Does Earthbound deserve a 2D-HD Remake?

The 90’s was a great time period to be a fan of the RPG genre especially during the 16-bit era where the SNES and Sega Genesis were two of the most popular game consoles in the world. There were countless RPG’s that appeared on the SNES during the 90’s that are still considered to be iconic to this day. There are classics like Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu, Illusion of Gaia, Secret of Evermore and others that are definitely worth of the 2D-HD remake for the Switch console. One of the most popular RPG titles from that was considered to be underrated and should have been more popular than it was is Earthbound aka. Mother 2. Earthbound was a game that was unique because its art style was unique and the gameplay looked similar to something you see in a Phantasy Star game when it came down to enemy battles. The Earthbound series never really had much of an opportunity to shine back in the 90’s because it was released the same year the original PlayStation console came out. Mother 3 from 2006 was a Japanese exclusive when it first came out and was not much a commercial success either and is a game that a majority of casuals do not even know about. Recently, we have seen the release of games like Octopath Traveler I & II within the past couple of years and the 2D-HD graphics for those titles look absolutely stunning. There are games like Earthbound from the SNES that definitely deserves the 2D-HD treatment; especially considering the fact that the online gaming community have been clamoring for a Mother 4 title for over the past fifteen years. While Nintendo likes to stick with titles that appeal to the general masses like Super Mario and Zelda the Earthbound series has been irrelevant for over fifteen years now.

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