I definitely think the series is worth a look for any JRPG fan. It doesn't really innovate in battle mechanics (think Dragon Quest style), the visuals were bad even at the time. But the characters are great, the music is remembered by people to this day, and it has some of the best never taking itself too seriously humor in a JRPG. All in all, a really fun game.
I second, and third this statement/suggestion.
I kinda like the art style of the game, but that's probably just 'cause it grew on me.
The Mother 3 Fan Translation is done! Everyone go get it right now! (Mother3.fobby.net)
Play Earthbound for the SNES ; ; Do it, it's awesome!
Proud participater of this year's Wii Secret Santa event! Hopefully you'll join the merriment next year!
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