Mother 3

Made by HAL Laboratory/Brownie Brown, released in 2006

Labor laws, pfft



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2013! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




Where is Duster? WHERE COULD HE BE??

SOMEONE STAND UP AGAINST THIS MADNESS

shoot the old man is onto me

HOT TOPIC IN TAZMILY: WES'S HAIR

I can only promise two of those.

THE INDIGNITY OF IT ALL

I'll ruin you someday, Fassad.

I AIN'T A PART OF YOUR SYSTEM

HE'S PLAYING YOU LIKE A HARP, WHY CAN NO ONE SEE

Gonna do something about it? No?

IT'S HARD FOR ME AND I'M NOT OLD

Brenda make up your mind, was it bad or good

I went home to see if Flint was there and NOPE

HE'S GONE OFF SOMEWHERE

WHO KNOWS WHEN HE'LL BE BACK

you okay buddy

Should've slapped him so hard you'd turn him around, that'd show him.

Does Wes think Duster's dead? This seems to imply it. This is actually kind of interesting to me - going from how the people in town seem sort of puzzled to see Duster about and how everyone's asleep when Duster's running around at first, I'm going to guess that Duster doesn't get out much. I mean, it'd fit with the general idea of Wes training him non-stop to get the egg eventually. So aside from Duster's occasional walks, he spends most of his time at home. Where else is he going to go?

So basically Duster spends all his time sleeping or training with Wes, meaning that they probably spend the majority of their time together. So when Duster disappears with the egg, it makes sense that Wes is just like oh well he'll be back eventually. He's probably never left for any long period of time before, and even if he did wander off for like a week he eventually came back, right?

So it's easy to picture Wes just waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Duster to come back, getting increasingly angry/concerned in spite of himself... until it starts to seem like he's just NOT coming back. I mean, Duster's been missing for THREE YEARS. Without any kind of hint or anything indicating he's alive. And I don't think Wes would consider Duster just running away. Even though Wes probably tells himself that Duster's alive somewhere, somewhere inside he probably thinks he's dead. JUST LIKE IT'S IMPLIED HERE, OOOOHhh

DOES WES FEEL RESPONSIBLE? WILL WE FINALLY SEE SOME KINDNESS AND REGRET?

Hehe, my moron.

HE THREW A SOCK AT FASSAD, GET HIM!!

omg he used his name

WILL WES HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART TOWARDS HIS SON? I'M ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!! He does seem to genuinely want to see him again. Or the egg again. WHICHEVER WAY YOU LIKE.

One of Bateau's finest.

Troubling is right.

SOMEONE HELP

I should actually fight one of these for real at some point.

Leder's spending a lot of time on the astral plane it seems.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE I SHOULD GO

IF ONLY THE GAME WOULD GIVE ME A HINT

i'll never trust again

Didn't you already do that??

WELL DO YOU/1?!

did you hear about wes's hair

i heard it got pinned

Common cause of hair loss.

ASK IF YOU CAN GO, ABBEY

Nice to see you're still a scamp, Fuel.

what

do ho ho

TAZMILY'S GOTTEN SO HOSTILE

Although I guess that'd explain why no one went looking for Duster, although Bronson and Jackie still seemed kinda concerned about him, or at least enough so to want to tell Wes. HOW FAR SPREAD IS THE DUSTER THIEF STORY

Gonna guess... random encounters.

JACKIE I THOUGHT WE WERE BROS

Compare and contrast how the villagers are treating Lucas now with how they treated him back in chapter one when everyone was raring to pull together and make a big search party to find them.

Lucas pushes over a jar of mints onto the floor as he goes

The Happy Box is destroying your brain, Bronson.

WOW IT'S MR T

GET HIT BY A TRAIN IS THAT WHAT YOU SAID?

Pssh trains.

Music for this bit is What's beyond the tunnel?

I remember you guys! Haha. Not quite as evil now though.

They toned down the mushroom status effect though from EB, but more on that in a bit.

WHY DO YOU MOCK ME

Gonna be a long trek.

what

aaaaaaaaaaargggggghhh

Even worse is they have a really frustrating battle theme that's really hard to combo. CURSE YOU DRIER GUYS

NO, NOT THE DAISY!

that sounds delicious

Girlish clothes, eh?

NO NEED TO RUSH, READ A SIGN FIRST

y halo thar Ionia

YOU REMEMBER IONIA FROM BEFORE, RIGHT?

A BLINK OF AN EYE TO A MAGYPSY

Man just stab Lucas in the heart why don't you, Ionia

Ionia goes out and beats up Ramblin Mushrooms for no real reason. WHY NOT

:o

Ionia turns Lucas around and...

Ionia were you just holding Lucas's head underwater

I'd be more weirded out by this if Ionia wasn't an ancient genderless magical being that doesn't really understand humans. STILL SORT OF ODD THOUGH

AWW YEAH

I'M GONNA TAKE THIS MELODY

AND SHOVE IT DOWN AN ENEMY'S THROAT

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but the default favorite thing is Love, and the favorite food is Omelettes (fluffy). LUCAS DESTROYS HIS ENEMIES WITH THE POWER OF LOVE

Oh Ionia you're so ridiculous, haha

PFFF PROBABLY NOT

I MEAN WHAT ARE THE ODDS

just gonna simmer down a little

THANKS FOR THE MAGIC IONIA BYE

Awesome, this'll be handy for those bird sticks.

HANG IN THERE, BUTTER FROG

Butterfly in the box!

Aww yeah, now we're talking.

Running up and down Lucas's arms WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO AGAIN

Ionia's gone! :o

hehehe

MUTTSHROOMS ARE CAREFREE CREATURES

BUT HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW WHAT I LIKE TO EAT

You seem a bit insecure, Tutoriole.

Can't argue with that.

There was something I was supposed to do in this situation, what was it...

awwww boney's little sprite

My secret identity!

After all the cat burglaries, it was you?! I should have known!

Mr T pull it together

BUT ME AND THE TRAIN ARE CLOSE FRIENDS

Oh yeah, the spores the mushrooms give off will make you feel strange and your controls will go all wonky like they did in EB, but it's temporary and will wear off pretty quick. NOT NEARLY AS DEADLY

oooo what'll it be

THEN WHY ARE YOU INCREASING THEM

maybe they keep the grass level

They look kinda cute and actually won't charge you or anything but definitely do not mess with them right now, they will wreck your face like you wouldn't believe. I LEFT THEM ALONE.

GASP

yessssss this is so useful

I never saw it do that in battle WHO KNOWS

unthinkable is right

ARGH THERE'S A BUNCH HERE

my sweat is for my eyes only

no surprise here

GOING TO A CLUB, IT'S BEYOND LOWER MEN

WELP

GUESS I'LL WALK

tickets you say

delicious soda

a rogue butterfly!

Thanks item guy??

BIZARRE? I'M SOLD!

ON MY WAY

Gotta get some cash first. The Claymen make this really despondent moan when you talk to them. D:

Isaac that hat's gonna get stuck in the gears and then where'll you be

Naaaah

IT'S A RACKET, A RACKET!

I'M NOT WORKING FOR THE MAN

Oh fine

??

YOU WANT NAME? MY NAME?! YOU MAKE FATAL MISTAKE, PIGMASK!

har har har

What are you up to with this, Mother 3

:O

BONEY NO

DON'T WHINE

IT'LL BE OVER SOON I SWEAR

Really Lucas

is coily talking to me what

I WAS A FOOL

For an army or something, i dunno, who knows why we do it we just do it

GIVE IN LOU, IT'S GREAT

WHERE'S YOUR HAT JONEL

Another one of Flint's friends now pretty distant. STILL OFF IN THE MOUNTAINS OBSESSING OVER HIS DEAD SON AS ALWAYS, I SEE

BONEY'S JUST EXUBERANT

hey pal how's it going

LOOKS LIKE A WINNER

Not so tough.

NO PROBLEM then heading deeper into the mines

HOW'D YOU KNOW

Ollie what did you do to that thing

Thomas what is your deal

Violet, eh

SOUNDS PRETTY BOGUS, IT'S TRUE

BYE DEPRESSED CLAYMAN

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN you can actually come back here and work again for money if you really need it

ISAAC NO

SOUNDS GOOD

Nooooooooooooo whyyyyyyyyyyyy

Almost like there's a bunch of clay around here, welp

I AIN'T EVER COMING BACK

YOU'RE ALL SUCKERS

You're not my dad, Thomas.

WHO IS THIS MYSTERIOUS VIOLET

Aren't you supposed to be working, Biff?

Feels like death

GUESS I'M WALKING

I better take this message to heart.

You ain't the boss of me

the saddest comic book in the world

Fate... destiny...

IT'S IN MY BLOOD

Lucas slowly destroys one man's sympathy for others.

I SAW YOUR BROTHER WAIT COME BACK

At this point it just repeats. FRICK I FORGOT TO GO BACK UP AND CHECK ALEC'S HOUSE BEFORE I TOOK THE JOB NOOO

Hmm?

Murasaki Forest for this area. A bit similar to the forest theme from Chapter one.

Haha a Pigtunia, how adorable

WHAT ARE YOU SPINNING

uh oh

COMBO FOR YOUR LIFE, LUCAS

Awww poor Boney. When your teammates faint they don't turn into angels or anything, they just sort of slump over like so. GOTTA HEAL UP QUICK

Darn it Cattlesnake stop blocking my path

Chimeras everywhere!

LET ME IN YOUR CREEPY FACTORY

Ooo

GAH

I forgot but these things make this really freaky noise when they charge at you (and they go RIGHT for you and they're FAST) so this startled the heck out of me, haha.

AGH OW

That was harder than I would have liked. DON'T COME BACK HERE says the game but eff that I'm comin back here

Haiku writers get it together

SURE

Now you see it...

WHO ARE YOU

Aww yeah, now we're talking. The best part is that chicken will give you as many eggs as you want, so you can stock up on a ton of these and use them to take out the hard chimeras outside if you want to level. IT'S TOUGH BUT DOABLE

But the eggs are handy either way

Found this in a box! Seems like it'll come in handy.

NO WONDER THAT PIGMASK WARNED ME BEFORE

god that looks delicious

WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, DOGFISH??

aaarggghh

OW

DOGFISH TAKES NO PRISONERS

one dog overcomes the other

awww KOd lucas, haha

Someone punch you in the eye, Batangutan?

The BGM for this dude is Strigendo, which is just a beat that slowly gets faster, mostly. It's not too hard if you can keep your speed up.

Nooooo now I can't combo, whyyyy

oooo

Such is the life of a tiny sign.

MY FACE

Duster must have been here! :o But what happened to your staples, Duster? WHAT'S GOING ON

Oh, and here's the map for the area. Whole big chunk over on the right I haven't seen yet, probably unimportant.

Wheeee

FIRST I GOTTA LOOK AT THIS

plotting something

no mention of it BEING POISONOUS

Ball tower, beautiful this time of year

ISN'T AN EXPERIENCE BETTER THAN AN ITEM

Suddenly reminded of Dalaam.

HAPPY NOW, BOUNCERS

YOU CRUSHED THIS YOUNG BOY'S DREAMS

HMMMMM

YEAH!

NO THE PLAN IS FALLING APART SOMEONE DO SOMETHING

who could this mysterious lady be

I'LL NEVER FORGET THIS DAY

BUT FIRST

I CAN BE A CHEERLEADER TOO? OH BOY!

uh oh uh oh uh oh

A CLOSE ONE INDEED

WHAT'S INSIDE CLUB TITIBOO? YOU'LL HAVE TO FIND OUT NEXT TIME!

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