So I've been playing EarthBound Zero...

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User Info: JennaAngel17

JennaAngel17
7 years ago#11
Battles are fewer and more rewarding in Earthbound, the graphics are naturally better, there's a lot more dialouge and diversity of settings. Mother is a cool game, but it's basically something that these days is probably only discovered by EB fanatics... and for a reason.

Earthbound is extremely playable, extremely enjoyable, and charming beyond belief. It's a real experience aside from being a very fun game, so PLEASE don't let its precursor turn you off. You'd be doing yourself a real disservice.
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From: JennaAngel17 | #011
Battles are fewer and more rewarding in Earthbound, the graphics are naturally better, there's a lot more dialouge and diversity of settings. Mother is a cool game, but it's basically something that these days is probably only discovered by EB fanatics... and for a reason.

Earthbound is extremely playable, extremely enjoyable, and charming beyond belief. It's a real experience aside from being a very fun game, so PLEASE don't let its precursor turn you off. You'd be doing yourself a real disservice.


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User Info: Low Rida

Low Rida
7 years ago#13
Mother is a rancid piece of excrement that's better stuck to the bottom of your boot then occupying your time.

Well, actually, it is ok to play-through once, but beyond that, I pretty much can't stand the game. It's the very definition of tedious, and often doesn't give you much help getting to your next target. Maybe I should give it another chance, but that's about as likely as a M3 localization.

And on that note, listen to everyone in this topic: Earthbound is light-years ahead of Mother in terms of... well, everything. The characters, story, game play, NPC's, atmosphere, graphics, and everything I didn't list, are all vastly superior. Whether or not you stick it out with Mother, you HAVE to play Earthbound. It's an experience you'll never forget and will want to relive countless times.
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User Info: Elsporko

Elsporko
7 years ago#14
I think Mother has one of the saddest parts of a video game ever and the openness is fun, but the game is pretty flawed. I don't usually think games need to be remade but Mother is an exception.
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User Info: Ecchage

Ecchage
7 years ago#15
The only I never figured out was where to really go in the beginning. If i had known where to go I would've beaten it by now.

User Info: 05E1

05E1
7 years ago#16
I think Mother has one of the saddest parts of a video game ever and the openness is fun, but the game is pretty flawed. I don't usually think games need to be remade but Mother is an exception.

Are you referring to the final boss battle?

User Info: qwerty107

qwerty107
7 years ago#17
Yeah I would never have been able to figure out where to go without the guide at starmen.net

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User Info: Drea

Drea
7 years ago#18
EarthBound Zero just suffers from NES rpg syndrome. I've played through it a number of times, but if you just want to experience the game, pick up the easy patch. It lowers the encounter rate some and gives you 2x or 3x the exp and money for each fight. (I forget which.)

Makes the game much more enjoyable for people that can't stand the grind game.

Earthbound, on the other hand, is a much smoother experience. No random encounters and no grinding to speak of, much more NPC interaction.

User Info: SirIlpalazzo

SirIlpalazzo
7 years ago#19
I think that the reason the game seems like a grind-fest is because you're supposed to explore the world and find out where to go on your own, fighting and leveling naturally along the way. If you use guides and go directly where you're supposed to, you miss out on those extra fights, and then you're forced to grind.

Also, I think it helps to play the game on a TV with a controller instead of with a keyboard on a computer. When I did my first playthrough on a computer and with a guide, I liked the game but thought it was pretty tedious. When I played it a year and a half later on my TV, without external assistance, I enjoyed it a lot more.
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User Info: Arcadew

Arcadew
7 years ago#20
I played it for a bit at first and stopped because of all the grinding, but with the 2x experience patch it's a lot more bearable. The maps on Starmen.net also help a LOT for places like Duncan's Factory. But yeah, EarthBound pretty much improved on everything gameplay-wise and made it a lot more accessible (except the inventory system...), as to be expected of a SNES sequel to a NES game.
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