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#52 May 22 2013 at 12:21 PM Rating: Default
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Do you have a personal problem with me ? You only seem to threaten me all the time, i was posting normally, until he butted in and started going off on me, for something that was not even my fault, yet if i say something back, i am the bad one ?

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I'm threatening both of you, knock off the back and forth crap. NOBODY wants to read it.
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You know, you could just ignore him, nobody is forcing you to respond.
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On a feeble effort to change the subject: awesome recommendations in this thread. I've jotted a few of them down to look into some more.
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Has anyone played the Golden Sun Series? It started on GBA and has a game on the DS. Its actually really good once you get over the MANY random encounters.
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I played the GBA ones, is the DS one any good ?
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Has anyone played the Golden Sun Series? It started on GBA and has a game on the DS. Its actually really good once you get over the MANY random encounters.


Yes, I loved the Golden Sun games! I played the first one of the GBA and I was hooked right away. I've been meaning to get back into them, just haven't had the time.
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Edit: Was Mother translated into english? I seem to now remember they may have released it, but I can't remember


I do know that Mother 3 was translated by Starmen.net guys and it's awesome. I own the GBA game but it's impossible to play without reading.
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Edit: Was Mother translated into english? I seem to now remember they may have released it, but I can't remember


I do know that Mother 3 was translated by Starmen.net guys and it's awesome. I own the GBA game but it's impossible to play without reading.


Mother 3 was pretty good... I wonder how much of me just wanted to like it because it was the new Earthbound?

I just thought it got away from some of the things that made Mother 2 special.

Also, there is a team making Mother 4 lol... again it's a fan game. But it's not some piece of crap thrown together. They've been working on it for about 4 years now, and it's absolutely amazing to see the quality. It's difficult to imagine a group of people with no corporate funding can create something so amazing. If anyone is interested in taking a look let me know and I'll send you a link.

Edit: It's done by some of the people over at starmen.net, the same group that did the Mother 3 translation. Earthbound players are F***ing hardcore.

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I have all three versions of Lunar: Silver Star Story and both versions of Lunar: Eternal Blue on my PSP. It's one of the few games I'll regularly replay time and time again. I enjoyed the first three Wild ARMs games immensely, and even the later entries were fun (but not particularly noteworthy). The Disgaea games were always entertaining as well. Final Fantasy 4, 6, and 11 were the only ones I really found myself enjoying. Xenogears was great, if ridiculously convoluted. Chrono Trigger was great as well, though Cross really made me dislike the franchise as a whole. Let's see ... Suikoden 1 through ... 4 I think were good; 5 felt a little too much like 1 through 3 and I found myself not enjoying it as much.

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I played the GBA ones, is the DS one any good ?


Yes. I have not beat it yet but its a continuation of the first two and it plays out nicely. It also is very well done on the DS. Probably one of the best RPGs, well excluding Crono and FF games, on the DS. Only side notes are, Its really long (40+ hours I hear), and the first few hours is heavy set up and fighting.

For anyone else, if you haven't played them before, play the first, you will know half way through that one if you want to keep playing the rest of the games or not.
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I have all three versions of Lunar: Silver Star Story and both versions of Lunar: Eternal Blue on my PSP. It's one of the few games I'll regularly replay time and time again. I enjoyed the first three Wild ARMs games immensely, and even the later entries were fun (but not particularly noteworthy). The Disgaea games were always entertaining as well. Final Fantasy 4, 6, and 11 were the only ones I really found myself enjoying. Xenogears was great, if ridiculously convoluted. Let's see ... Suikoden 1 through ... 4 I think were good; 5 felt a little too much like 1 through 3 and I found myself not enjoying it as much.


You didn't enjoy V, VII or IX? I find most people who like IV and VI also tend to like V and IX at least.
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Hmm! I was only aware of the original lunar remake for the PSP, is there also a eternal blue one ?
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Since no one has mentioned these yet...

Mother (Earthbound) 3. You can get a ROM and a full English translation. Just as good as the first (well, the second one technically- for SNES).

I can't believe no one has mentioned the Soul Blazer/Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma series. Especially Terranigma, awesome game!

And seriously, no love for Shadow Madness (PS1)? "There will be death".
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You didn't enjoy V, VII or IX? I find most people who like IV and VI also tend to like V and IX at least.
Five and Nine were okay, but not really good enough to really suggest they were worth a place on any poll. I felt beating either was more out of obligation than for fun. Seven, I've gone on length about my reasons for not liking it, but the short of it is that the only things that would be considered enjoyable in that game were done much better in previous Final Fantasy games, and he stuff that wasn't enjoyable ... well, wasn't enjoyable.
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Sega CD, PS1, PSP / Sega CD, PS1.

Addition, now that I'm thinking Sega, Shining Force 1 & 2, and CD.

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This is my first post in many years.
Hopefully I will be able to play FFXIV on PS3.

Anyway, you guys pretty much mentioned all my favorite RPGs except I didn't see a little known gem for PSP only called Jeanne de Arc. It's a strategy RPG, with an wonderful story.

Currently I'm playing Fire Emblem for the 3DS. I highly recommend this one too, but I have a long way to go.
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Tales of Symphonia! The only reason i got a gamecube for....

Brigandier for the psx ? Nobody played ?

How about Vanguard bandits also for the PSX ?
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ANewbForever wrote:
This is my first post in many years.
Hopefully I will be able to play FFXIV on PS3.

Anyway, you guys pretty much mentioned all my favorite RPGs except I didn't see a little known gem for PSP only called Jeanne de Arc. It's a strategy RPG, with an wonderful story.

Currently I'm playing Fire Emblem for the 3DS. I highly recommend this one too, but I have a long way to go.



+1 for Fire Emblem on any and all platforms. I have not played one that I didn't enjoy. However, the 3DS one... I can't take leveling anymore. We are on a break.
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This ongoing list is great. I've already added about 8-10 games to my "must play" pile... which is now so large I don't know if I'll ever get through them. I'd need to quit my job for 6 months and slog through them all, then hope they'd take me back...
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This ongoing list is great. I've already added about 8-10 games to my "must play" pile... which is now so large I don't know if I'll ever get through them. I'd need to quit my job for 6 months and slog through them all, then hope they'd take me back...



I have a huge pile of games that I bought with the intention of playing when I'm in my 50-60-70s. Not joking either. Why not? What else will I do? Play bridge?
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This ongoing list is great. I've already added about 8-10 games to my "must play" pile... which is now so large I don't know if I'll ever get through them. I'd need to quit my job for 6 months and slog through them all, then hope they'd take me back...



I have a huge pile of games that I bought with the intention of playing when I'm in my 50-60-70s. Not joking either. Why not? What else will I do? Play bridge?


Now that's what I call planning for your retirement. Smiley: laugh
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Vita has some good PSP ports like Crimson Gem Saga and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, I can't remember if someone was asking about Vita games or not.
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I'm not sure how I managed to forget Illusion of Gaia. So many great SNES rpgs

Another series that's worth looking in to (and apparently nobody has thought of yet) is the Arc the Lad series. The first two games feed directly into each other (and Arc 2 is over a hundred hours long).

Secret of Mana is a personal favorite, but I was trying to stay away from major SE releases in my previous posts. I'd also poke Secret of Evermore in there as an oft-underrated gem.

I enjoyed the first two Golden Sun games, but for some reason couldn't get in to the DS one. Not sure why.

Anyone who enjoys tactical games should also look into the Growlanser series.
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We have mentioned the Arc the lad series, also the 3 games are directly connected, not just 1 & 2.

Growlanser is an epic series, i really wish they would release the earlier titles stateside, but their latest release was on the PSP: Growlanser wayfarer of Time. Check it out, is a very good entry into the series.
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Really? I must have missed it.

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Growlanser is an epic series, i really wish they would release the earlier titles stateside, but their latest release was on the PSP: Growlanser wayfarer of Time. Check it out, is a very good entry into the series.


I have, it's pretty good. Growlanser 2 remains my favorite there though even if the voice acting can be....unfortunate....at times, it's still an excellent game. Also it has a New Game+ feature done very well. It's pretty satisfying to walk up to a boss you only killed by the skin of your teeth the first time and just casually take his shoes, daring him to say something about it.
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Yup Growlanser 2 is my favorite, i bought Growlanser Generations, it brings 2 and 3, i reallyl wished they translated growlanser 1 but oh well XD!
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Since no one has mentioned these yet...

Mother (Earthbound) 3. You can get a ROM and a full English translation. Just as good as the first (well, the second one technically- for SNES).

I can't believe no one has mentioned the Soul Blazer/Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma series. Especially Terranigma, awesome game!

And seriously, no love for Shadow Madness (PS1)? "There will be death".


Mother 3 as good as Mother 2? While I respect your opinion, I can't agree! I know they're both fairly linear, but the 3rd Mother just seemed to take you around from place to place... and there weren't even any good cities to explore!

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This is my first post in many years.
Hopefully I will be able to play FFXIV on PS3.

Anyway, you guys pretty much mentioned all my favorite RPGs except I didn't see a little known gem for PSP only called Jeanne de Arc. It's a strategy RPG, with an wonderful story.

Currently I'm playing Fire Emblem for the 3DS. I highly recommend this one too, but I have a long way to go.


Welcome back! Of FF Tactics, Fire Emblem, and Tactics Ogre which would you guys suggest? I've already beat Tactics... but I just found a patch that makes the game significantly harder... that may be worth a try?

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This ongoing list is great. I've already added about 8-10 games to my "must play" pile... which is now so large I don't know if I'll ever get through them. I'd need to quit my job for 6 months and slog through them all, then hope they'd take me back...


If I had any time I would compile the list... it's definitely awesome to hear the games everyone enjoys. This thread definitely brings back so many good memories from growing up!
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I think I've played Final Fantasy tactics over 100 times. Always going to be my favorite.
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I always think of this:

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#82 May 22 2013 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
Tictacs. Ha!

The kids have been watching me play Ni-No-Kuni for the last couple months.

The art style and story telling is top-notch. Too bad the grindy battles slow down the pace.

I hope we get to the dragon soon. Need some fast transportation!
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I didn't see anyone mention it so I'll add Shining Force II to this list.

oops just noticed lolgaxe. Either way one of my favourites, I also enjoy Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.

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If you liked OGBMOFQ you will like Ogre Battle 64. Oh also 2 must try games, are for the GBA: Super Robot Wars Original Generation 1 & 2

Also for the Snes: Treasure of the Rudras. FFVI Graphics, with a very interesting magic system.
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Has this thread evolved from 'your favorite RPG' to 'just name every RPG you've ever played.' It seems that we are pretty much naming games we played when we were younger - hard to imagine people have so many favorites.

Anyone remember the Y's series? The SNES title was pretty good. I believe it was Y's 3. I played that
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I think it just means there are a lot of great RPGs out there.
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Lufia 2 was okay, but I liked Lufia 1 much better.

Others I liked: Lunar 2, Breath of Fire 3, Final Fantasy IX, Wild ARMs 3, Chrono Trigger, a lot of the same as you guys I suppose.
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Has this thread evolved from 'your favorite RPG' to 'just name every RPG you've ever played.' It seems that we are pretty much naming games we played when we were younger - hard to imagine people have so many favorites.

Anyone remember the Y's series? The SNES title was pretty good. I believe it was Y's 3. I played that


Yes. I played the bejeezus out of that game.

Ultima (pick one really) FTW :P
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Has this thread evolved from 'your favorite RPG' to 'just name every RPG you've ever played.' It seems that we are pretty much naming games we played when we were younger - hard to imagine people have so many favorites.

Anyone remember the Y's series? The SNES title was pretty good. I believe it was Y's 3. I played that


Let's face it... many hold the opinion that the golden age of the RPG is gone.

I personally believe the RPG story was told better via the spectrum of the sprite rather than the polygon.
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I personally believe the RPG story was told better via the spectrum of the sprite rather than the polygon.


I second this notion. Companies now are too focused on flashy graphics and not enough on story or unique gameplay elements. There are certainly gems in the past 5 years, but out of my top 20, only 2 have come from the current generation of systems. That's based on my opinions obviously, but I feel like a good amount of gamers who have been playing since the 8-16 bit days tend to feel this way. Maybe it's just nostalgia... I dunno.
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Dragon Age Origins
Knights Of The Old Republic II
Final Fantasy VI
7th Saga
Dark Souls
Xenogears
Illusion Of Gaia
Beyond The Beyond(Not rated high but I liked it)
Xenosaga III
Xenoblade Chronicles
Dragon Warrior VII
Legacy Of Kain
Breath Of Fire III
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Lufia II Rise of the Sinistrals
Super Mario RPG
Secret Of Mana
Shadow Of The Colossus
Alundra
Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of TIme
Legend Of Zelda(Forgot name but gold cartridge on snes)
Elder Scrolls Morrowind
Chrono Cross
Dark Cloud
Shenmue
Shadowrun(Genesis version)
Lord Of The RIngs: The Third Age
Star Ocean II


I have more but can't remember them all atm.
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I personally believe the RPG story was told better via the spectrum of the sprite rather than the polygon.


I second this notion. Companies now are too focused on flashy graphics and not enough on story or unique gameplay elements. There are certainly gems in the past 5 years, but out of my top 20, only 2 have come from the current generation of systems. That's based on my opinions obviously, but I feel like a good amount of gamers who have been playing since the 8-16 bit days tend to feel this way. Maybe it's just nostalgia... I dunno.


I feel that people are more interested in the 'new and shiny' and lack the attentions span to invest in a story with multiple plots and twists, or character development, hence why games are about graphics and details of the mundane features rather than something unique.
Or most of us have hit that age where everything was better when we were younger.

Also, has anyone mentioned Breath of Fire series? With the fishing mini game!
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I personally believe the RPG story was told better via the spectrum of the sprite rather than the polygon.


I second this notion. Companies now are too focused on flashy graphics and not enough on story or unique gameplay elements. There are certainly gems in the past 5 years, but out of my top 20, only 2 have come from the current generation of systems. That's based on my opinions obviously, but I feel like a good amount of gamers who have been playing since the 8-16 bit days tend to feel this way. Maybe it's just nostalgia... I dunno.


I feel that people are more interested in the 'new and shiny' and lack the attentions span to invest in a story with multiple plots and twists, or character development, hence why games are about graphics and details of the mundane features rather than something unique.
Or most of us have hit that age where everything was better when we were younger.

Also, has anyone mentioned Breath of Fire series? With the fishing mini game!


Many have, and it's an excellent series. Aside from Final Fantasy and the 2 Chrono games, it's easily my favorite series. Fishing minigame was fun, but it excelled with it's storyline, dragon transformation system, and general gameplay. Oh, and building your own town in 2-4 was pretty fantastic.

Edited, May 22nd 2013 10:09pm by BartelX
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BartelX wrote:
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I personally believe the RPG story was told better via the spectrum of the sprite rather than the polygon.


I second this notion. Companies now are too focused on flashy graphics and not enough on story or unique gameplay elements. There are certainly gems in the past 5 years, but out of my top 20, only 2 have come from the current generation of systems. That's based on my opinions obviously, but I feel like a good amount of gamers who have been playing since the 8-16 bit days tend to feel this way. Maybe it's just nostalgia... I dunno.


I feel that people are more interested in the 'new and shiny' and lack the attentions span to invest in a story with multiple plots and twists, or character development, hence why games are about graphics and details of the mundane features rather than something unique.
Or most of us have hit that age where everything was better when we were younger.

Also, has anyone mentioned Breath of Fire series? With the fishing mini game!


Many have, and it's an excellent series. Aside from Final Fantasy and the 2 Chrono games, it's easily my favorite series. Fishing minigame was fun, but it excelled with it's storyline, dragon transformation system, and general gameplay. Oh, and building your own town in 2-4 was pretty fantastic.

Edited, May 22nd 2013 10:09pm by BartelX


Oh **** speaking of building your own town how about Dark Cloud 1 & 2. I've played through #2 many times.
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The saddest I've ever been to beat a video game was when I finished Dark Cloud 2, I didn't want it to end. Would love to see a new entry someday.
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BartelX wrote:
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BartelX wrote:
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I personally believe the RPG story was told better via the spectrum of the sprite rather than the polygon.


I second this notion. Companies now are too focused on flashy graphics and not enough on story or unique gameplay elements. There are certainly gems in the past 5 years, but out of my top 20, only 2 have come from the current generation of systems. That's based on my opinions obviously, but I feel like a good amount of gamers who have been playing since the 8-16 bit days tend to feel this way. Maybe it's just nostalgia... I dunno.


I feel that people are more interested in the 'new and shiny' and lack the attentions span to invest in a story with multiple plots and twists, or character development, hence why games are about graphics and details of the mundane features rather than something unique.
Or most of us have hit that age where everything was better when we were younger.

Also, has anyone mentioned Breath of Fire series? With the fishing mini game!


Many have, and it's an excellent series. Aside from Final Fantasy and the 2 Chrono games, it's easily my favorite series. Fishing minigame was fun, but it excelled with it's storyline, dragon transformation system, and general gameplay. Oh, and building your own town in 2-4 was pretty fantastic.

Edited, May 22nd 2013 10:09pm by BartelX


Oh **** speaking of building your own town how about Dark Cloud 1 & 2. I've played through #2 many times.


Absolutely. Dark Cloud 2 is an awesome game. Aside from just the town building, the randomized dungeons were great. It made my top 20 list. Even the first was fun, but the second was great.

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Agreed! I felt the same way. It was basically the only cell-shaded style game that I really loved. If they made another one, I would buy it no questions asked.

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I would love to see a new one too. I just fired my PS2 up to play persona. I wonder if I could dig up a copy somewhere and get my Spheda on lol
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I've been playing PS2 games on the emulator, I should start Dark Cloud 2 again when I get finished with Lost Odyssey.
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Blah crap, now that we've been talking about it, I feel I NEED to play it again... thanks a lot guys! As if I wasn't backlogged enough on games. Smiley: mad
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Has anyone played the Golden Sun Series? It started on GBA and has a game on the DS. Its actually really good once you get over the MANY random encounters.


Yes, I loved the Golden Sun games! I played the first one of the GBA and I was hooked right away. I've been meaning to get back into them, just haven't had the time.


I beat the first one and thought it was okay. At the time it was among a very small selection of JRPGs for the DS, and I think a lot of its success stems from that fact. As an RPG, it's not bad, but fairly generic.

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Edit: Was Mother translated into english? I seem to now remember they may have released it, but I can't remember


I do know that Mother 3 was translated by Starmen.net guys and it's awesome. I own the GBA game but it's impossible to play without reading.


Mother 3 was pretty good... I wonder how much of me just wanted to like it because it was the new Earthbound?

I just thought it got away from some of the things that made Mother 2 special.

Also, there is a team making Mother 4 lol... again it's a fan game. But it's not some piece of crap thrown together. They've been working on it for about 4 years now, and it's absolutely amazing to see the quality. It's difficult to imagine a group of people with no corporate funding can create something so amazing. If anyone is interested in taking a look let me know and I'll send you a link.

Edit: It's done by some of the people over at starmen.net, the same group that did the Mother 3 translation. Earthbound players are F***ing hardcore.

Edited, May 22nd 2013 2:44pm by je355804


I really wanted to love Mother 3 and recapture the feeling of Earthbound, but it just didn't do it for me, and my two younger brothers beat the game to a pretty lukewarm reception as well. I think part of what makes Earthbound great is the raw novelty of it (and the player's guide, of course), which is definitively impossible to duplicate. Hopefully I'm wrong, but Mother 3 wasn't the game to prove it.
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I really wanted to love Mother 3 and recapture the feeling of Earthbound, but it just didn't do it for me, and my two younger brothers beat the game to a pretty lukewarm reception as well. I think part of what makes Earthbound great is the raw novelty of it (and the player's guide, of course), which is definitively impossible to duplicate. Hopefully I'm wrong, but Mother 3 wasn't the game to prove it.


The player's guide... I probably spent as much of my time being fascinated flipping through the pages of that guide as I did playing the game. You couldn't have said it better, definitively impossible to duplicate.

Do you remember the scratch and sniff on the back?
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