Keyboard Geniuses: Readers write appreciations of Mother 3 and the Yakuza series

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Better Late Than Never

This week was mostly dedicated to talking about something we came to call “last lick games,” the weird and notable releases that would be less likely to make it out the door had they not been released in a console’s final days when few people are paying attention. Anthony John Agnello talked about the concept in a For Our Consideration op-ed, and we later assembled a lineup of 14 interesting last licks in an Inventory. One of the most beloved games on that list was Mother 3, Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance sequel to EarthBound (Mother 2). Plenty of commenters sang its …

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