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Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Yepi69, Oct 13, 2012.
Any earthbound/mother fans here around GBATemp ?
I'm just getting into Mother 3 (emulating it on my PSP)
I haven't played the games, but I'm a real fan of the novel, Prometheus Earthbound.
Yup, fan here. I still don't own any of the games but have a blast emulating them.
I played only the first one of NES, but never completed it (lack of time, and becoming harder in the desert).
I like the musics and the vocal album.
Shame on anyone who hasn't played Earthbound and Mother 3.
I never played Mother 1 (NES), but that installments is only for the hardcore Earthbound fans.
Just the watch this review to really get what Earthbound is about;
The total length is 30 min. But after that you really want to play Earthbound!
Its like saying, so is there any fans of women of gbatemp, or does anyone like porn on gbatemp....
Yeah, i played Mother 1 but then you reach a boring part, and besides you get battles every minute, on Earthbound and Mother 3 the enemies run towards you and run away if ur too tough, but yeah Earthbound and Mother 3 are really good games, i just wish they had an sequel
Why Nintendo isn't tripping opver thier own feet to get this game re-released into English speaking teritories is beyond me. We already know the translation isn't all that hard, since it's already been done, if un-officially.
Also, it's games (fan translations) like this that make me question the past excuses offered by Nintendo.. "we won't be translating such and such game as it's too difficult." The Bible was translated into every language know to mankind, then a simple game can be (even if roughly) translated too. I realse there are meanings, ideas, that do not translate directly, but nothing exists in one part of this world that does not also exist in another (more or less)
I really want to start playing Mother 3 on GBA but I never got around to it but from what I read here the series is pretty good.
Mostly a financial issue I suppose. It's not only the translation; it's also marketing, manufacturing, personnel, legal aspects and strategy. Probably isn't worth the financial "risk" for Nintendo.
For my part, I only tried Mother 3 but portable RPGs that consist of 90% talking/story and only 10% actual gameplay within the first 30 minutes or so are a complete turnoff for me.
Franchise is eh. Not bad but there are much, much better RPGs. I think it kinda gets jerked off to more than it should, considering it's "obscure" nowadays. It's still kinda like Dragon Quest (aka boring-as-shit battle system) with a quirkier aesthetic.
fans would buy it, i know i would
You should know that you've posted parts 1 and 2 of The History, and then part 3 of The Review.
(Yes I watched them all)
Part 3 of The History is here
And when posting youtube videos, don't both with the media tag. Just paste the "long URL" into your post. No tags necessary.
Xenosaga? And yeah, the general public (outside of Japan) don't care for the Mother series.
Saying "It has a bigger fanbase than Xenoblade" isn't much of an accomplishment.
Even then, when was the last time a Mother game hit US shores? It has no new brand recognition. Yeah, Nintendo has brought brands with little recognition back (Kid Icarus) but not a RPG. Kid Icarus received a good and popular revival because A) it's an action game (which are popular in EU/US), B) Kid Icarus already had some brand recognition (his two games were released in the US/EU and Brawl helped a lot), and C) it's not a RPG. If you expect a RPG with little brand recognition to new audiences, let alone a Japanese turn-based RPG, then you might as well throw that money into a fireplace since you'll at least get some warmth from it.
There's a really bad case of tunnel vision that comes with GBAtemp-like communities. Yeah, most of us know what Mother is and are able to play them all in English, but for everyone else, who isn't on a community based around flashcards, homebrew, and hacks, it's completely foreign.
Not to mention, Guild, that there wasn't much else on the 3DS on the time. That's not an attack on the system; when Kid Icarus was released, the system's library was still relatively small, and it probably helped that game stand out.
Also, it's not as if the Earthbound games are great sellers in Japan. Mother 3 got a total of 400,000 sales; that doesn't sound so bad, but compared to what Pokemon or Mario sell, which do you think they're going to spend more time on?
That's all of my contributions to this thread.