Shigesato Itoi, Giygas, and Boobies
November 26th, 2012 | EarthBound
There’s been a lot of EarthBound articles being posted around the Internet lately – and here’s a new one on The Escapist!
One of the interesting things is how reviews of EarthBound started out as this in 1995:
And now, in more contemporary reviews like this Escapist one, the game is seen in this light:
This is the odd little cubbyhole that EarthBound occupies. An “American” game that resists “Americanization. A fiction-of-a-fiction that somehow feels more tangible than fact, and an ostensibly familiar setting with more inventive spirit than a dozen other games set in floating cities or megaverses, in data streams or dreams-within-dreams
I wonder what changed between then and now. Did it take people time to grow up? Was the game ahead of its time? Was the state of game reviewing just that bad back then? If you have any thoughts, let me know!
And thanks to Brendan Main for the nice write-up 😀
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