I did the first chapter in one whack SO WHY NOT GET IT ALL DONE QUICKLY
As a note I do link to youtube versions of the music in here and there could possibly be spoilers in the related videos so if you're trying to avoid them BE CAREFUL
NO WHY CAN'T BONEY COME WITH ME
I wanted to get them some presents
THANK YOU THANK YOU
Wow they're really there after all
BUT FIRST I HAVE TO TALK TO EVERYONE ELSE
I'M SURE SHE WILL
Such tiny clothes
OH LIGHTER, YOU SCAMP
Okay let's actually see the kids
HUGS WILL WARM YOU UP
Like sticks! Or leaves!
I think I accidentally missed a line for one of them durrrr
YOU ACT LIKE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG BUT I BET SHE'LL SHOW UP ANY MINUTE
why here's bronson here to tell me just that i bet
IT WOULD BE, HA HA
Contrary Flint gets aaall the unusual messages
Man if you've played this game before
GOOD NEWS! NO BAD NEWS! NO WAIT
But what would you need a weapon for, the whole place is so peaceful :o
BOOT? WAS IT IN MY BOOT?
please say it was in my boot
Everyone takes a step back
GD YOU GROUND
GIVE ME BACK MY WIFE
GD YOU FIRE
GIVE ME BACK MY WIFE
Tessie cowering on the side
situations you don't want to be in
Flint crying or furious? OR BOTH? YOU DECIDE
And Tessie runs over to Flint and Lucas
YOU'RE GOING TO SCAR THEM FOR LIFE
Lighter finally saves the day. Sort of. This whole sequence is really smoothly animated, it's sorta hard to get across in caps. SO HERE'S A VIDEO
Oh I should be doing music too, let's see... actually might as well catch up from the beginning. :B
Let's Begin! for the opening menu
Fun Naming for the naming sequence. So adorable.
WELCOME! for the opening pan over Nowhere Islands. Surprising guitar riff, haha.
Alec's Log House for Alec's place, just sort of mellow.
Mom's Homeland for I think wandering around Mt. Oriander. The first time you hear the Mother 3 Love Theme, which is a running motif through the whole game and will eventually BREAK YOUR HEART
Bothersome Pest is one of the battle themes, I forget for who. Pretty easy to combo.
Stand Up for when you die. Not quite as moving as the Flying Man connection in EarthBound BUT HEY
As You Please, the general menu theme. Just kind of calming.
A Letter for You for when Hinawa writes her letter. Sweet and fairly mellow.
F-F-Fire! for when the bombs are going off, also the first major appearance of the Pigmask theme, which you'll also hear a lot as a common motif throughout the game.
Sound of Siren for when Thomas is running to your house.
To Sunshine Forest for the first part of you wandering around.
Prayer Sanctuary for the dragon shrine, of course. Organs as you'd expect. :B
Forest of Fire as you're trying to get to Lighter's house. Again the Pigmask theme!
Mr. Batty Twist for the batty battles of course. Obviously riffing off the old Batman theme in the first bit, haha. Not too hard to combo.
Back Beat Battle, for the Yammonsters I think? Anyway another easy battle song.
Gentle Rain for when you reunite Fuel and Lighter. Very pretty piano. :B
A Simple Inn for the Yado Inn, sort of slinky.
A Letter from You for when Flint is reading the letter. A much sadder and poignant version of the original letter theme.
Hard Rain for when everyone's looking for Hinawa.
And I already linked to RUN MY DOG RUN but it's so good anyway, haha.
Somewhere for Sure for when they find the dress scrap. Sort of ominous.
Mischievous Blues for the mole battles. SUPER easy to combo this.
Tragic Reconstruction for the Reconstructed Caribou. Sort of forlorn with a clear beat, not too hard to combo.
And finally Confusion (Flint's Breakdown) for THIS VERY SCENE
After which we get a heartbreaking wordless little flashback from Flint's point of view, which also has the Love Theme for ultimate sadness.
OH YOU Hinawa giggles
I love how Lucas pulls her along, so adorable.
GONNA COME WITH? NO?
Gotta adjust this hat
what did i do last night
I THINK Sorrowful Tazmily goes here, or maybe it's In the Room, the general inside a room theme. OH WELL.
I'LL TREASURE IT ALWAYS
heck yeah i did
Because that's really something I want to keep forever.
It is surprisingly easy to get kind of stuck here, although I didn't get hit with that this time. It sorta confused me the first time playing it though. You just have to check around the right things/enough times to get the game to move forward. Alex even asked me while he was playing HOW DO I GET OUT OF HERE
There we go
Claus honey what are you planning
Then he runs off. CLAUS WAIT
TAKE ME WITH YOU
Now what will Flint do about his hangnails
Duster just waiting outside the jailhouse, not sure of what else to do
doesn't want to go home for reasons which will become apparent very soon
One thing I really love about this game is how everyone in town has no idea what to say to Flint after his wife dies. IT FEELS VERY REALISTIC TO ME
SO DOES MINE AT THIS RATE
You're so compassionate, Duster.
Bud and Lou seem to be handling things well. Going Alone I think plays while you're wandering around in town now.
oh honey, you're too young to understand
As a note, the store doesn't charge you anything for items, you can just come on in and take them for free!
Maybe you should be out there COMFORTING YOUR SON FLINT
Big Boss? A strong father for his children? pshaw
sheep don't care
darn it thomas
Wes is on to me
OH STRAY DOG YOU ARE A BRIGHT RAY OF SUNSHINE
YOU MAY BE ON TO SOMETHING
That doesn't seem so unsavory :o
HIS TRUE FRIEND
totally worth talking to all the animals
totally worth it
push you off a bridge, pusher
I'LL LASH OUT AT WHO I WANT
FEEL FREE TO HIT ME WITH STICKS ANY TIME
Good thing everyone in town's so forgiving.
FINE SEE IF I DO IT AGAIN
Thanks man I appreciate it
Haha isn't this what Buzz-Buzz says in EarthBound?
Hope this doesn't come back to haunt me!
Alright enough graves for now.
Thanks for getting drunk at my wife's funeral buddy I appreciate it
OMINOUS SIGNS KEEP ON PILING UP
Biff just :/ about it all.
DON'T WE ALL
Oh Fuel, you try.
I ACTUALLY DON'T REMEMBER
Aww I wonder how that played out. FLINT QUIETLY ADMIRING HER FROM AFAR
Isaac focused on the bottom-line, as usual.
Dude your daughter just died, it's fine
Lucas's little downcast sprite, awww
Waa waaa waaaah
That and his LUST FOR VENGEANCE
ALL YOUR CRYING WOULD JUST HOLD ME BACK LUCAS
SEE YOU'RE DOING IT RIGHT NOW
He's like seven or something and his mom just died, yeah that might have been a little harsh.
BUT WHERE TO GET SUCH A THING
Aha, so that's why I have to take this macabre memento with me
THEY WON'T BE SCARRED FOR LIFE
all this flexing
Aww yeah, the manliest.
Anyway on the road, and suddenly!
Through Sunshine Forest plays while wandering around, and Meddlesome Pest I think is another battle theme that debuts around here. Another super easy one to combo.
Gimme that cheese, mouse.
Mambo Battle also shows up around here I think.
Fallen to just a general enemy, how degrading
I had no idea these guys existed until I read the guide, but they rarely pop up around where Lighter's house burned down. They can't really do much to you and they blow away after a certain amount of turns, but if you can beat them in time...
You can get a TON of experience points. :o The Level Up theme is much the same as it was in EarthBound, haha.
BUSHIE YOU MADE A MISTAKE, YOU CAST IT ON ME
Walking Bushie you're a stand-up kind of guy.
Guys look a bit intense
These guys are kind of annoying, but if you can combo well you can get em pretty easily.
Same with these guys.
I JUST WANT TO TAKE PICTURES
It is a hard life for a mouse.
i'm protected with my spiffy hat
That's a lizard??
The Magypsies are great. BUT WE'LL SEE THEM SOON
AND SO IT BEGINS
With My Father-in-Law is a weirdly serious song for how weird some of the next bits get.
I can never decide how to pronounce this in my head. Mah-gypsies? Magi-psy?
I LIKE STRANGE PEOPLE, LEAD ON
I GUESS I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO THAT, ALRIGHT
oh you'll make me blush
calm down honey
OR MAYBE I AM
Like some of the items in EarthBound, the milk is time sensitive and will go bad if you don't drink it right away. This wreaks havoc on my item hoarding tendencies.
HEY GUYS WHAT'S GOIN ON
Magypsy Party has such a goofy sax in it.
You get me, Phrygia. Also man the translations could not agree on names for the Magypsies, you have no idea.
I love how Doria dances while talking, haha.
How did Ionia and Alec become friends anyway?
WILL THESE NAMES BE IMPORTANT LATER? CAST YOUR VOTE
Aeolia crosses their legs the other way.
HE COULD BLOW HIS FINGERS OFF
Woah harsh, Mixolydia.
Doria showing some compassion here.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
Mixolydia's had a change of heart it seems. :o
BUT YOU DIDN'T CARE BEFORE
It's a shame you can't see the little dancey animations they all do while they talk, hehehe.
MY WIFE JUST DIED
AND YOUR DAUGHTER
Man frigging unlit mazes
why do people keep doing these
SHE'S NEVER COMING BACK
How do you know the Magypsies Alec, seriously
Have you known them your whole life
well i never sir
alec you're getting kinda weird
hinawa's death has really weirded you out
my kinda guy, alec
There we go, finally.
WANNA PLAY PONG GUYS
I remember this! But it's got a piggy nose on it. :O
I'LL GET YOU SOMEDAY
AGH YOU'RE HORRIBLE LOOKING
Suprise March around here
WHERE'S ITS FACE
don't recover your hp on me you dumb bird
I'M SURE HE'S FINE
HE'S PROBABLY TOTALLY FINE
AAAGH STOP STARING INTO MY SOUL
ARGH NO JUST LIKE IN EARTHBOUND ARRRGH
hi have you seen claus
And it's missing a fang!
BOSS TIME! Mecha-Drago battle
Otherwise this battle would be impossible, as I'm sure you can guess.
Yesss 60 hp, not bad.
THAT'S RIGHT Mecha-Drago wasn't very tough this time around
But make sure you're healed up by the time this message comes around
cause WHOLE CHUNK OF DAMAGE
But the rolling counter saves the day!
MY MECHA LEGS, THEY'RE BROKEN
oh nooo the drago babyyy
DARN IT ALEC WHY'D YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT
NOW I FEEL TERRIBLE
Crying mecha tears
HEY CLAUS YOU OKAY
And A Long Shadow plays, as sad as you probably expect
SO ENDS CHAPTER ONE
AND IT ONLY GETS SADDER FROM HERE