I've been playing Earthbound since it came out in 95.
It will ALWAYS be my favorite game to tell you the truth. I've beat it back then but i'm almost scared to beat it now because it ruins the whole feel for me and devostates me. lol.
But i've always felt like it was a game for ME. Noone I know had it besides me which makes it so rad but bad at the same time. I'll say a referance like..."Ness ate a Hamburger." and noone gets it. haha.. and I used to ALWAYS use the words "boing," "ding," and "zoom" at the end of my sentences when I was little. haha.
I even took part in the Starmen.net EB SIEGE. That was a blast.
Earthbound Zero was good too, but not AS good..
I suggest anyone that hasnt played it before..to get it as FAST as they can.
MOTHER FOR LIFE.
p.s Mother3 is good but it's nothing story related to Earthbound. I lost interest after the first couple days of playing it...my theory...no ness....no fun