Now I’m into “MOTHER” (a Nintendo Game)

Not my actual mother. A video game originally released from Family Computer (Nintendo), which was first released in Japan on July 27, 1989. It is a game modeled of Dragon Quest series, but the set is in a country town in the 20th century United States unlike its fantastic genre contemporaries. This is because the game was written and directed by a well-known copy-writer Itoi Shigesato (He is said like he is “a man who slept with the time”, in short, he’s always collaborate with something which is symbolic of the times).

Mother has series till 3

Maybe I should say thanks to this coronavirus quarantine, I somehow made up my mind and bought this game (1 to 3) to kill this fantastic holidays. I’m not a game-person. I’ve quit playing video game when I was 16 or 17. I used to playing like the Legend of Zelda, Animal-Crossing, Gran Turismo, Super Smash Bros. or some popular titles at that time. However, I’ve never played this title “MOTHER” even though I noticed the package of the game seems very fancy and it actually talked to me like “Hey, this game is for you like a person who are not game-type but want to play some life-changing, deep experienced but pop video game”. But I couldn’t reach out to buying it.

But now, who cares? You can buy these titles by just a click. So, I went to some online shopping site but wow, the titles are still expensive even they are used products. However, I bought it and began to play from a week ago. And I’ve just realized how addicting it is, and how such games are poisonous things for our daily routined life. Actually, I’m suspending playing the game right now because if I play the game, I have to quit writing blog entries, practicing the guitar, writing to my friends, reading books and watching movies. I just found myself I’m becoming MOTHER addict. So, I’m now trying to think to play this game is a kind of reward for living hard everyday. And I think today is a good day for playing the game.

There comes a “MOTHER official comic” on June 12, 2020

There seems huge number of hardcore fan around the world. There comes a news from Itoi Shigesato Office, saying they will produce official MOTHER comic book featuring with a lot of well-known manga artists in Japan. And as you look at the comment, you would be surprised how many English comments down below even this clip is totally made for Japanese.

MOTHER has such a charm of characters, plots, the atmosphere or even the name itself. I’m still playing just 1 and I’m realizing how beautifully the world had created. I hope if you are interested in the game, please reach out and play it. Sometimes, playing game can give you a new point of view.

Thank you very much for reading. Have a good game life.

Author: Tomoharu Watanabe

Hi there. I'm 28 years old Japanese guy who currently live in northern part of Japan; Hokkaido, and a high school English teacher. Love reading books and watching movies and especially traveling around the world. Playing the guitar and kendo (Japanese traditional martial arts) is also my pastime.

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