Blogging Earthbound: A Recaptured Memory #2

Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -

As a 12 year old, I didn't make the connection of numbered towns until I made it to Twoson. It's a funny little thing to go from Onett to Twoson to Threed and so on. I was also originally blown away that a psychic girl was communicating with me in my dreams whenever I slept at the hotel or my house. I felt genuine urgency to come and help this girl. So, I grabbed a free bike rental from the shop, wandered through the shops in Burglin park and marveled at the opportunity to shop through three levels of the Dept. store. This time through, I was all business. Head to Apple Kid, order a small Mach Pizza and head to Peaceful Rest Valley. Man, those stupid Lil' UFO's are killer! I feel like I can never hit them, and then I get hit with a beam that gives me a Cold. It is clever to have a minor poison be called a cold, and I lost 4 HP do to sneezing every turn. Then I got blasted with those Territorial Oaks that  burst into flames when they die doing well over 2x damage than my max HP, every time I hammered on the A button to exit the battle and try to save as much HP possible. 
 
Blue Blue. Blue, Blue. Blue? I stepped into Happy Valley that had been turned Blue... literally. The irony is that I didn't get that until this playthrough when one of the NPC's in Twoson directly pointed it out. Hilarious. I loved seeing the blue cultists attack me with blue paintbrushes and yelling blue things. Blue Cow, FTW. Oh, and then fighting Mr. Carpainter (Car-Painter? *sigh*), you have to use the Franklin badge to deflect his lightning. Seriously, the localizers had a field day with this one. So, I freed Paula from her prison, level her awesome PSI powers, Paralyze the Mondo Mole and snag the 2nd "My Sanctuary" at the Lilliput steps. Blue town is Happy again.    
#1 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -

As a 12 year old, I didn't make the connection of numbered towns until I made it to Twoson. It's a funny little thing to go from Onett to Twoson to Threed and so on. I was also originally blown away that a psychic girl was communicating with me in my dreams whenever I slept at the hotel or my house. I felt genuine urgency to come and help this girl. So, I grabbed a free bike rental from the shop, wandered through the shops in Burglin park and marveled at the opportunity to shop through three levels of the Dept. store. This time through, I was all business. Head to Apple Kid, order a small Mach Pizza and head to Peaceful Rest Valley. Man, those stupid Lil' UFO's are killer! I feel like I can never hit them, and then I get hit with a beam that gives me a Cold. It is clever to have a minor poison be called a cold, and I lost 4 HP do to sneezing every turn. Then I got blasted with those Territorial Oaks that  burst into flames when they die doing well over 2x damage than my max HP, every time I hammered on the A button to exit the battle and try to save as much HP possible. 
 
Blue Blue. Blue, Blue. Blue? I stepped into Happy Valley that had been turned Blue... literally. The irony is that I didn't get that until this playthrough when one of the NPC's in Twoson directly pointed it out. Hilarious. I loved seeing the blue cultists attack me with blue paintbrushes and yelling blue things. Blue Cow, FTW. Oh, and then fighting Mr. Carpainter (Car-Painter? *sigh*), you have to use the Franklin badge to deflect his lightning. Seriously, the localizers had a field day with this one. So, I freed Paula from her prison, level her awesome PSI powers, Paralyze the Mondo Mole and snag the 2nd "My Sanctuary" at the Lilliput steps. Blue town is Happy again.    
#2 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -

Fuck. 
Those. 
Trees. 
 
Fuck them. I used to not get it as a kid. Now that I'm older, I understand that button mashing is the only way to live.

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#3 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@Sparklykiss: yeah, trees - not cool. not cool at all.
#4 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -
@Genjai: I couldn't tell them apart from background trees for the longest time. I had to be so careful and have Skip Sandwiches. Only way.
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#5 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@Sparklykiss: Man, that would stink. Skip sandwiches always seamed to be a waste to me. I focused more on the HP regeneration, and the skip sandwiches would just take up space in the inventory. I'm thinking about investigating Lucky Sandwiches, which seemed too expensive to use my first time through.
#6 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -
@Genjai: I always bought them out of novelty at first. But when I couldn't ride my bike, you'd be surprised how helpful a Skip Sandwich could be. Some of those enemies move REALLY EFFING FAST. I used to buy Lucky Sandwiches, too, the only thing I ever noticed was that I seemed to survive a few more of those critical hits, I hear dem young'ns always talkin' about. But once you get to Moonside? If you fought enough? You should have a boat load of cash, so no worries.
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#7 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@Sparklykiss: cool, cool. I'm an RPG hoarder by nature - you should see my Fallout 3 inventory and lockers; it's kinda ridiculous how much trash I still have around.  I've got a ton of $ in my bank, so I should buy more sandwiches. I've been buying more pizzas this time, though. Currently eating - Peanut Cheese Bars :^)
#8 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -
@Genjai: I am the same way. Sucks in MMOs when I hoard, I have to eventually get rid of stuff. Really annoying. D: I remember always being a bit grossed out over those things. *Shudder* Who would even do that? They have even nastier sounding stuff later on, adds to the charm, I guess. :D
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#9 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@Sparklykiss: Precisely! ...then, I began to think about the possibility that a peanut cheese bar could taste awesome! Well hey, if it could restore 100 HP for $22 that's a great deal!
#10 Posted by donkeyscrotes (69 posts) -

Why won't those asshole Territorial Oaks stop fucking me in the ass! Also im guessing there is no inventory upgrade later on in the game? Nice blog by the way! (I realise this is woefully late)

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