So how's everyone doing so far? I carelessly got my head handed to me by Frankystein Mark II, of all things, because I didn't heal in time and was perhaps a little under leveled. But so far, enjoying it as always. I'm sure I'll take on Titanic Ant later tonight.
Sorry for those who highlighted the blacked-out text on accident. I did ant mean to spoil it for you.
I actually feel the beginning is the most difficult part, since you just have Ness, and he doesn't yet have enough HP to take advantage of the rolling HP meter. So for any new people who have trouble at the outset, I advise that you stick with it, it gets easier.
So far it's been pretty fun. I died quite a bit in the beginning thanks to ants and skateboarders, but grinding went by really quickly thanks to the somewhat fast paced nature of the fights and being able to kill enemies in the overworld once you're strong enough. I really like the visual design and humor. The music is good but can get a little repetitive after a while. I also enjoy the tone of the game. Overall, I'm very pleased with Earthbound and can't wait to play it more.
Has anyone else noticed that the graphics on the gamepad look off? It's kind of hard to describe, but the size and color of the sprites seems off on the gamepad and don't look as shard or clear. Do other Wii U VC games have this problem? It's not a big deal because the game looks great on the TV and I don't plan to use the Gamepad's screen often.
@Hero_Of_Hyrule Really? And I was thinking I'd do off-TV play with this. I noticed that when looking at the screens for Pikmin 3, but thought it was just because the game is HD. I'll have to check out Earthbound tonight.
I've never played it, but I'll probaby still wait a bit before I buy. RPG's are more 'bad weather' games for me. I tend to get super hooked and have long play sessions. I feel guilty if I do that while the weather is nice.
I bought it (again), but am saving my playthrough until the Epic Center in September.
My only question: I've played through this game a half-dozen times and there's one present box that eludes me. It's behind the wall at Magnet Hill (not the Carrot Key). Clearly visible, but I've never once gotten it nor do I know what's inside. How on earth does one get it?
The very small inventory size annoys me. I assume I'll get more room once I get more party members? I have so much stuff that I HAVE to carry around that I don't seem to have enough room for healing items and quest items.
Call Mom and she'll set you up with Escargo Express. As long as you have $18 you can pick up or have delivered up to 3 items. Also early on you might want to buy the For sale sign which might help you remove some unnecessary items for quick cash.