GENTLEMEN DISCUSSING MOTHER 3

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Gentlemen Discussing Mother 3

Gentlemen Discussing Mother 3 is the first in a series of 3 podcasts dedicated to analysis, opinions and trivia on the video game Mother 3. Warning: may contain facts, lies and coarse language.

Mother 3, the long-awaited sequel to the cult RPG Earthbound, was released for the GBA in 2006 and translated 2 years later by a dedicated group of fans. The game holds a special place in our hearts because of its unique, cliche-defying approach to the RPG genre.

This podcast covers the first 3 chapters of Mother 3, and contains extremely heavy spoilers (for those chapters only). It is intended for people who have already finished those chapters. If you haven’t played the first 3 chapters of the game, then procure a ROM, get the translation patch, get an emulator, and play along with us! You won’t regeret it!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You might also enjoy… Rob Welch? Can I enjoy you Rob?
    nice beard

  2. Lames says:

    I was able to get a 16 hit combo once, and after that I could never break 4, I’m terrible at this. My only problem with the story so far is that whoever you’re playing as is a silent protagonist, I absolutely hate silent protagonists. I also lost my save formatting my computer, so that save archive is pretty nice.

    • Rob Welch says:

      It’s kind of odd that the silent person switches around. So, if you’re not playing as him, Flint talks, but then when you do play as him, it’s only implied that he talks.

      That said, I like silent protagonists. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t go in for that muh immersion crap, but I do think you are supposed to kinda-sorta project yourself onto the Mother 3 characters. And they definitely aren’t emotionless player avatars, the game just chooses to reveal their thoughts and feelings in other ways.

      • Lames says:

        I actually thought it was pretty funny that whoever you playing as was silent, but I’d prefer characters to have some kind of dialogue. Still, the game does very well without it. The scene where Flint loses it after his wife is dead is absolutely fantastic. I’m just afraid Lucas will be kind of emotionless or not developed. Maybe the game will prove me wrong, and I hope it does, because so far it’s fucking excellent in every other regard.

  3. Seanie says:

    I like how the villagers dont react at all when Fassad shocks Salsa infront of them

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