At 1/26/13 11:19 AM, LemonCrush wrote:
I'm a huge Mother fanboy, but I think it would have sucked on the N64. The promo video and the screenshots look really fucking bad. And I don't think it would've had the quirky charm that people love about it.
Yeah, it looked like a typically chunky N64 game, while on the GBA it's a great-looking game in its own way. If nothing else the character models are incredibly expressive, and that wouldn't have been possible on N64.
As for Mother, just get a rom and the translation patch. Nintendo supports it, it's not even really illegal.
Yes, seconding this for everyone else who posted about Mother 3. It's easy to find and simple to install, just do it guys, it's (not exaggerating) one of the best games of all time and this is the only way you'll ever get to play it.
The fan translation is surprisingly well-done and naturalistic. And it's interesting because it has some language and suggestive things that Nintendo probably would have removed during localization to ensure an E rating. Makes me wonder what might have been censored out of EarthBound during the translation process.