This right here is an excellent game, and if you talk shit about it, I will fuck your shit up.
I recently completed the story for this game and can I just say I was not expecting it to be so deep and thought-provoking. I might be feeling biased, because it brings up the ideas of trust issues and betrayal among friends and I’ve had to deal with a lot of that lately, but there’s much more going on here. I mean if you like Pokemon, you should play this. Mystery Dungeon games are notoriously difficult, but it’s so worth it. The characters, the story, even the music (wonderful soundtrack!) is worth it.
For those of you that know it, Mother 3 is infamous for having a heartbreaking plot. Well this game does, too, although not in the same way. But trust me when I say: this game will make you cry. Seriously, I was near the end of the story, people were waiting on me IRL to go and get Taco Bell, and I’m just sitting there weeping over this game.
If it means anything to any of you, I am a writer and I can vouch that the writing here is pretty great. The dialogue’s not bad, either. Safe for general audiences, but not too hokey. I will NOT be giving any spoilers as I’m very much against that, but here’s the low-down for the pros and cons of this game…
Pros - Amazing story and plot-twists, good character development, improved mechanics and features (if you’ve played the other games in this line), nice soundtrack, really cool and powerful automatic recruits for your team!
Cons - Some of dialogue drones on at times, all attacks in general seem to have much lower accuracy than in normal Pokemon games (but then again that might just be my shitty luck)
Some of the features are much easier than in previous installments (ie. evolution), and it also brings back familiar items and other things that will make it nice for people who have played Mystery Dungeon before. If you haven’t played a Mystery Dungeon game, don’t worry: helpful hints pop up all the time in the game and the features are explained thoroughly. You’ll always know what to do.
So if you’re thinking of getting this game, you love Pokemon and you love a good story, I say do it!!
Want to talk about this game or have questions? My ask box is always open! <3
Porky riding a Gyarados <3 thank you so much! I love it!!
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The lineup for my newest playthru of EB. We call it ElementBound. Ness and friends are named after some of the Noble Gases. Most of them just sound cool, but I chose Xenon for Jeff because the Wiki article stated: “the earliest laser designs used xenon flash lamps as pumps. Xenon is also being used … as the propellant for ion thrusters in spacecraft.” And Carbon’s the coolest thing because it’s part of all life, and a ton of other stuff too <3
I’ve been playing Earthbound on Livestream so you’re welcome to join me at this link. Even if I’m not broadcasting, save the link and check back later. I make posts when I broadcast and I may even play movies, Pokemon or Mother 3, too. All are welcome!