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Log Post #1 | From: warpio | Posted: 5/14/2017 03:40:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
|Starting a high playthrough of Mother 3 Fan Translation v1.2|
The first time I played this was like 10 years ago, back when the translation patch first came out... I don't remember much at all except for the major story details.. I've really been looking forward to replaying this.
The naming screen animation is so cute.
Went with all the default character names of course... and fav food noodles and fav thing weed... and grape window color
- Mt. Oriander 1 -
I'm at the home of Alec, Hinawa's father, where Hinawa and her kids Lucas and Claus are visiting...
Claus knocking on the door, telling Lucas to get up so they can go see the dragos.. his mom tells him to go change out of pajamas before leaving
Unlike Earthbound, there are sometimes some unique looking things in houses that you can examine for a bit of flavor text.
Hinawa's dad is outside... both of him and his mom called him sleepyhead...
Alec: "Well, today's the day you head back home."
What the pig next to me says worries me...right pig:
Don't worry about it.cow:
All cows, no matter what they're thinking, go Moo. It'd be handy to remember that.lmao awesome, I guess Lucas has the same abilities as Ness, including his ability to I telepathically talk to animals.
The chickens are too chicken to talk to you, they just run away instead.. you have to run them into something to hear what they say
oh cool... no more skip sandwich nonsense.. now you can just hold B to charge up a run.
There are ants at your feet. You might accidentally step on them, so please don't continue in that direction.
A story is a series of memories. Memories are remembered with other memories, and in turn become memories themselves. If you don't take care to preserve your memories, you'll forget them. So, please tell us frogs your memories of everything so far... That is what people refer to as saving.this is too deep I can't handle it...
West path: Claus is charging and knocking over the father dinosaur...
You should play too, Lucas.>Yes >No
Yeah, let's decline the offer to play with Lucas's brother who I'm sure nothing bad will happen to ever in this game.
Actually it doesn't seem to matter what you pick... Alec comes and shows you how to hold B and ram into things like Claus was doing.
Mole Cricket objects to our play-fighting, and teaches Lucas and Claus real fighting. He doesn't tell you yet, but you can easily find out on your own that with the "Bash" command represented by a music note... in this game you can tap A along to the beat of the background music to get combo hits.
Then Hinawa shows up...
I stepped on a mole cricket. I hope it's all right...lmao wow.. another EarthBound parallel... as soon as the intro barely starts, the tutorial character gets squashed by some woman.
After Hinawa calls them in for noodles, Alec looks at the player and tells you that you should talk to frogs often... this guy replaces the EarthBound dad as the savings/growth info expert character... Frogs replace the telephones, though I don't know if these frogs allow Lucas to talk to his grandpa...
Hinawa is talking about how they'll get home safely, while Alec is talking about how peaceful it is and that there's no danger... Hinawa goes outside to write a letter to Flint, about how this place is so refreshing after being at their sheep farm all the time...
- Tazmily Village 1 -
That odd music from a thing that flew over the house as Hinawa was outside... some pig soldiers came out of it and threw bombs killing a bunch of stuff... someone from Tazmily Village comes and knocks on Flint's door, saying the Sunshine Forest is on fire...
This feels really dire and serious suddenly...
Lucas's father, Flint is level 7, has some useful fighting skills...
geez, who would lock their door in a village as peaceful as ours?Thomas:
I'll follow behind you. What? What's so wrong with that? I happen to like following behind people!
Flint takes a stick from his dog's doghouse... Thomas is like
That'll come in handy as a weapon...in a forest fire? really?
ah sweet... unlike EarthBound you don't have to go to the "status" menu item and hit A to read through the item status dialog... instead the item status dialog is instantly fully there on the screen to read it if you want, as you have the cursor over that item in the Goods or Equip screens... the whole menu interface is just way quicker and easier than the earlier games...
Despite how dire everything is, you can still take the time to talk to all the silly npcs if you want... although most of them are not actually in town right now, they're in the forest helping to rescue people.
Th-th-the Sunshine Fire... It's on forest!! No, wait! The Funshine Sorest is on tire!!Oh and you can easily find out that Thomas is the owner of this town's general store.
If you try to go in any houses: "Now's not the time for that."
Jackie from Jackie's Yado Inn is too busy to help out.
Jill tells Flint not to take Thomas too seriously... what?
Some guy sitting on a bench:
If you need something from the map-loving and map-owning Mapson, it must be a map, yes?He tells me how to use the map...
Fill your right index finger with a wish. or strength. to put it more bluntly, I guess do something R Button-ish?Woah.. Tazmily is actually pretty big... there's like 4 other south Tazmily town sections, in addition to the Flint's house section and the shop/inn section. Flint's house seems to be near an ocean/lakeside cliff, while the 2 south-western sections look like a beach/port and the 2 south-eastern sections look like a mountainside area near a river...
Then up ahead there seems to be some fields/houses and a church, surrounded by a moat from that same river... then the west path from there goes up into Sunshine Forest...
yay weed-induced overly detailed map analysis
Pusher, who is I guess this town's mayor, is telling Flint and Thomas, the only 2 town firefighters to do something...
North! North, I say!oh, so you mean go east of here right?
Flint! The fire isn't that way!
Abbot tells you the directions to the woods, then apologizes for sounding so explanation-like...
Picked up a mushroom in a giftbox and some nuts on the ground... Abbey tells us out of the kindness of her heart to read all signposts so we don't get lost.
South: Tazmily Village, West: Sunshine Forest, North: Sunset Cemetary... oh and there's some blocked off cave path to the east, I wonder when that'll be relevant
- Sunshine Forest 1 -
Lou and Bud escaped, but Bud starts puking... Lou says Lighter and Fuel haven't escaped yet... lol these guys aren't the pig enemies who caused it I hope.
So, sparrows are what replace the EarthBound moles I guess...
The yin-yang altar in this temple place asks the player for their name...
After I count down from three, you will forget you were ever asked this question.
...Have you forgotten?>Yes >No
Ed won't let Ollie and Butch in to see the fire.
Let this slightly unclean and not very tasty cookie be of use.Another sparrow tells Flint about how some people prefer to keep the peace as much as possible, and dash past enemies you can avoid... but if you run away from everything, you'll have a tougher time later on...
Always running off will only lead to regret, my young disciple.I'll usually prefer to just fight any enemy that's in my way.
Walking too close to the fire damages you. The left path leading north to the mountain/Riverside is blocked off by a huge wall of fire... you see one of those pig soldiers open a box to let some flies out, before running through the fire like it's nothing... Lighter is there coughing... he was trying to fight off the pig enemies, but they just kept coming... Fuel is still in the shack up north... Flint inspects some strange dead bug on the ground...
You've never seen a bug like this before.As Flint tries to go further, a bunch more of those strange bugs show up and attack him.
A frog hiding in a barrel of water asks me to save.