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With The Last of Us completed, I was looking for a little somethin’ somethin’ to take away my post-game-completion sadness (isn’t that the worst feeling ever?) and it turns out I didn’t have to look very far considering there was a USB containing a download file for Mother 3 — “sequel” to the game known as Earthbound around these neck o’ the woods — WITH a English translator on it plopped on my desk.

Now, let me tell you I’m a VERY anti-piracy type of chick. In fact this extends to my refusal to purchase used games (not that I think purchasing used games is an act of unholy sin or anything like that, it’s just a personal choice) however I’ve always said when it comes to Earthbound — a video game title that is a staple of my childhood — I would pirate that bitch in a nanosecond if need be. (Like, if my cartridge stopped functioning, or I couldn’t find a used copy, etc.) Seeing as now Earthbound is available on the Wii U virtual console, that is no longer a thing that will ever have to happen. But Mother 3, on the other hand, was a Japan-only release and it has been pretty much confirmed that it will never see an official release outside of Japan.

So, what’s a diehard Earthbound fan to do?

She purchases a legit copy of Mother 3 from Japan, and then downloads the game with an English patch on her computer. HNNNNGH it was the only semi warm ‘n fuzzy thing I could think to do. But anyway, the point is I’m freakin’ finally playing Mother 3. I’ve literally been waiting to play ANYTHING Earthbound-esque since wrapping up Earthbound, which was in elementary school, and uh now that it’s happening I’m giddying all over the place.


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The names James and Max or just typical character names I’ve always rolled with since I was super young. You can probably guess were Joel and Tess came from. šŸ˜‰

AHHH YOU GUYS! Playing Mother 3 is seriously a trip. I feel like I’m experiencing one of my favorite games for the first time all over again, and I can’t seem to wipe the goofy-ass smile off of my face. I’m only about an hour in, but I’m so freakin’ stoked I had to take a minute and expel my excite all over my blog.

Now I must take my leave. I have a forest fire to put out. Or something. I don’t quite know what I’m supposed to be doing yet.


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