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>Storage is tiny
>Items don't stack
>Have to use a phone and pay a delivery fee to put items or take items from a separate storage
>Stores don't give statistics or information about the items they're selling
>No item to regenerate psi points - have to stay at a hotel or just hope there's a butterfly around
>No way to earn ingame currency, guess I'll just wait around for Dad to give me money
>No battle animations, just read a text description of what's happening
Why is this game so popular?

>> No.4402932 [DELETED] 

>>No item to regenerate psi points -

Water bottles?

>> No.4402949

>>4402860
You had me until no battle animations. Though the water bottles are a thing.

>> No.4402954

>>4402860
Modern day RPG in its time is what made it popular.

Was also quirky and weird enough to draw attention.

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4402978

>>4402860
>Why is this game so popular?
It's the perfect degenerate millennial magnet.
>Japanese game but takes place in the U.S. and clearly displays affection for American culture
>features cute-looking characters in dark situations
>bland, inoffensive humour that's been "localized" to hell and back
>pretentious
>quirky
>characters and quotes are easy to put on a T-shirt because they're just SOOOOO wacky

>> No.4402984

>>4402932
Restores 1 PP.
One PP.
What good is that?

>> No.4402991

>>4402860
>suck at game
>reverse troll go get answers
For fuck sakes.

>> No.4403012

>>4402984
Better than nothing? A lot of jrpgs are based around heavily managing your MP/PP. Even in Chrono Trigger, which is easy as fuck, 90% of the stores won't even sell Ethers and you're only down to the ones you find.

>> No.4403023

>>4402978
What's degenerate about all that?

>> No.4403029

>>4402984
What are magic butterflies

Which appear before any major boss battle btw

>> No.4403037

>>4402860
Earthbound was the original "I'm a butthurt dev who feels his entire hobby is under attack so I'm bringing back OLD SCHOOL" game

>> No.4403046

>>4403012
1 PP might as well be nothing when you consider that your cheapest PSI spell is 5 PP and you can only carry 10 items.
Also, Ether is everywhere in Chrono Trigger and you can carry 99 of each kind.
>>4403029
Read the OP.

>> No.4403048

>>4402978
>pretentious
I don't think Earthbound is pretentious. At least compared to other JRPGs it's very straightforward.

Their fans are, but that's another thing.

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>>4402860
>Stores don't give statistics or information about the items they're selling
They tell you if they are better, same, worse, or unable to be equipped.

>No item to regenerate psi points - have to stay at a hotel or just hope there's a butterfly around
http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/PSI_caramel
http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Tart
http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Truffle
http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Pudding
http://earthbound.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_Food_Lunch
(Plus Poo only waters)

>No way to earn ingame currency, guess I'll just wait around for Dad to give me money
Your Dad gives you money based on enemies killed.

>No battle animations, just read a text description of what's happening
Now you're just fucking around.

>> No.4403073

You earn money through battles just like any other RPG, your dad then wires it to you

silly

>> No.4403084

>>4403069
>>4403073
Alright, I didn't realize that Dad is sending money based on enemies killed. It's a strange mechanic but whatever, I'll take back that part of my criticism.

>> No.4403092

never heard of this game till more than a decade after snes came out, was it actually popular when new?

>> No.4403169

>>4402860
>can't manage inventory because brainlet
>didn't notice amount of money deposited is based on what enemies you've beaten because brainlet
>too fucking stupid to use PK Magnet to steal PP back because brainlet
>can't enjoy a game that doesn't have flashy graphics because brainlet
I don't even think Earthbound is anything more than a charming and goofy romp but OP truly was a dumbfuck today.

>> No.4403171

>>4403092
no, it came out near the end of the system's life span and had extremely horrible advertising campaign in the west. japan loved it, though.

>> No.4403172

>>4402860
>>Storage is tiny
>>Items don't stack
>>Have to use a phone and pay a delivery fee to put items or take items from a separate storage
Did you know that RPG's typically feature inventory management, which is part of the challenge?
>>No way to earn ingame currency, guess I'll just wait around for Dad to give me money
You get money from killing enemies dumbass.
>>No battle animations, just read a text description of what's happening
You're playing a game, not a movie. Not every action needs to be animated. Not all rpg's back then had battle animations anyways.

>> No.4403176

>Why is this game so popular?
Dragon Quest with scenario written by Shigesato Itoi and music by Keiichi Suzuki from Moonriders.

>> No.4403179

>>4403023
Nothing, but those qualities just so happen to attract degenerates.

>> No.4403180

>>4403092
I only knew one person who had it at the time, he swore it was great but when I went to his house I immediately wrote it off because "lol look at these graphics" (I was an idiot, it's a damn masterpiece).

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4403216

>>4403169
>charming romp

>> No.4403328

I'm a little late on the bottled water conversation but yes they are basically worthless.. EXCEPT for Poo, who does in fact get a large and meaningful boost from them. Inversely 'junk food' items like Burgers which will heal the other 3 party members will fuck him up.

>> No.4403337

>>4402860
>Storage is tiny
>Items don't stack
so you can't bring 99 healing items to a battle you fucking retard

>> No.4403352

>>4403048
You gotta compare Earthbound with Mother since they are the same franchise.
Yeah, it IS pretentious as hell.
Even 3 is more tame in that aspect and it is a game that runs 40% on self-references.

>> No.4403360

>>4403352
I still don't see what's supposed to be pretentious. As a whole the game definitely isn't afraid to be goofy, and it relies far less on contrived melodrama than a lot of its contemporaries.

>> No.4403370

You will only have storage problems till you get Paula. Use your items afterwards, dont save them
I agree with the phone, is chore to store items
also agree about the store
Butterflies always spam on critical points in the map, stop crying
theres a shitload of items you can get to make money like eggs or mushrooms
also is retarded your complain about animations

3/10 put more effort next time

>> No.4403389

>>4403360
It isn't goofy at all.
It makes all kind of bad contemporary jokes instead of giving context for the first third of the game so they don't even put any effort on plot besides of the prologue and they only start spending time making a real story until about the time when Jeff is introduced.
Clearly most of the people remember the game as "quirky and funny" but after this point tha game shifts gears and becomes a bit more like Mother which is good but still flawed in the middle of SNES era.

In the end as not every people who played the game even finished it (mostly hipsters and tumblr-kind) and the part they played is the one with more fame and the one talked the most: i.e. the quirky and silly part, yet they know for sure from other more gameplay related reviews that the game is in fact more dark than they initially tought so they think it's somethink close to a narrative miracle since they managed to fit two very different tones into a single game when in reality they did but in a abrupt and kinda awkward way.

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>>4402978
>It's the perfect degenerate millennial magnet.

Lol who talks like this? Anyways half of OP's complaints are factually untrue, git gud.

>> No.4403407

>>4403389
You're implying they even played the game in the first place when the reality is the vast majority of the population is too retarded to even set up a SNES emulator. Fuck, the vast majority is too retarded to understand what right-clicking means or how to download Winrar or open a file in it.

Kids these days? They don't play video games. They watch people play video games on their iphone.

>> No.4403819

>>4402860
>>Storage is tiny
>>Items don't stack
>>No item to regenerate psi points - have to stay at a hotel or just hope there's a butterfly around
>>No battle animations, just read a text description of what's happening
Welcome to classic Dragon Quest, faggot.

>> No.4404682

>>4402860
Because it's good. But yes it's definitely a product of its time.

>> No.4405178

>>4402860
>game doesn't work exactly the way some other game does
>waaaah
I guess one of the reasons it's so popular because people who like it aren't you

>> No.4405195

>>4405178
You're not doing much to dispel the "Earthbound fans are completely insufferable" stereotype.

>> No.4405475

I like it because its presentation makes my body feel good and I like the writing.

>> No.4407245

item management is part of the game. also ur dad gives you cash after fights

>> No.4407316

>>4402860
>PSI points
Butterflies respawn. You can enter and exit the places where they respond for free unlimited psi points. And, if you have a healing spell, free HP

>Wait around for dad to give you money
You get money from fighting. As it's an RPG, this is common.

Anyway here's a you

>> No.4407319

>>4402860
>Items don't stack

Condiments and food system. It may be shitty but it's barely there

>> No.4409341

>>4405195
You're not doing much to dispel the "avocado toast generation are triggered happy whiny little bitches" stereotype.

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4409362

>>4402860
I really enjoyed it when I first played it since it was one of my first JRPGs. After playing better games in the genre I realized it was lame shit for faggots. Mother 3 is decent though.

>> No.4410297

>>4403389
>[Earthbound] isn't goofy at all
What in the actual fuck? Yeah dude, Earthbound is dead fucking serious from start to finish. Not a single silly or lighthearted moment in the entire game. Anon, you may have actually made the single fucking stupidest post on this entire site.

>> No.4410319

>>4409362
yeah, mother 3 is the only one that did anything interesting with combat. the rest are pretty boring.

>> No.4411220

>>4402860
I can't enjoy this game anymore after playing Mother 3.

>> No.4412293

100% not fucking around i found earthbound beginnings way better than its sequel

>caught in a pickle? onyx hook out of there
>ninten learns better psy than ness
>music is more melodic and less quirky which may be better or worse depending on your taste
>fucking bread crumbs. no idea why earthbound doesn't have breadcrumbs
>the graphics are cuter but that's also subjective

maybe it's because i played earthbound zero/beginnings first but i just found it way less annoying than earthbound

cos that's what earthbound is
annoying

>> No.4412348

>>4403023
Everything is degeneracy for /pol/tards. Don't expect them to give you a proper answer either. Just ignore.

>> No.4412358

>the inventory
You have to be strategic in what you carry and what you need to keep with you.
>can't restore PP without sleeping
What are PSI caramels and Brain Food Lunches
>money
You get money based on enemies killed
>no battle animation
Wait? Did you actually play the game? Or did you read about the tropes and decide to suit on it?

It's another 16 year old Xbox kiddie talks about earthbound thread

I will say though that for the SNES, it has one of the better translations, even if there was a lot censorship and loss of nuance.

>> No.4412418

>>4403176
Hey look at that we can stop the thread.

>> No.4412542

>>4402860
>all this bullshit instead of legitimate complaints
Let's see.
>It's entirely possible to not get or end up storing an item you need to defeat an early boss
>The fucking waterfall, otherwise known as 'break time', also can't sequence break it, you MUST get the 'password' properly
>1/128 drop chance equipment
>that fucking Blue KKK maze

>> No.4412545

>>4412542
>>It's entirely possible to not get or end up storing an item you need to defeat an early boss
What item? Franklyn badge?

>> No.4412552

>>4412545
The Fly Honey. Pretty sure you can't sell it so it's not permanently missable or anything, still annoying if you stored it beforehand though.

>> No.4412630

>>4410297
>Police officer: I'll use my super duper ultra mambo tango foxtrot II attack! Silly names!
>*hits a kid*
It's all bad jokes, most of them don't even fit the game and are just there for the sake of being quotable.
And then they just stop and let the real game start.

>>4412542
>that fucking Blue KKK maze
I don't think that's even frustrating, it's trial and error in small "corritors"

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