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Mother Thread Billll 07/15/14(Tue)01:19 UTC+1 No.1768454 Report

Mother Thread? Mother thread.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)01:21 UTC+1 No.1768462 Report

I dropped the original by the time I got to Magicant.

Filthy casual, I know, but I'll try to beat this and the original Final fantasy trilogy one of those days. Hell, I beat the first three Dragon Quest games, It's not like I don't have the patience for this kind of stuff.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)01:24 UTC+1 No.1768474 Report

Any good English translated Mother repro carts for the NES floating around?
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Don Rumata 07/15/14(Tue)01:29 UTC+1 No.1768486 Report

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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)01:33 UTC+1 No.1768498 Report

>>1768454
How was i to know that the phone was how to save?
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Billll 07/15/14(Tue)01:34 UTC+1 No.1768502 Report

>>1768462
It can be a frustrating game, but it is VERY worth it. Mother 3 is a piece of gold in itself and is worth a play/
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)01:36 UTC+1 No.1768508 Report

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
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Billll 07/15/14(Tue)01:37 UTC+1 No.1768513 Report

>>1768498
I'm pretty sure it told you early on. But if you didn't make a habit of it early, you were royally fucked.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)01:39 UTC+1 No.1768531 Report

>find boomerang in Magicant castle
>no space
>go bank stuff
>open one box
>antidote
>all other boxes are now open
>cant get boomerang
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Billll 07/15/14(Tue)02:02 UTC+1 No.1768574 Report
File: EB2.jpg-(89x125)
Yeeeeaaaahhh
Yeeeeaaaahhh
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)02:12 UTC+1 No.1768598 Report

Does anyone remember a poem for or from mother 2 where the last words are something like "why can't I see the same in you?" It's some 4 line poem that I saw maybe on starman.net or something.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)11:17 UTC+1 No.1769608 Report

Just started mother 3.
I don't really get the combo system, whats up with it?
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)11:33 UTC+1 No.1769618 Report

>>1768598
Those are part of the lyrics in this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5g89mGNIvU
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)11:34 UTC+1 No.1769619 Report

>>1769608
The game explains everything.
Why spoil it for yourself.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)11:37 UTC+1 No.1769620 Report

>>1769608
You're supposed to tap the button along with the beat of the music. It can be really tricky. One of the characters has a special move that lets you hear an enemy's heartbeat, tap along with this heartbeat and you'll get combos. It can help a lot if you're having difficulty getting combos in battles.

Another piece of advice, actually use those offense up and defense up type of buffs. They help like crazy against bosses.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)11:43 UTC+1 No.1769626 Report

I really need to get around to playing the first one. I clocked Earthbound, started playing mother and then just stopped for some reason.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:28 UTC+1 No.1769753 Report

>>1769620
Not that guy, but another tip: If a chapter allows you to visit some already visited places, go there.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)15:21 UTC+1 No.1769951 Report
File: k1.jpg-(125x123)
>x thread? x thread.
>x thread? x thread.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)22:00 UTC+1 No.1770971 Report

>>1769951
>thing I don't like
>mad.jpg
4chan's built on cliche; and in general, society is too.

>How are you?
>Good. How are you?
>Good.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)22:05 UTC+1 No.1770997 Report

>>1768462
I like the series, but I could not in good conscience recommend the first to anyone in this day and age.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)23:10 UTC+1 No.1771197 Report

>>1769618
Thank you very much!
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)00:22 UTC+1 No.1771464 Report

>>1770971
How are you?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)00:26 UTC+1 No.1771478 Report

What's a reasonable price for a used copy of Earthbound on the SNES?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)00:59 UTC+1 No.1771593 Report

>>1771464
I had this really great talk with Abbie. She's eight. She was miserable that day. We sat on the concrete steps at the back of the building. It was cold out; frozen asses; we sunk down inside our coats and huddled against each other. I shooed everyone else away.

We talked about when there are lots of people around and you should be having fun but instead you're miserable, the loneliest you ever get, in a crowd. And the opposite, when everything that happens is crap and you should be angry or pissed but somehow it's ok and you are able to brush it off and laugh.

Abbie. Listen. You know how grownups are always telling you I Know More Than You Do So Here Is A Life Lesson? (yeah. she knew.) And you ignore it? (yep.) Well, good. They're usually after something. Abbie, you know you can trust me, right? And you know I'm not just telling you this so you'll behave or shut up. There are some things I have figured out, and they make things easier, sometimes. One of the big ones is, The only person who can make you happy is you. Like: You have the power to change your day into whatever you want it to be. And you can do that to your whole life, you know? Once you grab on to that power, you have a lot more good days. Abbie. My mom's got cancer. And I'm doing ok. I really am.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)01:00 UTC+1 No.1771595 Report

Sometimes you only get a brief window into a child's attention. Like being on a cellphone you're sure is going to cut out any second. You say it fast and cross your fingers. Can you hear me?

Abbie looked at me, and she smiled. She didn't say anything. We sat there for another little while.


Jeannie drew me this great picture last week. She's four. I said, Wow, lots of colors, I like that. Is this a butterfly? (yes.) And this is a flowerpot? (yes.) Through the middle of this jumbled heap of somewhat-recognizeable images ran a long squiggly looping line. I looked at it, and I knew, and I leaned in secret-close to shy Jeannie and I said, Jean. Was it fun to do that squiggle?

She lit up. She grabbed me. Yes! I love to do those lines like that!

It made me think about how much of the importance of a piece of art is contained in the moment of making it. Not about showing it to someone later. Just sitting there, by yourself, getting such a kick out of what your hands are doing to the paper / screen / clay / cookie dough.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)01:01 UTC+1 No.1771602 Report

To all casual observers, I am a happy dynamo these days. Most days I come home from my arts and crafts-centric job and immediately go to construction paper, or cardboard, or the kitchen. I'm a verb; I do things. It is busywork. It is something I do to prove I am awake. It looks like fun, doesn't it.

I have a friend who recently found me out and he says I should not do these things as escapes, I should not do them unless my heart is really there. I laughed and said, sometimes, this stupid construction paper is what enables me to get out of bed. It was a pauper's laugh. It was what I could afford.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)01:02 UTC+1 No.1771609 Report

Talking to kids is nice because you have to simplify things, which makes it easier to fool yourself into thinking anything might really be simple. Maybe tomorrow I will pull Abbie aside and say, Kid, you're pretty advanced for an eight-year-old, but you've got no fucking idea what is in store for you. What I didn't mention the other day was, once you realize you're in charge of your own mood, you've only got yourself to blame when it goes to shit. I can tell you about things your brain will do that won't let you sleep for weeks, or, better, will trap you in hour-long lucid nightmares in which you are helpless at the hands of a monstrous man, which, in the dream, puts you into a panic attack. your ragged heart your ragged breath. you rip awake into the same panic attack; being awake doesn't solve anything. you walk around your apartment in the dark talking to yourself trying to get past all the gravel cruel fucking hours before there is light in the sky. the tub faucet is dripping and you can hear it even with the door shut.
life grinds down. like a dirty tired rusty broken tired filthy train. put it up on bricks; leave it; an eyesore.
There's nothing left, so I go to bed early, to listen. It happens really, really slowly. I can hear it grinding itself into pieces like an iceberg. It makes little brittle pops and clicks. It keeps me awake for a long time.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)01:22 UTC+1 No.1771676 Report

I love watching this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEqWf9CQjWI
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)01:34 UTC+1 No.1771717 Report

>>1771609

pretty writing, thank you
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)05:41 UTC+1 No.1772449 Report

You wake up to some noise, and your favorite cow lamp is flying at your face! What do you do?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)05:52 UTC+1 No.1772474 Report

This little kid's picture pierces my heart like an 8-bit laser beam of joy. Just... love. So much love.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)21:59 UTC+1 No.1774225 Report

Man, Mother 1 seemed so much more fun in my memories than in reality.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)22:10 UTC+1 No.1774252 Report

i picked up mother in japan last visit, been playing it on my nes with a chinese adapter.

it's great, only problem was that right before I found teddy I went on vacation and didn't touch the game for a month or so - when I tried to load my save it was gone.

damn battery died on my cart, so I have to begin again after fixing it. very frustrating.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)01:22 UTC+1 No.1774821 Report

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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)08:24 UTC+1 No.1775981 Report

>>1768454
I just started playing this on my PSP. I've never played the mother series before (aside from seeing parts of 2, and playing the first couple hours of 3). I want to play them all in order now.

What is the best version of each game? I was recommended this new translation (pic related). I'm all for better English translations, but the purist in my is unsure about the updated font. Are these translations better? Should I use this patch for Mother 1 and 2?

Thanks!
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)14:58 UTC+1 No.1776424 Report

>>1775981
I played that version for Mother 1, the SNES original for Mother 2 (there's an uncensored JAP rom with the ENG translation, but my PSP didn't run it sadly) and the only Mother 3 translation there is. Hope it helps!
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)00:45 UTC+1 No.1777794 Report

>>1776424
Thanks!
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)10:24 UTC+1 No.1779537 Report

Enjoyed Mother 1 a lot.
Mother 2 is my favorite game of all time.
Didn't like Mother 3.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)10:27 UTC+1 No.1779542 Report

>>1774821
Are there more of these?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)13:10 UTC+1 No.1779738 Report

>>1779542
I don't think so, however, the artist goes by ??/???1???H-40a on Twitter and Pixiv if you're interested.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)15:37 UTC+1 No.1779897 Report

>>1768462
The only Dragon Quest games that were really annoying was 1 (80% grinding) and 2 (annoying treasure hunt and bullshit enemies). 3 however is wonderfully balanced in my opinion. Anyways year Mother 1 isn't really great in balancing in my opinion. Stat gains are random as fuck. Where you might get just a small bit of HP and minor stat gains or you might get massive HP and stat gains. I found I almost needed to save state before leveling just so the game doesn't jip me. People might bash me for that but I really do feel the stat gains is way to RNG.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)16:02 UTC+1 No.1779947 Report

>>1768462
Play Mato's Mother 1+2 translation. Not only is that version better than the original, but the translation leaves everything intact AND it includes the Easy Ring, which might make it much more enjoyable.

It's definitely a game worth the investment. I enjoy its story much more than EarthBound's.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)16:09 UTC+1 No.1779963 Report

People keep complaining about M1's difficulty, but I played it again and it really isn't that bad. If you just keep trying to reach your goal, you will get stronger and eventually succeed without having to retry that much. The only time I grinned was when I wanted to get enough money to buy what I wanted.

On another note, M1 has the greatest sense of exploration.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)16:11 UTC+1 No.1779970 Report

Favorite location?

I love Twoson. Also the room in between the tunnels from Twoson to Threed.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)23:16 UTC+1 No.1781329 Report
File: 0.jpg-(125x93)
So, Mother 1.Good memories....
So, Mother 1.

Good memories. Hopefully time will soften those rough, rough edges.

The party always seemed uncomfortably weak to me. Did anyone else feel that the characters didn't really complement each other particularly well in combat?

Also, I just recently realized that the constant encounters you have to fight even when you out-leveled them significantly, are probably *the* reason for the SMAAAASH!! in the next game. I'd always thought that was clever design - when really it just followed naturally from a egregious past mistake.

It's kind of unfortunate that we see game companies constantly make the same mistakes their fathers made. One would think that there would be some literature on JRPG game design by now.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)05:32 UTC+1 No.1782313 Report

>>1781329
Yeah, I never felt to powerful in that game. It's just how it is. Makes beating it all that more satisfying.

And yes, the instakills in EB are godly RPG design.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)13:42 UTC+1 No.1782937 Report

So I'm playing Earthbound right now, and is Ness supposed to have absolute dogshit accuracy?
Was just minding my own business, exploring Peaceful Rest Valley, and then I start getting my ass reamed. All my attacks keep missing and these Sprout assholes just keep raping my PP with PSI Magnet a over and over. Then this Tiny UFO motherfucker gave me a Cold, and I missed the next 8 attacks in a row.

The game has had some stupid moments up to now, like the Ant before Giant Step spamming PSI Shield and PSI Magnet so I couldn't damage him or even heal myself, but having basic enemies who attack successively, can't be hit and who remove your ability to use the PSI/magic system is just asinine.
I'd buy a bunch of healing items, but Ness has a small inventory already half filled with fucking key items.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)13:53 UTC+1 No.1782950 Report

>>1782937

call your mom
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)16:45 UTC+1 No.1783152 Report

>>1782937
Ness got homesick, call your mom or by some fresh eggs
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:00 UTC+1 No.1785497 Report

I'm looking for an article that was posted in some Earthbound threads a while back. Talking about the 'literature of the moment' and how it applies to moments in the game. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

Recently lost my HDD, and it's a great read, I'd love to find it again.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)11:05 UTC+1 No.1785596 Report

>>1782937
Don't forget to call Tracy to have her pick up items you don't need.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:14 UTC+1 No.1785652 Report

>>1769618
Anyone knows where to find a good rip of this album?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:49 UTC+1 No.1785701 Report

>>1782950
>>1783152
I checked with the Doc and I had no such affliction. Furthermore, I've been calling everyone in my contacts list regularly. Can't be homesickness.

He was just missing an absurd amount of hits. The problem has somewhat remedied itself now I gave him a bat instead of a slingshot though.

Just cleared the third sanctuary. Things have gotten a bit easier now I have some more HP, but if I let my guard down I can still get raped. A mushroom on the way to the Milky Well poisoned Jeff and Paula and then mushroomised Ness. Needless to say I hit the reset button.

>>1785596
Thanks. But yeah, what's the deal with all the key items? Why don't situational things like the Backstage Pass get consumed when they're no longer relevant past that point? And I don't even know if the Transceiver, Bubblegum pack or Pencil Eraser will be relevant in future so I'm still bogged down with crap.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)19:50 UTC+1 No.1786536 Report

>>1768454
Is there a reproduction cart of Mother and Earthbound with the English patch?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)19:55 UTC+1 No.1786547 Report

>>1786536
I mean Mother 1 & 2, GBA Cart.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)20:01 UTC+1 No.1786570 Report

>>1785701
Ah yes, do not stray from bats with Ness. Things should only get better now with more part members.

Just store away anything you don't need now. It'll never bite you in the ass later. You can always get it back. You won't need the Pencil Eraser again until you go back to Winters, and it's not even necessary.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)12:34 UTC+1 No.1788875 Report

>>1786547
Only the Mother 1 side is fully translated. There's an ongoing english patch for the Mother 2 side, check it here:

>http://earthboundcentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=526
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