At 8/1/11 10:20 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 7/21/11 04:04 PM, Auz wrote:
No. There was three games in the serie. The serie is called Mother. Earthbound is in fact Mother 2, but was the only one of the three games to be released in American and Europe. The three games wre all released in Japan though. What you are talking about, are the fan translations of Mother 1 and Mother 3. Both games were never released on game consoles, but can be played on emulator.
At 7/19/11 12:29 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
Wasn't the game originally only released in Japan and the English versions were basically fan translations?
At 7/19/11 11:53 AM, Auz wrote:
Oh that's a game I should definitely check out someday. If I can get my hands on it that is...It costs quite a few bucks nowadays. But it's an awesome game :)
But like I said, Earthbound was translated by professionnals and got it's official release in Occident.
Oh. I thought there was only one game and I was kinda wondering why people often called it Earthbound and Mother. Thought it had something to do with the original title and the release title in America or Europe.
I can imagine it's a rare game.It is still a rare game and a highly appreciated game amongs SNES fans.
Btw, I finished my Earthbound game and it was fucking great :) I suggest everybody tries this game, even if it's on emulator.
Technically emulators aren't illegal, but ROMS are so we better not tell other people to use them.
Anyway, I'll see if I can find this game. I have heard so many good things about it now.
At 8/2/11 10:25 AM, tyler2513 wrote:
Oh well I'd mainly like to focus on completing the main story so I can get into it then try sidequests and all that.
At 7/30/11 04:21 PM, tyler2513 wrote:
Also question for Auz about Final Fantasy VI you said you were getting into again. How long would you say it took to complete (if so)
Yeah I only wish I had a SNES so looks like I'll be scouting for the GBA version.
It also depends on which version you are playing though. The GBA version has more extras than the Playstation and SNES ones. I recommend the GBA version if you can get your hands on it.
I'm very familiar with the series I spoke somewhat wrong I guess. I ment skills as in what weapons or classes would you say are most effective?
Skills as in: What you need to be good at to win the game?
Well I don't know if you're familiar with the Final Fantasy series, but it's a typical RPG Final Fantasy game. You don't need fast reflexes or anything. What you do need sometimes is quick thinking to get out of a pinch during tough battles. And of course determine strategies to defeat enemies.
Oh. The thing with FF6 is that while character do have a certain class, you can basically set them up in any way you like. The class only gives them one unique skill. For example, Locke is an 'Adventurer' and has the Steal / Mug ability to steal items from enemies. Sabin is a Monk and has Blitz with which he can perform all kinds of moves depending what button combo you insert. Etc.
I wouldn't say there is one character with an outstanding, awesome skill, though some are better than others in my opinion. I personally find Terra's Trance (I think it doubles all damage from her), Locke's Steal, Edgar's Tools, Cyan's Bushido, Sabin's Blitz and Shadow's Throw the most useful ones, but Strago's Blue Magic and Gau's Rage can kick some major ass too if you learned the right moves. The other characters have less interesting skills in my opinion.
Furthermore the class also determines what type of weapons one can equip. I think Terra and Celes are pretty awesome with this, because while they are mage-like characters in the beginning, they can still equip swords, armor and shields so that they have good attack and defenses too.
Anyway, eventually you will be able to let your characters grow in any way you want. You can focus on HP, MP, Magic, Strength, Speed or Stamina with every level up by equiping different espers (pro-tip: don't bother upgrading Stamina and don't bother too much with HP and MP). Now the skill a character has might be connected to one of these attributes so I guess you should keep that in mind when you decide what you mostly want to focus on.
As for weapons, well there are many, many useful ones around. Some have a random instant death ability attached to them which can be sweet, but it will give you a disadvantage when fighting undead enemies.
Alternatively you can just grind a fuckload and then the game will be a walk in the park, but that's no fun.In that case it would be perfect for me because I'm mainly looking for an easy yet not beginners level Final Fantasy game to get me into the series then work my way up from there. The first six Final Fantasy games do indeed look good.
It's not a very hard game, I will admit, but it's definitely worth checking out.
Final Fantasy I is very hard and confusing in my opinion. The game doesn't give you much of a clue on where to go and sometimes you'll wind up in areas with monsters far stronger than you. I didn't like it much to be honest.
Final Fantasy VI is one of the best games in the series. I suppose it'd be a good one to start with.
Games I got recently for it include: Pokemon Emerald, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga and the Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap ALL FOR $15 BUCKS!