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Genre: Role-playing (RPG)

Platforms: Game Boy Advance

A tragedy surrounding a family in the primitive yet joyful village of Tazmily incites a coming-of-age story about Lucas, the family's younger son, who goes on perilous adventures along with his friends in order to find his missing brother and stop a group of masked men from bringing about the end of the world as part of this turn-based JRPG and sequel to EarthBound (1994).


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WrytXander
7 reviews

Great 100%

Mother 3 is a comedy game, a rural family tragedy, a thesis on growing up and motherhood, a critique of consumer culture and an exploration of the philosophical concepts of mimesis, simulacra and meta-ethics at the same time. I know this all sounds really pretentious, but when you play it, you'll realize how much heart the game has and how friendly and genuine it is at times -- even though by the end of the experience you'll likely feel quite bit... Read More

Positive points
Soundtrack
Simplistic but snappy and vibrant visuals
Writing
Storytelling
Themes
Innovative music-based battle system
Negative points
Very minor pacing issues at certain points
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Trtreiber
180 reviews

Good 90%

Some of the story beats in this game are AMAZING, better than Earthbound overall in terms of story for sure, possibly even characters. A lot more specific and focused of a story because its split into chapters, only thing maybe lacking at all would be that its shorter. Amazing game either way- very memorable. Score Breakdown "The Tale" Story- 9 Pacing- 9 Characters- 10 Originality- 9 Linearity- 6 Length- 8 Epicness- 8 "The Presentation" Visu... Read More