Saturday, February 4, 2012

36. Earthbound (SNES)

Earthbound is essentially one big parody. It satires western culture in such a way that you won’t even realize you’re being made fun of. Jokes aside, Earthbound tells a great story of an evil entity named Giygas who’s hellbent on destroying the universe. Saviors come in the unlikely form of four children whose leader is a boy in a red baseball cap. Earthbound is probably the most mature game Nintendo ever developed as its humor is sophisticated (you find a suspicious yellow submarine), and its story multilayered. The only real problem is the battle system… it’s terrible. The fights are incredibly one-dimensional and graphically look like utter crap. That being said, the game is truly a diamond in the rough. By the way, make sure to eat all the hamburgers you find in the trash.

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