EarthBound

EarthBound

released on Aug 27, 1994

EarthBound

released on Aug 27, 1994

A turn-based JRPG and sequel to then-Japan-only Earthbound Beginnings (1989) in which Ness, a young boy living in a land based on the USA, leaves home to go on an adventure through strange locations, get to know quirky characters and defeat an unknowable alien threat called Giygas while facing up to the realities of growing up and becoming familiar with the real world.


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"I don't think he needs to be rich or famous... But i want him to be a thougtful, strong boy"

It is incredible how unique of an experience this game is. The environments, the enemies, the soundtrack, all of it cannot be compared to another game. Although I am giving this game a 5/5, it does have it's flaws but it really doesn't matter. I don't know what else to say, a perfect experience for me.

Legendarily charming and affecting. Looks cute, has boppin' tunes and funny writing. It is an old, turn-based, menu driven game, but that makes sense for the time. It at least did some new and interesting things and has some surprises, though it's mostly linear and decisions only matter a little. But it's definitely worth experiencing, and its genre conventions (or subversions) add to the overall experience in way that couldn't be done in any other medium.