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.
You’re not going to find nontroversies and clickbait here, no articles fishing for views on the sea of manufactured outrage, nothing to trick you into reading beyond the simple attraction of the love of games and discussing them. We’re about any game, any era, any genre, any platform, period.
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.
It’s time to come clean.
This is my confession.
“Gotta car, gonna move it with my feet now”
-“Weird Al” Yankovic, “Bedrock Anthem”
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.
“There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.”