For quite a few years now, I've heard many positive things about this game, so I decided to download a ROM and try it out for myself. From the way people've talked about it, one would think that Earthbound was the game of the century, but from what I've played, it wasn't even close. I tried to enjoy this game, but I just couldn't get into it. Its boring, mediocre gameplay just threw me off completely. I probably played the game for a maximum of fifteen minutes or so before turning it off, and never touching it again. I may try the game again someday, but it's definitely not my top priority.
Like I said, I might try the game out again someday. It might actually be a lot better than I remember it being. For example, I remember thinking that games like Kirby's Dreamland 3 and Kirby 64 were mediocre at first, and they ended up being a lot more enjoyable the next time I played it. It might end up being the same case with Earthbound, especially since I liked the Underchomp battle from Super Paper Mario (which, from what I've read, was inspired by Earthbound's battle system). Plus, the storyline seemed kind of interesting.