What do you think of this game? Do you like it? Is it overrated? What are its strengths, and what are its weaknesses?
I tried playing it about 5 years ago, and I made it to the part where you first meet Jeff before I got bored with it and quit. I just started another playthrough, and I've resolved to make sure I finish it this time. I'm going to really take my time and explore and talk to the NPCs, maybe that will get me more invested in the world.
Love it, but I got into it as a kid and I think if you only started playing it when you were an adult you missed on something very special and very different and won't ever be able to experience the magic that only a child can feel when playing this game.
Huh, I actually just thought to myself today how a lot of the hype for Earthbound probably isn't based off of childhood nostalgia, since the game wasn't a top seller when it was first released and a lot of the current fans found the game in their teens or even 20s. I'll take your word for it though.
I've only been browsing /vr/ for a couple months and I've never seen an Earthbound thread. People tend not to mention the game too much unless they're complaining about its price.
>What do you think of this game?
Interesting piece of media for its time, not a good game though.
>Do you like it?
It's a definitely good RPG for kids, great even, but I'm too old to enjoy it.
>Is it overrated?
It is, but at this point most classic games are.
>What are its strengths, and what are its weaknesses?
Cute artstyle and general aesthetics, decent setting, boring game mechanics, gameplay is barely above the average DQ clone, which means it's pretty bad.
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>It's definitely good RPG for kids, great even, but I'm too old to enjoy it.
There's plenty to enjoy in Earthbound for an adult who's interested in game design.
It's a neat game. I think that the best part about it is its world. In a lot of JRPGs on the SNES, the towns are all pretty samey, but they're all very clearly unique in EB. I don't think it gets enough credit for that.