the sky and taking pictures
It'd be a spoiler so I won't say, it's not major at all but I think you'd appreciate not knowing until it happens.
Are you playing it censored or uncensored?
I've played it originally no my SNES, then on my WiiU when it came out for the VC, and I'm currently replaying it after finishing Mother without the easy ring, but with a patch that follows Mato's legendsoflocalization fixes for Mother 2. Game is great, so I hope you keep pushing forward. If the game ever feels like it's getting too tough for you, just take a step back and realize you're probably over thinking it. It's actually a very easy game.
>There are people that actually grinded for the Sword of Kings
>there are people who got it without even trying
yeah the first game is so damned awesome. mother 3 was cool too but it lost the charm of earthbound. I liked how parts of it were in a comfy normal neighborhood. and the music was so cool.
Any of the ultimate items. From what I can remember off the top of my head, the Mystical Stick from the Heftyheads, the Horus Bandanna from the Upgraded Robots, the Goddess Ribbon from the Love Walkers, and the Mystical Gloves from the Monkalruses.
Why they fuck would Monkey-Walruses even HAVE gloves?
Earthbound 2/Mother 3 is better, you need to play it asap after you finish Earthbound. ASAP.
>That fucking OST though
The GBA fan translation is miles easier and has a more accurate translation, however the music doesn't sound as good and some (like me) prefer the NES version for a few reasons including the charm of some of the original translations, the much better audio and the original 4:3 resolution. I'd say to play the GBA version if you want to take the easy road but the NES version is superior in my opinion.
Guys, guys, hey guys.
I just moved out and have a steady income for the first time in my life. I've gotten pretty good at budgeting and I've always wanted to purchase a copy of Earthbound for the SNES.
Should I go for it?
It's like 500 bucks minimum if you want a good copy
>There are people who randomly got it and proceeded to roll through the game without any problems
>These people probably called the game shit and too easy
All you really get from M1 is
Giygas was raised by Mary and George and has fond memories of them, therefore human love (In the form of Mary's lullabye) is his weaknesswhich is a cool detail to bring with you into Earthbound, but it's not REALLY required. Like I said, Mother 1 deepens your understanding of the background lore, but the game itself is perfectly playable and self-contained if you just want to play Earthbound.
You're making it sound like playing Earthbound before Mother 1 will make the player lost or confused as to what's going on, which just isn't true.
It is true, I've talked to many people on /v/ and other places who have thought Giygas was just some manifestation of evil, having played Earthbound and not Mother. In order to understand some of the main themes behind Mother 2, and the series as a whole you would have to play Mother 1. I'm not saying one could not enjoy Earthbound without doing so, but they definitely wouldn't understand the actual story or themes.
My favorite part was right after beating giygas the background starts swaying around real fast and it turns into the part you see when you boot up the game.
Thought it was fucking cool as a kid.
The game isn't shit, but it's definitely not difficult.
Sorry to have kept you waiting, anon.
Here's the patch with the patch notes:
Here's what the patch is based off of:
Some of this stuff just sounds nitpicky like the swearing, since a lot of japanese words could mean a whole bunch of different English words, and Threek, and scaraba and a lot of the names
But the blues brothers and alcohol stuff is nice though.
> In order to understand some of the main themes behind Mother 2, and the series as a whole you would have to play Mother 1
>they definitely wouldn't understand the actual story or themes
Could you go into a little more detail? What do you think people miss out on if they don't play Mother 1 first? Just asking this because I really feel the anon you replied to is right; the main thing is that people who start with Earthbound won't know what Giygas is all about. I played through Earthbound first and I was expecting to face a megalomaniac alien warlord/conqueror as the final boss, but instead ended up encountering some kind of formless pure evil entity. It was mentioned that the creature hadn't always been like that though, and things got particularly disturbing when it tried to talk to Ness. Playing through Mother 1 finally let me know what kind of being Giygas used to be before everything went wrong for him, and it made Earthbound's ending more tragic in hindsight.
But I think that's the main issue, and one can understand the game just fine even without playing Mother 1. The core themes of the game are clear enough since there's a lot of emphasis on positive messages. Tons of NPCs give the player characters their love and encouragement throughout the game, and there are moments where the game makes you feel bad for beating up bad guys. In certain spots, help from those who care about you is essential in order to advance. With or without the knowledge of Giygas' backstory, love and friendship are the heart of Earthbound.
>there will never be a compilation on the 3DS