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Hall of Game - Earthbound

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A little under two years ago, I produced my first real video. That video was a quick and fun review of Mega Man 2. I received a lot of positive feedback, as well as some great constructive criticism. Well, that series has continued in my absence, and now that I'm back, I'm sharing my video content with you. The Hall of Game is usually a roughly 5-minute video where I do my best to inject some humor while talking a little bit about the game.

For the most part, I like to choose games for the series that I've never played before, like Bucky O'Hare, Donkey Kong Country 2, and now, the all-time classic RPG, Earthbound. This video is just shy of 4-and-a-half minutes, so it certainly isn't a major time investment, and just as before, I welcome all forms of feedback, positive or negative (just don't be a jerk about it).

If four minutes is just too much for you, I'll just say that I absolutely loved Earthbound. I didn't care much for RPGs as a kid, and to be honest, I'm still not a big fan of them today, but I missed out on a lot of great games as a kid, and since we did this game as a retrospective episode of our podcast, I figured it would be a great opportunity to also create a video for it, and you can hear more in depth thoughts on the game if you want to listen to it. We get into things like the Giygas "abortion theory" and I noticed some strong allusions to Jesus Christ and Christianity as a whole, but for the most part were just lavishing praise on the game.

One thing that I talk about in both the video and the podcast is how the game gave me a sense of nostalgia even though this was my first time playing it. I seemed to identify with Ness very well. When I was younger, I was that kid who loved baseball and would walk around town with my friends trying to see what kind of trouble we could get into. 

Perhaps the most beautiful thing about having now played Earthbound is that I understand so many more references! 

Let me know what you guys think about the video, and again, feel free to let me know what you liked or didn't like, and you can always check out our YouTube channel to catch up on previous Hall of Game videos.

-TheDustinThomas

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About TheDustinThomasone of us since 9:12 PM on 09.17.2009



Twitter: @TheDustinThomas

Greetings and salutations.

TheDustinThomas here, you probably don't know me, but I write things here on Destructoid from time to time. Occasionally I get on the front page:

The Most Inexplicably-Often Rented Games At Blockbuster

The Top 10 Videogame Pro Wrestlers

A Retrospective of Pro Wrestling Videogames from the Perspective of a Pro Wrestler

I'm also the host of a pretty sexy gaming podcast that I do with a couple buddies of mine. You can download and subscribe to it here. You should totally do that.

All of my games writing you can find on DToid, but I also write about other things on my personal blog. Here's my top 5 most read blogs:

Let Me Tell You About My $250 T-Shirts

Tempting of the Doon

5 Ways Getting in Shape Has Messed with my Head

Tim Lambesis: A Fan's Struggle to Understand

Why I Already Dislike Planet Fitness

You may notice that most of those blogs are somehow related to pro wrestling. Why? Because I spent 10 years as a professional wrestler before retiring in October 2013 due to back injuries. I actually wasn't too bad.

A bit about me? Well, obviously I love to write. It's not a paying gig yet, but I'm certainly trying to make that happen.

I'm a happily married man, and my wife is smokin' hot.

I have a huge, manly beard.

God comes first in my life above all else. I'm a leader at my church, as well as the head of our media department.

I've been a metalhead pretty much my entire life.

I'm also a die hard fan of The Simpsons.

Other miscellaneous fact.

-Dustin
Xbox LIVE:TheDust34
PSN ID:TheDust34


 

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