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Pitchfork did some really in-depth looks at MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 2 in the past (see here and here) and now the detailed analysis of MOTHER 3 is out! Check it out here! I always really enjoy the amount of thought and research Pitchfork puts into these analyses. Thanks for doing them! ...Read More »
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 “America...Read More »
The other day I lamented the lack of attention MOTHER 1 gets in reviews in general – and then shortly after J Chastain posted this lengthy and interesting essay/analysis/review of it! Labyrinth of Someone Else’s Memory: Mother There are some really interesting observations in there, such as: Not examined at all in this game: its near deification of women. The enshrinement of women in sac...Read More »
Over on the Game Career Guide site they recently posted an article about emotional storytelling in games, and in this particular case MOTHER 3 is the game in question. If you’re a fan of analyzing thematic elements of games, you’ll probably like this! Thanks to Kyo for letting me know about this 😀 ...Read More »
Nintendojo recently posted an article about the religious themes that run through EarthBound – check it out here! I’m also somewhat surprised to know Nintendojo is still around – I thought it closed long ago. Or maybe I’m thinking of something else. I need my pills. ...Read More »
A while back I posted about an article by Pitchfork that went into extreme detail about MOTHER/EarthBound Zero. You can find that here. Very recently he’s posted a new write-up, this time about EarthBound. It’s a long but informative read – check it out sometime! ...Read More »
Erik Foss recently sent me this e-mail out of the blue: Hi Tomato, A while back I wrote a paper on Mother 3 for a class I was taking at DigiPen Institute of Technology. Last October, I was invited to show it at the Game Developers Conference in Austin, Texas as part of their Interactive Narrative Summit. They paid for my pass and everything, which was pretty great. And incidentally, a lot of the ...Read More »
Pitchfork recently posted a really in-depth analysis of the first MOTHER game – check it out here. Even if you’re not a fan of the first game, some of the info and ideas in here might be new to you, so I’d still recommend reading it! It looks like he played through my MOTHER 1+2 translation and looked up a lot of interview translations I’ve done, so he’s definitely d...Read More »
James sent this in a little while back – I’ll just post what he said for simplicity’s sake 😛 For my final paper in my Philosophy of Feminism class, I wrote about the overt gender roles presented in EarthBound and what they might point to from a philosophical perspective. I wish I would have had more time to work on it, but it turned out alright as is. I thought you might get a...Read More »
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