This video has been within the works since final October (2017), once I first began the taking part in Earthbound on the mini SNES Basic. It wasn’t initially meant to be an AVGN episode. It was for myself.
I by no means performed a lot of Earthbound earlier than, but it surely’s a recreation that all the time appealed to me. Sure, even once I noticed the adverts in Nintendo Energy. The one cause I by no means performed it a lot was as a result of I used to be too busy with Last Fantasy three (6) and Chrono Set off. SNES has so many superb masterpieces, it’s nearly not possible to play all of them. However after greater than 20 years, I owed it to myself to finish Earthbound.
The gameplay took me 45 and a half hours. After recording all of it, I made a decision to place all these hours to good use, and make a video. At first, I didn’t assume it might be an AVGN episode, however extra of an off-the-cuff “James assessment”. However I noticed there have been loads of wacky moments within the recreation that the Nerd might react to.
In the event you’re questioning concerning the characters’ names similar to “Milly” and “Lilly”, my four 12 months previous daughter named them.
To jot down the script, I needed to search by means of 45+ hours of recreation footage, to verify and describe precisely all of the moments that I wished to touch upon. Then got here a bunch of researching info, and creating my very own private theories. It turned out, I had a ton to say. It grew to become the longest single-part AVGN episode, by whole accident (working practically 40 minutes). On prime of that, I couldn’t resist including a dream scene with laborious inexperienced display results. In whole, counting gameplay, writing, taking pictures, enhancing, the whole video took 137.5 hours to complete, making it the 2nd most time-consuming AVGN episode so far. (Episode 139: Mega Man nonetheless barely holds the document at 138.5 hours). Mockingly Earthbound was meant to be a break for myself, but it surely was a significant activity, as all my different tasks screeched to a halt.
I had enjoyable with this video and am pleased with it, however now that it’s lastly finished, I hope to get again to my private long-term tasks similar to a movie and a e book I’m making an attempt to put in writing. However I’ll all the time be leaping forwards and backwards with AVGN episodes. I’m all the time making an attempt to maintain these coming.
The AVGN theme cowl was by Andreas Hedlund.
(Initially composed for the Mega Man episode)