Shigesato Itoi, Giygas, and Boobies
April 29th, 2013 | MOTHER 3
A while back I posted briefly on how MOTHER 3 is viewed by Japanese fans (see here). When my MOTHER 3 offer to Nintendo got posted on a big Japanese gaming site the other day, I decided to check out the comment section to see what fans thought about it all. Some of them were interesting, so I thought I might share them here!
Again, these are comments by Japanese MOTHER fans:
I played 2 after 3, both were good. But after finishing 2 I remembered 3 and it felt a little rough around the edges, like the writing that leads you to New Pork City or like the ending, for example. Was it a memory issue I wonder? The story and game system seemed pretty good to me, though…
I’m curious to know what the reaction would be if 3 were sold in the Christian regions. I bet they’d view the game differently from Japanese people.
I’m sure Nintendo wants to bury this failure of a game in the darkness forever. I bet they’re thinking on the inside, “Dammit, mind your own business and don’t bring this game back up!”
Agreed. When I look back it was so cheap and such a lame sob story that I was incredibly disappointed. There might be fans overseas who are excited about it, but I bet they’ll be extremely disappointed once they actually play it. I feel bad for them in a way, actually.
To be honest, 3 wasn’t that good. The graphics were unique and charming, but the system and story had problems. Which is a fatal flaw for an RPG.
I wish they’d have put more time into it, but I love Mother 3. I hope it gets localized. I think remaking it to fit Mr. Itoi’s original vision would be the best.
Is this guy mocking Nintendo’s legal department?
If you say so. There are plenty of people who love each of the three games equally. Like me, for example.
Mother 3 is such a serious piece of garbage that it might be better for them NOT to play it. I was a fanboy of the game since it was announced for the N64, but the game turned out so horrible that it made me loathe Itoi
It still amazes me how differently the game is seen in Japan and outside of Japan. I guess for Japanese fans it was a disappointment because it didn’t live up to the previous game(s), but for people outside of Japan, that level of expectation wasn’t as big of a factor – just the fact that the game existed at all was a huge deal. Or at least that’s my take on it.
What do you think? Why does the game get so much hate in Japan but not outside of it?
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