Recounting this lost chapter, and bringing an elusive masterpiece to a wider audience, Chris Kohler’s Final Fantasy V does readers a tremendous service.
Still playing EarthBound.
Here we are at the end of the EarthBound series; on the one hand a final chapter, but also a part of something bigger.
Katamari Damacy, by L.E. Hall, hews to the game as closely as the Prince running after his rolling Katamari; whether the finished product will pass muster and become a star will depend on the regal dispensation of the particular reader.
I’ve also tried to avoid simply singing the game’s praises, but I have to say, as a video game experience, the final boss fight of EarthBound, and what comes after, is unique and mesmerizing, a fitting end to this long journey, so it’s well worth the time to play it.
When perhaps you begin to doubt yourself and despair, darkly wondering if this place, of all places, would not receive you, Ness and his friends are let into the living room. It is to put you in the position Pokey was in that fateful night, when he thought his little brother was lost, and he pounded on the door of the one friend he might have to help him.
Now, on to Magicant, this place opened up within Ness’ mind, perhaps preexisting there and unlocked, or perhaps created by the Sound Stone and the eight Your Sanctuary locations.
This is the fourth in a series of reviews covering the recent Boss Fight Books Humble Bundle.