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Mother 3 and the Power of Good Writing in Video Games

After a new playthrough of Mother 3, I sit down and take a look at how effective its writing is, looking at the plot’s structure and themes. It’s impossible to cover everything, but Mother 3 is surely one of the most well written video games in existence, thanks to the efforts of Shigesato Itoi.

Earthbound Review: A Classic Given New Life

Earthbound is almost the typical Japanese role-playing game. Based off the simple Dragon Quest engine, Earthbound separated itself from other games by its modern setting and charming writing. Earthbound is a game that did a lot of simple things really well. This appeal still holds true even as the game approaches its twenty year anniversary.