Of all the EarthBound write-ups I’ve read over the years, I think this one is my favorite. It’s short on hyperbole, surprisingly unanecdotal, yet isn’t a dry mechanical analysis. Still, it really manages to convey EarthBound’s appeal. I suppose it’s the tone of the writing, which somehow matches the game perfectly. I dunno. Maybe you should read it instead of just reading about why you should read it.
GameSpite Quarterly 2, #8: EarthBound