It’s great to see both you and James Ardis mention EarthBound, a game that’s also on my personal backlog pile! I never got around to it at launch, in part because I was 11 and in part because the only JRPG’s I played in that era were made by Square and Enix. “Nintendo made an RPG? That’s not right, they make Mario, Zelda, and StarFox!”
Of course then Pokemon launched and changed the course of history.
I’m definitely going to have to give both MGS V and Survive a shot. That’s precisely why I wrote this article, hoping it would give myself a kick in their direction.
I’m glad to hear you say that you found Survive worth playing. I’m actually a big fan of the modern survival genre, so I’m curious to see what they did with it.