Part of what makes video games fun is that they allow us to experience things not possible in real life. We can visit fantasy worlds, wield immense power, and ultimately save the world, or even the universe, from evil. In most cases anyway. Part of the thrill that comes from video games is the unfamiliar. It’s why I’d much rather watch a fantasy or sci-fi movie than one that takes place in the real world with regular people. That all kind of changed with a game I recently completed. EarthBound.
EarthBound had been on my to-do list for a long time, like Final Fantasy VII and Super Metroid, but it took me a long time to play it because I didn’t have access to it until recently. I originally heard of the game thanks to Super Smash Bros and its inclusion of Ness, a seemingly normal boy with psychic powers. I admit I was unimpressed by Ness (unintentional rhyme) at the time, considering I had no idea who he was, but as the years went by, I heard people talking more and more often about how amazing the game he hailed from was. It wasn’t until March of 2016, however, that I finally got my hands on it, thanks to my dear Wii U’s Virtual Console. Continue reading EarthBound and Why I Find Pizza and Burgers Relatable