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  1. JinTrigger

    OP JinTrigger Asentrix Studios
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    Me and some guy were having a discussion and it was said that if I asked 1000 people that 10 or so would know what Earthbound/Mother is....so here we go. Do you know what Mother/Earthbound is
     
  2. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer
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    I've never even played it and I still know what it is
     
  3. 3bbb7

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    maybe it'd be better if you asked a non-gaming forum.

    I'm sure most people here know what earthbound is :)
     
  4. JinTrigger

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    Nope this was the guys comment

    "That doesn't mean that the game has an identity. You could ask about 1000 gamers what "Earthbound" is and only about 10 or so would be able to tell you."
     
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  5. FAST6191

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    I know what it is but that is because
    a) I help out on a flash cart/emulator happy forum where the Mother/Earthbound games are ones that have been known to cause trouble for those playing in such circles.
    b) I occasionally like to look through "best game" lists.
    c) I was curious what the hell a Ness was when I played a super smash brothers game one time so I went and looked it up.

    I can well believe not so many games types are aware of them. More so in Europe considering the only entry outside Japan was on the NES and did not come out in Europe, at least not until the virtual console some time last year.
    Beyond that I will slag you off if you have not played Doom and certain arcade games and claim to have a knowledge of game history; I will not even blink if you have never heard of mother/earthbound and would not suggest you go back and play it either, save perhaps if we are having a discussion of Japanese role playing type things but not in a generic fantasy world.
     
  6. Hells Malice

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    Never played, but I know what it is.

    I assume a large portion of people know Earthbound simply from Smash Bros alone. But it is mentioned around here at times too.
    It's a very iconic series, whoever you were talking is an idiot.
     
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  7. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru
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    This is a Nintendo based site, you're far more likely to get a positive response here. That said I never knew what it was before I tried to find out what Ness and Lucas were from.
     
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  8. CompassNorth

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    Lol what?
    He sounds like the type of guy who thinks certain games are obscure because they don't compete with AAA games.

    Eartbound has a unique style, so yes it has an identity, and tons of people know about it which is why it's achieved a cult status within the gaming community.
     
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  9. Foxi4

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    I think everybody knows what Earthbound is - its fans keep talking about it on and on. I heard about it, I read the story excerpts, I saw the gameplay... No. I can't get over the style of the series, it's not my cup of tea.
     
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    Ha! Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about. He may have a valid argument if Smash Bros. never existed
     
  11. Gahars

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    Does anybody remember THIS gem?

    Well, of course we're all going to know about it - this is a Nintendo-oriented gaming forum, after all.

    Take this question to a forum for, say, car repairs, and your friend's prediction would probably pan out better.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Can we just rename this "The Earthbound circlejerk thread" and have everyone orgasm and be done with it?

    I swear we always get a really annoying Earthbound thread once every few months and every post is just filled with the sound of my continued sighing.
     
  13. tbgtbg

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    Mr. T told me about how much he loves his Mother.


    But seriously, this poll isn't going to prove anything to your friend, as it's basically one step below going to a Mother/EB fan site and asking if they know what it is. Of course most people here know, and I'm not convinced that people saying they don't might not just be messin witcha.

    Even if the original argument was about gamers, there's still a sizable fanbase for that series here, not surprising since it's a Nintendo game. You need to ask somewhere like IGN or (ugh) GameFAQS.
     
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  14. Ozito

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    Sure do, but just like the answer of others, I haven't played and I'm unsure if I will anytime soon.
     
  15. Paarish

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    You're posting this on a video game forum. Not only that but a video game forum which has a Nintendo handheld as it's name. People here are gonna know what Earthbound is. I'm sure your friend meant a more neutral ground :unsure:
    I know what Earthbound but have never played though to answer your question.
     
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  16. Tom Bombadildo

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    No, I've never heard about Earthbound. Especially here on GBATemp, the site full of Nin10yearolds that circlejerk on practically every obscure Nin10doh game.
     
  17. JinTrigger

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    Once again he himself said if I asked "gamers" not just anyone....I just did this to prove a point to myself cause I am that kinda guy (today). Ok yeah I guess I did ask on a Nintendo oriented forum but the statement said if I asked 1000 GAMERS that would not know what Earthbound was (only 10 or so would)...not played or liked but knew what Eathbound was.

    If it annoys you so much then go post elsewhere....No one told you to come even read this. If Earthbound post annoy you then when you read the thread title you should have moved on...jeez
     
  18. GameWinner

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    It's an extremely niche JRPG that fans want to return. It will never happen though.
     
  19. emigre

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    On the subject of Earthbound, it's a pretty overrated series.
     
  20. Taleweaver

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    I would never have heard about it if it wasn't for gbatemp. Oh, and that I regularly watch/read 'top 100'-rated (retro) games. It's in pretty much all of those lists, so...it's probably better to use THAT as an argument to your friend rather than asking about it on a site that would probably have been named earthboundtemp if gbatemp or badpuntemp wasn't taken. ;)
     
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