Thanks for your input! I probably will write more of these. I know it’s not the most “original” thing to talk about in the gaming space, but I’ve definitely got a lot of good games sitting in a pile waiting for me.
I’ve never played Earthbound either! When it came out, I was a bit of a JRPG elitist, or as much of an elitist as one can be when they’re 11 years old. I really only paid attention to Square and Enix releases.
I’ll have to give it a shot someday, I have several friends who swear by it. I secretly wish they had kept its original title in western territories. Seeing a game called Mother probably would have caught my eye more, especially with its quirky story. The US ad campaign that revolved around disgusting scratch and sniff cards in magazines was…memorable? Let’s go with that.