Monday, October 27, 2014

My Love Letter to a Game I've Never Played: EARTHBOUND!

Don't know how many of you are familiar with Earthbound...or Mother 2 in Japan... But I recommend this game to everyone into video games.

When it was released in 1995 I wasn't familiar with it at all, and my only knowledge of it's exsistance was Ness being a playable fighter in Super Smash Brother for the Nintendo 64. When I finally looked into the game I was so amazed to see how quirky and nostalgic it was. Not in the nostalgic in that it's good because I saw it as a child, but in that it makes you remember instances playing it as if you were reliving them again. 

Earthbound is a turn based RPG (role playing game), where you can customize the characters names and even their favorite foods, where you go your world, finding pieces of a melody to defeat a horrible evil presence seeking to destroy everything you care about. Anyone who knows of the game will tell you, you gotta experience it for yourself. It might be one of the best video game experiences one could have on a personal level.  While it's graphics are cute, the game contains some dark undertones that give it a unique flair to an otherwise happy game. It'll strike many emotions out of you. I've not heard many people say the game was bad, but certainly play it when you need some time to reflect and get away from your own worldly problems. 

I have made some stickers and shirts of the two designs of Ness and Jeff here over at RedBubble. If you like them please go check them out. Certainly if you know a friend who's really into the game or anything like that. 

Attack of the Mad Duck                                    Spiteful Smash

SO where do I get my hands on such a game? Why on the Nintendo Wii U, through the Virtual Console. It's quite odd how I've mostly wanted to buy a Wii U just to support a game I never had a chance to play as a kid. For the mean while, I am spending my time just drawing up the characters while listening to the music. This game is the greatest movie ever told...and you should at least give it a look. Thanks for reading. 

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